Women match last season's finish at regional.
Bearcats go up against nationally ranked competition in Wisconsin
Each team improves on their finishes from last season, with the women tallying a program-best eighth-place finish.
Bearcats will be among 15 ranked teams vying for conference title
UC's men's and women's runners post personal-best times in fast meet
2012 cross country season: Was the No. 2 runner for UC at the Queen City Invitational on Sept. 7, covering the 5k course in 15:53.65 and finishing seventh overall...was again the No. 2 UC runner at Vanderbilt University's Commodore Classic, finishing 31st overall in 25:33.99...Finished 9th overall as the Bearcats placed three runners in the top 10 in the Division I section of the All-Ohio Intercollegiate Championship, covering the 8k course in 25:12.35...ran No. 2 for UC at the Pre-Nationals Invitational at E.P. "Tom" Sawyer State Park in Louisville, covering the 8k course in a new PR 24:52.7 and finishing 149th overall...ran No. 2 for UC and finished 37th overall at the BIG EAST Conference championship meet at Van Cortlandt Park in the Bronx, N.Y., running the 8k course in 25:33.76...finished in 56th place at the NCAA Great Lakes Regional with a time of 32:25...
2011 cross country season: Had the sixth fastest combined times at the VMI Relays, finishing his first two-mile leg in 10:04 and second in 10:14 for a combined time of 20:18; teamed with Eric Hauser (10:09 + 10:26 = 20:35) to finish third as a relay team in 40:53...was 10th overall and No. 4 for UC at the Queen City Invitational, running the 5k course in 15:42.05 and helping the Bearcats claim the team title...finished 38th overall and No. 6 for UC at Vanderbilt University's Commodore Classic, circuiting the 8k course in 26:29.10 as the Bearcats won the team title...running on the course that would host the NCAA national championship meet and against the stiffest competition of the season, Chase was 157th overall and No. 5 on the team, covering the 8k circuit in 26:12...at the BIG EAST Conference championship meet held at E.P. "Tom" Sawyer Park in Louisville, Ky., ran the 8k course in 25:23.6 to finish 66th overall and fifth on the Bearcats squad...finished 91st overall and No. 4 for UC at the NCAA Great Lakes Regional at the Ottawa Park Golf Course in Toledo, running the 10k course in 32:16.5.
2010 cross country season: Opened the season at the Queen City Invitational, running the 5k course at the Voice of America Park in 16:12 as a non-scoring runner...
2009 cross country season: In first collegiate race, ran 23rd overall and No. 4 for UC at the Queen City Invitational in Mt. Airy Forest, completing the 5k course in 16:19...finished 83rd overall at Iona University's Brother John "Paddy Doyle Meet of Champions at Van Cortlandt Park, running the 8k course in 27:35.17...was 34th overall and No. 4 for UC at the All-Ohio Intercollegiate Championship in Delaware, Ohio, running 27:39.7 over the 8k course...was the Bearcats No. 5 runner and finished 202nd overall at the Pre-Nationals meet in Terre Haute, Ind., running the 8k course in 26:28.9...finished 65th overall and was the Bearcats No. 5 runner at the BIG EAST Championship, run at the Wayne E. Dannehl Cross Country Course in Kenosha, Wisc., completing the 8k course in 27:34...was 111th overall and No. 5 for UC at the NCAA Great Lakes Regional, running the 10k course in 33:49.98
Collegiate career bests: 5k - 15:42.05 (2011 Queen City) 8k - 24:52.7 (2012 Pre-Nationals) 10k - 32:16.5 (2011 NCAA Great Lakes)
High school: Earned all-state honors in cross country in 2008...National Honor Society member.
A FEW THINGS ABOUT CHASE...
Family: father Gary - a leader in Boy Scouts of America in the Columbus area - and mother Diane (school teacher), brother Ross
Favorite food?: Mexican...or any kind
Favorite music?: alternative rock, blues and jazz
Favorite form of other entertainment?: cooking
Favorite thing to do when not studying or training?: Anything outdoors - hiking, climbing, camping, backpacking, you name it.
Favorite training run?: In Cincinnati - from UC to Ault Park. At home - on the New Albany bike path. Best run ever - from the Olympic stadium to the top of Montjuic in Barcelona, Spain.
Favorite music to listen to on a training run?: I don't I don't listen to music while running...its a distraction that causes you to not listen to whats happening around you and not to listen to your body. Instead, running is somewhat like a form of meditation where I can gather my thoughts and clear my mind. But better than that is the conversations that we have as a team while running. These have been some of the funniest, and most thought provoking conversations I have ever had. It is also how I relly got to know all of my teammates.
Favorite competition course?: The 2010 Great Lakes regional course in Oakland, Mich.
Favorite place in Cincinnati?: Hard to say. Over the Rhine is always interesting and teeming with culture and history. But on the flip side, Hyde Park and Columbia Tusculum are some of my favorite places to run through. If I had to pick one I'd probably say Ault Park.
Hobbies?: Cooking, listening to and playing music, backpacking.
Why did you choose UC?: Co-op was a huge factor, but I also wanted to compete at the NCAA Division I level and go to a larger school. UC offered everything I was looking for in one comprehensive package and was also relatively close to home.
Future career plans?: I have no idea. I would love to be an entrepreneur one day, but besides that i can't really say at this time. I am focusing on the present first.