Track and Field
CU Track & Field BIO
Chris Slate
Player Profile:
Chris Slate 824954
Position: Distance
Height: 5'8"
Year: Graduate
Hometown: Wilmington, DE
Major: Accounting
Career Honors
• All-ACC, Indoor & Outdoor 800 (2011)

Clemson Highlights
• Ranks sixth in Clemson history in the outdoor 800 & ninth in the indoor 800.

2010-11 Outdoor Highlights
• ACC's third-place runner in the 800, he clocked a season-best time of 1:49.54 in the final at Duke's Wallace Wade Stadium
• Competed in Bloomington, IN at the NCAA East Preliminary Round and finished 16th (1:50.15) in the quarterfinals, four spots shy of a berth into the national meet
• Posted solid time of 1:50.50 at the Clemson Final Qualifier

2010-11 Indoor Highlights
• ACC's runner-up in the 800 meters, he posted a season-best time of 1:51.01 to hold onto the second-place position in the final
• Ran a winning time of 1:51.76 in the 800 at the Virginia Tech Elite Meet

2009-10 Outdoor Highlights
• Displayed marked improvement throughout the course of the outdoor season, to the point he nearly qualified for the quarterfinal round of the 800m at the NCAA East Prelims in Greensboro
• Along with teammate Jasen Turnbull, became first Tiger to run under 1:50 in the 800m run in 10 years when he posted a time of 1:49.28 (No. 6 in Clemson history) at the Orange & Purple Classic
• Held top times on the team in 1500m as well with a 3:49.79 at the Georgia Tech Invitational

2009-10 Indoor Highlights
• Top middle distance runner on the team, holding Clemson's top time in both the 800m (1:51.33) and mile (4:13.29); his mile time was a personal best by over three seconds
• Helped distance medley relay team to time of 10:00.73 and sixth-place finish at the ACC Championships as the anchor leg (1600m portion)

2008-09 Outdoor Highlights
• Top performer in the 1500m for the Tigers
• Best effort of the season was a time of 4:02.34 at the Florida Relays

2008-09 Indoor Highlights
• Competed primarily in the mile run, his best time was 4:16.52 at the Tiger Paw Invitational held at Clemson's indoor facility

2007-08 Highlights
• Red-shirted the outdoor season
• Competed indoors, where his top performance of the season was a time of 9:01.43 in the 3000m run at the Clemson Opener

Concord High School Highlights
• Won DIAA (Delaware Interscholastic Athletics Association) Division II state championships in 2006 in both the 800m and 1600m events
• Also won the 800m run as a senior in 2007
• Placed third in the 1600m at the 2007 state championships
• First-team All-State in cross country as a junior and senior
• Second-team All-State as a sophomore in cross country

• Born 2/22/89
• Earned undergraduate degree in economics in May of 2011
• Named to 2009-10 ACC Academic Honor Roll

Best Collegiate Times
• 800m - 1:49.28
• 1000m - 2:31.72
• 1500m - 3:49.79
• Mile - 4:13.29
• 3000m - 8:35.71
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