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     Thomas Chin
    Thomas Chin


    Lincolnwood, Ill.

    High School:
    Niles West

    XC/Long Distance

    2007-08 Highlights: Ran a career-best 8,000-meter run with a time of 28:20 at the Illinois Intercollegiate Invitational on Sept. 14.

    2006-07 Highlights: Ran a 17:52.94 to place 15th in the 5,000-meter run at the Redbird Invitational on Apr. 28...placed 13th in the 5,000-meter finals with a time of 17:57.93 at the Horizon League Outdoor Championships.

    2005-06 Highlights: Ran in three meets during the cross country campaign, posting a season-best time of 28:58 at the Horizon League Championships on Oct. 29...competed primarily in the 5,000-meter event during the outdoor campaign...posted a season-low time of 16:55.83 at the Wisconsin Twilight on May 6...ran in the 10,000-meter race at the Horizon League Championships...competed in two meets during the 2006 indoor season...ran to an 11th-place finish in the 1,000-meter race at the EIU Mega Meet on Jan. 21...posted a time of 5:06.13 in the mile at the Chicago Opener on Jan. 7.

    2004-05 Highlights: Holds UIC's fifth-fastest, indoor time in the 3,000-meter run (9:53.77), set at the Redbird Invitational...raced to a season-best time of 4:48.24 in the 1-mile run at the Tadd Metzger Invitational...holds UIC's fifth-fastest, outdoor time in the 5,000-meter run with a mark of 17:45.27.

    Prep/Personal: Lettered in cross country and track at Niles West...born September 23, 1985...son of Daniel and Betty Chin...majoring in mechanical engineering.

    Career-Best Cross Country Times
    8,000-Meter Run: 28:20 (9/14/07)

    Career-Best Indoor Times 1-Mile Run: 4:48.24 (2/5/05) 1,000-Meter Run: 2:56.33 (1/21/06) 3,000-Meter Run: 9:53.77 (1/29/05)

    Career-Best Outdoor Times 3,000-Meter Run: 17:45.27 (3/26/05) 5,000-Meter Run: 17:12.83 (5/6/06) 10,000-Meter Run: 36:43.59 (5/11/06)