Chris Choate
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Salinas, Calif.

High School:
Salinas HS '03

Height / Weight:
6-2 / 198

Event:
200/400

Major:
American Studies

2005: Hit 48.71 in quarter mile in Causeway dual, then improved to season-best 48.65 at UCLA a week later... Narrowly missed school's outdoor top 10 list... Part of 4x400 relay team that broke 19-year-old school record, finishing in 3:11.90 at UCLA... Placed 9th (48.98) at Div. I Independent Championships... Set school indoor 400 record, posting 48.78 in prelims at MPSF Championships... Also part of indoor-record 3:15.54 in 4x100 relay at MPSF meet.

2004: Redshirted.

SALINAS HS '03: Won 400 (49.00) at Salinas City Championships as a senior... Finished 7th (50.19) in 400 at Central Coast Section meet as a junior... Part of school-record 4x100 and 4x400 relay teams at CCS meet in 2003... Both squads won respective section titles... Selected as school's Athlete of the Year as a senior.

PERSONAL: Born in Salinas, Calif.... Has yet to declare a major... Parents are Ron & Mary Jane Choate... Avid guitar player who lists Jimi Hendrix as his non-sports hero.