Chris Ferren-Cirino
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Burlingame, Calif.

High School:
Burlingame HS '02

Height / Weight:
5-8 / 135

Major:
Economics

2005: Earned ALL-DIV. I INDEPENDENT for second straight year, placing 7th overall (25:24.60)... Competed in all seven meets, scoring in all five team competitions... Was team's top finisher at three meets: Stanford Invitational (33rd), Willamette Invitational (21st) and USATF Club Championships (76th)... Also added 25th-place showing at Pacific Association/USATF West Region meet.

2004: ALL-DIV. I INDEPENDENT, finishing 5th (26:05) at the Aggies' inaugural appearance in the meet... Also raced at Willamette Invitational (42nd, 25:09.21), Pacific Association Championships (34th, 33:24) and USATF club nationals (141st, 35:56.39).

2003: Competed in all six meets, finishing among Aggies' top four runners in each... Finished 77th overall, 3rd on team, at USATF Club Championships (33:10.6)... Highest finish was 14th place (26:18.8) at Aggie Open... Was team's No. 2 runner at Arkansas' Chile Pepper Festival, capturing 65th place overall (31:30.01).

2002: Redshirted.

UC DAVIS TRACK & FIELD: Enjoyed breakout season as a junior (2006)... Posted team's best times in 1,500 (3:55.62), 3,000 (8:23.35) and 5,000 (14:22.40)... Won 3K at Arizona State with that PR mark, moving into 3rd in Aggie record book... Time is school's best true 3,000, although Ed Haver and Roy Hogland ran faster two-mile equivalents... Ran his 5K season best at Stanford's Distance Carnival, placing 2nd in the meet's fourth section... Cut more than 32 seconds from his previous best, posting school's fastest mark since Mark McManus set the UC Davis record in 1997... Finished 3rd in 1,500 (3:59.81), 6th in 5K (15:53.40) at D-I Independent Championships... Appeared in two meets as a sophomore in 2005... Ran 5,000 (15:25.87) at All-Cal Challenge; 3,000 (9:04.23) at Sacramento State dual... Posted 1,500 best of 3:58.92 at Sacramento State's Hornet Invitational in 2004... Best mark in 3,000 steeplechase was 9:27.72 at UC Berkeley's Brutus Hamilton Invitational... Ran 5K in 14:56.53 at Oregon Twilight meet... Redshirted in 2003.

BURLINGAME HS '02: Excelled in cross country, track & field and wrestling... Placed 14th at state D-III cross country championships as a senior... Also led team to Peninsula Athletic League and Central Coast Section titles that year... Selected as Athlete of the Year all four years.

PERSONAL: Born in Boynton Beach, Fla.... Economics major... Parents are Christopher Cirino & Susan Ferren... Lists his mother as his non-sports hero... Career highlight was his 2nd-place 5,000 finish at 2006 Stanford Invitational.