Matt Chisam
Class:
Junior

Hometown:
San Jose, Calif.

High School:
St. Francis HS '00

Height / Weight:
6-4 / 200

Event:
Decathlon

Major:
Optical Science & Engineering

2002: Scored 14 points at CCAA Championships, finishing 2nd in pole vault (15-11), 5th in 110 hurdles (15.4), 7th in javelin (161-1) and 9th in high jump (6-2)... Hit 6,673 in decathlon at Cal/Nevada State Championships, placing 3rd in an all D-I field... Event-by-event bests: 100 (11.14), long jump (20-9.25), shot (39-6), high jump (6-2.25), 400 (52.12), 110 (15.25), discus (124-8), vault (15-11), javelin (165-11), 1,500 (4:55.16)... Competed indoors in 55 hurdles and 400 and Cosby Invitational.

2001: CCAA CHAMPION in decathlon, scoring PR 6,455... Also placed 4th at conference in discus (155-8)... Finished 11th (6,051) at NCAA Championships in decathlon.

ST. FRANCIS HS ?00: Prep All-American in the decathlon... Set school and Central Coast Section records in the dec... Placed 3rd in West Catholic Athletic League, 5th in CCS in high jump as a junior... Won WCAL title in hurdles as a senior (14.81)... CCS runner-up in hurdles and pole vault as a senior... Named to All-Mid-Peninsula team in football as a lineman... Earned school?s Scholar-Athlete of the Year award.

PERSONAL: Born July 3, 1982 in Tarzana, Calif.... Majoring in optical science & engineering... Placed 9th in decathlon, earning Verizon All-America honors at the USATF Junior National Championships last June... Parents Scott & Roberta both competed in track & field at UCLA... Future plans are simply to ?be able to buy a lot of cool toys.?