Chase Ballard
Chase Ballard
Year: JR/JR
Hometown: Columbus, Ind.
Position: Distance
Last School: Columbus North HS
Experience: 2L

2017 Outdoor

  • Took seventh at OVC Championships in 10,000m in 32:04.82
  • Ran season and personal best 30:39.27 in 10,000m to finish 47th at Raleigh Relays
  • Set personal best 4:07.70 in 1500m at APSU Govs Invitational

2016-17 Indoor

  • Finished ninth at OVC Championships in 5000m in 15:00.08
  • Ran season and personal best 14:48.96 in 5000m to take sixth at Thundering Herd Invitational
  • Set personal best 8:28.67 in 3000m to take 17th at Music City Challenge

2016 Outdoor

  • Took seventh at OVC Champoinships in 10,000m in season-best 31:13.91
  • Ran season best 8:42.55 in 3000m at Billy Hayes Invitational to take fourth
  • Ran season best 14:56.86 to take 13th in 5000m as one of three Bruins competing at the historic Jesse Owens Track Classic

2015-16 Indoor

  • Competed in three indoor meets
  • Finished 15th in 3000m at Vanderbilt Opener in season-best 8:34.18

Prior to Belmont

Prepped at Columbus North High under coach Rick Weinheimer ... Two-time All-State Cross Country and Track ... Helped CNHS to finish as state runner-up in 2012 ... Helped CNHS to state championship title in 2011.

Personal

Born February 20, 1997 ... Son of Scott and Beth Ballard ... Has two siblings, Parker and Kirsten ... Lists favorite athletes as Mo Farah, Ben Blakenship and Futsum Zienasellassie ... Favorite singers are Donald Glover and Hozier ... Lists greatest sports thrill as going 1-2 with his high school teammate at semistate ... Interested in majoring in Economics.

Personal Records

1500m (Outdoor) 4:07.70
3000m (Indoor): 8:28.67
5000m (Indoor): 14:48.96
5K (XC): 15:56.4
8K (XC): 25:42.59
10K (Outdoor): 30:39.27