Chase Ballard
Chase Ballard
Year: Junior
Hometown: Columbus, Ind.
Last School: Columbus North HS
Experience: 2L


  • Finished 50th at NCAA South Region 10K in 32:28.8
  • Placed 28th at OVC Championships in 25:25.0
  • Ran 8K personal record 25:06.8 to take 96th at Louisville Classic 


  • Did not compete.


  • Finished 36th at OVC Championships in 26:42.7 on 8K course
  • Placed 71st at NCAA South Regional 10K in 32:45.2
  • Set season and personal record for 8K race with 25:42.6 at Greater Louisville Classic finishing 103rd

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.


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
10K (Outdoor): 30:39.27
5K (XC): 15:56.4
8K (XC): 25:06.8