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Chris Kline
Position: Sprints
Year: Junior
Hometown: Albuquerque, N.M.
High School: West Mesa HS
Experience: 2 Years

NEW MEXICO

2014 Indoors: Saw action at six meets for the Lobos, racing primarily over 400 meters … Opened the season with a seventh-place finish of 49.51* at the Lobo Collegiate Invitational … Ran back-to-back 600s at the Cherry & Silver Invitational and New Mexico Team Invitational, placing 14th (time of 1:22.87) and fifth (1:21.15), respectively … Placed sixth in the quartermile at the Don Kirby Elite Invitational, finishing in 48.94* … Scored in the 400 at the Mountain West Outdoor Championships, placing fifth with a time of 49.32* … Also ran with the Lobos' 4x400 team, winning the MW Championships and placing fourth at the New Mexico Classic.

2014 Outdoors: Competed at seven meets, with most races coming over 400 meters … Opened with a time of 48.71* at the Texas Tech Open before placing fourth a week later at the Jim Click Shootout with a time of 48.47 … Placed third in the quartermile at the Brutus Hamilton Challenge with a time of 48.23 … Earned runner-up honors in the 400 a the Don Kirby Tailwind Invitational with a time of 48.04* … Broke the 48-second mark in the 400 at the Mountain West Outdoor Championships, earning all-conference honors in the process with his third-place clocking of 47.69* … Also ran with New Mexico's 4x100 and 4x400 relay teams … Helped the 4x400 to wins at the Jim Click Shootout and Brutus Hamilton Challenge and second-place finishes at the Don Kirby Tailwind Invitational and MW Championships.

2013 Indoors: Competed at five meets, including the conference championships ... Ran very similar times in the 400-meter dash at all three of his regular-season showings: 49.65* (13th place) at the New Mexico Invitational, 49.62* (10th) at the New Mexico Classic and 49.60* (11th) at the Don Kirby Open ... Also ran with the Lobos' 4x400 meter relay team, placing third at the Mountain West Championships and sixth at the nationally competitive Don Kirby Elite Invitational ... Also scored points for the Lobos at the conference meet in the distance medley relay.

2013 Outdoors: Ran at five meets, scoring at the MW Championships ... Ran a 49.28* time in the 400 at the Don Kirby Tailwind Invitational, placing fourth ... Posted identical times of 49.49 in the quartermile at the Air Force Triangular (third place) and the Beach Invitational (21st) ... Claimed a 49.66 time at the Brutus Hamilton Invitational, taking 11th ... Ran a personal-record and scoring mark of 48.88 at the MW Championships, placing fifth.

HIGH SCHOOL

Lettered in track & field for four years and football for three years at West Mesa HS in Albuquerque ... Won the 400-meter dash at the New Mexico 5A Championships back-to-back years, claiming the title with a 48.42 time his senior year and with a personal-best 48.23 time his junior year ... Took fifth in the 200 at the 2012 state meet with a 22.22 time, while nabbing runner-up honor in 2011 with a 22.91 time ... At the APS Metro Championships, won both the 200 and the 400, while claiming third in the 100 with a season-best time of 11.21 ... For his accomplishments, was named APS Metro High Point Athlete ... 2010 First-Team All-Metro Wide Receiver ... Member of both National Honor Society and Spanish Honor Society.

PERSONAL

Full name is Christopher Scott Kline ... Son of Kelley Scott and Clyde Kline ... Lists spaghetti as his favorite food.

PERSONAL BESTS

Indoor
400 meters: 48.80*
600 meters: 1:21.13*

Outdoor
100 meters: 11.19*
200 meters: 22.20*
400 meters: 47.69*

TRACK & FIELD HONORS

• All-Mountain West Indoor Team: 2013 (4x400), 2014 (4x400)
• All-Mountain West Outdoor Team: 2014 (400, 4x100, 4x400)
• Academic All-Mountain West,: 2013-14
• Mountain West Scholar-Athlete: 2014


* indicates a performance that has been adjusted based on the NCAA altitude conversion protocol

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