Men's Cross Country

Chad Balyo

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Springboro, Ohio

High School:
Springboro

Position:
Distance

Major:
Marketing and International Business

Chad Balyo

Accolades
Four-time Ohio State Scholar Athlete
Four-time Academic All-Big Ten selection

PRs
1500m - 3:49.12
Mile - 4:03.47
3000m - 8:06.81
3000m steeplechase - 8:53
5000m - 14:16.35
8k (XC) - 24:11

2010 Cross Country (Senior) Buckeye leader at three out of five meets ... 19th at the Big Ten championships in an 8k PR of 24:11 ... third-place at the 6.4k Mountaineer Open (20:00.37) ... 26th at the Great Lakes regional championships (10k PR of 31:04.6) and 34th at the adidas Invitational (8k, 24:14) ... 52nd at Pre-Nationals (8k, 24:28.4).

2010 Outdoor (Redshirt) Finished third in the 1500m run at the Butler Stan Lyons Invite ... ninth in the steeplechase at the Jesse Owens Classic (9:00.87) ... ran a steeple PR of 8:53 at the Indiana Miler.

2010 Indoor (Senior) Finished second in the 3000m run at the Buckeye Classic ... placed fifth at the Penn State National in the mile ... finished fourth in the mile at the Grand Valley State University Big Meet (PR of 4:03.47).

2009 Cross Country (Junior) 16th at the season-opening Mountaineer Open (6.4k/20:47.51) ... finished 40th at the 8k All-Ohio championships (27:46.9) ... represented the Buckeyes at Pre-Nationals.

2009 Outdoor (Junior) Ran a season-best time of 14:34.83 in 5000m run at SFSU Distance Carnival, taking seventh ... finished 15th in the steeplechase at the Big Ten championships.

2009 Indoor (Junior) Led the Buckeyes in the mile and 3000m run ... ran an NCAA provisional time of 4:03.64 at the Penn State Nationals in January, finishing fifth ... finished second in the 3000m with a time of 8:06.81 at the Akron Invitational ... placed 10th in the 3000m at the Big Ten championships.

2008 Cross Country (Redshirt) Did not compete

2008 Outdoor (Sophomore) Led the team in the 3000m steeplechase with a PR time of 9:00.69 at the Big Ten championships, where he took fourth ... scored points for the Buckeyes at the Big Ten championships with his seventh-place finish in the 5000m run in a season-best time of 14:39.79 ... posted a team-leading time of 4:09.97 in the mile at the Jesse Owens Track Classic ... won the 3k at the OSU-Michigan Dual ... regional qualifier.

2008 Indoor (Sophomore) Posted the second-best time on the team in the mile behind back-to-back Big Ten champion Jeff See ... hit a season-best time of 4:09.05 at the Zips Open ... posted the second-best time on the team in the 3000m run with a time of 8:13.86 at the Meyo Invitational ... led the team in the 5000m run with a season-best mark of 14:16.35 at the Husky Classic.

2007 Cross Country (Sophomore) Posted a season-best time on an 8k at the Big Ten championships, taking 34th in a time of 24:43.61 ... recorded two Top 3 finishes ... finished second at the Tennessee Invitational in a time of 25:30.04.

2007 Outdoor (Freshman) Led the team in the mile and 1500m run ... second on the team in the 5000m run ... qualified for regional competition in the 1500m with his converted mile time from the Jesse Owens Classic of 4:04.93.

2007 Indoor (Freshman) Led the team in the 5000m run with a time of 14:27.37 ... second on the team in the mile (4:10.42) and 3000m (8:15.08) ... finished sixth at Big Ten's in the 3000m.

2006 Cross Country (Freshman) Posted Top 10 finishes at the 5k Xavier Invitational (fourth, 15:42) and 6.5k Buckeye Invitational (sixth, 22:21.1) ... finished 47th at the NCAA Pre-Nationals, the top finish by a freshman.

Springboro High School Six-time All-Ohio, All-Regional and All-District honoree in both cross country and track ... state champion at the 2005 OHSAA DI cross country meet ... placed 13th at the 2004 state cross country meet ... state champion in 2006 in the 3200m run ... in 2005 took fifth in the 3200m ... 2006 Nike Outdoor All-American in the two-mile with a time of 8:52.76 ... Midwest Meet of Champions winner in 2006 in the two-mile.

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