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Chris Bailey
Chris Bailey


Cross Country/Track & Field

Earned All-American honors in his final race at Illinois State, following the 10,000-meter run at the 1999 NCAA Outdoor Championships ... named the 1998 and 1999 Illinois State Athletics Doug Collins Male Athlete of the Year ... the 1998 NCAA Regional Cross Country Champion, first in school history, and the 1998 NCAA Regional Cross Country Athlete of the Year ... a 10-time Missouri Valley Conference champion and a member of the Valley's All-Centennial Team ... the 1997 and 1998 MVC Cross Country Champion ... 1996 and 1998 MVC 5,000-meter outdoor champion ... 1998 Valley 10,000-meter champion ... 1997, 1998 and 1999 MVC indoor 3,000-meter champion ... 1997 and 1998 Valley indoor 5,000-meter champion ... named the Outstanding Track Athlete at the 1998 MVC Outdoor Track and Field Championships ... an NCAA national qualifier in cross country, the 5,000-meters and the 10,000-meters ... four-time cross country team captain and MVP ... three-time track team captain and two-time MVP ... five-time member of the AFNI Athletics Honor Roll ... served as the associate head coach at Illinois State for four seasons (2002-05) and oversaw the Redbird cross country programs.