Men's Cross Country, Track & Field


Chad Gridley
Chad Gridley

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Rock Falls, Ill.

High School:
Rock Falls Township

Height / Weight:
6-6 / 245

Event:
Throws

Birthdate:
09/22/1985

AT ILLINOIS

2007 Outdoor
Competed in the discus at the Big Ten Championships, placing 10th ... Marked a personal-best 162-0 in the discus in taking second at the SIU Spring Classic ... Also competed in the hammer throw, with a personal-best 158-9 at the Mike Poehlin Invite.

2007 Indoor
Competed in the weight throw at the Big Ten Championships, marking a personal-best 51-1.

2005 Outdoor
Competed in the discus, hammer and javelin at the Cal Relays ... Recorded a season-high in the discus at the Cal Relays with a throw of 154-7.

High School
Finished second at the Illinois state track and field meet in the discus in 2004 and fifth in 2003 ... Won four letters in track and field and three each in football and basketball ... Helped Rock Falls basketball team reach the IHSA Sweet Sixteen in 2001, 2003 and 2004.

Personal
Born Sept. 22, 1985 ... Son of Warren and Kimberly Gridley ... Has two brothers, Cody and Chase, and a sister, Carly ... Majoring in molecular and cellular biology ... Plans on going to medical school.

PERSONAL BESTS
Indoor
Weight Throw: 51-1 (15.57m)

Outdoor
Discus: 162-0 (49.38m)
Hammer Throw: 158-9 (48.40m)

HEADLINES