UCSD Track & Field BIO
 Chia Chang

Competed in the 1500 meters, 3000 meters, and 5000 meters for the Tritons ... Season-best of 4:49.50 in the 1500 meters came at the Aztec Invitational (3/28) ... Earned a personal-best for the season in the 3000 meters, running a time of 10:28.58 at the All-Cal Championships (3/8) ... Ran at the Triton Invitational (4/26) in the 5000 meters to achieve her season-best time of 18:45.41.

CCAA All-Academic ... Participated in the 5000 and 10000 at CCAA Track and Field Championships for the Tritons … Turned in a fifth-place finish in the 10000 and a thirteenth place finish in the 5000 … Best 1500 performance occurred at Triton Invitational, crossing the line at 4:53.15 and finishing  fifth-place overall … Turned in a seventh-place finish at the All-UC meet in the 3000, which was also a personal record, with a time of 10:23.42 … Ran a personal-best in the 5000 at Pomona-Pitzer Invitational, clocking in at 17:54.94 which was the fastest time the 5000 that was ran that season by the Tritons and was the ninth fastest time in school history … Holds the fastest time in the 10000 ran by the Tritons this season with a time of 37:54.49.

Ran in two events for UC San Diego at the California Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA) Championships ... Turned in a second-place finish in the women's 10,000-meter run, which was also a personal best and the third-highest UCSD mark all-time in that event, with a finishing time of 37 minutes, 2.15 seconds ... Finished 13th overall in the 5,000 at the CCAA Championships, crossing the line at 18:34.88 ... Earned top mark in the 1,500 with a time of 4:47.26 at the UCSD Triton Invitational, placing eighth overall ... Best 3,000 performance occurred at the San Diego Collegiate Challenge (10:31.02, 4th) ... Cracked UCSD's all-time top 10 for the 5,000 at No. 10 with her time of 17:58.55, which was good enough for 24th place at the Occidental Distance Carnival.

In her 5,000 debut as a Triton, finished 17th with a time of 18:20.26 at the All-Cal Challenge Championships ... Took second at the San Diego Collegiate Challenge in the 1,500 ... Finished in top 40 in the 1,500 during the Triton Invitational with a time of 5:04.55 ... At the CCAA Championships, finished the 1,500 with a time of 5:05.41.

A 2010 graduate of Esperanza High School in Anaheim ... Had a personal-record time of 2:18.99 in her sixth-place finish in the 800 at the Orange County City Championships during her junior year at EHS (2009) ... Hit a personal best of 5:08.60 in the 1,600 at the Orange County Championships, where she finished seventh overall as a senior (2010) ... Also ran cross country for the Aztecs ... Voted top Orange County girl in Cross Country ... Personal bests of 17:47 at the 29th Annual Woodbridge Cross Country Classic (37th) and 18:30 at the CIF State Cross Country Championships (29th) in the three-mile and 5k, respectively, during her senior year in 2009 ... Additionally, did figure skating her freshman year.

Born Nov. 3, 1992 in Taipei, Taiwan ... Parents are Yu and An Chang ... Has an older sister named Jennifer and an older brother named James ... Is a mathematics and economics joint major at Marshall College ... Plans to get her Ph.D after graduating from UCSD ... Most memorable moment came in 2009 when she raced at the California state meet ... Hobbies include painting ... Roots for the Los Angeles Lakers ... Ryan Hall is her favorite athlete ... Favorite movie is Pride & Prejudice ... Ricky Ricardo can be found on her playlist ... Could eat ice cream for the rest of her life if given the chance ... Her teammates are her greatest influences.

Position: Distance
Year: Senior
City/State: Anaheim, CA
High School: Esperanza HS
College: Marshall
Major: Mathematics and Economics
Experience: 2 Letters
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