UCSD Cross Country BIO
 Chia Chang

Ran in 5 races ... Finished 71st overall at the CCAA Championships with a time of 24:48.6 ... Best finish was 4th overall and 3rd Triton finisher at the San Diego Opener with a time of 16:02.3 ... Was the 5th Triton finisher with a 23rd place finish at the Riverside Invitational (18:41.1).

Team co-captain ... USTFCCCA All-Academic ... CCAA All-Academic ... Team's Racer of the Year ... Paced the Tritons in five of their six races ... Took 30th place overall to lead the Tritons with a time of 22:47.01 at the NCAA Division II West Regional Championships women’s 6K race in Kahuku, Hawaii ... Placed 24th overall and was the third scorer for the fourth-place Triton squad at the UCSD-hosted CCAA Championships, completing the race with 23:01.4 showing on the clock ... Finished second overall for the first-place Tritons at the Lancer Invitational with a time of 18:07 ... Capped off a span of 10 straight meets dating back to the start of the 2011 season in which she was the Tritons’ top finisher with a seventh-place showing at the 20th Annual Triton Invitational, concluding the race in 22:38.8 ... Kicked off the season with team-leading performances at the UCSD Opener (15:20.8, 3rd) and adidas/UC Irvine Invitational (18:38.5, 28th), in which the Tritons as a team finished second and ninth overall, respectively.

All-West Region ... All-CCAA ... USTFCCCA All-Academic ... CCAA Runner of the Week (10/10) ... San Diego Hall of Champions Star of the Month for September ... Team's Racer of the Year and Academic Standard recognition ... Finished as UCSD's top runner in all six meets she raced ... Was only Triton to place among top 10 overall in either the CCAA Championships (21:34.8) or the NCAA Division II West Regional Championships (21:46) ... Took seventh and eighth overall, respectively, in those races ... Won the UCSD Opener, crossing the line at 15:12.9.

Team's Freshman of the Year ... Had an impressive rookie season, competing in seven events on the year and scoring on six occasions for the Tritons ... Was UCSD's top finisher three times during the year, leading the way in the season opener (15:45.0), the Asics/UCI Invitational (18:37.9) and the Roy Griak Invitational (23:54.2) ... Finished third, 30th and 39th in those three races overall, respectively ... Placed 20th at the UCSD Triton Classic at 23:52.9 ... Was the Tritons' second finisher at the CCAA Championships in Whittier, clocking in at 23:19.4.

A 2010 graduate of Esperanza High School in Anaheim, where she was a cross country and track and field standout ... Holds personal bests of 17:47 for the three-mile and 18:30 in the 5,000 in cross country, while registering individual records of 2:18 in the 800 and 5:06 in the 1,600 on the track ... Led Esperanza to the state championships as a junior.

Born on Nov. 2, 1992 in Taipei, Taiwan ... Parents are Yu and An Chang ... Has an older sister named Chia and an older brother named Chia ... Is a mathematics and economics joint major at Marshall College ... Plans to attend graduate school and pursue a PhD in the future ... Considers placing in the NCAA West Regional Championships her most memorable moment ... Ryan Hall is her favorite athlete ... Roots for the Lakers ... Pride & Prejudice is her favorite movie ... Enjoys listening to dance music ... Her favorite food is ice cream ... Says she laughs like a guinea pig ... Can be found ice skating or hiking when she's not running.

Height: 5'6"
Year: Senior
Hometown: Yorba Linda
High School: Esperanza HS
College: Marshall
Major: Mathematics and Economics
Experience: 3 Letters
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