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  Chris Yates
Chris Yates

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Lakewood, Calif.

High School:
Los Alamitos HS

Last College:
Golden West College

Height:
5-10

Event:
Throws

Experience:
2L


04/20/2013

LBSU Track & Field Hosts Successful Beach Invitational

49ers continue to post top marks

04/17/2013

LBSU Track & Field Set to Host Beach Invitational This Weekend

Nearly 2,000 individuals and 3,000 entries anticipated in 2013 Beach Invite

04/16/2013

49ers Begin Busy Week at Mt. SAC Decathlon/Heptathlon and Mt. SAC Relays

LBSU will also host the Beach Invitational at Cerritos College, April 19-20

04/16/2013

Chris Yates Claims Second Big West Men's Field Athlete of the Week Honor

Senior co-captain won the shot put and hammer at the Big West Challenge

04/12/2013

LBSU Men's Track & Field Wins Sixth-Straight Big West Challenge Cup

49er men take first, women place second

2013: NCAA West Preliminary qualifier ... Earned All-Big West honors with a runner-up performance in the shot put (57-06.25) at the conference championships ... Also scored in the hammer throw (7th) ... Was a double winner at the Big West Challenge, taking top honors in the hammer (187-09) and in the shot put with a personal-record 59-01.25 ... His shot put distance ranks sixth in program history ... Notched a lifetime-best 191-06 in the hammer at the Ben Brown Invitational ... Two-time Big West Men's Field Athlete of the Week honoree ... Competed in the weight throw (52-00.5) at the Air Force Team Challenge during the indoor season.

2012: Point-scorer in the hammer throw at the Big West Championships ... Finished fifth overall (180-04) ... Established a then lifetime-best 182-01 to place fifth at the UCI Spring Break Invitational ... Also took fifth at the Big West Challenge ... Added top-10 performances at the Cal-Nevada Championships (179-07) and Steve Scott Invitational (181-06).

Golden West College: Competed two years at Golden West College ... Won the shot put at the 2010 California Community College State Championships with a toss of 54-10.25 ... Earned All-America honors as he finished third in the nation in the shot put ... Left as the school-record holder in the hammer throw (157-09) and ranked second in the shot put.

High School: Four-year letterwinner at Los Alamitos High School ... Led the Griffins to a pair of Sunset League titles ... Tabbed the squad's most outstanding athlete in 2008 ... Left as the school-record holder in the shot put (55-01) and discus (155-04) ... Also won four letters in football.

Personal: Both parents attended Long Beach State ... Majoring in American studies.

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