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Christian Bailey
Position: Runner
Height: 6'1"
Weight: 155
Year: Senior
Hometown: Charlotte, N.C.
High School: Ardrey Kell
Major: International Business
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2011: Competed in one meet for the Cougars, finishing 13th at the CofC Invitational in a time of 26:38 for the 8K race.

2010: Had three top-10 finishes including opening the season with a 10th place finish at the Eye Opener Meet with a 8k time of 26:07...Set College of Charleston school record for 8k in time of 25:33 at the Charlotte Invitational...Finished third at the Citadel Invitational...ran the fourth fastest 10k in school history at the NCAA Southeast Regional in a time of 33:02.


2009: Finished second among College of Charleston runners in five of seven races this season...Earned a top-10 finish at the Elon Invitational (9/15) with a time of 26:51...Ran the Citadel Invitational (9/26) in 26:59.7 to come in seventh...Recorded the ninth-fastest time in school history with a personal-best 26:10.5 at the Charlotte Invitational (10/2)...Shaved almost 52 seconds off his time in the 2008 conference tournament with his performance of 26:50.62 at the 2009 Southern Conference Championship at Elon (10/31)...Recorded the ninth-fastest time in school history in the 10k at the NCAA Southeast Regional Meet (11/14) with a time of 33:24.63...Posted the highest GPA on the team with a 3.94 as an International Business major...Selected to the Southern Conference Academic All-Conference Team.

2008: Ran in all seven races as a freshman...Finished second among College of Charleston runners in the Eye Opener Meet (9/6) with a time of 28:41...Placed 21st in The Citadel Invitational (9/27) with a time of 28:44...Recorded a personal-best time of 27:20.52 at the Southern Conference Championships (11/1)...One of three Cougars to compete in the NCAA Southeast Regional Meet at Wake Forest (11/15), posting a time of 34:51.20 in the 10K.

Ardrey High School: Was team captain of 2007 cross country team and led the squad to Southwestern Conference Championship and was a state qualifier...School record holder in 3200-meter run for indoor and outdoor track and field...Conference and Regional Champion in 3200m...Twice was voted team MVP and also won the coaches award.

Personal: Son of Tim Bailey and Bobbie Talley...Christian was involved in student government in high school and also volunteered his time for the Special Olympics and Athletes United For Youth...He was a salutatorian and National AP Scholar...His career ambition is to do work with an international focus, preferably related to sports.

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