Chase Worthen
Chase Worthen
Height: 5-5
Year: Fr.
Hometown: Sacramento, CA
High School: St. Francis HS
Events: Distance
Experience: XC

2016-17 -- Cross Country: While redshirting as a freshman, competed in three meets unattached ... opened the fall with an 18th-place 5k time of 18:47.04 at the Lagoon Open around UC Santa Barbara on Sept. 3 ... added a 6k performance of 23:31.3 at the Stanford Invite on Oct. 1, before closing the season with another 5k, recording a 19:37.5 (eighth place) at the Cal Poly Invitational hosted at Fairbanks Memorial Course in San Luis Obispo on Oct. 15.

Prep -- As a senior at St. Francis High School in Sacramento, finished 96th overall (28th in Division 1) at the 2015 CIF State Cross Country Championship Meet, running the Woodward Park 5k in Fresno in 18 minutes, 25.9 seconds ... in track, came in ninth place in the 1,600 meters at the 2016 Sac-Joaquin Section Championships, with a PR of 5:07.26 ... helped lead the Troubadours to undefeated dual-meet records every season with coaches John DuCray and Aaron Rios, including a combined three Delta League championships and a third-place divisional finish (in 2014) ... other PRs included 2:22.67 in the 800m and 11:37.35 for the 3,200m ... was an all-conference cross country runner in each of her final two falls ... also was an honor roll student every term, participated in orchestra and was a California Scholarship Federation tutor, as well as a school ambassador ... also visited Santa Clara; ultimately chose Cal Poly because of “the amazing academic and athletic programs, beautiful location and great overall college environment.”

Personal -- Born on May 1, 1998 in Sacramento ... daughter of Chad and Stacey, each of whom are Sacramento State alumni and former Hornet distance runners ... has a brother, Miles ... majors in psychology and aspires to be a sports psychologist.