Kansas Jayhawks

Chandler Gibbens

Position Distance
Height 5'9"
Class Freshman
Hometown Columbia, Mo.
High School Hickman
bio

CAREER RESULTS

Career Highlights
2019 Big 12 Conference Men’s Newcomer of the Year
2019 Cross Country Midwest Region honors (21st place)
2019 Cross Country All-Big 12 Team

2019 CROSS COUNTRY (Fr.)
In his first official race as a Jayhawk, was KU’s first finisher at the Pre-National Invitational (10/19), crossing the finish line in 24:14.2 to place 33rd among a field of 257 of some of the best runners in the nation in the Men’s 8K Blue Race … Helped lead the men’s team to a top-20 finish at Pre-Nationals, where they placed 19th out of 38 teams with 532 points … For the second-straight meet, was the Jayhawks’ first runner to cross the finish line at the Big 12 Championship (11/2) … His 8K time of 24:06.0 propelled Gibbens to a 12th-place finish and as one of the top-15 overall runners, he earned a place on the All-Big 12 Team (one of only two freshmen to make the team) … Led the men’s team to a fourth-place finish with 92 points … As one of the top-25 finishers in each race, earned All-Region honors with his 21st-place finish in 31:26.2 at the NCAA Division I Midwest Region Cross Country Championships (11/15) in Stillwater, Oklahoma … Best finish (one of three) for a KU runner at a Regional Meet since 2015 … Collectively, Kansas ran to a third-place team finish at the OSU Cross Country Course, which marked the men’s highest finish at a Regional meet since 2006.

HIGH SCHOOL
Won a combined eight letters in cross country and track & field under the guidance of head coach Pete Doll at Hickman High School in Columbia, Missouri … The Kewpies were the 2018 Sectional Cross Country Champions as well as the 2019 District Champions in track & field … A school record holder in four events: 3,200 meters (9:19), the 4×800-meter relay (7:49), the Distance Medley Relay (10:29) and the Sprint Medley Relay (3:33) … Named the Hickman Athlete of the Year in 2019 … A 2019 member of the Hickman Hall of Fame … A National AP Scholar … The Jerome A. Sally Award recipient.

PERSONAL
Son of Kevin and Whitney Gibbens … Has three older siblings: Brynden, Christian and Colin … Plans to major in political science and attend law school.