One of the Gamecocks' top cross country runners ... will run the mile, 3K, 5K and DMR ... hopes to score at SECs.
2006 CROSS COUNTRY: Consistently a lead runner for the Gamecocks, finished as one of the top two runners in each meet ... one of three captains on the team ... finished fourth overall at the Gamecock Invitational with a time of 18:37 ... did not compete in the Clemson Invitational due to illness ... placed 28th overall in the Great American Cross Country Festival ... covered 5K in a season-best 18:18 at the Auburn Invitational ... Carolina's lead runner at the SEC Championships (44th, 22:15) and the NCAA Southeast Regionals (99th, 22:55).
2006: During the indoor track season, ran the 1,000m, mile and 3,000m ... finished 11th in the 1,000m at the Virginia Tech Invitational ... also placed seventh in the mile at the meet ... tooked another seventh-place at Florida in the 3,000m with a time of 10:15.52 ... for the outdoor season, Chain ran several 5,000m races in the low 18s, with a best of 18:02.
2005 CROSS COUNTRY: Lead runner for the Gamecock cross country squad ... placed 13th at the Clemson Invitational with a season-best time of 18:41 ... was the third-place finisher at the Gamecock Invitational ... finished 45th at the SEC Cross Country Championships (21:44) and was 78th at the NCAA Southeast Regional meet (22:24).
2005: Competed in the mile run and 3,000m as a freshman during the indoor season ... ran the 1,500, 3K and 5K during the outdoor season ... placed 18th at the SEC outdoor meet in the 1,500 with a season-best time of 4:41.86.
2004 CROSS COUNTRY: Enjoyed a solid season as a freshman harrier ... competed in six of seven meets ... best performance took place at the Asics Winthrop Invitational, where she finished 13th in a time of 19:03 ... finished 63rd at the SEC Championships with a time of 23:18 and was 77th at the NCAA Southeast Regionals with a time of 22:18.
HIGH SCHOOL: Lettered in cross country and indoor and outdoor track and field for four years at Ridgefield High School ... was an eight-time All-FCIAC, seven-time all-state and four-time All-New England honoree ... also was part of the 2003 state champion cross country team and the 2003 and 2004 indoor and outdoor state 4x800m relay champion teams ... placed sixth at the indoor nationals in the 4x800m relay as a junior.
PERSONAL: Rebecca Ann Chain was born June 16, 1986, in Pittsburgh, Pa. ... is the daughter of Mark and Deb Chain ... enrolled in the Honors College and is a Cooper Scholar ... pursuing a degree in exercise science.