Chris Royster
Chris Royster

Hometown:
Conyers, Ga.

High School:
Rockdale County

Event:
Sprints

Year (I/O):
Sr./Sr.


3x All-American
• 100m: 2013 Honorable Mention, 2014 Honorable Mention
• 4x100m Relay: 2011 Second Team, 2012 Second Team, 2014 Second Team
2011 SEC 4x100m Relay Bronze Medalist

2014: Indoors - Ran the 60 and 200 meters...in the 60, ran a best time of 6.80 to take fourth at the Virginia Tech Invitational...advanced to the semifinals at the Armory Collegiate Invitational (6.88) and took 18th at the SEC Indoor Championships (6.82)...clocked a best time of 21.55 in the 200 meters at the Cherry and Silver Invitational to finish 11th...took third at the Armory Collegiate Invitational (21.60)...claimed three top-five finishes at the distance...anchored the Gamecocks' 4x400 that finished sixth at SEC Indoors (3:09.13)...Outdoors - ran the No. 2 wind-legal 100-meter dash in school history at 10.20 to earn his second-straight trip to NCAA Outdoors...also captured a bid in the 200 meters, using a season-best 20.80 in the first round to advance to the quarterfinals where he qualified on time with a 20.88....helped the Gamecocks clinch an NCAA bid in the men's 4x1, taking the second leg on the No. 3 time in school history at 38.98...at NCAA Championships, did not finish the 100 meters due to a cramp and subsequently scratched in the 200 meters; the 4x1 finished 14th (40.25) to capture Second Team All-America honors...earlier in the year, won three 100m finals (Shamrock Invite 10.57, Weems Baskin Invite 10.30, and Georgia Invitational 10.36) and two 200m finals (Weems Baskin Invite 20.84, Bill Carson Invite 20.87)...finished 13th in the 100m (10.58) and 10th in the 200m (21.14) at the SEC Outdoor Championships...continued his season at the USATF Senior Outdoor Championships in Sacramento, Calif., where he advanced to the semifinals and ultimately finished 11th with a time of 10.28.

2013: NCAA Outdoor Championships Qualifier in the 100m, Honorable Mention All-American in the 100m, NCAA East Preliminary Qualifier in the 100m, 200m and 4x100m...Indoors, early in the season, clocked in a season-best 6.82 in the prelims and 6.87 at the Hokie Invitational in the 60m to bring home a fifth-place finish...won the 200m at the Hokie Invite, clocking in at 21.72...finished in 13th in the 200m at the prestigious Armory Collegiate Invitational...at the SEC Indoor Championships, finished 22nd in the prelims with a 6.89...ran a season-best 21.43 in the 200m to take 17th at SEC Indoors... also an integral relay member, running on the 4x200m relay that won the 4x200m relay at the Armory Collegiate Invitational with a time of 1:25.81... ran on the top 4x400m relay of the season at the Alex Wilson Invite at 3:10.79...Outdoors, kicked off the outdoor season, winning the first three 100m events he entered (Hurricane Invitational, Weems Baskin, Raleigh Relays)...ran a then-season-best time of 10.42 to take fifth at Spec Towns in the 100m...also ran the 200m at Spec Towns, placing second with a season-best 20.98...set a new personal best and the fourth-fastest all condition time in the prelims at the SEC Outdoor Championships with a 10.17...after his sixth-place finish in the prelims, went on the take seventh with a time of 10.32 in the finals to score for the Gamecocks...entered the 200m at SEC Outdoors as well, finishing in 15th place with a 21.33....went on to the NCAA East Preliminary where he ran the 100m and the 200m...posted a 21.07 to finish in 25th place in the 200m and ran a pair of 10.33 races to earn a ticket to Eugene, Ore., in the 100m for the NCAA Outdoor Championships...finished 19th at Historic Hayward Field with a 10.29...also a major relay impact player, ran the second leg on the team's fastest 4x100m relay...also ran on the 4x400m relay team, taking the third leg on the two fastest races of the season at Penn Relays (3:08.37-3rd) and at the NCAA East Preliminaries (3:09.49)

2012: NCAA Outdoor Championships participant...Second-Team All-America selection in the 4x100m relay...NCAA East Preliminary qualifier in the 100m, 4x100m relay and 4x400m relay...Indoors, competed in the 60m and 200m...registered best time of 6.80 in the 60m, placing third at the Rod McCravy Memorial...in the 200m, placed 3rd at the Virginia Tech Invitational, fourth at the Auburn Invitational and second at the Rod McCravy Memorial...ran a best 200m time of 21.50...placed 16th in the preliminary rounds at SEC Indoor Championships...won the Last Chance Qualifier Meet in the 200m with a time of 21.70. Outdoors, competed in 100m and 200m...in the 100m, won the Weems Baskin Invitational, placed second at the Shamrock Invitational and Spec Towns Invitational...recorded top time of 10.34 in the prelims of the SEC Championships, where he ultimately placed 6th to score for the Gamecocks...in the 200m, placed third at the Spec Towns Invitational where he recorded a top time of 20.91...placed seventh in the 200m at the SEC Championships...ran third leg on the 4x100m relay team that placed fourth at the SEC Championships...ran second leg on the 4x100m relay team that placed sixth at the NCAA East Prelims and 12th in the preliminaries of the NCAA Outdoor Championships where they ran a season best of 39.60...ran second leg on the 4x200m relay team that placed third at Penn Relays with a time of 1:23.24...ran third leg on the 4x400m relay team that placed 19th at the NCAA East Preliminaries with a time of 3:08.67

2011: Outdoor NCAA participant ... Second Team All-America selection in the 4x100m relay ... NCAA East Preliminary qualifier in the 100m and 4x100-meter relay ... SEC bronze medalist in the 4x100m relay ... Indoors, competed in the 60m and 200m ... in the 60m, had a top time of 6.86 at the Hokie Invitational ... ran 6.91 to place 17th at the SEC Indoor Championships ... ran 21.60 in the 200m at the Texas A&M Challenge ... placed 21st in the 200m at the SEC Indoor Championships at 21.85 ... Outdoors, competed in the 100m and 200m ... in the 100m, had a top time of 10.42 to take 11th at the SEC Outdoor Championships ... finished 17th at the NCAA East Preliminary at 10.50 ... in the 200m, ran 21.36 at the Spec Towns Invitational ... placed 21st at the SEC Outdoor Championships at 21.49 ... ran first leg for SEC bronze medal 4x100m relay team that crossed the line at 39.49 ... relay placed fourth at the NCAA East Preliminary and 11th overall at the NCAA Outdoor Championships at 39.50.

HIGH SCHOOL: Qualified for the New Balance Outdoor Nationals in the 100m and 200m ... Took second in the Georgia Olympics at 10.69 .. Placed second in the Region 8 AAAA in the 100m (10.69) and third in the 200m (22.17)