Greg Byrne's Wildcat Wednesday
Christopher Tansey
Other Position: Distance
Height: 5'11"
Year: Freshman
Hometown: Poway, Calif.
High School: Poway

2013: Tansey redshirted the indoor season … Outdoors, Tansey competed in the 1,500-meter race at the Willie Williams Classic and Jim Click Shootout … His top time came at the latter, where he ran 4:09.39 and took 11th place … At the former, Tansey clocked a time of 4:11.87 and took 13th place.

2012 (XC): Tansey ran at the George Kyte Classic and posted a time of 27:04.2 in the 8K, good for 25th place overall and second among UA runners … At the Dave Murray Invitational, Tansey finished the 4.25-mile race in 22:49, good for 17th place overall and sixth among Wildcats … He ran the 8K at the Greater Louisville Classic and finished the race in 26:07.10 … He also competed at the Grand Canyon Invitational, running the 8K in 26:40.6.

HIGH SCHOOL: A graduate of Poway High School, Tansey was named the team captain and MVP his senior year … He also earned all-conference accolades his senior year … Tansey holds the school record in the 1,500-meter run, clocking a time of 4:02.

PERSONAL: He is the son of Michael Tansey and was born in San Diego, Calif. … He has one brother, Michael Hoefer … Tansey is pursuing a degree in architecture.