2009 Photo Gallery
2009-10 (Junior): Outdoor Track: Competed in five meets ... At the A-10 Championships (5/2), placed sixth in the decathlon, tallying a season high 5,765 points ... As part of a 4x400 meter relay quad, placed fifth at the UMass Nine-Way Meet (4/10), with a team time of 3:26.52 ... Took fifth in the pole vault at the UMass Nine-Way Meet (4/10), reaching a height of 12-09.50. Indoor Track: Competed in five meets ... In the heptathlon, tallied 4,212 points at the A-10 Championships (2/20), good enough for fifth place ... As part of a 4x400 relay team placed seventh with a time of 3:31.91 at the Reebok Boston Indoor Games (1/29) ... Took seventh in the 55 meter hurdles at the URI Invitational (1/23) with a time of 8.51 ... With a mark of 38-01.50 in the shot put, placed tenth at the URI Invitational (1/23).
2008-09 (Sophomore): Outdoor Track: Placed seventh in the decathlon scoring 5426 points at the Atlantic 10 Championships (5/3) ... Competed in the 110 meter hurdles with a time of 16.79 placing fifth at the UMass Six Way Meet (4/11) and placed fifth in the pole vault with a height of 12-03.50.
2007-08 (Freshman): During the outdoor season, finished ninth in the decathlon with 5,316 points at the New England Championships (5/10), placing third in the 110 meter hurdles, pole vault, and high jump ...Placed fifth in the decathlon with 5,332 points at the Atlantic 10 Championships (5/3) ...Finished seventh in the pole vault with a throw of 12-03.5 at the UNH Pre-Conference Meet (4/26).
Before UMass: A 2007 graduate of Chicopee High School where he was a three-year letterwinner on the track team ... Was named captain senior year for both track and cross country ... Owns high school records in the 300 hurdles (39.97 seconds), 55 high hurdles (8.27 seconds), and the 4x400 relay (3:43).
Personal: Christopher Edward Dzidek ... Born on December 6, 1988 in Holyoke, Mass. ... Son of Edward and Regina Dzidek ... Majoring in Civil Engineering.