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Horel's Career Honors:
• Navy Men's Cross Country Team Captain (2009)
• Patriot League Rookie of the Year (2006)

Cantello on Horel:
"Under the radar for too long - as team captain this season - the expectation is that Chris will be a top-fiver."

2008:
• Raced in seven meets during his junior year
• Scored in two meets and served as a displacing runner in three others
• Rounded out the team's scoring five with a 121st-place time of 26:14.7 at the Roy Griak Invitational (9/27)
• One week later, he produced the team's fourth-best time - 111th overall - with a 25:14 clocking at the Notre Dame Invitational (10/3)
• Placed 12th overall in the Star Meet against Army with a time of 25:15.7 (10/18)
• Opened the year with a 12th-place performance out of 176 runners at the Fordham Invitational, courtesy of his 27:13.21 showing (9/6)

2007:
• Saw action in seven meets as a sophomore
• Finished among the scoring five in five races and displaced in the other two
• Placed among the overall top 20 runners three times
• Rounded out the team's scoring five with a 20th-place time of 27:16 at the Fordham Invitational
• Crossed the finish line 17th overall in the Navy Invitational with a 25:02.7 clocking
• Produced the team's third-best time - 26th overall - at the Iona Meet of Champions by virtue of his 26:09.1 showing
• Completed the team's scoring group at each of the next-two meets - the Roy Griak Invitational and Army-Navy Star Meet
• Landed in 23rd place at the Patriot League Championship with a time of 27:01.6

2006:
• Ran in all-eight races during his freshman year
• Finished among team's top-six runners in each meet, scoring seven times
• Totaled five top 20 efforts
• Opened the year with a second-place time of 25:43 at the Sea Gull Opener
• Placed 12th out of 180 runners at the Fordham Invitational with a 26:45 clocking
• Followed with an 11th-place showing in the Navy Invitational by virtue of his 25:50.13 showing
• Recorded team's third-fastest time - a 25:25 clocking - at the Notre Dame Invitational
• Came in 18th place at the Patriot League Championship with his time of 26:54.1 - the highest finish by a freshman runner in the league
• Boasted squad's second-fastest time - 48th overall - at the 10k NCAA Mid-Atlantic Region Championship with a time of 32:01.4

Navy Track Career Bests:
• 1,500m - 4:04.25
• Mile - 4:26.63
• 3,000m - 8:38.74
• 5,000m - 14:48.34

High School:
• Attended Christian Brothers Academy, where he lettered in both cross country and track and field
• Named to the All-New Jersey Team during his junior and senior years in cross country.

Personal:
• Son of Steven and Teresa Horel
• Born May 5, 1988, in Red Bank, N.J.
• Majoring in ocean engineering

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