"I was pleased with Cherise's progress last spring running 10:26 in the steeplechase and scoring at the conference meet. She has continued to elevate her training this summer and is poised to be one of our team leaders this fall."
Arizona State: Ranks seventh on ASU's all-time Top 10 in the 3,000m steeplechase after running 10:26.40 to finish sixth at the Pac-10 Championships... 2010 Outdoor: Clocked a personal-best time of 10:26.40 to finish sixth in the 3,000m steeplechase at the Pac-10 Championships and score points for the team... opened the year by winning the steeple at the ASU Invitational... placed 21st at the NCAA Preliminary Round West Site meet in Austin, Texas... also competed in the 5,000m run once, running 17:05.43 at the Pac-10 meet... selected Academic All-Pac-10 Honorable Mention... 2010 Indoor: Competed in a pair of meets... finished 25th in the 3,000m run at the MPSF Championships... took third in the mile at the Friday Night Challenge... earned Academic All-MPSF honors... 2009 XC: Competed in five races... placed 53rd at the Pac-10 and 71st in the region... finished a season-best 15th at the Dave Murray Invitational... earned Academic All-Pac-10 Honorable Mention... 2009 Track: Redshirted... 2008 XC: Redshirted... competed in three races unattached from the program... took race runner-up honors at the Mesa Thunderbird Invitational after finishing fourth at the Joe Uff/ASU Invitational... also placed 16th at the Dave Murray Invitational.
CS Stanislaus: Competed for one year in cross country and track & field at CS Stanislaus (Turlock, Calif.)... named the cross country team's most improved... set the school's indoor records in the 3,000m (10:38) and 5,000m runs (18:04)... also set the outdoor 3,000m steeplechase record (11:21).
High School: A 2006 graduate of Sierra High School (Manteca, Calif.)... lettered in cross country and track & field four times each... captained both teams twice... won the San Joaquin sectional race in cross country as a sophomore before placing 10th in the state meet as a junior... advanced to the state meet in the 3200m run in track as a senior... selected as the team's MVP and Coaches Award... named the Modesto Bee's Athlete of the Year and was a finalist for the Tri-Valley Herald Athlete of the Year.
Personal: Majoring in biology education... parents are Kevin and Denise McNair... has eight siblings: brothers Josh Miller, Jacob, Joseph, Sean, Christopher and Daniel and sisters Alicia Dyer and Rebecca... born May 14, 1988, in Livermore, Calif.... hobbies include sport-related activities indoors and out, painting, crochet and sewing... full name is Cherise Helen-Ruth McNair.
Personal Bests 1500: 4:44.94 3000SC: 10:26.40