Personal Bests (as of June 2017):
300 meters: 37.62 seconds
400 meters: 51.92 seconds
55 hurdles: 8.39 seconds
60 hurdles: 8.86 seconds
110 hurdles: 15.38 seconds
400 hurdles: 54.39 seconds
Indoor (Sr.): Set personal best in the 60-meter hurdles at the Jack Johnson Classic with a time of 8.82 seconds ... Placed third in the 55-meter hurdle contest at the UW Parkside Classic (8.47 seconds) ... Achieved silver in the 400-meter hurdle with a time of 55.20 seconds at the 2018 Drury Hotels Joey Haines Invite.
All-BIG EAST (Outdoor: 110 hurdles, 400 hurdles)
Indoor (Jr.): Took fourth place in the 60-meter hurdles at the BIG EAST Championships with a personal-best time of 8.86 seconds ... Also set personal-best performances in the 300 meters (37.62 seconds), 400 meters (51.92 seconds) and 55 hurdles (8.39 seconds).
Outdoor (Jr.): Twice reached the podium, individually, at the BIG EAST Championships, taking second place in the 110-meter hurdles with a time of 15.62 seconds and third place in the 400-meter hurdles with a time of 54.69 seconds ... Also ran the third leg on the 4x400-meter relay team that placed fifth with a time of 3:22.10 (w/ Sagan, Whalen, Ebert).
Prior to Marquette: Lettered in track and soccer at Notre Dame Academy … Was an All-Area selection in track in field … Conference, regional and sectional champ in the 300-meter hurdles on the way to being a state finalist … Helped soccer team to Division 3 runner-up finish at the state finals … Scored three goals as a senior defender.
Personal: Van Saders was born in Green Bay, Wis. and is the son of Chris Sr. and Julianne Van Saders … Has two siblings, Madeline and Carolyn … Plans to study computer science.
BIG EAST Indoor Championships
60 hurdles: 4th (8.86 seconds; prelim-8.96 seconds)
BIG EAST Outdoor Championships
110 hurdles: 2nd (15.62 seconds; prelim-15.38 seconds)
400 hurdles: 3rd (54.69 seconds; prelim-55.63 seconds)
4x400-meter relay: 5th (3:22.11; third leg w/ Sagan, Whalen, Ebert)