|High School:||Esperanza H.S.|
2005 XC Recap: One of the Gaucho's most consistent athletes, Chavez finished 5th at the Big West Championships, his 2nd All-Conference finish and set a personal 8k personal best of 24:03. Led the Gauchos at Regionals finishing 33rd. Early in the season set the UCSB Lagoon course record winning the home opener in 24:29.
2005 Track & Field Recap: Posted impressive performances throughout the season. Early in the season, Mike set a new Personal Record in the 5000m at the All-Cal Challenge Cup. At the Stanford Invitational he ran the 4th fastest All-Time 1500m (3:47.61) and qualified for the NCAA West Regionals. At the Conference Championships Chavez helped the team by scoring in the 1500m with a 6th place finish.
2004 XC Recap: Coming off of a good 2004 Track campaign, Chavez set a 8K PR of 24:23.8 at the Big West Championships finishing All-Conference in 6th place aiding a strong Gaucho showing in Riverside.
2004 Track & Field Recap: One of the best freshman seasons for the Gauchos all-time, Mike set personal bests in all events. At the Mt. Sac Invitational he ran 3:51.70 for 1500m and finished 5th at the Big West Championships in that event. After trials and finals in the 1500m at the Championships, Chavez went on to set a 5000m personal best of 15:01.
2003 XC Recap: Mike stepped up as Santa Barbara's 4th man at the Pre-National Meet, covering the 8k course in 25:16...finished 20th at the Big West Conference Championship, helping the team to a runner-up finish. Ran 25:11 at the Stanford Invite.
High School Notes: Mike completed an outstanding HS career with a 6th place finish in the 1600m at the 2003 CA State Finals...Chavez won the 2003 CIF SS D1 title at 3200m and was runner-up at 1600m...had an amazing triple at the 2003 Orange County Championships, finishing 2nd at 800m (1:55.65), 2nd at 1600m (4:13.96) and 3rd at 3200m (9:23.17)...finished 4th in the Invitational section of the 1600m at the 2003 Arcadia Invitational in a personal best 4:12.46... finished 5th at the 2002 CA State DI XC Meet at Woodward Park, covering the 5k course in 15:26.1...as a HS JR in the spring of 2002, Mike was the runner-up in both the 1600m (4:14.47) and 3200m (9:09.52) at the CIF SS DI finals, and finished 10th in the 3200m at the CA State Meet.
3000m SC: 8:59.26