The Boilermakers have signed 11 individuals for next year.
2014: Competed in seven indoor meets, including the Big Ten Championships, and nine outdoor meets, including the Big Ten Championships and the NCAA East Preliminary Round ... member of the school-record 4x400m relay team, with Andre Peart, Andrew Kendrick and Obokhare Ikpefan, that ran a 3:07.78 at the Drake Relays to break a 30-year old school record ... ran in the 4x4 at the NCAA East Prelims and helped the relay team take 19th in the region ... finished 18th in the 400m at the Big Ten Outdoor Championships with a time of 48.33 seconds ... took 22nd in the 600m at indoor Big Tens with a time of 1:21.19, a season best ... ran a lifetime PR in the 400m at the Border Battle with a time of 48.11 seconds to take fourth ... won the 600m at the Fred Wilt Boilermaker Invite with a time of 1:22.58 ... ran a 500m PR at the Meyo Invite with a time of 1:04.73, where he took fifth.
2013: Competed in the 500 meter dash at the Meyo Invite he placed 15th with a time of 1:05.68; ran the team's best 600 meter dash with a time of 1:20.70 to take firstplace at the Gene Edmonds Cup; competed in the 400 meter dash and his best outing was at the Purdue/Indiana Dual where he placed sixth;was part of Purdue's best distance medley relay team as he, Tyler Wynn, Neal Omar and Cale Allen ran a time of 9:55.80 at the Drake Relays to finish sixth; ran a time of 49.74 seconds in the 400m dash to take first at the Dave Rankin Invite; also competed in the 4x200m and 4x400m relays.
2012: Member of the 4x400 Meter Relay that placed second at Hoosier Hills (2/11) and 10th at Big Ten Indoor championships (2/25). Placed third at Purdue Invitational (1/7) in the 400 Meter Dash with a time of 51.09 seconds. Was good for fourth place at Hoosier Hills in the 600 meter run crossing the line at 1:21.58 seconds. Placed 20th at the Big Ten Indoor championships with a time of 1:20.69 seconds. Finished with a time of 49.20 seconds, good for second place, at the Purdue Dave Rankin Invitational (4/20-4/21). Took first at the same invitational as part of the 4x400 meter relay team with a time of 3:17.75 seconds. The relay team placed sixth at the SEC/Big Ten Challenge (3/23).
High School: Four-time letterwinner in track and field; finished third in state in the 400 as a senior; as a senior was voted team Most Valuable Player and broke three team records; as a junior was a state qualifier in the 4X100 relays and was voted best sprinter on the team; as a senior at the Indiana all-stars meet was a member of the record breaking 4x400 relay team; academic all state junior and senior years; junior year was first tea all state academic; all state in the 400 senior year; finished 11th at Nationals in the 4x400 and 4x100 with the Trendsetters; participated in football freshman and sophomore years; participated in basketball freshman year.
Personal: Christopher Arvia was born November 13, 1992, in Merrillville, Indiana; is the son of Chris and Michelle Arvia; has on brother, Kevin; plans to major in Actuarial Science.