Chris Reed, Minnesota State: NCAA DII Athlete Hall of Fame, Class of 2020

Chris Reed put himself into contention as one of the best throwers to ever come through the NCAA Division II level in his four-year career at Minnesota State.

That’s why Reed is now enshrined in the USTFCCCA NCAA Division II Track & Field Athlete Hall of Fame as only the second Maverick to earn the prestigious honor.

By the time Reed graduated in 2014, he won two NCAA titles and placed runner-up twice more at the national level, captured 13 Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference (NSIC) crowns and earned 11 All-America honors between indoor and outdoor track & field.

Reed also left his mark on the NCAA DII record book as the then-No. 2 performer in the indoor shot put at 20.07m (65-10¼) and the then-No. 3 performer in the outdoor shot put at 19.99m (65-7).

He was especially prolific outdoors, where he starred in three of the four throwing events offered: discus, hammer and shot put. Reed nabbed All-America honors in each of those events as a junior and senior, and swept the slate clean at the 2014 NSIC Outdoor Championships.