2003: Finished fourth at the 2003 Outdoor ACC Championships in the 10,000 meters with a time of 30:09.30 That time was NC States top time of the season Finished 25th at the NCAA Regionals in the 5,000 meters with a time of 14:33.16 Top time in the 5,000 meters was 14:22.84 for 14th place at Stanford Did not run during the indoor season Named to the ACC Honor Roll.
2002: Set a new NC State school record in the 10,000 meters during the outdoor season Ran a 28:43.52 for fourth place at Stanford That time was also a NCAA Automatic mark and the fifth fastest in the country Finished 18th at the 2002 Outdoor NCAA Championships in the 10,000 meters with a time of 31:36.17 ACC Champion in the 5,000 meters during the indoor season running a 14:22.54 Also finished third at the 2002 Indoor ACC Championships in the 3,000 meters with a season-best time of 8:17.14 Recorded two NCAA Provisional times in the 5,000 meters during the indoor season Top time in the 3,000 meters was 14:06.73 for third place at Notre Dame Finished first at Arkansas with a NCAA Provisional time of 14:08.37 Also ran the 3,000 meters in 8:26.32 for fifth place at the Kroger Invite.
2001: Did not run for NC State.
2000: Transferred to NC State from UNC Asheville At UNC Asheville: Was the Big South champion in the outdoor 5,000 and 10,000 meters while at UNCA Finished third at the BIG South Cross Country Championships A member of the 2000 Junior National Cross Country squad.
Prep: Two-time runner-up in the 3A 3,200 meters while at Kings Mountain High School Was named all-state in track following his junior and senior seasons Placed second in the state 3A cross country as a junior Majoring in political science Son of Ronnie and Cheryel Pearson.
Chad Pearsons collegiate bests at nc state Outdoor 5,000 Meter 14:22.84 10,000 Meter 28:43.52 Indoor 3,000 Meter 8:17.14 5,000 Meter 14:06.73