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Patrick Zacharias
Position: Distance
Other Position: Distance
Year: Senior
Hometown: Albuquerque, N.M.
High School: Albuquerque Academy
Experience: Transfer

Zacharias' Cross Country Bio

NEW MEXICO

2013 Indoor: Competed at three meets ... Opened with a 12th-place mile at the New Mexico Invitational, finishing in 4:14.15* ... Ran a 8:17.93 time in the 3000-meter run at the Husky Classic, placing 47th ... Took fifth in the 5000 at the Mountain West Championships, clocking in at 14:35.81.

2013 Outdoor: Raced a five meets ... Clocked a 14:091.65 time in the 5000 at the Stanford Invitational to open the season, placing fourth in his heat ... Won the 1500 at the Air Force Triangular, finshing in 3:53.85* ... Tallied another fourth-place section finish at the Payton Jordan Invitational, finishing this 5K in 14:06.68 ... Scored in both the 5000 (14:36.14) and 10000 (30:39.52) at the Mountain West Championships, placing second in the 5K and fourth in the 10K ... Qualified to the NCAA West Preliminary championships, placing 24th in the 5000 with a time of 14:30.33.

UNIVERSITY OF ARIZONA

2011:Redshirted the indoor season ... Set a personal best in the 5K at the Sun Angel Classic with a time of 14:51.74 ... At the Pac-10 Outdoor Championships, Zacharias competed in the 5,000-meter run and clocked a time of 15:29.11.

HIGH SCHOOL

A graduate of Albuquerque Academy, Zacharias was the team captain his junior and senior years ... He was selected first team all-city his sophomore, junior, and senior seasons ... A first-team all-district and all-state honoree all four years ... Took third place at the 2011 New Mexico State Championships in both the 1,600 meters and 3,200 meters ... .Placed 13th at the Nike Cross Country Championships in Portland, Ore.

PERSONAL

Son of Chris and Cheri Sanger ... Has a sister, Emma ... Hobbies include basketball, a sport where Zacharias could dunk since 8th grade.

COLLEGIATE BESTS

Indoor
Mile: 4:14.15*
3,000 meters: 8:16.18
5,000 meters: 14:35.81

Outdoor
1,500 meters: 3:53.85*
3,000 meters: 8:48.24
5,000 meters: 14:01.65

TRACK & FIELD HONORS

• All-Mountain West Outdoor Team, 2013 (5000)
• Mountain West Scholar-Athlete, 2013


* indicates a performance that has been adjusted based on the NCAA altitude conversion protocol

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