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

NEW MEXICO

2012: After running unattached at the first meet, competed for the Lobos at the final five meets of the season as one of the "core four" ... Opened competition for the Lobos at the Notre Dame Invitational, taking 31st overall (and second on the team) with a 24:21 time over the 5-mile course ... Claimed a 24:05 time at the Wisconsin adidas Invitational, placing 61st overall and fourth on the team ... Took bronze at the Mountain West Championships, as his 24:38.49 time took second on the team ... Was UNM's No. 2 runner at the NCAA Regional Championships, finishing the 10K course in 30:36 ... Placed 133rd at the NCAA Championships, scoring as the No. 4 runner with a 31:00.4 time.

MEET Lobo Invite Kachina Classic Notre Dame Invite Wisconsin Invite MW Champs NCAA Regionals NCAA Champs
RESULT 19:13.6
3rd
Unattached
Did Not Compete 24:21
31st
UNM 2nd
24:05
61st
UNM 4th
24:38.49
3rd
UNM 2nd
30:36
18th
UNM 2nd
31:00.4
133rd
UNM 4th

UNIVERSITY OF ARIZONA

2011: Opened the season with a 94th-place 25:34.40 time in the 8K at the Roy Griak Invitational hosted by Minnesota ... Claimed 141th at the Wisconsin Adidas Invitational, completing the 8K in 25:03.10 ... Notched a personal-record time of 23:55.00 in the 8K at the 2011 Pac 12 Cross Country Championships, placing 24th ... Also finished 24th at the NCAA DI West Regional, running the 10K course in a personal-best time of 30:06.00.

2010: Took second place at the George Kyte Classic, hosted by Northern Arizona, running the 8K in 26:21.0 ... Finished 11th at the Dave Murray Invitational, running 4.25 miles with a time of 21:41.14 ... Finished 10th at the Desert Twilight Cross Country Festival, running 15:28.2 in the three-mile race ... At the Pre-Nationals, had an 8K time of 25:54.6 ... At the Pac-10 Championships, Zacharias had a time of 25:11.33 in the 8,000-meter run.

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.

HONORS

• 2012 USTFCCCA All-Mountain Region Team
• 2012 First-Team All-Mountain West
• 2012 Academic All-Mountain West

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