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Zach Barker

Class: R-Sophomore
Position: Distance
Height: 5-10

Previous School: Conrad Weiser HS

Hometown: Wernersville, Pa.

2012 Cross Country (Jr.)
• Top seven runner for the Big South Champion Flames
• Liberty's No. 7 runner and the 14th-place finisher overall at the Big South meet, where he ran an 8K personal-best time of 25:38.83
• Moved up 24 spots from the 2011 NCAA Division I Southeast Regional Championship, placing 159th

2012 Outdoor Track & Field (So.)
• Included on the Big South Presidential Honor Roll
• Did not compete in any races for Liberty and was redshirted

2011-12 Indoor Track & Field (So.)
• Did not compete in any races for Liberty and was redshirted

2011 Cross Country (So.)
• Served as Liberty's No. 7 runner for most of the season
• Came in sixth for the Flames and 29th overall at the Big South meet, in an 8K season-best time of 25:54
• Ran at the NCAA Division I Southeast Regional Championship for the first time, placing 183rd

2011 Outdoor Track & Field (Fr.)
• Made the Big South Presidential Honor Roll
• Sliced his 3K steeplechase personal best to 9:53.75 at the Big South Outdoor Track & Field Championships, earning a ninth-place finish

2010-11 Indoor Track & Field (Fr.)
• Ran the 3K at the Big South indoor meet, placing 15th

2010 Cross Country (Fr.)
• Made his Liberty debut at the Virginia Tech Cross Country Relays, where he and fellow newcomer Jarred Cornfield teamed up for a fifth-place finish
• Placed 24th overall and seventh on the Liberty team at the Coastal Carolina Invitational, helping the Flames capture the team championship

• Graduated from Conrad Weiser High School, along with fellow Liberty distance runner Nate Jones
• Helped his team win its first-ever District 3 AAA boys' cross country championship in 2008
• Placed 37th at the Pennsylvania State Cross Country Championship as a senior
• High school personal-best efforts included 4:26 (1,600), 6:22 (2K steeplechase), 9:38 (3,200) and 15:48 (cross country 5K)

• Son of Steve and Debbie Barker
• Younger brother Alexandru Barker is a freshman on the Liberty track & field team
• Marketing major
• Birthday is Jan. 30

Top Efforts in a Liberty Uniform
Mile – 4:42.97 (Indoor)
3K – 9:11.05 (Indoor)
3K SC – 9:47.60
5K – 15:34.13
10K - 32:46.20