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Josh MacDonald

Class: Junior
Position: Distance
Height: 5-8

Previous School: Redwood Christian HS

Hometown: San Leandro, Calif.

2012 Cross Country (Jr.)
• Did not compete in any races and was redshirted

2012 Outdoor Track & Field (So.)
• Included on the Big South Presidential Honor Roll
• Enjoyed a stellar season of steeplechase running, which culminated in his first appearance at the NCAA Division I East Preliminary Round meet
• Clocked a personal-best steeplechase time of 8:56.65 at the Big South meet, finishing as the conference runner-up and climbing to No. 3 in program history
• Also posted lofty steeplechase finishes at the IC4A meet (third place) and Penn Relays (fifth place)
• Season included personal-best 1,500 (4:01.88) and 10K (30:57.09) efforts

2011-12 Indoor Track & Field (So.)
• Improved his 5K clocking each of the five times he ran the event on the year, dropping his indoor best from 15:04 to 14:32 in the process
• Finished the season with a personal-best 14:32.18 IC4A clocking, taking 15th place in the race and the No. 9 spot on Liberty's all-time list
• Came in fourth in the Big South 5K final
• Won the 5K at the Sykes-Sabock Challenge Cup

2011 Cross Country (So.)
• Earned his first All-Big South honor with an eighth-place finish at the Big South Championship
• Served as the Flames' No. 3 runner at the NCAA Division I Southeast Regional Championship (61st place) and IC4A meet (26th place)
• Won the season-opening Virginia Tech Alumni Invitational
• Ran an 8K personal-best time of 24:45.7 at the Charlotte Invitational

2011 Outdoor Track & Field (Fr.)
• Scored nine points at the Big South meet, placing fourth in the steeplechase and fifth in the 5K
• Finished first among conference freshmen in both the Big South steeplechase and 5K finals
• Season-best steeplechase time of 9:15.37 came at the Big South meet
• Placed fifth in the steeplechase at the USA Junior Outdoor Track & Field Championships

2010-11 Indoor Track & Field (Fr.)
• Only races during the indoor season were a pair of 5Ks
• Came in fourth in the Big South 5K final, crossing the line in 15:04.37

2010 Cross Country (Fr.)
• Made his Liberty debut at the Virginia Tech Cross Country Relay, pairing with David Ricksecker for a second-place team finish
• At the Big South meet, placed second among freshmen, fourth on Liberty's team and 11th overall
• Posted an 86th-place finish at the NCAA Division I Southeast Regional Championship, including 15th among freshmen
• Competed in the junior men's race at the 2011 USA Cross Country Championships

Prep
• Graduated from Redwood Christian High School
• Coached by Liberty cross country/track & field alum Jo (Welch) Standfield
• Four-time USATF All-American, including cross country and twice in the 2K steeplechase
• Won the young men's 2K steeplechase national championship at the 2010 USATF National Junior Olympic Championships
• Finished as the California Interscholastic Foundation state cross country runner-up in Division V as a senior
• Personal-best times included 4:23 (1,600), 9:24 (3,200), 15:03 (5K) and 6:03 (2K steeplechase)

Personal
• Son of Ed and Lisa MacDonald
• Sport management major
• Birthday is on March 20

Top Efforts in a Liberty Uniform
1,000 - 2:38.80 (Indoor)
1,500 – 4:01.88
Mile - 4:20.35 (Indoor)
3K - 8:22.78 (Indoor)
3K SC – 8:49.14
5K – 14:10.33 (Indoor)
10K - 29:57.64

IC4A Individual Title (1)
2013 Outdoor Steeplechase

Big South Individual Title (1)
2013 Indoor 5K

All-Big South Honors (6)
2011 Cross Country – 8th
2012 Outdoor Steeplechase - 2nd
2013 Indoor 5K - 1st
2013 Outdoor Steeplechase - 3rd
2013 Outdoor 5K - 2nd
2013 Outdoor 10K - 3rd