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David Ricksecker

Class: R-Senior
Position: Distance
Height: 5-11

Previous School: Sussex Tech

Hometown: Laurel, Del.

2012 Cross Country (R-Sr.)
• Liberty's top finisher in three of his four races, including the Big South meet, where he was the conference runner-up
• Became the 12th men's runner in program history to earn three All-Big South awards in cross country
• Individual champion at the Royal Cross Country Challenge with a personal-best 8K time of 24:07.6
• After his Royal Cross Country Challenge victory, he was named the Big South and ECAC Men's Cross Country Runner of the Week
• Recorded his third career top-60 placement at the NCAA Division I Southeast Regional Championship, finishing 48th overall (third on the team) in a 10K personal-best effort of 31:17.71

2012 Outdoor Track & Field (R-Jr.)
• Included on the Big South Presidential Honor Roll for the third time
• Made a successful 10K debut, placing fifth in the Big South final in 31:28.00
• Dropped his 5K personal best to 14:27.74 while capturing fourth place in the college section of the Penn Relays
• Notched an 18th-place finish in the IC4A 5K

2011-12 Indoor Track & Field (R-Jr.)
• Ran the 3K/5K double on back-to-back days at the Big South meet, notching fourth place in the 3K and ninth in the 5K
• Sped to a personal-best 3K time of 8:24.32 on his way to a 17th-place IC4A finish
• The 3K effort ranks him No. 10 on Liberty's all-time list

2011 Cross Country (R-Jr.)
• Liberty's No. 2 runner for most of the season
• Crossed the line sixth at the Big South meet in an 8K season-best time of 24:36, garnering All-Big South accolades
• Finished 47th at the NCAA Division I Southeast Regional Championship and 24th at the IC4A meet
• Posted top 10 finishes at the Coastal Carolina Invitational/Big South Preview (third) and Charlotte Invitational (ninth)

2011 Outdoor Track & Field (R-So.)
• Big South Presidential Honor Roll
• Earned a seventh-place finish in the Big South 5K final
• Closed his year with a season-best 14:39.37 5K effort at the Liberty Twilight Qualifier

2010-11 Indoor Track & Field (Jr.)
• Did not compete in any races for Liberty and was redshirted

2010 Cross Country (Jr.)
• Ran in only two meets, before receiving a medical redshirt
• Teamed up with Josh MacDonald to finish second overall and first among Liberty's pairings at the Virginia Tech Cross Country Relay
• Ran an 8K season-best time of 25:33 at the Brooks Paul Short Run

2010 Outdoor Track & Field (So.)
• Big South Presidential Honor Roll
• Did not compete in any races for Liberty and was redshirted

2009-10 Indoor Track & Field (So.)
• Posted a ninth-place showing in the Big South mile final
• Season-best mile time of 4:19.76 came at the Liberty Quad

2009 Cross Country (So.)
• Top three runner during most of his first cross country season at Liberty
• Took eighth place at the Big South Championship for his first All-Big South notation
• His 10K season-best time of 32:08.0 at the NCAA Division I Southeast Regional Championship was good for 56th place overall and third place on the team

Previous School
• Spent his freshman year (2008-09) at Biola
• Qualified for the NAIA national championship in cross country, as well as the indoor mile and distance medley relay
• Earned All-GSAC honors after placing 11th at the conference cross country meet

Prep
• Graduated from Sussex Technical High School
• Capped off his high school career by winning the 1,600-meter title at the DIAA Meet of Champions
• During his senior year, he was seventh at the Delaware state cross country meet, second in the 1,600 at the state indoor meet and fourth in the 1,600 at the state outdoor championship.

Personal
• Son of Robert and Ruth Ricksecker
• Older sister Rebekah ran track & field and cross country for Liberty and is now an assistant cross country and track & field coach for the Flames and Lady Flames
• They became the first brother-sister duo in program history to both earn All-Big South honors in cross country, garnering three notations apiece.
• Secondary English education major
• Birthday is on Sept. 12

Top Efforts in a Liberty Uniform
800 – 1:57.99
1,000 - 2:35.85 (Indoor)
1,500 – 3:59.30
Mile – 4:19.76 (Indoor)
3K – 8:24.32 (Indoor)
5K – 14:27.74
10K - 31:22.29

Big South Individual Titles (1)
2013 Outdoor 10K

All-Big South Honors (4)
2009 Cross Country – 8th
2011 Cross Country - 6th
2012 Cross Country – 2nd
2013 Outdoor 10K - 1st