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Isaac Wendland

Class: R-Senior
Position: Mid-distance
Height: 6-1

Previous School: Lighthouse Academy

Hometown: Charles City, Iowa

2012 Cross Country (R-Sr.)
• Did not compete in any races for Liberty

2012 Outdoor Track & Field (Sr.)
• Did not compete in any races for Liberty and was redshirted

2011-12 Indoor Track & Field (Sr.)
• Promising season was cut short by injury
• Before his injury, he recorded indoor personal-best times of 1:52.79 (800) and 8:53.35 (3K)
• Now ranks No. 4 in program history in the indoor 800

2011 Cross Country (R-Jr.)
• Ran in Liberty's top five at each of the season's last four meets
• Clinched the Flames' Big South team title with an 11th-place finish at the Big South Championship
• His time in the Big South meet was an 8K personal-best 25:09
• Recorded a 10K personal-best time, 32:30.3, at the NCAA Division I Southeast Regional Championship, for a 98th-place finish

2011 Outdoor Track & Field (Jr.)
• Qualified for the NCAA Division I East Preliminary Round in the 1,500, where he reached the quarterfinal round
• Punched his ticket to the NCAA Preliminary Round meet with a personal-best 3:47.12 clocking in the 1,500 at the Liberty Twilight Qualifier
• The 3:47.12 effort moved him up to No. 3 in program history and earned Big South Men's Track Athlete of the Week honors
• Came in sixth in the IC4A 1,500-meter final
• Placed in two events at the Big South meet, including third in the 1,500 and sixth in the 800

2010-11 Indoor Track & Field (Jr.)
• Finished as the IC4A runner-up in the 1,000-meter run, posting a school-record time of 2:24.74 in the final
• Placed second behind teammate Sam Chelanga in the Big South mile final and came in third in the 800
• Climbed into Liberty's all-time top 10 with a 4:16.95 mile at the Sykes-Sabock Challenge Cup

2010 Cross Country (R-So.)
• Came in eighth among the Big South champion Flames and 20th overall at the conference championship meet
• Served as Liberty's No. 6 runner at the NCAA Division I Southeast Regional Championship, recording a 153rd-place finish
• Opened his season with a seventh-place effort at the Coastal Carolina Invitational

2010 Outdoor Track & Field (So.)
• Made the USTFCCCA All-Academic Team
• Big South Presidential Honor Roll
• Ran the 800 at the first-ever NCAA Division I East Preliminary Round meet
• Qualified for the NCAA Preliminary Round with a 1:50.22 clocking at the Liberty Twilight Qualifier
• The 1:50.22 effort ranks him No. 2 in program history for the 800 and was the fastest 800-meter effort by a Liberty runner since 1997
• Finished as the Big South 800-meter runner-up
• Ran the 800 and 4 x 800 at the IC4A meet

2009-10 Indoor Track & Field (So.)
• Posted a Big South runner-up finish in the 800, crossing the line ahead of multiple-time NCAA qualifier Felix Kitur of VMI
• His time in that race, 1:53.59, set a new indoor personal best
• Competed in both the 800 and 4 x 800 relay at the IC4A Championship
• The Flames ran a time of 7:42.87 in the IC4A 4 x 800 prelims, becoming the third-fastest quartet in program history

2009 Cross Country (R-Fr.)
• Teamed up with Ryan Cox for 16th place at the Virginia Tech Cross Country Relay in his first Liberty cross country race
• Served as the Flames' No. 3 runner at the Big South Preview, where he came in 13th

2009 Outdoor Track & Field (Fr.)
• Big South Presidential Honor Roll
• Came in fifth in the Big South 800-meter final
• Finished out his year with a season-best 1:53.32 effort in the 800 at the Liberty Twilight Qualifier

2008-09 Indoor Track & Field (Fr.)
• Raced lightly during the indoor season
• Recorded a sixth-place finish in the Big South 800

2008 Cross Country (Fr.)
• Did not compete in any races for Liberty and was redshirted

Prep
• Graduated from Lighthouse Academy, where he was one of the most decorated runners in Iowa high school history
• The first male in state history to win the state 1,600-meter title four years in a row
• Also a three-time state champion in the 800, a three-time state cross country champion and a three-time sprint medley relay state titlist
• Won the Nike Outdoor Nationals freshman mile in 2005

Personal
• Son of Lyle and Cindy Wendland
• Major is pastoral leadership
• Birthday is April 21

Top Efforts in a Liberty Uniform
400 – 50.47
800 – 1:50.22
1,000 - 2:24.74 (Indoor School Record)
1,500 – 3:43.91 (School Record)
Mile – 4:16.95 (Indoor)
3K - 8:36.64

IC4A Individual Title (1)
2013 Outdoor 1,500

Big South Individual Titles (2)
2013 Outdoor 800
2013 Outdoor 1,500

All-Big South Honors (7)
2010 Indoor 800 – 2nd
2010 Outdoor 800 – 2nd
2011 Indoor Mile – 2nd
2011 Indoor 800 – 3rd
2011 Outdoor 1,500 - 3rd
2013 Outdoor 800 - 1st
2013 Outdoor 1,500 - 1st