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Josh Showalter

Class: Junior
Position: Distance
Height: 5-8

Previous School: Christopher Newport University

Hometown: Leesburg, Va.

Top Efforts in a Liberty Uniform
1,500 - 4:06.45
3K - 8:54.54 (Indoor)
3K SC - 9:30.18
5K - 15:48.14 (Indoor)

All-Big South Honors (1)
2014 Cross Country - 11th

2014 Cross Country (R-So.)
• Earned his first All-Big South honor by placing 11th overall at the conference meet and third for the runner-up Flames
•Liberty's No. 4 runner at the NCAA Division I Southeast Regional Championship, where he finished 105th overall
• Fastest 8K time of the season (25:46.35) came at the Virginia/Panorama Farms Invitational

2014 Outdoor Track & Field (So.)
• Recorded an eighth-place finish in the Big South steeplechase final
• Raced to a personal-best steeplechase time of 9:30.18 at the Raleigh Relays

2013-14 Indoor Track & Field (So.)
• Placed 15th in the Big South 3K in a season-best 8:54.54
• Made his competitive debut in a Liberty uniform at the Hokie Invitational 5K, finishing fourth in 15:48.14

2013 Cross Country (So.)
• Did not compete in any races for Liberty and was redshirted

Previous School
• Competed for Christopher Newport as a freshman in 2012-13
• Named USA South Rookie of the Year after placing third at the USA South Cross Country Championship
• Mason-Dixon Conference indoor 5K runner-up
• Top track times at CNU included 9:36 in the steeplechase and 15:36.69 in the 5K

Prep
• Graduated from Loudoun County High School
• Helped his team finish third at the Virginia Group AA state cross country meet in 2010 and fourth in 2011
• Clocked a 3,200-meter time of 9:33.53 as a senior in 2012
• Top cross country 5K time was 16:15

Personal
• Son of John and Susan Showalter
• Criminal justice major
• Birthday is on April 25