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Zac Edwards

Class: R-Senior
Position:
Height: 6-2

Previous School: South Alabama

Hometown: Roanoke, Va.

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

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

2011 Cross Country (R-Jr.)
• Tabbed Big South Men's Runner of the Year after winning the Big South individual title by 18 seconds
• His Big South-winning 8K time of 23:56 set a new course record at Coastal Carolina's Quail Creek Golf Club and was the third-fastest time ever recorded by a Liberty runner at the Big South meet
• Earned all-region distinction with his 23rd-place finish at the NCAA Division I Southeast Regional Championship
• Won individual titles at the Coastal Carolina Invitational/Big South Preview and Charlotte Invitational
• Two-time Big South Runner of the Week (Sept. 21 and Oct. 5)
• Two-time ECAC Runner of the Week (Sept. 20 and Nov. 1)

Previous School (South Alabama)
• Spent two years (2009-11) at South Alabama
• Qualified for the 2009 NCAA Division I Cross Country Championships with a fifth-place finish at the NCAA Division I South Regional Cross Country Championships
• Won the 2009 Sun Belt cross country title and placed 20th in his race at Pre-Nationals
• Scored 30.5 points at the 2009 Sun Belt Indoor Track & Field Championships, winning the 3K, 5K and distance medley relay while placing second in the mile
• Captured the 2009 Sun Belt outdoor 5K title
• Posted a personal-best outdoor 5K time of 13:56.76 at the 2009 Mt. SAC Relays
• Served as the South Alabama S.A.A.C. president for the 2010-11 academic year

Previous School (Alabama)
• Opened his collegiate career at Alabama
• Earned SEC All-Freshman Team honors for the 2008 cross country season
• Helped Alabama win team titles at the Pre-Nationals, SEC and NCAA South Regional meets and place 10th at the 2008 NCAA Division I Cross Country Championships
• Clocked an indoor 3K time of 8:14.88 at the Razorback Invite

Prep
• Graduated from Northside High School
• Placed eighth in the 5K at the 2006 Nike Outdoor Nationals
• Won the Virginia Group AA state 3,200-meter title by more than seven seconds in 2006
• Placed as the state 1,600-meter runner-up in 2005

Personal
• Son of Bryan and Michelle Edwards
• Graduated from South Alabama in 2011 with a bachelor's degree in criminal justice/sociology
• Pursuing a master's degree in executive leadership/human services at Liberty
• Birthday is Aug. 12

Cross Country Personal Bests (at Liberty)
8K:
23:56
Oct. 29, 2011 – Big South Championship
Conway, S.C.

10K: 30:50.4
Nov. 12, 2011 – NCAA Southeast Regional Championship
Louisville, Ky.

Big South Cross Country Championship (8K)
2011 (Conway, S.C.):
1st place, 23:56 (Big South Runner of the Year, All-Big South)

NCAA Southeast Regional Championship (10K)
2011 (Louisville, Ky.):
23rd place, 30:50.4 (All-Region)