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Zach Barker

Class: Senior
Position:
Height: 5-10

Previous School: Conrad Weiser H.S.

Hometown: Wernersville, Pa.

Cross Country Personal Bests
8K: 25:05.1
Sept. 28, 2013 – Virginia/Panorama Farms Invitational
Earlysville, Va.

10K: 32:22.2
Nov. 15, 2013 - NCAA Southeast Regional Championship
Earlysville, Va.

Big South Cross Country Championship (8K)
2011 (Conway, S.C.): 29th place, 25:54
2012 (Rock Hill, S.C.): 14th place, 25:38.83
2013 (Buena Vista, Va.): 11th place, 26:45.96 (All-Big South)

NCAA Southeast Regional Championship (10K)
2011 (Louisville, Ky.): 183rd place, 34:47.4
2012 (Charlotte, N.C.): 159th place, 33:38.13
2013 (Earlysville, Va.): 151st place, 32:22.2

Top Track Times at Liberty
Mile: 4:42.97
3K: 9:11.05
3K Steeplechase: 9:47.60
5K: 15:34.13
10K: 32:46.20

2013 Outdoor Track & Field (R-So.)
• Big South Presidential Honor Roll
• Finished ninth in the Big South steeplechase final, in a personal-best time of 9:47.60
• Also posted personal-best efforts in the 5K (15:34.13 at Raleigh Relays) and 10K (32:46.20 at Coastal Carolina Invitational)

2012-13 Indoor Track & Field (R-So.)
• Ran only two indoor races, clocking an indoor personal-best 15:37.91 in the 5K at the Sykes-Sabock Challenge cup and placing 19th in the Big South 5K final

2012 Cross Country (Jr.)
• Top seven runner for the Big South champion Flames
• Liberty's No. 7 runner and the 14th-place finisher overall at the Big South meet, where he ran an 8K personal-best time of 25:38.83
• Moved up 24 spots from the 2011 NCAA Division I Southeast Regional Championship, placing 159th

2012 Outdoor Track & Field (So.)
• Included on the Big South Presidential Honor Roll
• Did not compete in any races for Liberty and was redshirted

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

2011 Cross Country (So.)
• Served as Liberty's No. 7 runner for most of the season
• Came in sixth for the Flames and 29th overall at the Big South meet, in an 8K season-best time of 25:54
• Ran at the NCAA Division I Southeast Regional Championship for the first time, placing 183rd

2011 Outdoor Track & Field (Fr.)
• Made the Big South Presidential Honor Roll
• Sliced his 3K steeplechase best to 9:53.75 at the Big South Outdoor Track & Field Championships, earning a ninth-place finish

2010-11 Indoor Track & Field (Fr.)
• Ran the 3K at the Big South indoor meet, placing 15th

2010 Cross Country (Fr.)
• Made his Liberty debut at the Virginia Tech Cross Country Relays, where he and fellow newcomer Jarred Cornfield teamed up for a fifth-place finish
• Placed 24th overall and seventh on the Liberty team at the Coastal Carolina Invitational, helping the Flames capture the team championship

Prep
• Graduated from Conrad Weiser High School, along with fellow Liberty distance runner Nate Jones
• Helped his team win its first-ever District 3 AAA boys' cross country championship in 2008
• Placed 37th at the Pennsylvania State Cross Country Championship as a senior
• High school personal-best efforts included 4:26 (1,600), 6:22 (2K steeplechase), 9:38 (3,200) and 15:48 (cross country 5K)

Personal
• Son of Steve and Debbie Barker
• Younger brother Alexandru Barker is a sophomore on the Liberty track & field team
• Marketing major
• Birthday is Jan. 30