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Alejandro Perlaza Zapata

Class: Senior Position: Sprints Height: 5-11 Previous School: Universidad Catolica de Colombia Hometown: Cali, Colombia

Top Efforts in a Liberty Uniform
200 - 20.85
400 - 44.86 (Outdoor Colombian and School Record) - also owns Indoor South American and School Records at 46.14
800 - 1:52.40 (Indoor)

IC4A Individual Titles (1)
2018 Indoor 400

Big South Individual Titles (4)
2018 Indoor 200
2018 Indoor 400
2018 Outdoor 200
2018 Outdoor 400

All-Big South Honors (7)
2018 Indoor 200 - 1st
2018 Indoor 400 - 1st
2018 Indoor 4 x 400 - 1st
2018 Outdoor 200 - 1st
2018 Outdoor 400 - 1st
2018 Outdoor 4 x 100 - 1st
2018 Outdoor 4 x 400 - 1st

2018 Outdoor Track & Field (Jr.)
• NCAA national qualifier in the 400, finishing 23rd
• Nearly reached Eugene in the 4 x 400 as well, leading off for the 4 x 400 relay squad which clocked 3:08.52 at the NCAA Division I East Preliminary Round meet, missing the national championship by one spot
• A Liberty, Big South and Colombian national-record 400 time of 44.86 headlined his quartet of Big South titles (also 20.95 200, season-best 40.30 4 x 100 and season-best 3:08.19 4 x 400). As a result, he was voted Big South Men's Outstanding Track Performer.
• At the Texas Relays, split 45.6 during a program-record 3:20.65 clocking in the sprint medley relay and anchored the 4 x 200 relay to the No. 3 time (1:25.00) in Liberty history
• Dropped his 200 personal best to 20.85 while winning the Liberty Twilight Qualifier title
• Earned a bronze medal in the Central American and Caribbean Games 4 x 400 relay, while placing fifth in the 400
• 2018 Colombia men's 400 national champion

2017-18 Indoor Track & Field (Jr.)
• Double IC4A champion in the 400 (Liberty, Big South, South American indoor record 46.14) and 4 x 400 (45.4 anchor leg for Liberty and Big South record 3:09.88), earning his second Big South Men's Track Athlete of the Week honor on March 8 (also Jan. 31)
• Triple Big South champion in the 200 (season-best 21.24), 400 (meet-record 46.87) and 4 x 400
• Made a memorable collegiate debut at the Liberty Kickoff, winning the 800 in 1:52.40 and anchoring the 4 x 400 relay to victory in a then-school record time of 3:12.95 in a race where the lights briefly turned off

Previous School
• Attended Universidad Catolica de Colombia for two years
• Ran the 4 x 400 relay for Colombia at the 2016 Rio Olympics and 2017 IAAF World Championships
• 2017 Colombian 400-meter dash national runner-up
• Personal bests included 20.90 (200), 34.47 (300), 45.45 (400), 1:19.26 (600) and 1:52.10 (800)

Prep
• Graduated from San Ignasio de Loyola

Personal
• Son of Alirio and Maria Elena Perlaza Zapata
• Birthday is Aug. 26
• Interdisciplinary studies major