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James Zentmeyer

Class: R-Junior Position: Distance Height: 5-11 Previous School: Home Schooled Hometown: Odessa, Fla.

Top Efforts in a Liberty Uniform
1,500 - 4:06.68
Mile - 4:31.43 (Indoor)
3K - 8:36.44 (Indoor)
5K - 14:48.93
10K - 30:49.35

All-Big South Honors (3)
2017 Outdoor 5K - 3rd
2017 Outdoor 10K - 3rd
2017 Cross Country - 7th

2018 Outdoor Track & Field (Jr.)
• Did not compete in any races and was redshirted
• Big South Presidential Honor Roll member

2017-18 Indoor Track & Field (Jr.)
• Did not compete in any races for Liberty and was redshirted

2017 Cross Country (R-So.)
• Big South All-Academic Team member and Big South all-conference performer with his seventh-place finish
• Flames' No. 2 finisher at the NCAA Division I Southeast Regional Championship, crossing the line in 43rd place
• Clocked an 8K personal-best time of 24:25.5 at Pre-Nationals
• Top-10 finisher at the UVA Duals (seventh) and Liberty Big South Preview (fourth)

2017 Outdoor Track & Field (So.)
• Earned his first two All-Big South medals, placing third in both the 5K and 10K
• Lowered his 10K personal best to 30:49.35 at the Virginia Challenge
• Fastest 5K of the season (15:05.45) came during the season-opening CSU Spring Break Invitational
• Big South Presidential Honor Roll member

2016-17 Indoor Track & Field (So.)
• Placed third in the Darius Dixon Memorial Invitational 5K at 15:06.99
• Posted a 3K personal-best time of 8:36.44 at the Liberty Elite Invitational

2016 Cross Country (So.)
• Limited to one race (16th place at the season-opening UVA Duals) due to injury

2016 Outdoor Track & Field (Fr.)
• Placed fifth overall and as the first freshman in the Big South 5K and 10K finals
• The Big South meet saw him make his 10K debut concurrently with his sister Terrill's 10K debut
• VertKlasse Meeting 5K runner-up, in a season-best time of 14:48.93

2015-16 Indoor Track & Field (Fr.)
• Seventh-place finisher in Big South 5K
• Posted a 5K time of 15:01.72 in his collegiate track & field debut at the Sykes-Sabock Challenge Cup

2015 Cross Country (Fr.)
• Placed 14th overall (No. 5 Liberty Flame and No. 5 overall freshman) in the Big South Championship
• Came in 186th in his NCAA Division I Southeast Regional Championship debut
• Fastest 8K of the season (25:10.0) earned 72nd place in the Pre-Nationals black race, cementing the Flames' team victory

Prep
• Home schooled, but competed in athletics at Sickles High School
• Finished third at the 2014 Florida 4A state cross country meet and 12th at the Foot Locker South Regional as a senior
• Named 2014 Bright House Network Boys' Cross Country Athlete of the Year
• 2014 Hillsborough County Boys' Cross Country Runner of the Year
• 2015 Florida 4A state runner-up at 3,200 meters
• Improved his 3,200 time to 9:04.15 at the 2015 Florida State Relays

Personal
• Son of James and Martha Zentmeyer
• Mother played volleyball at Presbyterian College
• Older sister Terrill ran cross country and track & field at Liberty
• Birthday is May 22
• Aviation major