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Joe Spitzer

Class: Junior Position: Mid-distance Height: 5-10 Previous School: Home Schooled Hometown: Versailles, Ohio

Top Efforts in a Liberty Uniform
800 - 1:57.95
1,000 - 2:30.59 (Indoor)
1,500 - 3:55.87
Mile - 4:11.90 (Indoor)
3K - 8:24.42 (Indoor)
5K - 15:12.61

2020 Outdoor Track & Field
• Season was cancelled due to health concerns related to the COVID-19 virus

2020 Indoor Track & Field (So.)
• Recorded personal bests in both of his events at the ASUN Championship, placing fifth in the mile (4:11.90) and ninth in the 3K (8:24.42)
• Anchored the Flames to a season-best distance medley relay time of 10:01.52 at the Darius Dixon Memorial Invitational, the No. 6 effort in program history
• Liberty Kickoff 3K champion
• ASUN Academic Honor Roll member

2019 Cross Country (R-Fr.)
• ASUN All-Freshman team member, thanks to his 16th-place effort at the ASUN meet
• Served as Liberty's No. 3 runner during five of his six races, including at the NCAA Division I Southeast Regional Championships (78th place)
• Opened the year with top-five performances at the Liberty Challenge (fifth place) and FGCU Invitational (third place)
• Posted an 8K personal-best time of 25:06.8 at the Virginia/Panorama Farms Invitational
• Two-time ASUN Men's Freshman of the Week (Oct. 2 and Oct. 23)

2019 Outdoor Track & Field (Fr.)
• Grabbed the sixth and final scoring position in the ASUN 1,500 final
• Raced to a season-best 1,500 time of 3:55.87 at the Raleigh Relays
• ASUN Academic Honor Roll member

2019 Indoor Track & Field (Fr.)
• Scored points in the ASUN mile (5th place, season-best 4:14.68) and 3K (6th place, season-best 8:29.62)
• Anchored the Flames' distance medley relay to a season-best time of 10:08.20 during the IC4A prelims

2018 Cross Country (Fr.)
• Limited to one race due to injury
• Finished 26th in the season-opening Virginia Tech Invitational

• Home schooled but competed for Versailles High School
• Closed out his high school career with a bang, winning the Ohio Division II state 3,200 title (school-record 9:14.97) and the New Balance Outdoor Nationals Emerging Elite two-mile crown (9:24.06)
• Placed fifth at the 2017 Ohio Division II state cross country meet as a senior
• His junior year included a ninth-place finish at the state cross country meet and a third-place showing in the state 3,200 final
• Top high school times included 4:19.64 in the 1,600 and 15:41.70 in the cross country 5K

• Son of James and Lois Spitzer
• Mother ran track & field and cross country at Toledo
• Birthday is on Sept. 3
• Major is electrical engineering