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Zach Martinez
Position: Distance
Year: Junior
Hometown: Gaithersburg, Md.
High School: Gaithersburg HS
Experience: 2 Letters

2007 OUTDOOR TRACK - Posted a season-best time of 3:59.4 in the 1,500 meters at the Navy Invitational and placed fifth... finished 10th at the Maryland Invitational with a time of 4:01.86... had a time of 4:06.40 at the ACC Championships and finished 32nd.

2007 INDOOR TRACK - Finished 21st in the mile on the bank at the Virginia Tech Challenge, running a 4:18.03... placed 14th in the event at the Patriot Games with a time of 4:29.17... Had a time of 8:47.62 in the 3,000 meters at the ACC Championships to place 29th... was also a member of Maryland's distance medley relay team that placed eighth at the ACC Championships and qualified for the IC4A Championships.

2006 CROSS COUNTRY - Finished sixth on the team and 78th overall at the Spiked Shoe Invitational with a time of 28:12.2.

2006 OUTDOOR TRACK - Placed 38th in the 1,500 meters at the Duke Invitational with a time of 3:59.78... ran a 4:00.18 at the Disney World Invitational to place seventh... in the 1,500 preliminaries of the ACC Championships, he ran a 4:01.07 and placed 27th.

2006 INDOOR TRACK - Had the team's top mile time of the season at the Liberty Invitational where he placed third, running a 4:15.81... placed 10th at the Maryland Invitational with a time of 4:24.98... finished 19th in the 3,000 meters at the ACC Championships with a time of 8:41.81... had a third-place finish at the UMES Lid Lifter with a time of 8:45.63.

2005 CROSS COUNTRY - Talented runner who enjoyed a strong finish to his freshman campaign... ran to a 32nd-place finish (22:39.0) in his collegiate debut at the Great Meadows Invitational... came in 62nd at the ACC Championships with a time of 25:39.0... finished second on the team at the final two meets of the season, NCAA Regionals (83rd overall) and the IC4A Championships (119th).

BEFORE MARYLAND - Mile and 2-mile state champion at Gaithersburg High School... placed third in cross country and second in the indoor mile... second team All-Met and has been a county and region champion... All-Montgomery County and All-Gazette selection for head coach Herb Talbert... lettered in cross country and track in all four years of high school... Gaithersburg's top runner as junior and senior year... high school bests: 400 (52.0), 800 (1:55), 1,600 (4:21), 3,200 (9:28).

PERSONAL - Born in Cherrypoint, N.C... part of Maryland's College of Letters & Sciences.


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