Personal-Best Marks – 800m: 1:51.36a
JUNIOR YEAR | 2016-17: Competed in the 800-meter run during seven meets (four indoor, three outdoor)...recorded a career-best time of 1:51.36 (adjusted for altitude) to finish second at the Air Force Team Challenge...ranked third on the team in 2017...won that event at the Air Force Invitational (1:53.02) and Tyson Invitational (1:52.53)...finished 10th in the preliminary heat at the Mountain West Indoor Championships (1:52.57a)...posted an outdoor-best time of 1:53.59 at the Portland Track Festival...ran on the 4x800-meter relay that finished eighth at the Drake Relays (7:40.45).
SOPHOMORE YEAR | 2015-16: Finished fifth in the 800-meter run at the Mountain West Outdoor Championships (1:51.45)...also scored for the Falcons at that meet as a member of the 4x400-meter relay team that placed fifth...clocked a career-best time of 1:51.43 to finish fifth at the Sun Angel Classic...earned an additional fifth-place finish at the outdoor-opening Aztec Invitational (1:55.49)...ran the second leg of the 4x800-meter relay that posted the second-fastest time in Academy history (7:29.14) at the Drake Relays...competed in the 800-meter run during four indoor meets...clocked a personal-best time of 1:52.01 to finish fourth at the Tyson Invitational...earned runner-up honors in that event at the Air Force Team Challenge (1:52.77a)...raced in two 600-meter events...posted a career-best 1:20.10 to finish fourth at the New Mexico Team Invitational...that was the fastest time on the team in 2016.
FRESHMAN YEAR | 2014-15: Ran on the 4x800-meter relay team that clocked the fifth-fastest time in Academy history (7:39.69) at the Drake Relays...ranked second on the team in the 800-meter run during the indoor season...clocked a career-best time of 1:53.47 (adjusted for altitude) at the New Mexico Invitational...competed at that distance four times, including the Mountain West Indoor Championships...ran the 400-meter dash twice, posting a personal-best 51.36 at the Air Force Team Challenge...ran a 1:06.84 in the 500-meter dash at the Air Force Holiday Open...also competed in the 800-meter run during four outdoor meets...posted a personal-best time of 1:53.34 for a top-five finish at the Aztec Invitational...earned a top-three placement at the Air Force Twilight Open (1:58.29)...ran the 400-meter dash at the Jerry Quiller Classic, clocking in at 51.27.
HIGH SCHOOL: Valor Christian High School...Colorado 4A state champion in the 800-meter run (1:52.66)...also set the VCHS record with that time...also placed sixth in the state meet in the 400-meter dash (48.95)...anchored the 4x400-meter relay that finished second in 3:16...won the 800-meter run during the indoor season at the Arkansas High School Indoor Invitational and Air Force High School Indoor Invitational...set a new meet record at Air Force’s event (1:55.19)...finished second in that event at the Simplot Games (indoors) and Mt. SAC Relays (outdoors)...finished 10th at the New Balance Indoor National Championships with a time of 1:53.93...first-team all-state selection...lettered four years in both cross country and track.
PERSONAL: Full name is Zachary Thomas Petrie...goes by Zac...son of Tom and Lori Petrie...is an only child...majoring in management...hobbies include knitting sweaters for teammates, anything to do with freight trains, collecting Crocs, listening to 60s and 70s tunes and marching in cadence...trained by the late Tony Wells...member of Cadet Squadron 04.