Zach Perkins
    Zach Perkins


    Alameda, Calif.

    High School:


    SOPHOMORE (2012): Did not compete in any meets.

    FRESHMAN (2011): Competed in three meets...clocked a season-best time of 26:07.0 to finish 31st among 305 runners at the Woody Greeno Invitational...also clocked that time (26:07.8) at the Fort Hays State Tiger Invitational to place 35th...finished sixth in the JV race at the Notre Dame Invitational after clocking a five-mile time of 25:49.

    HIGH SCHOOL: Alameda High School...earned the MVP award for the track team...also named Most Improved for cross country...member of the soccer team...served as team captain.

    PERSONAL: Full first name is Zachary, but goes by Zach...nickname is "Snakebite"...son of Randy and Alyssa Perkins...father served in the Army and Coast Guard...has a twin brother, Charlie, who is a senior at the Air Force Academy and member of the cross country team...also has one older brother, Randy, who is a graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy...majoring in management..."once retiring from the Air Force as a fighter pilot/doctor, I have plans to own a Build-A-Bear workshop and create a chocolate factory named after my brother"...named to the Athletic Director's List...served as the Honor NCO in the Fall of 2013...attended the Academy's Prep School...spent part of the summer at Kirkland AFB, N.M., for Operation Air Force...also completed Physics 215 ("and in the process, learned about black magic and wizardry")...hobbies include "the art of the spoken word, turtle herding, Chinese line dancing, astrophysics, biochemistry and anything that has to do with having a `Big Brain'"...large supporter of the Florida Gator women's collegiate 1500-meter runners...set Academy record in the 1500-meter run as a sophomore...also won Mountain West titles in the mile and 1500-meter run...finished second in the 1500 meters at the 2013 NCAA Outdoor Championships...member of Cadet Squadron 06.

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