Zack Christenson

Zack  Christenson


Safety Harbor, Fla.

High School:



Rust Buster Invitational

Photos from the Rust Buster Invitational.


Rust Buster Invitational (Men)

Photos from the men's Rust Buster Invitational.

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

FRESHMAN (2011): Competed in four meets, including three 8K competitions...posted a season-best time of 26:53 at the Fort Hays State Tiger Invitational (70th)...recorded a time of 28:57 at the Woody Greeno Invitational (203rd)...finished 97th at the Rocky Mountain Shootout with a time of 30:01...opened the season at the Rust Buster Invitational, placing 89th with a 6K time of 21:05.

HIGH SCHOOL: Countryside High School...earned all-county and all-region honors in both cross country and track...also claimed all-state honors in track...clocked a personal-best time of 1:56 in the 800-meter run and 4:21 in the 1600-meter run...served as captain for both track and cross country...also played varsity soccer...served as senior class treasurer.

PERSONAL: Full name is Zachary Thomas Christenson...goes by Zack...nickname is "Sack Tap"...son of Lee and Janet Christenson...has older twin brothers, Damon and Raymond...Damon is a STO in the Air Force and Raymond is an All-American Triathlete...majoring in economics...future plans include becoming a nuclear physicist, a biological chemist and playing in a jazz band...would also like to "join the National Cricket Association and take the title from the Aussies"...member of the USAFA Honor Guard and Saber Team...served as manager of the women's water polo (club) team...attended the Academy's Prep School...member of the soccer team...hobbies include "baton twirling, extreme pogo sticking, crocheting, sculpting, beat boxing, writing poetry and rocking out in my air guitar band"...huge fan of Zumba and belly dancing in the off-season, because "it not only keeps me physically in shape, but it's a great way to keep the core in check"...completed an aeronautical engineering course over the summer...also "helped mold the future cadets of USAFA into leaders of character, by expecting excellence from them down in Jack's Valley"...plans to be the passenger in Andrew Quallio's race care career and go into space with Ted Artz in his own spaceship...member of Cadet Squadron 40.

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