Zach Atchison
Zach Atchison
Height: 5'10"
Year: Sophomore
Hometown: Troutman, N.C.
High School: Homeschool
Major: Biology (Biblical & Theological Studies minor)

Honors:

  • USA South All-Sportsmanship (2015)
  • USA South All-Academic (2015-16)
  • USA South All-Academic (2014-15)

2015 (Sophomore): Ran in seven events in the fall... Finished 10th in the Mountaintop Invitational 5k (Sept. 4) with a personal record time of 19:47... Set a personal best in the 8k with a time of 30:46 at the USA South Championships to place 24th... Covenant's representative on the USA South All-Sportsmanship team... Also competed in the spring track season and set personal records in the 3000 meter (10:09) and 5000 meter (17:43)... Named to USA South All-Academic team for second straight year

2014 (Freshman): Ran in seven races on the year... His best 8K time came in the Berry College Viking Open (Oct. 18), where he recorded a time of 33:03.2... Made debut in the Mountaintop Invitational (Aug. 29) where he finished in 21:47.3... Named to USA South All-Academic team

High School: Was homeschooled… Personal best times are 22:35 for the 5K and 38:44 for the 8K

Personal: Born Sept. 27, 1996… Parents are Gabe and Michelle Atchison… Has two brothers, Aiden and Spencer… Favorite Bible verse is 1 Corinthians 9:24-26… Majoring in Biology with a minor in Biblical & Theological Studies… Volunteered at his church’s VBS program during the summer of 2014

Atchison's Personal Records:

Cross Country:
5K: 19:47.08 (Mountaintop Invitational, Sept. 4, 2015)
8K: 30:46.0 (USA South Championship, Oct 31, 2015)

Track:
3K: 10:09 (Mountain Laurel Invitational, April 15, 2016)
5K: 17:43 (Berry Field Day Invitational, April 9, 2016)

High School:
5K: 22:35
8K: 38:44