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 Zach Wilder
Zach Wilder

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Versailles, Ky.

High School:
Woodford County

Last College:
Purdue


2007-08 (Senior): Cross Country - Did not compete. Indoor - Competed in the mile, 3,000m and 5,000m ... Ran season-best mark of 8:39.62 in the 3,000m at the UK Invitational ... Turned in best 5,000m time at Husky Classic crossing finish in 15:17.17 ... Ran season-best mark 4:21.46 in the mile at the SEC/Big Ten Challenge. Outdoor - Ran season-best time in the steeplechase at the EKU Open with mark of 9:42.00 ... Placed fifth in the steeplechase at the Yellow Jacket Invitational with a time of 9:48.04 ... Ran season-best time of 15:44.90 in the 5,000m at the Jesse Owens Track Classic

2006-07 (Junior): Cross Country - Competed in two meets his first season at UK. Indoor - Participated in the 3,000 meters with a season-best time of 8:50.56 at the Kentucky Invitational ... Ran season-best mile at Rod McCravy Memorial at a time of 4:21.35. Outdoor - Red-shirted.

Previous College: A two-year letterwinner for Purdue ... Coached by Darrin Wilcoxson.

High School: Was a five-year letterwinner for his high school track and cross country squads ... His high school track team won the regional championship in his freshman and sophomore season ... Also a five-year letterwinner on his high school swimming squad ... Named the Kentucky Sophomore Runner of the Year and was the regional champion in cross country in 2001 ... Kentucky Junior Runner of the Year and regional champion in cross country in 2002 ... Kentucky Runner of the Year and state champion in cross country his senior year ... The regional champion in the 3,200 meter his freshman year ... Regional champion in the 1,600 meter, 3,200 meter and 4x800 meter relay his sophomore season ... Claimed the state championship in the 1,600 meter his senior year and was the runner-up in the 800 meter ... A first-team all-state selection in the 1,600 meter, the 800 meter and 3,200 meter his senior year ... Winner of the Michael C. Wallace Award ... An academic all-State performer from 2000-04.

Personal: Full name is Christian Zachary Wilder ... Born Jan. 28, 1986 ... Parents are Phil and Becky Wilder ... Has one sister, Jessie Bessinger (28) ... Father swam and played water polo at UK during his collegiate days ... Sister ran track for Purdue.

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