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Zachary Elkins
Position: Distance
Year: Junior
Hometown: St. Joseph, Ill.
High School: St. Joseph-Ogden
Experience: 2 Years
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2014 Outdoor — Finished fourth in the 400 at the Messersmith Invitational... took fifith in the 800 at the Arkansas Spring Invitational... 2014 Indoor — Placed 13th in the 800 at the Jack Jennett Invitational with a season best time of 1:59.60… ran a personal best time of 1:25.65 in the 600 at the Jack Johnson Invitational… finished fourth in the 1000m at the ISU Holiday Preview.

2013 Outdoor — Finished 17th in the 800 at the State Farm MVC Outdoor Championship... ran a personal best of 1:56.09 in the 800 at the Nebraska Invitational... second in the 800 at the Grand View Classic and third at the Ashford Spring Classic... 2013 Indoor — Ran on the sixth place distance medley relay at the State Farm MVC Indoor Championship...15th in the 800 at the Iowa Invitational... finished seventh in the mile at the Cyclone Holiday Preview... 2012 Cross Country — Did not compete.

Prep — Four-year letterwinner in cross country and track at St. Joseph-Ogden High... three-year captain for both cross country and track teams... earned Sangamon Valley Conference as well as sectional champion honors in the 400, 800 and 4x800 in 2011 and 2012... IHSA cross country regional champion in 2010... member of 4x800 relay team that finished third twice and second once at the Illinois Class 1A state meet... 4x400 relay teams finished in top four in state three times.

Personal — Undecided on major...
recipient of Drake Presidential Scholarship... earned the MVC Commissioner's Academic Excellence Award for 2013-14... named to the MVC Academic Honor Roll for 2012-13... son of Stephen and Jodi Elkins... father, Stephen, ran track at Cedarville University... brother of Olivia and Samuel...nickname is Zeke... born in June, 1993 in Ohio.

Personal Bests
600 - 1:25.65i
800 - 1:56.09