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Justin Wachtel

Cross Country/ Distance
Forsyth, Ga.
Mary Persons
High School
Justin Wachtel - Cross Country - Virginia Cavaliers

NCAA East Preliminary

2024 Outdoor:
2022 Cross Country

All-Southeast Region
2022 Cross Country

TFRRS Profile (for PRs and full results)

2024 Outdoor
• Competed in the 5000m at the NCAA East preliminary
• Ran a new personal-best of 13:49.71 in the 5000m to finish ninth at the ACC Outdoor Championships
• Finished fifth in the 10,000m (29:47.41) at the ACC Outdoor Championships
• Doubled in the 5000m and 10,000m at the ACC Outdoor Championships
• Ran a new personal best in the Virginia High Performance 1500m (3:47.44)
• Took home fourth place in the 5000m at the Virginia Challenge, running 13:53.28
• Competed in the 1500m at the Virginia Grand Prix
• Ran a PB over 10,000m at Raleigh Relays, coming in at 29:18.38
• All-ACC Academic Team

2024 Indoor
• Named to the All-ACC Academic team, pursuing a degree in Commerce
• Ran a personal best in the 3k at the ACC Indoor Championships
• Competed in the mile at the ACC Indoor Championships
• Opened the 2024 season with a PB in the mile at the Penn State National Open

2023 Cross Country
• Named to the 2023 All-ACC Academic Cross Country team
• Competed at the 2023 Cross Country Championships at Panorama Farms
• Placed 46th at the NCAA Southeast Regional Championships
• Competed at the 2023 ACC Cross Country Championships where the Cavaliers placed third
• Placed 47th at the XC23 Pre-National
• Competed at the Virginia Invitational at Panorama Farms

2023 Outdoor
• Named to 2022-23 ACC Honor Roll
• Did not compete

2022 Cross Country
• Named to 2022 All-ACC Academic Team
• Placed 136th at the NCAA Championships (11/19/22)
• Earned All-Southeast Region honors with his third-place finish at the NCAA Regional Meet (11/11/22)
• Raced to a third-place finish at the southeast regional playing a monumental role in UVA clinching an automatic bid to the NCAA Championships (11/11/22)
• Earned All-ACC honors for his 13th place finish at the ACC Cross Country Championships (10/28/22)
• Placed sixth at the Panorama Farms XC23 Invitational (10/15/22)
• Helped UVA to a win at the Coast-to-Coast Battle in Beantown where he placed third (9/23/22)
• Won the Virginia Invitational individual title with a PB 6k time of 17:43.6 (9/16/22)
• Placed eighth at the Spider Alumni Open in his cross country debut (9/3/22)

2022 Outdoor:
• Competed in the 10k at the ACC Outdoor Championships
• Won his section of the 1500 at Raleigh Relays with a PB time of 3:49.68
• Placed fifth in the 5k at the Duke Invitational

2022 Indoor:
• Set a PB in the mile at the ACC Indoor Championships
• Competed in the mile at the Doc Hale VT Elite meet
• Competed in the 3000m at the Darius Dixon Memorial Invitational

  Five-time GHSA state champion
  Set the 5,000m state record in Georgia
  Set the 5,000m cross country state record in Georgia
• Ran in the Footlocker National Qualifier for cross country
• Named first-team All-American at RunningLane cross country national championship

• Son of Rhett and Rebecca Wachtel
• Has an older brother, Brandon
• Majoring in Commerce