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Nathan Mountain

Cross Country/ Distance
Position
Sophomore
Class
Cincinnati, Ohio
Hometown
St. Xavier
High School
Nathan Mountain - Cross Country - Virginia Cavaliers

All-American
2024 Outdoor: 3000m Steeplechase (First Team)
2023 Outdoor: 
3000m Steeplechase (First Team)

ACC Champion
2024 Outdoor: 3000m Steeplechase
2023 Outdoor:
3000m Steeplechase

All-ACC
2024 Outdoor:
3000m Steeplechase (First Team)
2024 Indoor:
 Mile (Second Team)
2023 Outdoor:
3000m Steeplechase (First Team)
2022 Outdoor:
3000m (Second Team)
2023 Cross Country

All Southeast Region
2023 Cross Country

TFRRS Profile (for PRs and full results)

2024 Outdoor
• NCAA Runner-Up in the 3000m steeplechase clocking 8:25.71
• Back-to-back ACC Champion in the 3000m steeplechase in 8:30.05
• NCAA leader all season in the 3000m steeplechase with his time of 8:20.68 from the Virginia Challenge
• Shattered the previous 3000m steeplechase record at the Virginia Challenge, clocking in at 8:20.68
• Ran 3:42.78 over 1500m at the 2024 Bryan Clay Invitational
• Took third for a UVA 2-3 in the 5000m at Raleigh Relays, setting the second best time in school history (13:32.65)
• Qualified for the US Olympic Team Trials in the 3000m steeplechase
• All-ACC Academic Team
• ACC Academic Honor Roll
• CSC Academic All-American
• CSC Academic All-Disctrict

2024 Indoor
• Named to the All-ACC Academic team, studying commerce
• Advanced to the finals in the ACC Indoor Championship mile, placing sixth overall
• Competed in the 3000m at the ACC Indoor Championships
• Ran 3:58.16 in the mile at  the BU David Hemery Valentine Invitational, furthering his personal best set at the same meet in 2023
• Opened the season with a top-five finish in the 3000m at the Penn State National Open

2023 Cross Country
• Placed fourth at the 2023 Spider Alumni Open
• Finished 41st in an 8k race at the Virginia Invitational at Panorama Farms
• Placed 22nd at the XC23 Pre-National at Panorama Farms
• Earned All-ACC status with a 14th-place finish at the 2023 ACC Cross Country Championships posting a PB 8k time of 23:36.9
• Named All-Southeast region following a 14th-place finish and PB 10k time of 29:29.4 at the NCAA Southeast Regional Championships
• Competed at the 2023 NCAA Cross Country Championships hosted by UVA at at Panorama Farms
• Named to the 2023 All-ACC Academic Cross Country team

2023 Outdoor
• Named to 2022-23 ACC Honor Roll
• Ran PB in 5000m (13:48.25) placing 14th at Raleigh Relays
• Fourth in 1500m at the Virginia Challenge with a PB time of 3:39.68
• ACC Champion in 3000m Steeplechase running a personal-best 8:32.05
• Posted the fastest qualifying time out of the NCAA East Region in the steeplechase running 8:37.40
• Placed fourth at the NCAA Championships in the steeplechase to earn his first All-American honors

2023 Indoor
• Ran the first sub-four mile of his career at the David Hemery Valentine Invite clocking 3:59.01 and placing fourth in his heat
• Posted 4:03.21 in the mile on the JDL Fast Track at the Camel City Invitational in Winston-Salem, N.C.
• Secured automatic qualification for the mile finals at the ACC Indoor Championships with a second-place finish in his heat
• Placed ninth overall in the men’s mile finals at the ACC Indoor Championships

2022 Outdoor
• Ran 3:43.90 in the 1500m at the Raleigh Relays
• Placed seventh in the 1500m at the Duke Invitational with a time of 3:40.99
• Made his 3000m steeplechase debut at the Virginia Challenge where he posted a time of 8:45.42 to crack the Virginia top-ten list
• Helped the Hoos set a school record in the 4xMile relay posting a time of 16:17.89 at the Penn Relays
• Placed fourth in the 3,000 steeplechase at the ACC Championships (8:39.42)
• Advanced to the NCAA East Preliminary Round in the 3,000 steeplechase where he placed 17th
• Named to the All-ACC Academic team
• Named to ACC Academic honor roll
• Named VaSID Track Rookie of the Year
• Named to 2022 All-ACC Academic Team

2022 Indoor 
• Clocked 8:10.22 in the 3000m at the Darius Dixon Memorial Invitational
• Competed in the 3000m at the ACC Indoor Championships
• Placed fourth in the mile at the ACC Indoor Championships to secure second team All-ACC status
• Named VaSID Track Rookie of the Year

2021 Cross Country
• Finished 64th in the 8k at the ACC Championships (24:51.3)
• Finished 45th in the 10k at the Southeast Regional Championships (30:37.8)
• Helped Virginia to a second-place finish at the Hokie Invitational (9:50.06)
• Placed ninth in the 1500 at the Columbia Challenge (3:47.57)
• Placed eighth in the mile at the Columbia Challenge (4:03.27)
• Competed in the 3000m at the Darius Dixon Memorial Invitational (8:10.22)
• Placed fourth in the mile and competed in the 3000m at the ACC Indoor Championships

Background
• Was 24th at the 2020 XC Town USA Meet of Champions (15:50.6)
• Ran his school record time of 14:46.90 at Trinity / Valkyrie Invitational in Louisville, Ky.
• At the time that was the No. 4 time in the nation
Won the track 3,200-meter run at the 2021 OATCCC Ohio state indoor track meet in 8:56.96, the No. 2 indoor time in the nation that year
• 1600m Ohio state champion his senior year 2k steeplechase national high school record holder
• Owns fastest mile and 2-mile time in Ohio history
• At 2021  Brooks PR Invitational won boys 2-mile with 8:42.39, the No. 2 time US time in the event for his age group
• Three-time Greater Catholic League Cross Country Runner of the Year
• Twice named Cincinnati Enquirer Cross Country Runner of the Year
• Was district and regional champion twice
• Team captain for his high school cross country team in his senior year
• Holds the Cincinnati record for the 5,000m in track

Personal
• Son of Jill and Matt Mountain
• Has an older sister and brother, Ashley and Drew, and a twin brother, Josh
• Majoring in Commerce