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Justin Wachtel

Cross Country/ Distance
Position
Sophomore
Class
Forsyth, Ga.
Hometown
Mary Persons
High School
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Justin Wachtel - XC/Track - Virginia Cavaliers

All-ACC
2022 Cross Country

All-Southeast Region
2022 Cross Country

TFRRS Profile (for PRs and full results)

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

2022 Outdoor: 
• 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
• Competed in the 10k at the ACC Outdoor Championships

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

Background
  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

Personal
• Son of Rhett and Rebecca Wachtel
• Has an older brother, Brandon