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Zach Gates
Zach  Gates

Graduate Student

Fishers, Ind.

High School:
Hamilton Southeastern

Last College:
William and Mary

Cross Country/Distance


Lavender Comfortable in Many Roles for UVa Track

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Virginia Cross Country Honored by USTFCCCA for Academic Success

Both squads, six individuals earn All-Academic Status


Nine Cavaliers Named to Cross Country All-ACC Academic Teams

Six Virginia men and three UVa women recognized


Virginia Men Finish 14th at NCAA Cross Country Championships

Gates, White earn All-America honors


Virginia Competes at 2012 NCAA Cross Country Championships Saturday

Men's team, White from women's squad to compete at national meet

All-American: XC ('12)
All-Southeast Region:
XC ('09, '10, '12)
XC ('12)
CAA Champion:
XC ('10)
All-CAA:XC ('10, '12)
CAA XC Rookie of the Year:'10

2013 Outdoor
•Did not compete

2013 Indoor
• Did not compete

2012 Cross Country
• Placed 22nd at NCAAs, earning All-America honors
• Finished fourth at NCAA Southeast Regional, taking home All-Southeast Regional honors
• Crossed the line fourth at ACCs, earning All-ACC honors
• Finished as top UVa performer in all five races he competed in

Before Virginia (at William and Mary)
2012 Outdoor
• Finished seventh in 10,000m at CAAs

2012 Indoor
• Did not compete

2011 Cross Country
• Finished 2nd at CAAs, earning All-CAA honors

2011 Outdoor
• Did not compete

2011 Indoor
• Did not compete

2010 Cross Country
• CAA Champion
• Earned All-Region honors with a 16th-place finish at Southeast Regional
• Finished 101st at NCAAs

2010 Outdoor
• Did not compete

2010 Indoor
• Ran 5,000m at CNU Holiday Open

2009 Cross Country
• CAA Rookie of the Year
• A USTFCCCA All-Academic honoree
• Finished 126th at NCAAs
• Earned All-Region honors with an 11th-place finish at Southeast Regionals

2009 Outdoor
• Scored at CAAs finishing seventh in 5,000m
• Finished sixth at IC4As in 10,000m

2009 Indoor
• Finished seventh at VT in 5,000m

2008 Cross Country
• Did not compete

•Placed fourth at the state cross country meet in 2007
•Finished fourth in the 3,200m at the state meet
•Named academic all-state in cross country and track
•Member of the National Honor Society

• Son of Brent and Sharon Gates
• Graduated from William and Mary with a degree in economics and mathematics
• Studying for a Ph.D. in mathematics at Virginia


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A 1985 graduate of UVA, White worked at the Richmond Times-Dispatch until July 2009. He was honored six times as the state's Sportswriter of the Year.

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