Diego Zarate

  • Diego
  • Zarate

  • Class
    Junior
  • High School/Other
    Northwest
  • Hometown
    Germantown, Md.

Updated: November 14, 2017

2017: Claimed 32nd at the NCAA Southeast Regional (10K) meet with a time of 30:11.3 … Was 32nd at the ACC Championships, running the 8K course in a time of 24:15.0 … Finished 55th at the Adidas Pre-National Invitational (8K) with a time of 24:08.8 … Came in 33rd at the Louisville Sports Commission Classic (8K) with a time of 24:16.65.

2016: Finished 58th at the NCAA Southeast Regional in a time of 30:51.1 … Was 23rd at the ACC Championships with a time of 23:53.9 … Came in 38th at the Penn State National Open with a time of 25:48.0 … Finished 12th at the Greater Louisville Classic with a time of 24:35.63 … Ran unattached at the VT Alumni Invite and came in 15th with a time of 25:11.60 … Ran unattached at the Hokie Invite (6K) and finished 10th overall in a time of 18:55.60.

2015: Came in ninth overall and fourth among scorers at the Hokie Open with a time of 19:07.50 … Was 261st at the NCAA Pre-National meet with a time of 25:24.2 … Claimed 50th at the Princeton Inter-Regional Invitational with a time of 24:50.1 … Ran unattached at the VT Alumni Invite and finished 15th overall with a time of 25:10.52.

High school: Earned four letters in cross country and was the Gatorade Runner of the Year in Maryland as a senior … Was the Class 4A West Regional champion as a senior with a time of 15:26 and finished third at the state meet … Won 10 of the 11 cross country meets in which he competed as a senior … Was the state champion in 800- and 1,600-meter races at the 2015 Maryland 4A State Indoor Meet ... Was the state champion in the 1,600 at the 2015 Maryland 4A State Outdoor Meet … Placed third in the mile at the Penn High School Relays ... Finished third at the 2014 Maryland 4A State Cross Country Meet, first in the 1,600 at the state indoor and outdoor track meets, and third in the 3,200 at the state indoor and outdoor track meets ... Holds personal bests of 1:52.07 in the 800, 4:09 in the mile, 9:18 in the 3,200, and 15:26 for 5,000 meters in cross country.

Personal: Born Sept. 3, 1997 … Son of Carlos and Silvina Zarate … Has two siblings … Major is criminology.

Diego Zarate's XC Career Bests

6K: 18:55.60, Hokie Invite (2016)

8K: 23:53.9, ACC Championships (2016)

10K: 30:11.3, NCAA Southeast Regional (2017)

italics = ran unattached