While getting cut from the JV baseball team may have dashed Zack’s childhood dreams of becoming a major-league outfielder, it certainly had a silver lining in jump-starting his competitive running career. In his junior year, Zack helped lead his high school cross-country team to win their first state championship. He then continued on to the University of Virginia where he competed as a “D4” athlete for the club team, notably claiming multiple top-three regional finishes and one top-ten national finish as an individual. Around this time, Zack started running marathons. He not only fell in love with the event but also found decent success, closing out his collegiate career with an over thirteen-minute PR at the 126th Boston Marathon. Today, he hopes to continue improving at both the marathon and half marathon with the help of GRC.
By day, Zack works as a digital signal processing engineer developing radar systems. In his spare time, he writes about all of the best bands you’ve probably never heard of for the indie music publication Boxcar Collective.