UNC Cross Country Bio
 Lianne Farber
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Personal Records:

XC 5K - 17:00 • XC 6K - 20:05 • 800 - 2:05.64 • 1,500 - 4:14.56 • Mile - 4:38.00 • 3,000 - 9:27.61 • 5,000 - 16:07.04

Redshirt Sophomore: Qualified for the NCAA National Championships in the 1,500 after advancing from the NCAA East Preliminary • ACC Champion in the 1,500 for All-ACC honors at the ACC Outdoor Championships • Smashed her PR in the 1,500 at the Virginia Challenge to secure her bid for the NCAA First Round with a time of 4:14.56 • Ranks fourth all-time in the UNC record books for the outdoor 1,500 • Ended the season ranked in the top 15 nationally for the 1,500 and spent much of the season nationally ranked in the top 50 for the 1,500, 800 and 5,000 • Also set a PR in the 800 at the Duke Invitational and in the 5,000 at the Stanford Invitational • ACC Champion in the indoor mile for All-ACC honors • Earned a personal best of 4:38.00 in the mile at the UW Husky Classic that ranks her fourth all-time in UNC history for the mile • Also competed in elite meets such as the Armory Collegiate, Alex Wilson Invitational and the ACC Championships • Ranked as high as 18th in the national rankings • Also earned a personal best in the 3,000 of 9:27.61 at the Hokie Invitational • Raced the fastest indoor 800 time for the women's team at 2:09.84. • All-America honors for the 2012 cross country season • Competed in every meet for the Tar Heels during the cross country season • Earned All-Region honors at the NCAA Southeast Regional for her fifth-place finish advancing her to her first appearance at the NCAA National Championships • Placed 40th at the NCAA National Championships • Set PRs in her 5K and 6K • Was one of the fastest women ever to run the cross country course at WakeMed Park in Cary, N.C., at the adidas XC Challenge, taking her first win of her collegiate cross country career in 17 minutes flat • Burned over a minute off her XC 6K personal best time at the Wisconsin Invitational • Named the ACC Cross Country Runner of the Week for the week of Sept. 18, 2012 • USTFCCCA All-Academic Cross Country and a member of the USTFCCCA All-Academic Women's Team • Named All-ACC Academic Cross Country and All-ACC Academic Indoor • Made Dean's List for the spring semester • Competed in the 1.500 at the USA Championships, finishing in 4:22.45 as the12th-best collegian and 27th overall • Named to the ACC Academic Honor Roll for the third time in her career • Earned USTFCCCA All-Academic honors.

Redshirt Freshman: Competed in all regular-season cross country races as well as the NCAA Regional in 2011 • Placed fifth at UNC Invitational and sixth at Florida Mountain Dew Invitational 5K races • Broke personal record in cross country 6K at the 2011 ACC Championships, running in 21:09.3 to finish 25th • Finished 29th at the 2011 NCAA Southeast Regional • Ran the 1,500 during the outdoor season • Held the fastest time on the team in the 5,000 at 16:15.36 • Set a PR in the mile at 4:41.8 at the ACC Indoor Championships • Broke her personal best in the 1,500 at the outdoor Virginia Invitational • Earned All-ACC honors for the indoor season and All-ACC Academic honors for the cross country and indoor seasons.

Freshman: Finished seventh at cross country UNC Invitational • Placed 14th at Covered Bridge Open • Redshirted the remainder of the season due to injury • Did not compete during the indoor season • Ran the 800 and the 1,500 during the outdoor season •

Prep: Four-year letterwinner in cross country and track and field • Eight-time state qualifier in cross country and track • All-state honors in the 4x800 relay • All-America honors in the 4xMile relay • 800 county champion • 4x800 relay county champion • Named team captain as a sophomore in high school and held the title until she graduated.

Personal: Majoring in advertising at the School of Journalism and Mass Communication • Member of the Carolina Leadership Academy • Before she discovered running, Lianne was a competitive sailor and an aspiring actress  • Lianne Jessica Farber is the daughter of Jesse and Cathy • Her brother is a professional jazz musician • Born June 12, 1992.


Year: Redshirt Senior
Hometown: Northport, N.Y.
High School: Northport
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