UNC Cross Country Bio
 Isaac Presson
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Personal Records:

XC 8K - 24:09.3 XC 10K - 29:48.5 800 - 1:50.91 • 1,500 - 3:40.16 • Mile - 3:58.67 • 3,000 - 8:34.98 • 5,000 - 14:00.75

2013 Cross Country: Raced at the NCAA National Championships finishing 108th • Earned All-Region honors and a 10K personal best at the NCAA Southeast Regional with his 24th-place 29:48.5 • Received All-ACC honors for his 16th-place finish at the ACC Championships • Ran an 8K personal record at the Virginia Panorama Farms Invitational with his 18th-place 24:09.3 • Won the adidas XC Challenge 5K in 14:46.2.

Junior: NCAA First Round Qualifier in the 1,500 • Was also ranked nationally in the 5,000 • Earned All-ACC honors in the 1,500 as he finished in second place at the ACC Outdoor Championships • Competed in the inaugural McAfee Mile and won the outdoor event in 4:02.22 • Led the team in the 1,500 with his season-best time of 3:42.28 at the Virginia Challenge • Raced a PR in the 800 in 1:50.91 at the ACC Outdoor Championships • Earned All-ACC honors for his third-place finish in the mile at the ACC Indoor Championships • Ranks third in the UNC record books for the mile with his collegiate best, set at the UW Husky Classic, of 4:00.79 • Etched closer to the sub-four mark in every mile race he competed in • Raced at an exclusive mile invitational in addition to other recognized distance meets during the indoor campaign • Battled an injury during much of the cross country season but still competed in four races • Raced to a 10K PR at the NCAA Southeast Regional • Also competed in the ACC Championship, the Notre Dame Invitational and the adidas XC Challenge • Placed 10th for a season-best finish at the adidas XC Challenge • Named to the All-ACC Academic Cross Country and Indoor Track & Field teams • Ran his first competitive sub-four minute mile at the Music City Distance Carnival in 3:58.67 for a USA Track & Field Championships 'A' Standard • Placed 21st overall as the sixth-best collegiate time a in the men's senior 1,500 as he ran 3:46.34 at the USA Championships • Named to the ACC Academic Honor Roll for the second time in his career.

Sophomore: Competed in three races for Carolina cross country in 2011, including a personal best performance in the 8K at the ACC Championships Regional • Placed 28th at ACC Championships to help the men's team to a third-place finish • Became a vital runner for the distance program of the track and field team in the spring of 2012 • ACC Champion in indoor mile for track and field • Broke his personal best in the 1,500 at the Virginia Challenge • Member of the school record-breaking distance medley relay at the Alex Wilson Invitational • Lowered all of his times in nearly every race he competed in • Earned All-ACC Academic honors for the cross country, indoor and outdoor seasons.

Freshman: Finished 136th at NCAA Regional Championships • Finished 150th at NCAA Pre-National Invite • Placed 80th at Wisconsin adidas Invite • Represented Team USA at the Pan American Junior Championships in Miramar, Fla., over the summer and claimed the silver medal in the men's 1,500 • Took sixth and ran personal-best 800 of 1:51.42 at ACC Indoor Championships, also took sixth in the one mile • Took fourth in the 1,500 at the ACC Outdoor Championships • Ran personal-best 1,500 of 3:42.59 at the Florida Relays • Qualified for NCAA Regionals in the 1,500

Prep: Third at the 2009 NCHSAA 3A state cross country championships • For the indoor season, he was the state champion in the 1,000 and 1,600 • Opened the 2010 track and field season with impressive personal records in the 1,500 at 3:56 and in the 3,200 at 9:00.87, which is currently the fourth-fastest time in North Carolina history • Had PRs of 1:52.07 in the 800 and 4:08.46 in the one mile.

Personal: Enrolled in the Kenan-Flagler School of Business • His father ran cross country for UNC-Charlotte • Isaac Dalton Presson is the son of Susan and Dean Presson • Born February 7, 1992.


Year: Senior
Hometown: Asheville, N.C.
High School: Asheville High
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