XC 8K - 24:15.9 • XC 10K - 32:56.77 • 1,500 - 3:40.16 • Mile - 4:00.79 • 3,000 - 8:34.98 • 5,000 - 14:00.75
2013 Indoor: Earned All-ACC honors for his third-place finish in the mile • Ranks third in the UNC record books for the mile with his personal 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.
2012 Cross Country: Battled an injury during much of the 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.
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 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: Majoring in economics • His father ran cross country for UNC-Charlotte • Isaac Dalton Presson is the son of Susan and Dean Presson • Born February 7, 1992.
Up Close and Personal with Isaac Presson
Hobbies: Fireside chats and long walks on the beach
Favorite Food: Crab cakes
Favorite TV Shows: Entourage
Favorite Book: Walden by Henry David Thoreau
Favorite Band/ Artist: Notorious B.I.G.
I most admire ___ because... John Raneri because he's a great all-around guy
If I could meet one celebrity, it would be... Grandpa John
Dream Vacation Spot: New Fairfield, Connecticut
Dream Job: Stay-at-home dad
If I could play another sport at UNC, it would be... Ice hockey
Before a competition, I like to... Meditate