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UNC Track & Field Bio
 Lianne Farber
Farber Farber 817125

ALL-AMERICA • 2-TIME NCAA CHAMPIONSHIPS QUALIFIER • NCAA FIRST ROUND QUALIFIER • ALL-REGION HONOREE • 2-TIME ACC CHAMPION • 3-TIME ALL-ACC HONOREE • USA CHAMPIONSHIPS COMPETITOR 

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 Junior: Redshirted the cross country season as well as the outdoor season for track and field • Helped the women's DMR team take 11th at the NCAA Division I Indoor Track and Field Championships.

Redshirt Sophomore: Placed 19th in the NCAA Championships 1,500 final with a time of 4:23.18 • 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 • 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 • Earned a personal best of 4:38 in the mile at the UW Husky Classic that ranks her fourth all-time in UNC history for the mile • Earned a personal best in the 3,000 of 9:27.61 at the Hokie Invitational • All-America honors for the 2012 cross country season • Earned All-Region honors at the NCAA Southeast Regional for her fifth-place finish • 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 • Named All-ACC Academic Cross Country and All-ACC Academic Indoor • Competed in the 1,500 at the USA Championships, finishing 27th overall • Named to the ACC Academic Honor Roll • Earned USTFCCCA All-Academic honors.

Redshirt Freshman: Competed in all regular-season cross country races as well as the NCAA Regional in 2011 • 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 • Set a PR in the mile at 4:41.8 at the ACC Indoor Championships • Earned All-ACC honors for the indoor season and All-ACC Academic honors for the cross country and indoor seasons.

Freshman: Redshirted the XC 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.

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.


 

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