Zach Hodges - Men's Cross Country - Vanderbilt University Athletics

Zach Hodges

Class Junior
Hometown Chester, N.J.
High School West Morris Mendham
Major Civil Engineering

Career Results

Student Athlete Highlights
• Competed at three NCAA DI South Region Cross Country Championships (2021-23)

Academic Honors
• 2022, 2023 Fall SEC Academic Honor Roll
• 2021-22 First-Year SEC Academic Honor Roll

As a Junior (2023-24)
• Competed in five meets, scored at four
• 94th overall (31:41.4) and a personal best at the 10K NCAA South Region Championships
• 84th overall (25:35.6) at the 8K SEC Championships
• 79th overall (25:58.8) in the Gold 5M at the Joe Piane Invitational
• 47th overall (25:22.2) at the 7.8K Mountain Dew Invitational
• Member of the 2023-24 Student-Athlete Advisory Committee

As a Sophomore (2022-23)
Track & Field
• Competed in one indoor meet

Cross country
• Finished top five among Vanderbilt athletes at five of five meets
• Competed in the NCAA South Region Championships
• 76th overall (25:32.6) at the 8k SEC Championships
• 62nd overall (25:50.6) at the 5M Joe Piane Invitational

As a Freshman (2021-22)
Track and Field
• Competed in four meets
• 14th in the 1,500 meters (4:03.96) at the Music City Challenge
• 31st in the mile (4:33.31) at the PNC Lenny Lyles Invitational

Cross Country
Competed in the NCAA South Region Championships
• 99th overall (26:48.9) at the 8k SEC Championships
• 50th overall (26:18) at the 8k Commodore Classic
• 41st overall (19:20.6) at the 5k Mizzou Opener

The Hodges File
Zach Hodges prepped at West Morris Mendham (N.J.) under head coach Roy Hamblen and was a letterwinner in cross country and track and field. His prep bests include 4:23 in the mile and 15:48 in the 5K. He is a three-time Group 3 state team champion. In 2019, Hodges was named All-Group 3 first team and all-state third team.

Zach, born in Atlanta, Georgia, is the son of Allyson and Jeff Hodges and brother to Ben. Once, he hiked from the top of the Grand Canyon to the bottom and back in one day.

Instagram: @zach_hodges