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

Zach Hodges

Civil Engineering

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

As a Freshman (2021-22)
• Fifth on the team and 121st overall (33:13.65) at the 10k NCAA South Regional Championships (Nov. 12)
• Fifth on the team and 99th overall (26:48.9) at the 8k SEC Championships (Oct. 29)
• Also finished 83rd overall (26:51.3) at the 8k Blazer Classic (Oct. 16)
• Fifth on the team and 109th overall (27:00.2) at the 8k Joe Piane Invitational (Oct. 1)
• Also finished 50th overall (26:18) at the 8k Commodore Classic (Sept. 17)
• Finished 41st overall (19:20.6) at the 5k Mizzou Opener (Sept. 3)

The Hodges File
• Prepped at West Morris Mendham (N.J.) under head coach Roy Hamblen
• Letterwinner in cross country, winter track and spring track
• Prep career-best 15:48 in the 5k and 4:23 in the mile
• Three-time Group 3 state team champion
• 2019 all-Group 3 first team
• 2019 all-state third team
• Son of Allyson and Jeff Hodges
• Has a younger brother, Ben
• Born in Atlanta, Georgia
• Instagram: @zach_hodges
• Once hiked Grand Canyon top to bottom and back in one day in 2016

Why Vanderbilt: “I fell in love with the coaches and the team as I went through the recruiting process. They have given me the feeling that I can excel at Vanderbilt and become a very good runner.”