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

Zach Hodges Season 2022-23

Civil Engineering

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

Career Honors

  • 2021-22 First-Year SEC Academic Honor Roll

As a Freshman (2021-22)

Cross Country

  • 2021-22 First-Year SEC Academic Honor Roll
  • 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)

Track and Field 

  • Fourth overall at the Outdoor Music City Challenge with a personal best in the 1,500 meters (4:03.96)
  • Set a personal best in the 5,000 meters (15:33.80) at the Georgia Tech Invitational
  • Finished 31st with a personal best in the mile (4:33.31) at the PNC Lenny Lyles Invitational (Jan. 29)

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.”