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 Zach Plinario
Zach Plinario


Richardson, Texas

High School:
JJ Pearce



2010 OUTDOOR: All-Big 12 in the 400M hurdles ... qualified for the national meet in the 4x400M relay ... won the Texas Tech Dual in the 400M ... season bests of 46.87 in the in the 400M, 51.29 in the 400M, 3:06.42 in the 4x400M relay.

2010 INDOOR: All-American in the 4x400M relay ... season bests of 47.96 in the 400M, 1:11.23 in the 600Y, 3:07.53 in the 4x400M relay and 9:48.70 in the distance medley relay.

2009 OUTDOOR: All-Big 12 in the 400M hurdles running a 52.39 and placing fifth ... ran a season best of 51.43 in the prelims of the Midwest Regional ... won the Michael Johnson Classic with a time of 52.74.

2008 INDOOR: Competed in the Big 12 Championships in the distance medley relay placing second ... finished third at the Arkansas Last Chance ... was a member of the 4X400M relay that placed second at the Tyson Invitational with a mark of 3:11.68 ... had a personal best in the 400M with a mark of 49.20 at the Texas Tech Invitational.

2007 OUTDOOR: Competed in three the 110M Hurdles set a personal best time of 15.46...season best in the 4x400M clocked in at 3:16.91 at the Texas Tech Open.

2007 INDOOR: Competed in three events during the season ... ran a personal best in the 60M hurdles at the Dan DeHart Invitational ... clocked a 49.65 a personal best in the 400M at the Texas Tech Open ... member of the DMR that ran a 11:03.13 at the Texas Tech Invitational.

HIGH SCHOOL: Attended JJ Pearce High in Richardson, Texas... Played varsity football and track... Placed first at district in the 110M and 300M hurdles in 2005 and 2006... Qualified for state in the 300M in 2005 and 2006... Named the City Runner of the Year in 2005... Honored as the Richardson Athlete of the Year in 2005... Best times include: 14.12 in 110M hurdles; 37.97 in 300M hurdles; 10.7 in 100M.

PERSONAL: Born September 18, 1987, to Gary and Vicki Plinario in Denver, Colo... Family now resides in Dallas, Texas... Father is a graduate of the University of Arkansas and is currently a sales manager... Father was a hurdler during college years... Mother graduated from the University of Texas at Edinberg and is a teacher... Has one sister, Sarah Price, 24, and a brother-in-law James Price... Enjoys music and drawing... Majoring in civil engineering.

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