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    Zariel Macchia
         NERegional Next Runner

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    • Hometown:

      Mastic Beach, NY

    • High School:

      William Floyd High School

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      Near 10:00 enro

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  • Cross Country Highlights
    Eastbay Regionals 2021 2nd Place just ahead of Juliette Whittaker and Jenna Mulhern 
    Eastbay Nationals 2021 Fun to meet all the runners and to finish as the Top 9th/10th grader 
    Manhattan College Invite 2021 2nd place for the 3rd time
    Class A New York State Champion - First for me and my School. Lots of excitement at the school and around the community
    Track Highlights
    Runner Up to Angelina Perez at Outdoor Nationals 2 Mile 
    Indoor 2 mile Champion at Nike Nationals setting a freshman National Record in addition to winning 
    Winning the second heat of the Mile at NBN Indoor Nationals to just miss All-American by 1 spot from heat 2 
    Indoor 1,000 just faster than Mary Cain's freshman time at NY States, also a good learning experience for track racing and managing positioning, getting cutoff, and jammed up.
    Cross Country Bests
    18:38 5k at Sunken Meadow - My County Championship Course - challenging course that is a fun place to run and workout  14:22 , 2.5 Mile , Manhattan College Van Cortlandt Park 
    Planning to go fast at Running Lane Course in Alabama Dec. 3rd  
    Hobbies: painting, calligraphy, drawing....art . Leading academic competition teams at my school and studying ahead for college courses

    Person would most like to meet: Most successful athletes and skilled artists are always fun to meet and learn from

    Hero: I don't have just 1 Hero. Natalie Cook is a recent role model and I was very impressed with her transition right into college success.

    Superstition: None, although I do repeat some behaviors I think are helpful or just fun. Using fun socks and drinking Saratoga bottled water to get a "racing edge" (hydration mostly) from the #1 ranked Team in the

    Most influential person: My Dad - He is my first training partner and taught me reasons to love running.