Zachary Mead
Zachary Mead
Year: Jr.
Hometown: Montrose, Pa.
High School: Montrose
Major: Biology
  • Three-year letter-winner who has run in 20 of the Royals' 21 events over the past two seasons
  • Has six career top-25 finishes

Junior Year (2019)

  • Ran in all seven events for the Royals
  • Recorded two top-25 finishes including a season-best 11th place finish at the Misericordia Invitational (Aug. 30)
  • Ran a career-best 5K time of 17:44.6 at the Misericordia Invitational 
  • Posted a career-best 8K time of 26:57.2 and finished in the team's top five at the Paul Short Invitational (Oct. 5)

Sophomore Year (2018)

  • Competed in six events in his second season at Scranton
  • Recorded top-25 finishes in each of the team's first three races
  • Top result was a 14th place finish at the Cougar Classic on Sept. 15
  • Posted a season-best 8K time of 28:19.70 at the Dutchmen Invitational on Sept. 8

Freshman Year (2017)

  • Ran in all seven events in his first year in the program.
  • Finished in the team's top three in the first four events of the season.
  • Had a season-best seventh-place finish at the Cougar Classic on Sept. 16 at Misericordia in Dallas, Pa.
  • Ran a season-best 27:27 for 8,000 meters at the Paul Short Invitational on Sept. 29, at Lehigh University in Bethlehem, Pa.

Top 25 Finishes

  • 7th - 29:12.09, 8,000 meters, Cougar Classic (Misericordia), Sept. 16, 2017
  • 11th - 17:44.6, 5,000 meters, Misericordia Invitational, Aug. 30, 2019
  • 14th - 29:22.40, 8,000 meters, Cougar Classic (Misericordia), Sept. 15, 2018
  • 17th - 17,57.2, 5,000 meters, Misericordia Invitational, Aug. 31, 2018
  • 21st - 27:45.3, 8,000 meters, Dutchmen Invitational, Sept. 7, 2019
  • 24th - 28:19.70, 8,000 meters, Dutchmen Invitational, Sept. 8, 2018

Landmark Conference Championships Results

  • 2017 - 28th, 29:47.11, 8,000 meters, Oct. 28, Standing Stone Golf Club, Huntingdon, Pa.
  • 2018 - 39th, 28:46.59, 8,000 meters, Oct. 27, Union Canal Tunnel Park, Lebanon, Pa.
  • 2019 - 31st, 28:18.6, 8,000 meters, Nov. 2, Colmar Manor Community Park, Colmar Manor, Md. 

NCAA Mideast Regional

  • 2017 - 207th, 28:38.1, 8,000 meters, Nov. 11, Big Spring High School, Newville, Pa.
  • 2019 - 179th - 27:58.9, 8,000 meters, Nov. 16, Lehigh University, Bethlehem, Pa. 

Honors/Awards

  • Landmark Conference Fall Academic Honor Roll (2018, 2019)

High school/personal

  • Son of Jeffery Mead and Amy Duffy.