2018-19: Ran 29:42 (47th) in his first collegiate race at the Eye Opener ... Improved to run a season's best 27:32 (96th) and lead the team at the Queen City Invite ... Ran 28:35 (89th) at the Vertcross Invite ... Ran 28:55 (51st) at the Big South Championship ... Ran 36:02.8 (222nd) in the 10k at the NCAA Division I SE Regionals ... Competed in one indoor track meet ... Ran 2:06.74 (800m) and 4:46.32 (mile) at the Carolina Challenge ... Competed in three outdoor track meets ... Ran 4:28.50 (1500m) and was a member of the 4x800m team that ran 8:25.77 at the Coastal Carolina Invitational ... Ran 4:24.84 (1500m) and 2:08.13 (800m) at the CIU Invitational ... Ran 54.97 (400m) at the Gamecock Invitational.
High School: Ran six seasons of cross country and track at Irmo HS for coach Jeremy Lewis … Team captain his senior year … Two-time All-Region … Ran a PR of 16:27 at the Mike Moore Lake Murray Invitational his senior year … Ran 16:49 at the 2017 SCHSL 5A State Meet to finish 26th and lead the Yellow Jackets ... Standout student who was a member of the National Honor Society … Earned Honorable Mention at the District Science Fair.
Personal: Zachary Kochert … Son of Tony and Lane Kochert … Has one sibling, Jessie … Intends to major in physics.