- class Senior
- High school Winfield
2009 and 2008 SEC Academic Honor Roll
2008 All-SEC Outdoor Freshman Team – Steeplechase
2008-09 (Sophomore): Cross Country – Did not compete. Indoor – Did not compete. Outdoor – Did not compete.
2007-08 (Freshman): Cross Country – Finished sixth on the team and 17th overall at Old Timers Classic with a 5-mile time of 26:20. Indoor – Did not compete. Outdoor – Named to All-SEC Freshman Team in the steeplechase … At SEC Championships, ran personal-best time in steeplechase finishing 13th overall in a time of 9:28.40 … Won the steeplechase at Yellow Jacket Invitational, crossing the line in 9:30.45 … Ran season-best mark in 1,500m at EKU Open, clocking in at 4:00.27.
High School: The 2007 West Virginia Class AA state champion in the 1,600 meters … West Virginia state runner-up in cross country in 2005 … A four-time West Virginia all-state selection in the 3,200 meters, setting his school’s all-time record with a personal-best time of 9:31 in the 3,200 … A three-time all-state selection (2005-07) in the 1,600 meters … A three-time all-state selection (2004-06) in cross country … Helped his high school track and field squad to four consecutive state championships during his high school career … Coached by John Mike Nichols (cross country) and David Bailey and Sean Anderson (track) … Was a state finalist for the Wendy’s High School Heisman … Graduated Summa Cum Laude with a 4.061 GPA … Personal-best times include 4:30 (1,600 meter) … Also competed in soccer his first two years and basketball his freshman season.
Personal: Full name is Zachary Ryne Noel … Born June 16, 1989 in Oklahoma City, Okla. … Parents are Jackson Noel and Lynn Baker … Has two brothers: Tyler and A.J. and four sisters: Krystal, Kamber, Courtney and Olivia … Pre-pharmacy major.