2010: Did not participate in any meets.
High School: Earned most valuable player awards in cross country, indoor track and outdoor track during four-year career ... Captained the cross country and indoor track squads final two seasons and the outdoor track team as a senior ... Came in 73rd at the state cross country meet as a senior after finishing 11th in the regional ... As a junior, placed 11th in the 3,200 meters at the indoor state championship ... Earned three varsity letters in cross country and indoor track and four in outdoor track ... Also lettered in soccer as a freshman and sophomore ... Named D.H. Conley's Male Athlete-of-the-Year ... Coached by Coleman Bailey, Richard Bunch and Shannon McLaughlin.
Personal: Intended academic major is secondary education ... Full name is Mark Anthony Poczontek ... Son of Doug and Patricia Poczontek ... With partner Rachel Jenkins, won the senior teams section of the North Carolina Science and Engineering Fair for research on developing a nonintrusive method for measuring wall insulation ... Project made the pair finalists in the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (Intel ISEF), the world's largest international precollege science competition ... Winner of the North Carolina State Math Fair ... A North Carolina Teaching Fellow.