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    Paul Zeman
    Paul Zeman
    RS Sophomore

    Belvidere, Ill.

    High School:
    Belvidere North

    XC - Distance


    I/O Eligibility:


    Illini Win Lee Calhoun Invitational

    One Illini sets meet record; two tie


    Illini Win Bill Cornell Spring Classic

    The squad scored 161 team points; five titles


    Illini Finish Second at Big Ten Indoor Championships

    Orange and Blue finish highest since 2000 season


    Illini Find Success at Spire/Husky

    20 Illini athletes set personal bests over the weekend


    Illini Split Up for Spire Invite/Husky Classic

    Orange and Blue send six to Husky; rest of team to Spire


    Illini Classic 1/19/13

    Photos from Illini Classic at UI Armory


    Cross Country
    2013 XC - SOPHOMORE
    Competed at the NCAA Midwest Regional, where he finished seventh for the Illini with a 10K time of 32:31 ... Finished 53rd overall and sixth for the squad at the Big Ten Championships ... Set a personal-best 8K time of 25:06 at the Wisconsin adidas Invitational ... Placed 14th overall and finished third for the Illini at the Boilermaker Invitational ... Academic All-Big Ten.

    2012 XC - FRESHMAN
    Finished 11th overall and second on the team at the Illinois Intercollegiate, setting a personal-best 8K time of 25:15 ... Scored points for the Illini in three of the four meets this season.

    2011 XC - RS FRESHMAN
    Ran unattached in all three races ... Placed fifth overall with a 6K time of 19:02 at the Illini Challenge ... Placed seventh overall with an 8K time of 25:55 at the Illini Open ... Finished 61st overall with a 8K time of 26:17 at the Sean Earl Lakefront Invite.


    2013 Track and Field
    Outdoor: Finished second in the 3,000m at the Lee Calhoun Memorial Invite with a time of 8:33.39... Ran the 1,500m at the Bill Cornell Spring Classic with a time of 3:56.33.

    Indoor: Was part of the Big Ten Championship squad, running in the 5,000m ... Finished with a lifetime best mile time of 4:15.61 at the Illini Classic ... Ran a career best 5,000m time of 14:32.19 at the Spire Invite.

    2012 Track and Field
    Indoor/Outdoor: Redshirt season.

    High School
    Ran anchor leg of IHSA state champion 4X800 relay as a senior ... Was state champion in the 1600m in 2011 ... Was a part of two cross country state championships (2009, 2010) ... Three-time cross country, one-time track MVP at Belvidere North High School.

    Son of RaNae and David Zeman... Born October 26, 1992... Has one sister, Klea ... Hobbies include playing basketball ... Majoring in Sports Management.

    Zeman's Personal Bests
    Cross Country
    6K: 18:58 - Illini Challenge (8/31/12)
    8K: 25:06 - Wisconsin Adidas Invitational (10/19/13)
    10K: 32:31 - NCAA Midwest Regional (11/15/13)
    5 Miles: 25:26 - Notre Dame Invitational (9/28/12)

    1,500m: 3:56.33 - Bill Cornell Spring Classic (3/30/13)
    3,000m: 8:33/39 - Lee Calhoun Memorial Invitational (4/13/13)

    Mile: 4:13.37 - Illini Classic (1/18/14)
    3,000m: 8:30.64 - Orange & Blue Open (2/22/14)
    5,000m: 14:30.60 - Rod McCravy Memorial (1/24/14)

    Updated March 2014

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