Men's Cross Country, Track & Field


DJ Zahn
DJ Zahn

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Morton, Ill.

High School:
Morton

Event:
Sprints

I/O Eligibility:
SR/SR

04/20/2013

4x400 Highlights LSU Alumni Gold Meet

400m runners shine on Saturday

04/18/2013

Illini Ready for LSU & Mt. SAC Relays

Majority to Baton Rouge, select squad to California

04/11/2013

Illini Set for Lee Calhoun Memorial Invitational

Orange and Blue will travel to Macomb, Ill., for meet

04/07/2013

Four Illini Victorious at Tiger Track Classic

Three Orange and Blue crack school's top-10

04/04/2013

Illini Travel to Auburn's Tiger Track Classic

Meet will take place at Hutsell-Rosen Track

05/13/2013

2013 Big Ten Outdoor Track & Field Championships

Pictures from the 2013 Big Ten Outdoor Track & Field Championships.

01/15/2013

Illini Open

Photos from the Illini Open on Jan. 12, 2013

AT ILLINOIS

2014 Track and Field
Outdoor: Earned second-team All-America honors as a member of the 4x400m relay team that placed 10th at the NCAA Championships ... Qualified for the NCAA Championships in the 400m and placed 22nd ... Clocked the fifth-fastest 400m time in school history (45.69) at the NCAA West Preliminary Round ... Finished runner-up in the 400m at the Big Ten Championships ... Member of the 4x400m and 4x100m relay teams that scored points at the Big Ten Championships ... Placed 9th in the 200m at the conference championships ... Won the 400m at the Illinois Twilight ... Member of the 4x400m relay team that placed second at the Drake Relays with the fifth-fastest time in school history ... USTFCCCA second-team All-American.

Indoor: Finished runner-up in the 400m at the Big Ten Championships with the seventh-fastest time in school history (46.67) ... Competed in the 200m at the Big Ten Championships and placed seventh to score points for the Illini ... Member of the 4x400m relay team that placed third at the Big Ten Championships and clocked the fifth-fastest time in school history ... Clocked the seventh-fastest 200m time in school history (21.29) to place eighth at the Husker Invitational ... Won the 400m at the Illini Classic.

2013 Track and Field
Outdoor: Earned All-America honors after running the first leg of the 4x400m relay squad which finished fifth at the NCAA Championships ... Was also a part of the 4x100m relay squad at the NCAA Championships who finished 13th and earned second team All-America honors ... Helped Illini win the first annual HyVee Cup at the Drake Relays ... Set a lifetime best 200m time of 21.26 during the prelims at the Big Ten Championships ... Recorded a career best 400m time of 46.98 at the LSU Alumni Gold meet to finish runner-up in the event.

Indoor: Qualified for the NCAA Championships in the 4x400m relay ... Scored points for the Illini at the Big Ten Championships, running the second leg of the DMR team which finished fifth ... Ran on the 4x400m relay squad which clocked the fourth fastest time in school history (3:07.84) at the Notre Dame Alex Wilson Meet ... Clocked a lifetime best 600m time of 1:24.13 at the Illini Open.

2012 Track and Field
Outdoor: Ran the third leg of the 4x100m relay team which qualified for the NCAA Championships and set the third-fastest time in school history (39.00) in the prelims ... Qualified for the NCAA West Preliminary Round of Championships in the 4x100m relay and individually in the 400m ... Notched a career-best 400m time of 47.34 during the prelims of the Big Ten Championships ... Set a lifetime-best 200m time of 21.35 at the LSU Invitational ... Finished runner-up in the 400m at the EIU Big Blue Classic.

Indoor: Participated in the 60m, 60m hurdles, 200m, 400m, and 600m ... Represented the Illini in the Big Ten Championships in the 200m, scoring points by taking seventh with a time of 21.78 ... Placed fourth in the 400m at the Mark Colligan Memorial with a time of 49.07 ... Ran in five meets.

High School
Finished second in the 400m dash at the state meet as a junior and took second in the 200m dash and 400m dash as a senior... Earned All-Conference honors in track and field in the 100m dash, 200m dash, 400m dash, 4x100m relay and 4x200m relay... All-State honorable mention in football as a senior.

Personal
Parents are Troy and Jennifer Zahn... Has two brothers, Zach and Jacob... Hobbies are basketball, football, skateboarding, listening to music and playing video games.

Zahn's Personal Bests
Outdoor
100m: 10.57 - Lenny Lyles/Clark Wood Invitational (3/29/14)
200m: 21.10 - Kentucky Relays (4/19/14)
400m: 45.69 - NCAA West Prelims (5/29/14)

Indoor
60m: 6.91 - Illini Classic (1/18/14)
200m: 21.29 - Husker Invitational (2/8/14)
400m: 46.67 - Big Ten Championships (3/1/14)
600m: 1:24.13 - Illini Open (1/12/13)

Updated July 2014

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