Men's Cross Country, Track & Field


Paul Zeman
Paul Zeman

Class:
RS Junior

Hometown:
Belvidere, Ill.

High School:
Belvidere North

Event:
XC - Distance

Birthdate:
10/26/1992

I/O Eligibility:
JR/JR

05/28/2014

Illini Earn 64 Spring Academic All-Big Ten Selections

Athletes from Eight Spring Sports Honored for Excellence in the Classroom

04/13/2013

Illini Win Lee Calhoun Invitational

One Illini sets meet record; two tie

03/30/2013

Illini Win Bill Cornell Spring Classic

The squad scored 161 team points; five titles

02/23/2013

Illini Finish Second at Big Ten Indoor Championships

Orange and Blue finish highest since 2000 season

02/09/2013

Illini Find Success at Spire/Husky

20 Illini athletes set personal bests over the weekend

01/25/2013

Illini Classic 1/19/13

Photos from Illini Classic at UI Armory

AT ILLINOIS

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.

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2014 Track and Field
Outdoor: Placed third in the 5,000m at the Illinois Twilight ... Clocked a personal-best 5,000m time of 14:53.97 at the Drake Relays ... Academic All-Big Ten.

Indoor: Recorded two top-10 finishes in the 5,000m, including a fourth-place finish at the Rod McCravy Memorial ... Placed second in the 3,000m at the Orange & Blue Open.

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.

Personal
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)

Track
Outdoor
1,500m: 3:56.33 - Bill Cornell Spring Classic (3/30/13)
3,000m: 8:33/39 - Lee Calhoun Memorial Invitational (4/13/13)
5,000m: 14:53.97 - Drake Relays (4/24/14)

Indoor
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 July 2014

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