Men's Cross Country, Track & Field

Josh Zinzer
Josh Zinzer


Aurora, Ill.

High School:
West Aurora HS



I/O Eligibility:


Five Head to Des Moines for NCAA Championships

Senior Andrew Riley looks to add two national individual titles


Fifty-One Illini Student-Athletes Named Academic All-Big Ten


Illini Travel to Wisconsin for Big Ten Championships

Illinois will head to Madison, Wis., for the 2012 Big Ten Championships.


Riley Tabbed Big Ten Co-Track Athlete of the Week

Senior won the 110m hurdles at the Penn Relays


Riley Wins 110m Hurdles at Penn Relays

Fraker sets school record at Drake Relays


2012 Track and Field
Outdoor: Ran the 200m, 4x100m and 4x400m relay during the season ... Ran the third leg of the 4x100m team which made it to the Penn Relays finals and placed fifth ... Recorded a season-best 200m time of 22.47 at the EIU Big Blue Classic ... Was on the 4x100m team that finished second at the EIU Big Blue Classic ... Academic All-Big Ten.

Indoor: Competed in the 60m ... Took second at the Illini Open with a time of 6.98 ... Competed at the Tyson Invitational and ran a 7.14.

2011 Track and Field
Outdoor: Ran in the 100m, 200m, and 400m... Ran in the 4x00m relay team, helping them beat the school record with 38.72 at NCAA Championships...Placed first in the 4x100m relay at the Big Ten Championships and at Drake Relays ... Ran a personal-best in the 100m at Tom Botts Invitational with 10.90...Ran another personal-best in the 200m at Tom Botts Invitational with 21.89...Ran a personal-best in the 400m at SEC/Big Ten Challenge with 50.74.

2010 Track and Field
Outdoor: Competed in the prelims of the 4x100m relay at the Big Ten Championships and helped the squad advance to the final, but suffered an injury and missed the remainder of the season ... Part of the 4x100m relay that timed the fourth-fastest mark in school history of 39.76 in its third-place finish at the Drake Relays ... Competed in the 100m and 200m at the Mike Poehlein Invitational ... Clocked a personal-best 200m time of 22.21 at the Pepsi Invitational.

Indoor: Posted a personal-best time of 6.96 during the prelims of the 60m at the Big Ten Championships ... Also competed in the prelims of the 200m at the Big Ten Championships ... Ran the 60m at five regular season meets, recording three top-five finishes ... Clocked a season-best 200m time of 22.20 at the Iowa State Classic ... Ran the second leg of the distance medley relay that captured the event title at the Iowa State Classic.

High School
2009 state champion in the 200m at the Illinois Class 3A meet ... Four-time all-state selection ... Won eight state medals, with six in track and two in wrestling ... Holds school record in the 200m (21.56), 4x200m (1:27.59) and 4x400m (3:20.87) ... Earned 11 varsity letters, with four in track , four in wrestling and three in football ... Hobbies include playing any sport, spending time with family and playing video games ... Member of the high honor roll and National Honor Society.

Born Feb. 26, 1991 ... Parents are Timothy and Catherine Zinzer ... Has three brothers ... His father most influenced his athletic career because he got him into sports at a young age and made him a competitor ... Majoring in statistics.

Zinzer's Personal Bests
100m: 10.90 - Tom Botts Invitational (4/9/11)
200m: 21.89 - Tom Botts Invitational (4/9/11)
400m: 50.74 - SEC/Big Ten Challenge (3/26/11)

60m: 6.96 - Big Ten Championships (2/27/10)
200m: 22.20 - Iowa State Classic (2/13/10)

Updated July 2012