Cowgirls and Seven Individuals Recognized by Coaching Organization
Becomes First UW Student-Athlete to Qualify in Track Event
Eight Cowboys and Cowgirls to Compete on Friday
School-Record 15 Cowboys and Cowgirls Set to Compete
Number Ties a Program Record Set Last Season
2014 Mountain West Outdoor Track & Field Championships in Laramie, Wyo.
2014 Cowpoke Open
Photos from the 2011 Mountain West Conference Track and Field Championships
2014-15: Ran in four meets during the outdoor season...ran a season-best 8:57.72 in the steeplechase at the Cowpoke Open on May 1...placed fifth in the event at the MW Championships...also placed 14th in the 5,000 meters at the meet...qualified for the NCAA West Preliminary in the steeplechase and placed 28th...also earned USTFCCCA All-Academic honors.
2013-14: Earned All-MW honors with a conference title in the steeplechase and ran three all-time top 10 times during the season...indoors ran the fifth-fastest 3,000 meters in 8:14.49 at the Powder River Dual on Jan. 31...finished fourth in the 5,000 meters and seventh in the 3,000 meters at the MW Championships...outdoors won the steeplechase at the MW Championships...ran the fifth-fastest time in school history in 8:50.45 at the Mt. SAC Relays on April 18...also posted the No. 7 mark in the 5,000 meters in 14:06.26 at the MW Championships to place fourth in the event...qualified for the NCAA West Preliminary in the steeplechase...also earned USTFCCCA All-Academic honors.
2012-13: During the indoor season, competed at the MW Championships in the 3,000 meters (3rd, 8:21) and the 5,000 meters (11th, 14:57), achieving All-MW honors for the 3,000-meter...earned a personal-best mile run of 4:11.98 for second place at the AF Invite, also helping the distance medley to first place in 10:41...achieved a personal-best 3,000 meters with a time of 8:17.14 at the Husky Classic, UW's fifth-best all-time mark for the event...at the Holiday Inn Invite, ran the 3,000 meters in 8:27 for second place...redshirted the outdoor season...named Academic All-MW and a MW Scholar-Athlete.
2011-12: During the indoor season, had his fastest time in the 5,000 meters at 14:52.42 at the Husky Classic for No. 9 on UW's indoor charts for the event ... competed at the MW Championships in the 3,000 meters where he placed 14th in conference in 8:37 ... his outdoor season was highlighted by a second-place finish in the 1,500 meters at the Snowball Meet ... competed in the 3,000-meter steeple at the MW Championships where he finished second.
2010-11: A key cog in the Cowboy distance crew ... during the indoor season, recorded two all-time best marks and finished in the top 10 in three out of the five races in which he ran ... added three personal records during the outdoor season, all good for top 10 finishes ... competed in two races at the MW Outdoor Championships and both were personal bests and top 10 finishes ... chosen as the Cowboys' Newcomer of the Year by the coaching staff.
Before Wyoming: Won two titles at the 2010 Wyoming indoor championships in the 1,600 and 3,200 meters ... also competed in the nationally renowned Simplot Games, where he finished third overall and was the top Wyoming finalist in the 3,200 meters.
Personal: Born Dec. 5 in Rock Springs, Wyo., to parents David and Janet Zans ... sister, Nicole, was a diver for UW from 2007-2009 ... majoring in electrical engineering.