Aggie Invite Concludes Week in Utah
Cowgirls Earn Award for Eight-Straight Year; Cowboys for Fourth
Senior Finishes 25 spots and 16 Seconds Shy of All-America Honors
Race is at 10 a.m. MT in Terre Haute, Ind.
Senior is First Wyoming Runner to Compete at National Meet Since 2008
Images of Wyoming runners during the 2010 Mountain West Conference Championships in Laramie, Oct. 29
2013-14: Posted one of the best cross country seasons by a Wyoming runner in the last five seasons by qualifying for the NCAA Championships as an individual...also earned All-Mountain West First Team and All-NCAA Mountain Region honors...placed fifth at the conference meet in 24:27 for the ninth-fastest 8 kilometers by a Cowboy since 1990...claimed 14th at the region meet in 29:50 for the third-fastest 10 kilometers by a Cowboy since 1990...became the first Cowboy to qualify for the NCAA Championships since Mark Korir in 2008...placed 65th at the national meet in 30:01, missing All-America honors by 25 places and 16 seconds...paced the Cowboys in five of the six meets during the season, after finishing second on the team in the first race...earned five top-15 finishes, including winning the individual title at the Utah Valley Invite in 18:08...placed third at the Highlander Invite in 17:48 for the fastest 6 kilometers by a Cowboy since 1990...in 24 career races, placed in Wyoming's top three in all but one race...placed in Wyoming's top two in 19 races and led the Cowboys in 10 races...named MW Academic All-Conference in the classroom.
2012-13: Placed in Wyoming's top two finishers at all six meets...finished sixth at the Rust Buster in 19:11 ... earned sixth place at the Montana St. Invitational in 25:07 ... competed for 19th place at the Rocky Mountain Shootout in 26:03 ... achieved third place at the Highlander Invitational in 17:50 ... achieved 16th place at the Mountain West Championship in 24:57 ... finished in 29th place at the NCAA Mountain Regional in 31:00 ... named MW Academic All-Conference and a MW Scholar-Athlete.
2011-12: Placed third at the Wyoming Invitational in 22:04 ... came in sixth place in 24:52 at the Woody Greeno Invite ... earned a ninth-place mark at the Rocky Mountain Shootout in 26:00 ... finished Pre-Nationals in 39th place at 25:03 ... competed in the MW Championship for 31st place in 26:32 ... achieved a 22nd-place mark in 31:15 at the NCAA Mountain Regional ... named MW Academic All-Conference.
2010-11: Finished in the top 10 in his first two collegiate races ... often in contention for the team's second spot at the finish line, and finished up the season with four top-50 finishes ... placed 16th at the MW Championship, earning conference Freshman of the Year honors ... a pleasant surprise for the track team, qualifying for the NCAA Preliminaries in the 3,000-meter steeplechase ... finished 23rd overall and ninth in his heat with a time of 9:02.44.
Before Wyoming: Won two titles at the 2010 Wyoming state indoor championships in the 1,600- and 3,200-meter races ... competed in the nationally renowned Simplot Games, where he finished third overall and was the top Wyoming finalist in the 3,200-meter.
Personal: Born Dec. 5 in Rock Springs, Wyo. ... son of David and Janet Zans ... sister, Nicole, was a diver for UW from 2007-2009 ... majoring in electrical engineering.