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Steve Zieminski
  • Junior
  • Sarasota, Fla.
  • Riverview High School
  • Accounting
  • Cross Country All-SEC - 2002
  • Cross Country All-SEC - 2002
  • DMR SEC Indoor Champion - 2003

Has three top 10 finishes and three career victories on the track ... Has collegiate personal records of 25:04.08 (5-mile), 25:02.07 (8K), 33:14.96 (10K), 4:08.87 (imile), 8:09.70 (i3,000m), 14:45.52 (i5,000m), 1:50.10 (o800m), 3:45.21 (o1,500m), 8:40.74 (3,000 Steeple) and 14:16.01 (o5,000m).

2002: Competed in three races ... Did not run his first race of the season until the Pre-NCAA Invitational on Oct. 19 ... Florida's first finisher at SEC Championships, finishing 11th for All-SEC honors with a time of 25:38.48 ... Scored for the Gators at the NCAA South Regionals.

2001: Ran in six of seven races and scored in five of the six ... Ran a career-best time of 25:02.07 to finish sixth at the Florida Intercollegiate in Tallahassee, Fla. ... Earned his first collegiate top-10 finish, placing second in the dual with UCF, the first competition of the season ... Scored for the Gators, finishing 18th at the SEC Championships with a time of 25:13.23.

Track Highlights: Finished eighth to score for the Gators in the 3,000m at the 2003 SEC Indoor Championships ... Earned a career-best SEC finish of second in the steeplechase at the 2003 SEC Outdoor Championships ... Also scored in the 5,000m with a fourth-place finish ... Earned his third career win, taking first in the 2003 Florida Relays 3,000m ... Set his career-best steeplechase time of 8:40.74 in the prelims at the 2003 NCAA Championships ... A member of the SEC Indoor Champion distance medley relay with Moise Joseph, Dwight Ruff and Shane Stroup ... Also ran on the Florida Relays 4x1500 Champion team with Joseph, Stroup and Daniel Parker ... Scored in the 5,000m (eighth) and steeplechase (sixth) at the 2002 SEC Championships ... Earned his first outdoor collegiate win in the steeplechase at the 2002 Penn Relays ... first collegiate win came in the mile at the 2002 Florida Intercollegiate Indoor meet.

Prep: Holds Riverview High School records in the 1,600m, 3,200m and as a member of the 800m relay ... Won the Golden South Mile Championship in 2000.


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