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STEVE ZIEMINSKI (ZUH-min-ski)
  • Distance
  • Ind: Senior, Out: Senior
  • Sarasota, Fla. (Riverview HS)
  • BD: 5/11/82 (Portland, Ore.)

CAREER VICTORIES: 13
PERSONAL RECORDS
INDOOR

Mile: 4:02.06, 2005 Florida Last Chance Meet
3,000m: 8:08.01, 2005 SEC Indoor Championships, Fayetteville, Ark.
5,000m: 14:20.60, 2005 SEC Indoor Championships, Fayetteville, Ark.
OUTDOOR
1,500m: 3:45.21, Sun Angel Classic, Temps, Ariz.
3,000m Steeplechase: 8:46.84, 2003 NCAA East Regional, Fairfax, Va.
5,000m: 14:16.01, 2003 SEC Championships, Knoxville, Tenn.

HONORS: (Two-time All-American, two-time SEC champion) 2004 NCAA Outdoor All-American - 3,000m steeplechase; 2004 SEC Outdoor champion - 3,000m steeplechase; 2004 NCAA Indoor All-American - DMR; 2004 CoSIDA Academic All-American; 2003 SEC Indoor champion - distance medley relay.

2005 AS A SENIOR: Wins (2): (o) Texas Relays 1,500m (3:47.00); Florida Relays 4x1,500m relay (16:14.76) … Competed in 11 meets (five indoors, six indoors) … Capped career by finishing 23rd in 3,000m steeplechase at NCAA Outdoor Championships with time of 8:54.71 … Advanced to nationals in 3,000m steeplechase after finishing fourth with time of 8:46.71 at NCAA East Regional Championships … Scored 14 points at SEC Outdoor Championships … Finished second in 3,000m steeplechase with time of 8:55.14 and was fourth in 1,500m in 3:47.92 … Hit regional mark with time of 8:58.17 in steeplechase to finish 12th at Mt. SAC Relays … Took first in 1,500m at Texas Relays with time of 3:47.00 … Ran second leg of winning 4x1,500m relay at Florida Relays (16:14.76) … Led his heat at quarter-mile, half-mile and three-quarter mile points but eventually finished 14th in mile at NCAA Indoor Championships in 4:08.17 … Posted career-best and provisional time of 4:02.06 in mile at Florida Last Chance Meet … Finished fifth in 3,000m at SEC Indoor Championships with third-best time in school history (8:08.01) … Also ended 5,000m in 11th after time of 14:20.60 … Took second in mile at Gator Invitational in 4:09.88.

2004 AS A JUNIOR: Wins (6): (i) Fast Times Qualifier DMR (9:37.11); (o); Florida Relays steeplechase (9:07.44); Florida Relays 4x800m relay (7:24.68); Florida Relays DMR (9:50.79); FSU Dual Meet 5,000m (14:52.66); SEC Outdoor Championships steeplechase (8:53.01) … Bests of 4:07.38 (mile); 8:10.56 (3,000m) and 8:47.32 (steeplechase) ... Competed in 14 meets (six indoor, eight outdoor) ... Earned All-America honors in the 3,000m steeplechase with a fifth-place time of 8:53.84 at the NCAA Outdoor Championships ... Runner-up in the steeplechase at the NCAA East Regional Championships, finishing in 8:47.32 ... Won the steeplechase at the SEC Outdoor Championship in 8:53.01 ... Won the 5,000m (14:52.66) and finished second in the 1,500m (3:49.25) at the FSU Dual meet ... Notched a fourth-place finish in the championship steeplechase (8:52.81) at Penn Relays ... Won the steeplechase in 9:07.44 and was a member of the winning DMR and 4x800m relay teams at Florida Relays ... Earned All-America honors as a member of the seventh-place DMR team at the NCAA Indoor Championships ... Anchor leg of the DMR team that automatically qualified for the NCAA Championships by running 9:37.11 at the Fast Times Qualifier ... Anchor leg of the SEC runner-up DMR team that finished in 9:42.49 and also scored in the 3,000m with a fifth place time of 8:10.56 at the SEC Indoor Championships ... Anchor leg of the fourth-place DMR team at the Tyson Invitational that finished in 9:46.56 ... Finished second in the 3,000m (8:16.09) at the Gator Invitational ... Finished fourth in the mile (4:07.38) at the SEC Invitational ... Named to the SEC Academic Honor Roll.

2003 AS A SOPHOMORE: Wins (3): (i) SEC Indoor Championships distance medley relay (9:41.68); (o) Florida Relays 3000m (9:09.64), Florida Relays 4x1500m relay (15:36.90) … Bests of 4:08.87 (mile), 8:09.70 (3,000m), 8:40.74 (steeplechase) ... Competed in 12 meets (five indoor, seven outdoor) … Finished 13th in the finals of the 3,000m steeplechase in a time of 8:55.94 ... Scored at the NCAA East Regional with a fourth place finish in the 3,000m steeplechase in a personal-best time of 8:46.84 … Runner-up in the steeplechase (8:51.15) and finished fourth in the 5,000m in a personal-best time of 14:16.01 at the SEC Championships … Finished third in the steeplechase at Penn Relays … Finished third in the 1,500m in a personal-best time of 3:45.21 at the Sun Angel Classic … Won the 3000m (9:09.64) and was a member of the winning 4x1,500m relay team (15:36.90) at Florida Relays … Runner-up in the 3,000m at the Gator Invitational in 8:09.70 … Runner-up at the SEC Challenge in the mile in 4:08.87.

2002 AS A REDSHIRT FRESHMAN: Wins (2): (o)Penn Relays Collegiate steeplechase, 9:04.26; (i) Florida Intercollegiates mile: 4:14.39 … Bests of 3:54.63 (1,500m), 4:09.91 (mile), 8:21.13 (3,000m), 9:04.26 (3,000m steeplechase) and 14:45.52 (5,000m) … Competed in 11 meets (six indoors, five outdoors)… Scored in two events at the SEC Championships… Eighth in the 5,000m, sixth in the steeplechase… Won the collegiate division of the Penn Relays Steeplechase in 9:04.26… Ninth in the SEC Championships 5,000m, 14:45.52 … Ran 4:09.91 in the mile at the adidas Invitational … Won the mile at the Florida Intercollegiates.

2001 AS A FRESHMAN: Did not compete for Florida.

HIGH SCHOOL/PREP: Set Riverview High School records in the 1,600, 3,200 and as a member of the 4x800m relay ... Won the Golden South Mile Championship in 2000 … High School Coach: Jason Means.

PREP BESTS: 1,600m: 4:17.5; 3200m: 9:29.00

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