Bradenton, Fla. (Manatee HS)
Mile: 5:25.50- 1999 NationsBank Invitational, Gainesville, Fla.
3000m: 11:48.97- 1999 ACC-SEC Challenge, Gainesville, Fla.
1500m: 4:44.62- 1999 Seminole Twilight, Tallahassee, Fla.
3000m: 10:35.24- USTCA Challenge, Gainesville, Fla.
5000m: 18:55.63- SEC Quad, Gainesville, Fla.
2000: Best of 5:25.84 in the Mile... Competed in two meets, both indoors.
1999 AS A FRESHMAN: Competed in both the 10000m and the 5000m at the SEC Outdoor Championships, but did not finish... Took eight seconds off her 1500m best time at the Seminole Twilight, taking fifth in 4:44.62... Set new PRs in the SEC Quad, the USTCA Challenge and the Seminole Twilight... At the USTCA Challenge, improved her best 3000m time to 10:35.24, finishing fourth... At the SEC Quad, took seventh while setting a new 5000m PR at 18:55.63... Established personal bests in the Mile and the 3000m in the indoor season... Top mile was 5:25.50 at the NationsBank Invitational... Top 3000m was at the ACC-SEC Challenge, a time of 11:48.97...
PRIOR TO FLORIDA: Holds school record in the mile, 800m and tied for the 400m, Holds the County Meet Record with 11:32 in the 3,200m...Achieved PR of 5:08 in the 1,600m in the State Meet in Gainesville, along with bests of 2:17.3 in the 800m and 11:21 in the 3,200m...Set her PR in the 400m (60.0) at the 1998 Booker Meet in Bradenton...Three-time MVP at Manatee High...Also received the Coach's and Spirit Awards...Competed in varsity soccer, as well.
PERSONAL: Born September 16, 1979...Parents are James and Frances Zientara... Has one brother, Jeffrey... A 1998 graduate of Manatee High School...Member of the National Honor Society, Beta Honor Society and finished in the top 10 percent of the 1998 class...Member of the Alpha Chi Omega sorority at UF and is a contributor to the Independent Alligator...Enjoys reading, writing, movies and tennis...Also considered Duke University, Ohio, Vanderbilt, and Tennessee.
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