Zinzi Evans
Zinzi  Evans

Oakland, Calif.

High School:
San Lorenzo


  • 2006 WAC Outdoor 800-meter champion
  • 2006 Outstanding Runner Award (team)
  • 2006 Captains Award (team)
  • Two-time WAC All-Academic
  • Two-time WAC Scholar-Athlete
  • Three-time Fresno State Scholar-Athlete

    Fresno State Cross Country
    Junior (2005): Made first NCAA Western Region appearance and ran personal-best 6K time of 23:17 (130th overall) ... that time ranks No. 8 all-time in school history ... at WAC Championship, ran second-fastest 5K time of the season to place 21st overall (19:01.6) ... set a personal-best 5K mark of 18:32.6 at UCR Invitational. Sophomore (2004): Developed into the team's No. 2 runner ... ran season-best 5K time of 18:59 at UC Riverside Invitational ... at the WAC Championships, finished 35th overall (19:25). Freshman (2003): Post season-best 5K time (21:53) at the Bronco Invitational ... ran a season-best 6K time of 25:03 6K at the Stanislaus Open.

    Fresno State Track & Field
    Junior (2006): In the 800, qualified for NCAA Regionals, where she placed 10th overall ... captured the WAC title in the 800-meters with a time of 2:09.95 at the conference outdoor meet ... season-best time in the 800-meters was 2:09.72 in a dual meet at UC Davis ... led the Bulldogs in two categories during indoor season. Sophomore (2005): Owned team's best time in the 800-meter run at 2:10.08 ... also ran the 1,500-meters, clocking in at a season-best 4:41.41 ... placed fourth in the 800-meters at WAC Outdoor Championships ... during indoor season, held the team's best mark in the 800-meters and mile. Freshman(2004): Qualifed for NCAA Regionals, placing 14th in the prelims of the 800-meter run at 2:10. 91 ... won the 800-meter run at the Fresno Relays with a time of 2:08.93, establishing a new freshman record in the process ... second on the squad with a time of 4:40.26 in the 1500-meter run.

    San Lorenzo High School: Lettered three years in track and two years in volleyball ... won seven league championship titles ... served as team captain for three years ... North Coast section scholar-athlete award 1999-03 ... best times: 400 meters 57.2, 800 meters 2:14.7, 1500 meters 4:45, 1600 meters 5:08 ... did not run cross country in high school.

    Personal: Born April 18, 1985 in Oakland, Calif... parents are Maria and Zishan ... has one brother and five sisters ... hobbies include playing volleyball, listening to music and dancing ... lists Regina Jacobs .

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