Both the men's and women's team finished fourth at the WAC Championship.
Men's cross country runner Paul Zwama has hit a few speed bumps along his path to becoming a Bulldog, but he never gave up.
The Bronco Invitational was a positive preview for what both teams can expect at the WAC Championship.
Last updated on Dec. 5, 2011
2011 Cross Country (Senior): Earned seventh place in the Hornet Jamboree in Sacramento, California, with a time of 19:39 in the 4 mile race ... Also competed in the Stanford Invitational and Bronco Invitational, leading the Bulldogs in both meets in the 8K race finishing with a time of 24:46 and his season best of 24:38.
2010 Track (Sophomore): Top competitor in the distance events for the Dogs...was the 5K WAC Champion...clocked a career-best 5,000-meter race at the WAC Championships in a time of 14:26.15...ran a season-best 10,000-meter race at the Mt. SAC Relays of 29:54.94...earned Academic All-WAC honors.
2009 Cross Country (Sophomore): A Second-Team All-WAC honoree in his first cross country season with the Bulldogs ... posted a season-best time and placing at the 8K Bronco Invitational, finishing in second with a time of 24:33 ... a top competitor at the WAC Championships placing 10th, crossing at 26:45.8.
2009 Track (Freshman): Dominated the distance events in his first season as a Bulldog ... ran the conference's top time in both the 5,000- and 10,000-meter races ... clocked a career-best 14:37.39 in the 5,000 at the Stanford Invitational ... marked a 29:54.94 in the 10,000 at the Mt. SAC Relays ... finished second in both events at the WAC Championships.
High School: Competed at CSG Dingstede in the Netherlands as a distance runner ... took second in the high school national indoors second place twice in the 3,000-meter ... at the national high school outdoor competition, placed fourth in the 5,000 twice and fourth in the 1,500 ... timed a best of 8:45.79 in the 3,000 and 15:30.39 in the 5,000.
Personal: Born April 23, 1987 in Leens, Netherlands ... parents are Agnes Idema and Jaap Zwama has two brothers, Martijn and Peter, and one sister, Judith ... favorite athlete is Dirk de Heer, who was a great inspirational figure for him ... former teammate Quinten Hennekam currently competes for Boise State ... came to Fresno State for the coaching staff and the business school ... most admires his parents for raising him "the right way."
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