CROSS COUNTRY

Cross Country: Mike Zwijacz

Mike Zwijacz

Ht.: 6-0
Wt.: 145
Hometown: Valrico, Fla.
Previous School: Newsome HS
Eligibility: Sr.
Major: Sport Management


As a Senior: USTFCCCA All-Academic...SSC Commissioner’s Honor Roll...Competed in all seven events…Debuted senior season at the USF Open 5k with a time of 15:17.11 (9/6)…Recorded a season-best 8k time at the FSU invite with 25:58.31 finishing 17th (10/11)...Crossed the 8k line in 26:56 at the SSC Finals (10/26)…Concluded his senior season at the NCAA Regional with a 10k time of 36:55.10 (11/9).

As a Junior: Competed in seven events…Placed sixth in the Early Bird Classic (8/31) with a 4M time of 20:43.73…Ran to a seventh place finish in the Jim Ryun Invite (9/14) with an 8K time of 29:16.62…Had a season best 8K time of 27:19.30 in the Florida State Invite (10/5) with a 46th place finish…Also competed in the SSC Championships (10/20) with an 8K time of 27:48.80 and a 24th place performance…Was 37th in the NCAA South Regional (11/3) with a 10K time of 33:32.94…Earned 12th place finishes at the USF Open (9/7) and Saint Leo Invite (9/29) with 8K times of 27:51.38 and 27:47.10 respectfully.

As a Sophomore:
All-South Region…USTFCCCA all-academic…SSC Commissioner’s Honor Roll…Participated in all eight meets for Tampa…Opened the year at the UT Early Bird Classic (9/2), finishing 32nd with a 21:18 time in the 4M…Finished 34th at the USF Invitational (9/9) and 62nd at the Florida State Invitational (9/23)…Was 40th at the Disney Classic (10/8)…Top 8K time was at the USF Invite, where he was clocked at 27:17.99…Participated at the SSC Championships, running the 8K in 29:23.66 to finish 34th…Also competed at the NCAA South Regional (11/5) and NCAA Championships (11/19) as he posted a 10K time of 33:45 at the regional.

As a Freshman:
Named to the Commissioners Honor Roll…Participated in six events…Placed 20th at the Florida Tech Invite…finished 30th at the UT Early Bird Classic (9/3)…Also ran in the Gator (9/18), Lehigh (10/1), Florida State (10/8), and Florida Southern Invites (10/22).

High School:
Ran for head coach Orlando Greene at Newsome High School…Also ran for Steve Dunn on the Fishhawk Roadrunners (club team)…Set a personal record in the 5k (16:53)…Cross country state champion (2007 & 2008)…Track state champion (2009)…First-team all-conference (2007 & 2008)…Honorable mention (2008 & 2009)…Only player in school history to start varsity all four years.

Personal:
Volunteered for the Fishhawk Roadrunners…Son of Jim and Melissa Zwijacz…Has a younger brother (Matt) and sister (Emily)...Sport management major…Born in Green Bay, Wis...Birthdate: 8/25/1991.
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