Men finish 20th, Women take 21st place on Saturday afternoon
The meet will be held in Terre Haute, Ind., on Oct. 18
Xavier travels to the Notre Dame Invitational and the All-Ohio Invitational
Xavier cross country returns to action on Sept. 19 at the National Catholic Invitational
Invite will be held at Kingswood Park in Mason, Ohio
2013-14 BIG EAST All-Academic Team
2013-14: Ran six events during his junior season ... Finished 38th at the Queen City Invitational with a time of 15:56.84 ... Ran a BIG EAST Championship time of 26:46.00 to help the team to a sixth place finish ... Led the team at the NCAA Great Lakes Regional with a time of 33:19.00.
2012-13: Competed at all seven meets of the 2012 cross country season ... Finished second overall at the Mount St, Joseph Invitational with a time of 16:48.26 ... Ran a personal-best in the 5k a week later at the Queen City Invitational with a time of 16:35.79 and placed 31st out of 135 runners ... Ran a personal-best in the 8k at the All-Ohio Championships with a time of 26:22.64 finishing 90th out of 301 runners
2011-12: Competed in six events for XU as a freshman ... Set a personal best 8K time of 26:42.9 at the 2011 Atlantic 10 Championship, good for 84th place ... Also competed at the NCAA Great Lakes Regional, setting his personal best 10K time of 34:27.8 ... Named to the A-10 Commissioner's Honor Roll following both the fall and spring semesters ... Earned the Dean's Award for maintaining a 3.5-4.0 grade point average
High School: Ran cross country and track at Elder ... Best 5K time is 15:43 ... Ran a 4:28 mile and 9:38 in the 3200 ... Earned Most Improved Award in 2010 and 2011.
Personal: Son of Michael and Debbie Zielinski ... Born October 21, 1992 ... Has one brother, Shaun, and one sister, Sarah ... Majoring in English