Head Cross Country/Assistant Track Coach Mike Nelson on Zombrano:
High School: Zambrano earned varsity letters in both cross country and track his junior and senior year at Palatine High School... Named captain for the 2012-13 season... Was a two-time all-conference cross country runner... His Palatine cross country team ended the 2011 season ranked sixth in the nation according to XCNation.com and the National High School Coaches Association... Helped his team to a 2011-12 state championship in cross country... Earned three track and field all-conference honors... Helped his team win its 10th-straight conference title in the 2012-13 season, breaking the record for the longest dual meet win streak in the conference with 170 wins in 11 straight years... Holds personal-best marks of 1:55 in the 800-meter run, 4:17 in 1,600 meters, 9:18 in the 3,200 and 15:00 in the three mile run.
Personal: Zambrano was born in Park Ridge, Ill., to Ernest and Cindy Zambrano... Has an older sister, Alexis, and a younger brother, Justin... Plans to major in biomedical sciences.