Christian Zambrano
Christian  Zambrano

RS Junior

Palatine, Ill.

High School:

Personal Bests (As of June 2017)

800: 1:59.90
1000: 2:31.91
Mile: 4:24.21
3,000: 9:00.55

1,500: 3:58.34
5,000: 15:47.84

TFRRS Profile

Indoor (Sr.): Competed in five meets during his final indoor season ... PLaced fifth in the mile at the U-Parkside Classic (Feb. 4) with a time of 4:28.78 ... Took seventh in the mile at the UW Shell Shocker (Feb. 17) ... Turned in his best finish in the 3,000 meters at the John Tierney Classic (Jan. 21) with a time of 9:07.99.
Outdoor (Jr.): 
Set personal-best marks in three events, incuding the 1,500 meters that propelled him to a 13th place finish at the BIG EAST Championships, crossing the line in 3:58.34 ... Also set a PR in the 800 meters (1:56.21) and 5,000 meters (15:47.84).
Cross Country (Jr.): Competed in the season's first three meets, finishing in MU's top-nine in two of them ... Placed 33rd overall and eighth on the team in the season opener at UW.

BIG EAST All-Academic
Indoor (Jr.): 
Did not compete.
Outdoor (So.): 
Competed in four meets during the outdoor season with his best finish coming at the ISU Gibson Invite (April 2) where he finished in 10th place overall in the 5,000 meters with a time of 15:57.75.
Cross Country (So.): 
Competed in one race, placing seventh overall in the white race at the Bradley "Pink" Classic Invitational (Oct. 16) with a time of 26:38.1 for the 4.97-mile course.

BIG EAST All-Academic
Indoor (So.): Recorded personal-best performances in the mile and 3,000 meters during the indoor season ... Set a PR in the mile at the GVSU Big Meet (Feb. 13) with a time of 4:21.63 ... Set his best time in the 3,000 meters at the Jack Johnson Invite (Jan. 31) with a time of 8:47.40.
Outdoor (So.):
 Did not compete.
Cross Country (Fr.): Zambrano ran in the first five of seven meets as a true freshman ... Recorded a personal-best 8k time of 25:59 at the Bradley Classic (Oct. 18) to place 97th overall and eighth on Marquette ... Was also MU's eighth runner at the Badger Classic (Sept. 5) to open the season and was MU's ninth runner at the National Catholic Invitational (Sept. 20) with a five-mile time of 27:47.4.


BIG EAST All-Academic
Indoor (Fr.): Participated in 800 meters, 1000 meters, mile, 3000 meters events during the 2013-2014 indoor season ... Finished with a time of 1:59.50 running 800 meters at the UNI Invitational (Feb. 1) ... Placed seventh running the mile at the UWM Triangular (Jan. 17) with a time of 4:24.21, a new personal best.
Outdoor (Fr.): Competed in 800 meters, 1,500 meters and 5,000 meters during his freshman outdoor campaign ... Recorded a personal best 2:02.72 at the Benedictine Twilight (April 25) ... Finished 12th with a time of 3:58.65 running 1,500 meters at the BIG EAST championship (May 11).

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 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... Majors in biomedical sciences.

Championship History

BIG EAST Outdoor Championship
1,500 meters: 13th (3:58.34)
4x800-meter relay: 2nd (7:43.36; second leg w/ Gross, Suarez, Eagan)
1,500-meter run: 12th (3:58.65)

BIG EAST Indoor Championship

4x800-meter relay: 7th (7:56.47, ran fourth leg w/ Corr, Sajdak, and Shields)
Distance Medley Relay: 7th (10:12.41, first leg w/Meinholz, Shields, and Hennessy)


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