Val Zielinski
Val Zielinski
Height: 5-5
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Hackettstown, N.J.
High School: Mt. Olive
Position: Middle

As a Junior in 2012-13: Finished with a time of 5:50.53 in the mile at Boston University… Took 12th place at The University of Rhode Island in the 1000m event with a time of 3:23.09… Competed in the 800m event at Boston University with a time of 2:27.86

As a Sophomore in 2011-12: Placed fifth out of seven runners in the 1000m event at the Yale Lid Lifter with a time of 3:13…Helped the distance medley team finish first out of two teams at Yale with a time of 10:10.10…Finished second on the team and 25th overall in the 500m event at the NEC Championships preliminary stage with a time of 1:28.92.

As a Freshman in 2010-11: Ran a season-best, 3:21.50, in the 1,000-meter run at the Boston University Terrier Classic…Finished the 800-meter run in 2:36.75 at the Yale Collegiate Invitational on Jan. 15.


Before Quinnipiac: Attended Mount Olive High School where she received four varsity letters in both outdoor track and soccer...She also ran indoor track for one year...Third Team All-Morris Country for the 1000-meter run in 2009-10...Was her track team's Most Valuable Player in her senior year...Was a Daily Record All-Area Honorable Mention recipient for outdoor track in 2010...Was selected to the All-NJAC Conference Second Team in 2010...Won the Track Coaches' Award in 2010...Was a First Team All-NJAC (American Division) selectee and was a member of the All-Morris County Third Team, for soccer, both in 2009...Was named her high school soccer team's the Most Valuable Player in 2008 and its MVP in 2009...Ran the 1,000-meter run in 3:08.33, the 1,600-meter run in 5:21 and the 800-meter run in 2:25.55...Honor roll student for all four years...Scholar Athlete Award recipient in soccer, indoor and outdoor track all four years.

Personal: A native of Hackettstown, N.J….Daughter of Gregory and Andrea Zielinski…Has a sister, Melissa…A student in the Physician’s Assistant program.