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

As a Junior in 2012: Saw time in five meets throughout the season…Started with the Stony Brook Invitational and finished in 17:21.5…Followed up with a time of 21:13.5 at the Nassaney Memorial Race…Crossed the line in 21:08.5 at the Quinnipiac Invitational…Established a new personal-best time of 20:31.56 at the New England Sub-Varsity Championship…Finished the season at the CCSU Mini Meet where she finished in 12:03.9.

As a Sophomore in 2011: Participated in the Central Connecticut Cross Country Mini-Meet on Oct. 21 with 11:32…Finished the sub-varsity New England Cross Country Championship on Oct. 8 in 20:56…Competed in the Monmouth Invitational and finished in 20:57.20 on Sep. 17…Ran the Fordham University Invitational on Sep. 10 in 21:48.29…Placed 23rd at the Stony Brook Invitational in 16:41.

As a Freshman in 2010: Did not compete for the Bobcats.

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...Runs the 1000-meter run in 3:08.33, the 1600-meter run in 5:21.53 and the 800-meter run in 2:25.59...Honor roll student for all four years...Scholar Athlete Award recipient in soccer, indoor and outdoor track, every year.

Personal: Native of Hackettstown, N.J....Daughter of Gregory and Andrea Zielinski...Has an older sister, Melissa...In the physician's assistant program at Quinnipiac.