Zach Ornelas
Zach Ornelas

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Cedar Park, Texas

High School:
Vista Ridge

Event:
Distance

Elig. (In/Out):
JR/SR


04/19/2013

Reichenbach Takes Seventh in Decathlon, Day One at Mt. SAC Concludes

Reichenbach Finishes Seventh in Men's Decathlon in California

04/17/2013

Week 12: U-M to Head to Mt. SAC Relays, EMU Invitational

Men's Track & Field to Head to Mt. SAC Relays, EMU Invitational

04/06/2013

Wolverines Finish Second in Tri-Meet with Cal, Virginia

Men's Track Finishes Second in Tri-Meet with Cal, Virginia

04/03/2013

Week 10: Wolverines to Face Cal, Virginia in Tri-Meet Saturday

Men's Track & Field to Face Cal, Virginia in Tri-Meet Saturday

02/23/2013

Five Wolverines, 4x4 Relay Score on Final Day of Big Tens

Men's Track & Field Gets Points from Five, Relay on Big Ten Day Two

Last Updated: June 21, 2013

At Michigan ... Three-time Academic All-Big Ten (2011, '12, '13) ... Three-time U-M Athletic Academic Achievement (2011, '12, '13).

Senior (O)/R-Junior (I) (2013)... Championship Meets... At the Big Ten Outdoor Championships (May 10-12), finished 10th in the 3,000-meter steeplechase (9:06.82) ...At the Big Ten Indoor Championships (Feb. 22-23), finished ninth in the 5,000-meter run (14:14.28) ... Outdoor...At the Toledo Invitational (May 2-3), took second in the 3,000-meter steeplechase (9:12.30) ... At the Mt. SAC Relays (April 18-20), finished 19th in the Olympic Development 10,000-meter run (30:28.63) ... At the California/Virginia Tri-Meet (April 6), finished fourth in the 3,000-meter steeplechase (9:08.65) ...Indoor ... At the SPIRE Invitational (Feb. 8-9), finished (14:13.15) in the 5,000-meter run (14:14.28) ... Against Michigan State (Jan. 26), finished fourth in the 3,000-meter run (8:16.76).

Junior (O)/R-Sophomore (I) (2012) ... Academic All-Big Ten ...Championship Meets... At the NCAA East Preliminary Rounds (May 25), finished 21st in the 3,000-meter steeplechase (8:57.55) ...At the Big Ten Outdoor Championships (May 11-13), placed 12th in the 10,000-meter run (30:18.55) and 14th in the 3,000-meter steeplechase (9:02.03) ... At the Big Ten Indoor Championships (Feb. 25), finished 10th in the 5,000-meter run (14:12.33) ...Outdoor... At the Penn Relays (April 26-28), finished sixth in the 3,000-meter steeplechase (9:00.85) ... At the Mt. SAC Relays (April 19-20), finished 18th in the 10,000-meter run (29:46.30) ... At the William & Mary Colonial Relays (April 6-7), finished 22nd in the 5,000-meter run (14:26.41) ... Won the 3,000-meter steeplechase (8:59.57) at the USC Trojan Invitational (March 23-24) ...Indoor... At the SPIRE Invitational (Feb. 10), placed second in the 5,000-meter run (4:17.5) ... Finished third in the 3,000-meter run (8:32.00) at "The Dual" vs. Ohio State (Jan. 14).

Sophomore (O)/R-Freshman (I) (2011) ... Academic All-Big Ten ... Championship Meets ... Finished 12th in the 3,000m steeplechase at the Big Ten Outdoor Championships (May 14) ... Finished 18th in the 5,000-meter run at Big Ten Indoor Championships (Feb. 26-27) ... Outdoor ... Finished ninth in 3,000-meter steeplechase at Penn Relays (April 29) ... Won the 3,000-meter steeplechase at the FSU Relays (March 25-26) ... Ran the 3,000-meter run against Ohio State in "The Dual" (Jan. 15).

Freshman (2010) ... Championship Meets ... Finished 12th in the 3,000-meter steeplechase at the Big Ten Championships (May 15) ... Outdoor... Ran the 5,000-meter run for the first time in his collegiate career at the Grand Valley State Big Meet (Feb. 11-12) ... Won the 3,000-meter steeplechase at the Eastern Michigan Invitational (April 16) ... Indoor... Redshirted.

Prep ... Graduated from Vista Ridge High School (2009) ... Honor Roll ... Claimed fourth place at the 2008 Nike Cross National South Regional ... Earned runner-up honors at the 2008 Texas state cross country meet ... Two-time district cross country champion (2007, '08) ... Captured the 2,000m steeplechase title at the 2008 Nike Outdoor Nationals ... Claimed Nike Outdoor Nationals runner-up honors in the 5,000m (2008, '09) and steeplechase (2009) ... Earned NSIC runner-up honors in the 5,000m (2008, '09) and two mile (2008) events ... Placed fourth in the 3,000-meter steeplechase at the USA Junior Nationals (2009) ... Took second place in the 3,200m at the 2008 Texas state meet ... Attended South Jefferson HS in Adams, N.Y., as a freshman and sophomore (2006-07) ... Claimed third place in the steeplechase at the 2007 New York state meet ... Frontier League champion in the 3,200m (2006, '07), 1,600m (2007), 4x800m (2007) and cross country (2006) ... Two-time AAU Junior Olympic champion in the 3,000m (2006, '07) ... Established the AAU national record in the 2,000m steeplechase (6:13.44).

Personal ... Enrolled in the School of Kinesiology ... Majoring in secondary education ... Born on July 15, 1991 ... Son of Andrew and Laura Ornelas.

COLLEGIATE BESTS

Event Time Date
3,000m (I) 8:16.76 1/26/13
5,000m (I) 14:12.33

2/25/12

1,500m (O) 4:07.52

3/23/11

3,000m Steeplechase (O) 8:57.55

5/25/12

5,000m (O) 14:26.41

4/6/12

10,000m (O) 29:46.30

4/19/12

   

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