Zach Ziemek
Zach Ziemek

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Itasca, Ill.

High School:
Lake Park

Height / Weight:
6-3 / 170

Event:
Multi-Events

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Eligibility (Indoor/Outdoor): Junior/Junior

Notables
• 2014 Big Ten champion (decathlon)
• 2013 Big Ten champion (decathlon)
• 2014 All-American (indoor heptathlon)
• 2013 All-American (indoor heptathlon)
• Ranks No. 3 on UW's All-Time Decathlon List (7,860 points)

At Wisconsin

2014 Indoor: At the NCAA championships (3/14-15), placed fifth in the heptathlon, including a victory in the 60 meters in a personal-best 6.90 seconds, by totaling 5,913 points to claim All-America honors ... finished runner-up in the heptathlon by amassing 5,815 points, including personal records in the 60-meter hurdles (8.33), long jump (23-10 1/4 (7.27m)) and shot put (43-9 1/4 (13.34m)) and a school record in the heptathlon 60 meters (6.91) at the Big Ten championships (2/28-3/1) ... at the Tyson Invitational (2/14-15), placed seventh in the pole vault with a clearance of 16-11 (5.16m), 15th in the long jump with a leap of 23-7 1/2 (7.20m) and 27th in the preliminary round of the 60-meter hurdles in 8.40 ... finished ninth in the long jump by leaping 22-3 1/2 (6.80m) and placed 14th in the preliminary round of the 60-meter hurdles by crossing the finish line in 8.49 at the Armory Collegiate Invitational (2/8) ... at the Wisconsin Elite Invitational (1/25), placed second in the pole vault with a clearance of 16-4 3/4 (5.00m) and sixth in the high jump with a leap of 6-4 3/4 (1.95m) ... making his season debut, finished second in the high jump by clearing 6-6 3/4 (2.00m) at the Wisconsin vs. Missouri Dual (1/18)

2014 Outdoor: In the decathlon at the U.S. Outdoor Championships (6/26-27) placed 4th with a score of 7,609 points, which included personal-bests in the 400 meters (50.13) and 1500 meters (4:56.92) ... finished in 5th place at the NCAA Championships (6/11-12) in the decathlon with a career-best score of 7,981 points, which also included a personal-bests in the 400 meters (50.21) and 1500 meters (4:57.29) ... in the long jump, recorded a clearance of 17-6 1/4 (5.34m) for a 47th place finish at the NCAA West Preliminary (5/31) ... posted a no height in the high jump at the NCAA West Preliminary (5/30) ... won the decathlon at the Big Ten championships (5/16-17) with a score of 7,659 while setting a personal record in the 1500 meters (4:59.38) and the 110 hurdles (14.85) ... set a personal-best mark in the javelin at the Wisconsin Open (5/10) with a heave of 191-1 (58.25m) ... at the Bryan Clay Invitational (4/18), finished eighth in the discus (148-2 (45.16m)) and ninth in the javelin (178-1 (54.29m)) ... also placed 34th in the discus (148-9 (45.35m)) at the Long Beach Invitational (4/19) ... making his outdoor season debut, finished third in the decathlon with a career-best score of 7,860 points by winning the 100 meters (10.69 wa), pole vault (16-6 3/4 (5.05m)), long jump (24-5 3/4 (7.46m)) and discus (155-8 (47.44m)) at the Georgia Bulldog Decathlon (4/10-11)

2013 Indoor:
Claimed All-America honors by finishing fifth at the NCAA championships (3/8-9) in the heptathlon with a personal-record total of 5,937 points, including career bests in the 60 meters (7.01), long jump (23-8 1/4 (7.22m)) and a new school record in the pole vault (17-8 1/2 (5.40m)) ... earned a runner-up finish an All-Big Ten honors in the heptathlon at the Big Ten championships (2/23) by finishing with a career-best 5,846 points, including personal records in the 60 meters (7.04), 1000 meters (2:48.25), 60 hurdles (8.36) and shot put (43-0 1/4, 13.11m) ... also finished 24th in the open pole vault with a height of 15-10 (4.83m) ... at the Red & White Open (2/15), placed second in the pole vault with a clearance of 16-6 3/4 (5.05m) and fifth in the 60 hurdles, clocking in at 8.68 seconds ... finished second in the heptathlon with a personal-best total of 5,598 points ... in the heptathlon, set personal bests in the 60 meters (7.10), 1000 meters (2:52.47) and pole vault (16-10 3/4; 5.15m) ... at the Bill Bergan Invitational (1/26), finished fifth in the long jump with a leap of 23-0 (7.01m), eighth in the pole vault with a vault of 15-7 (4.75m) and 15th in the shot put with a personal-best heave of 41-7 3/4 (12.69m) ... competing unattached, tied a career best in the pole vault with a height of 16-4 3/4 (5.00m)at the Wisconsin Invitational (1/19) ... competing unattached, came in fourth in the 60 hurdles with a personal-best time of 8.60 seconds at the Badger Track Classic (1/12)

2013 Outdoor: Won the decathlon title at the Big Ten championships (5/10-11) with a career-high score of 7,640, including personal bests in the 100 meters (10.59 wa), 400 meters (50.46) and long jump (25-1 1/4 wa) ... competed at the NCAA championships (6/5-6) where he pulled out after nine events due to an injury after winning the 100 meters (10.59 wa) and finishing fourth in the high jump (6-8 3/4) ... finished runner up in the 110-meter relays in a personal-best time of 15.04 seconds at the Wisconsin Open (5/4) ... at the Brutus Hamilton Invitational (4/26-27), earned a fifth-place finish in the long jump with a leap of 23-3 1/2 (7.10m) ... completed seven of 10 events in the decathlon, including personal-best performances in the 100 meters (10.77 seconds) and the shot put (40-6 1/2, 12.35m) at the Mt. SAC Relays (4/17-18) ... finished third in the pole vault with a height of 16-2 3/4 (4.95m) and fifth in the discus with a personal-best heave of 145-10 (44.45m) at the Yellow Jacket Invitational (3/30) ... also placed sixth in the javelin with a throw of 174-4 (53.15m) and ninth in the 110-meter hurdles, finishing in a career-best time of 15.44 seconds

2012 Indoor:
Finished eighth in the heptathlon at the Big Ten championships (2/24-25) with a personal-best total of 5,354 points in which he set personal-best marks in the 60 meters, 1000 meters, high jump, pole vault, and shot put ... placed second in the long jump with a leap of 22-8 (6.91m) and also finished fifth in the 60 hurdles with a time of 8.70 at the Red & White Open (2/17) ... tallied 5,072 points in the heptathlon to finish sixth at the Frank Sevigne Invitational (2/4) ... finished ninth in the pole vault with a clearance of 15-5 (4.70m) and also ran in the preliminary of the 60-meter hurdles and finished 21st in a time of 8.90 seconds at the Bill Bergan Invitational (1/28)

2012 Outdoor: Came in 12th place in the decathlon at the Big Ten championships (5/11-12) with a personal-best total of 7,042 points, finished 12th in the javelin with a throw of 182-3 (55.55m) and also placed 13th in the triple jump with a personal-best distance of 48-0 (14.63m) ... placed eighth in the pole vault at the Stanford Invitational (4/7) with a height of 16-8 3/4 (5.10m)

Personal
Major is kinesiology

Personal Bests
Indoor Outdoor
60 Meters 6.90 3-14-14 100 Meters

10.77
10.59 wa
4-17-13
6-5-13
1000 Meters 2:48.25 2-23-13 400 Meters 50.13 6-26-14
60 Hurdles 8.33 3-1-14 1500 Meters 4:56.92 6-27-14
High Jump 6-9 (2.06m) 2-24-12 110 Hurdles 14.95 5-17-14
Pole Vault 17-8 1/2 (5.40m) 3-09-13 High Jump 6-10 3/4 (2.10m) 4-10/11-14
Long Jump 23-10 1/4 (7.27m) 2-28-14 Pole Vault 16-8 3/4 (5.10m) 4-7-12
Triple Jump

47-7 3/4 (14/52m)

2-25-12

Long Jump

24-5 3/4 (7.46m)
25-1 1/4 (7.65m)
4-10/11-14
5-10-13
Shot Put 43-9 1/4 (13.34m) 2-28-14 Shot Put 44-4 (13.51m) 4-10/11-14
Discus 155-8 (47.44m) 4-10/11-14
Javelin 191-1 (58.25m) 5-10-14
Multi-Events
Heptathlon 5,937 2-22/23-13
(7.01 / 23-8 1/4 / 41-9 1/4 / 6-8 3/4 / 8.37 / 17-8 1/2 / 2:50.06)
Decathlon 7,981 6-11/12-14
(10.81 / 7.73 / 12.63 / 2.08 / 50.21 / 15.00 / 43.95 / 5.10 / 53.90 / 4:57.29)

All-America Honors (3)
2014 - Outdoor (1)
Decathlon: 5th (7,981)

2014 - Indoor (1)
Heptathlon: 5th (5,913)

2013 - Indoor (1)
Heptathlon: 5th (5,937)

All-Big Ten Honors (3)
2014 - Indoor (1)
Heptathlon: 2nd (5,815)

2013 - Outdoor (1)
Decathlon: 1st (7,659)

2013 - Indoor (1)
Heptathlon: 2nd (5,846)

2013 - Outdoor (1)
Decathlon: 1st (7,640)

At the NCAA Championships
2014 - Outdoor
decathlon: 5th - 4,981 (10.81 / 7.73 / 12.63 / 2.08 / 50.21 / 15.00 / 43.95 / 5.10 / 53.90 / 4:57.29)

2014 - Indoor
Heptathlon: 5th - 5,913 (6.90 / 23-8 ¼ / 43-5 / 6-8 / 8.20 / 17-2 ¾ / 2:56.74)

2013 - Indoor
Heptathlon: 5th - 5,937 (7.01 / 23-8 1/4 / 41-9 1/4 / 6-8 3/4 / 8.37 / 17-8 1/2 / 2:50.06)

2013 - Outdoor
Decathlon: DNF (10.59 wa / 25-1 1/4 / 42-5 1/2 / 6-8 3/4 / 50.70 / 15.10 / 136-3 / 16-4 3/4 / 164-10 / DNS)

At the NCAA West Preliminary
2014 - Outdoor
High Jump: NH
Long Jump: 47th - 17-6 1/4 (5.34m)

2013 - Outdoor
Long Jump: 24th - 24-1 (7.34m)

At the Big Ten Championships

2014 - Indoor
Heptathlon: 2nd (5,815)

2013 - Outdoor (1)
Decathlon: 1st (7,659) (10.81/ 23-10 1/2 / 42-2 1/4 / 6-6 3/4 / 51.12/ 14.85 / 141-8 / 416-0 3/4 / 168-3 / 4:59.48)


2013 - Indoor
Heptathlon: 2nd - 5,846 (7.04 / 22-11 1/4 / 43-0 1/4 / 8.36 / 16-10 3/4 / 2:48.25)

2013 - Outdoor
Triple Jump: 14th (47-0 3/4 (14.34m))
Decathlon: 1st - 7,640 (10.60 wa / 25-1 1/4 wa / 42-5 1/2 / 6-3 1/4 / 50.46 / 15.10 / 132-7 / 16-4 3/4 / 176-7 / 5:16.40)

2012 - Indoor
Triple Jump: 12th (47-7 3/4 (14.52m))
Heptathlon: 8th - 5,354 (7.14 / 21-4 / 40-3 1/4 / 6-9 / 8.89 / 16-4 3/4 / 3:00.25)

2012 - Outdoor
Javelin: 12th (182-3 (55.55m))
Decathlon: 12th - 7,042 (11.09 / 7.13m / 12.31m / 1.97m / 51.52 / 15.81 / 37.09m / 4.70m / 52.17m / DNS)

Other Notable Performances
2014 U.S. Outdoor Championships
Decathlon: 4th - 7,609 (10.74 / 7.51m / 12.08m / 1.93m / 50.13 / 15.27 / 42.77m / 4.70m / 54.69m / 4:56.92)

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