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Sophia Ziemian
Position: Distance
Height: 5'7"
Year: Redshirt Graduate
City/State: Lewisburg, Pa.
High School: Lewisburg Area
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Sophia Ziemian Bio
Courtesy: Duke Sports Information
Updated: 07/15/2014

Honors: Outdoor All-East (10,000m - 2010)...ACC Academic Honor Roll (2010-12)

2013-14: Competed three times during the fall...placed second at the Three Stripe Invitational (11/9), crossing the line in a season-best 5K time of 18:11.87 and helping guide the Blue Devils to a first-place team finish...opened the season with a 25th-place finish at the adidas XC Challenge (9/20), clocking a 5K time of 18:33.7...scored for the Blue Devils at the Notre Dame Invitational (10/4), crossing the line as the fifth Duke harrier in a 5K time of 18:41.7...Indoors, competed once, placing third in the 5,000 at the Virginia Tech Elite Meet (2/8) after finishing in a time of 18:11.63...did not compete during the outdoor season.

2012-13: Ran once during the fall, posting a time of 15:06.53 over 4K to finish 21st at the season-opening Virginia Tech Alumni Invitational...Indoors, finished 35th in the 3,000 meters at the ACC Indoor Championships with a season-best time of 10:21.27…Outdoors, competed once in the 10,000 at the Raleigh Relays to finish 23rd in the field with a time of 36:23.47. 

2011-12: Did not compete during the cross country, indoor or outdoor seasons...named to the ACC Academic Honor Roll.

2010-11: Covered 6K in a personal-best 21:12.7 at the NCAA Championships during the fall season...helped the Blue Devils to a third-place showing at the NCAA Southeast Regional, clocking 21:42.4 over 6K to finish 56th...took 46th at the ACC Championships in 21:55.5...did not compete during the track seasons.

2009-10: During the fall, placed 23rd at the ACC Cross Country Championships, covering 6K in 21:14.4...finished 146th at the NCAA Championships in 21:36.7...indoors, ran 9:58.37 for 3,000m to finish eighth at the Hokie Invite...placed fifth in the 5,000m at the ACC Championships, clocking 16:48.43...outdoors, earned All-East honors in the 10,000m with a third place finish at the ECAC Championships in 35:59.26...finished 14th in the same event at the ACC Championships with a 37:06.70 performance.

Prior to Duke: Lettered four years in both cross country and track & field...2008 Pennsylvania Gatorade Cross Country Runner of the Year...2008 PIAA state cross country champion...2008 PTFCA Cross Country Runner of the Year...2008 first-team all-state in cross country...2008 and 2009 PIAA state champion in the 4x800m...finished in fourth place at the 2008 Nike Outdoor Nationals in the 5,000m...National Honor Society and Spanish Honor Society member.

Personal: Daughter of Constance and Ron Ziemian...born June 9, 1991...has a younger sister, Marina...both parents ran track and cross country at Cornell University from 1980-1984...majoring in biomedical engineering.


Cross Country PRs
5K- 17:39.8 (10/3/2009)
6K- 21:12.7 (11/22/2010)

Indoor PRs
3,000m- 9:58.37 (1/22/2010)
5,000m- 16:48.43 (2/26/2010

Outdoor PR
10,000m- 35:59.26 (5/14/2010)

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