Geoff Zelek
Geoff Zelek


Coral Gables, Fla.

High School:
Christopher Columbus




2013-14 Student-Athletes Honored at Annual Awards Banquet

Mandelbaum and Doss named Female and Male Athletes of the Year, Schelske and Schmidt earned Female and Male Scholar Athletes of the Year Honors and Magee and Walker receive the James W. Wilson, Jr. Award

Zelek's Career Best Performances
Event Time (Date)
8K 26:22.52 (9/14/13)
10K 33:31 (11/15/13)

2014 (Senior): Competed in all five regular-season meets on the season as well as the American Athletic Conference Championship and the NCAA South Central Regional...placed ninth overall at the Mississippi College XC Opener 5K (8/30) with a time of 16:48.03...posted a time of 27:07.40 at the Furman XC Classic 8K (9/13)...finished 25th overall at the McNeese Cowboy Stampede (9/27) with a time of 20:46.2...recorded times of 26:52, 27:52.45 and 28:08 in the 8K at the Paul Short Run (10/4), Alabama Crimson Classic (10/17) and the American Athletic Championship (10/31), respectively...notched a time of 33:52.4 in the 10K at the NCAA South Central Regional (11/14).

2013 (Junior):Competed in all four regular season meets, as well as the Conference USA Championship and the NCAA South Central Regional...led the men's team at the NCAA South Central Regional (11/15), posting a personal best time of 33:31 in the 10K, placing 100th...notched a new personal best at the Azalea Classic (9/14) in the 8K with a time of 26:22.52, placing 17th...finished 69th at the Conference USA Championship (11/2) 8K with a time of 27:43.95.

2012 (Sophomore):Competed in all five meets on the season ... notched a career best during the Conference USA Championships with a time of 27:16.00 (10/27/12) ... placed second at the Screamin' Eagle Festival with a time of 27:52.49 (9/22/12) Ran a 27:36.26 during the Azalea City Classic (9/15/12) ... notched a time of 28:31.68 at the Disney Classic (10/6/12) ... finished the Crimson Classic with a time of 28:24.17 (10/13/12).

2011 (Freshman):Competed in all six of the team's meets...finished among the top five Tulane runners at three meets...covered the 10K course in a season-best 36:14.40 at the NCAA South Central Regional (11/12)...ran a season-best 8K of 28:00.00 at the Conference USA Championships (10/31)...also ran the 8K in 28:08.65 at the Georgia Invitational (9/3) and 28:41.04 at the Crimson Classic (10/15)...ran 19:05.00 over 5.5K at the Rice Invitational (9/16)...covered the four mile course at the McNeese Cowboy Stampede (10/15) in 21:02.00.

Named to the Conference USA Commissioner's Honor Roll...was a member of the Tulane 3.0 Club.

About Geoff Zelek

Prep: Lettered twice in cross country for head coach Jorge Fleiras and twice in track and field for head coach Fred Foyo while at Christopher Columbus High School...garnered team MVP honors his senior season...earned Second Team All-Dade County from the Miami-Herald during his senior season in cross country...helped the Explorers to back-to-back FHSAA 4A State Championships in cross country...was a top-45 finisher at the state championships during his junior and senior seasons...competed in the 1600 and 3200-meter races during the track and field season...was a part of the Explorers squad that finished third at the FHSAA State Track and Field Championships.

Personal: Born Geoffrey Castilla Zelek on February 12, 1993...the son of Mark Zelek and Alicia Castilla...has one brother, Gregory, and two sisters, Alicia and Eileen.