Women's Track


  Shiyi Zan
Shiyi Zan

RS Senior

Ottawa, Ontario

High School:
Sir Robert Borden



2009 Photo Gallery

2009-2010 ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District First Team Selection for Cross Country and Track & Field
2008 Atlantic 10 Women's Cross Country Student-Athlete of the Year
Atlantic 10 Cross Country Academic All-Conference
2009 UMass Fall Scholar Athlete


10,000 Meters; 4th (37:20.21)
5,000 Meters; 5th (17:08.64)

2010-11 (Redshirt Senior): Cross Country: At the Atlantic 10 Championships (10/30), took 66th place with a time of 19:13...Placed 57th with a time of 19:30 at the Rothenberg Race (10/15).

2009-10 (Redshirt Junior): Outdoor Track: Set a UMass top five all-time mark in the 10000 meters...Also was a New England and ECAC Championship qualifier in the 10000 meters...Was a New England Championship qualifier in the 5000 meters...Notched a 17th place finish in the 10000 meters (38:03.42) at the ECAC Championships (5/16)...Posted the fourth-fastest all-time mark in the 10000 meters at the A-10 Championships (5/2), crossing at 37:20.21 and placing eighth...The mark also qualified her for ECAC's and New England's...Set a qualifying mark in the 5000 meters (17:48.14) at the Larry Ellis Invite (4/17)...At the UConn Invite (4/3), placed fifth with a time of 4:50.45 in the 1500 meters...Indoor Track: Competed in the 5k and the 1000 meter run for UMass... Ran for a time of 18:26.21 in the 5000 meter run at the Atlantic 10 Championships (2/19)... At the Great Dane Invitational (1/22), took eighth in the 5000 meters by crossing at 18:33.81... At the BU-Quad Meet, posted a time of 3:09.31 and notched fourth place in the 1000 meter run... Cross Country: Had a successful junior campaign for the Minutewomen... After missing two meets, was the second best finisher for UMass in the team's last four meets of the season... At the NCAA Regional Qualifier (11/14) recorded a 96th place finish (24:22) out of 243 total runners... Notched a 17th place finish (20:36) out of a field of 140 harriers at the Atlantic 10 Championships (10/31) and was just two seconds away from being named all-conference... Placed 19th at the Albany Invite (10/17) with a time of 18:22... At the New England Championships (10/10), secured an 80th place finish out of 322 runners by crossing at 19:14.

2008-09 (Redshirt Sophomore): Outdoor Track: Competed in the 1500 meter dash twice... At the UMass Six Way Meet (4/11), grabbed eighth place in the 1500 meters with a time of 4:49.98... Indoor Track: Minutewomen's top 3000 meter and 5000 meter athlete... Ran the 3000 meter run in 10:16.72 and finished in seventh place at the New England Championships (2/28)... At the Atlantic 10 Championships (2/21), took eighth place in the 3000 meter run and crossed in 10:11.07... Also at the A-10s (2/20), finished the 5000 meter run in 17:53.75 which was good for fifth place overall... Notched the team's season best time of 10:06.54 in the 3000 meters at the Giegengack Invitational (2/7) where she placed seventh... Posted a team best time of 17:50.86 in the 5000 meter run and took first place in the event at the Great Dane Invitational (1/23).

2007-08 (Redshirt Freshman): Named to the 2008 Atlantic 10 Outdoor Women's Track & Field Academic All-Conference Team in the spring ... Dominant number two runner behind senior captain Christina DeRosa ... Outdoor Track: Ranks fifth all-time at UMass in the 5000 meter run. Set this record at the New England Championships (5/10) with a time of 17:08.64 to finish seventh overall ... Ranked 14th at the ECAC Championships (5/17) with a time of 17:26.29 to end the season ... Ran the 5000 at the Atlantic 10 Championships to a seventh place finish with a time of 17:21.39 ... At the Larry Ellis Invitational (4/19), ran the 5K in 17:25.74 for a 12th place finish ... Indoor Track: Ran the 3000 meter run and distance medley at the New England Championships (3/1). Placed eighth in the 3000 with a time of 10:13.59 and ninth in the distance medley relay with teammates Ros Murphy, Taryn Trapp, and Lauren Stocker with a time of 12:15.79 ... Cross Country: At the ECAC Championships (11/17), finished the 6K in a season-best 18:44 for a 27th place overall ... Finished the 5K in 19:16 at the Atlantic 10 Championships (10/27) to a thirteenth place finish ... Ranked 17th overall at the Albany Invitational (10/13), with a time of 18:18.6 ... Placed fourth overall at home versus Maine and Vermont (9/15) with a time of 18:18 in the 5K ... At the Dartmouth Invitational (9/8), finished with a time of 21:08.50 to finish sixth.

2006-07 (Freshman): Named to the A-10 Commissioner's Fall and Spring Honor Rolls ... Indoor Track: at the A-10 Championships (2/17), ran the lead leg of the eighth-place distance medley relay team ... Had her top time in the mile (5:22.62) at the Rhode Island Invitational (2/3) ... Posted her top time in the 1,500 meters (5:03.60) at the New Hampshire Invitational (1/20) ... Ran her top time in the 3,000 meters (10:33.33) at the Boston University Valentine Invitational (2/10) ... Cross Country & Outdoor Track: did not compete during the cross country season or the outdoor track season ... Has four seasons of eligibility remaining in both and three for indoor track.

Before UMass: A 2006 graduate of Sir Robert Borden High School where she was MVP of the cross country and track programs during her career ... Posted a 5K time of 18:16 during her senior cross country season ... Had personal-best times of 4:41 in the 1,500 meters and 10:16 in the 3,000 meters during track did not compete in track her senior year due to injury... Also a member of the water polo and cross country skiing teams ... Skiing MVP in 2005-06.

Personal: Shiyi Zan ... Born July 21, 1988 in Beijing, China ... Daughter of Changxu Zan and Xiaojing Liu ... Majoring in kinesiology (pre-med).

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