Samantha Zishka Bio - Hawkeye Sports Official Athletic Site
Cross Country

Samantha Zishka
Samantha Zishka


Lancaster, Ohio

High School:


Lewis, Adams lead Hawkeyes at Illinois State Invitational

Hawkeye Men Earn First Place, Adams sets PR


Iowa Black & Gold Cross Country Invitational

Iowa Black & Gold Invitational Friday, Sept. 13, 2013


Hawkeye Early Bird Invitational

Hawkeye Early Bird Invitational Friday, Aug. 30, 2013

2014 -- Indoor - redshirted... placed 14th in mile at Iowa Invite (5:24.50) while competing unattached... Outdoor - placed ninth in 3,000 meters at Musco Twilight (10:21.72), running event at Arkansas Spring Invite (10:25.54) and Illinois Twilight (10:25.61)... placed 10th in 1,500 meters at Kip Janvrin Open (4:50.39).

2013 -- Cross Country - Iowa's top finisher at Iowa Black & Gold Invite, placing 14th in 14:34.32 (4,000 meters)... also ran at Hawkeye Early Bird Invite (11.08.50-3,000 meters) and Roy Griak Invite (22:53.60-6,000 meters)... team earned USTFCCCA all-academic honors... letterwinner.

High School -- three-time all-district selection and four-time all-conference selection and team MVP in cross country... Fairfield Country Runner of the Year her senior year... two-time cross country conference runner-up... two-time all-district selection in track... two-time team distance MVP.

Personal -- born Sept. 13, 1995... daughter of John and Margo Zishka... has two siblings; John (9) and Joe (9)... her father ran track at the University of Oregon... president of the National Honors Society and Varsity "L" Club... pre-physical therapy major.

Zishka's Collegiate Bests
Event Time Meet Date
1,500 Meters (O) 4:50.39 at Kip Janvrin Open 4/24/14
3,000 Meters (O) 10:21.72 Musco Twilight 5/3/14
3,000 Meters (CC) 11:08.50 Hawkeye Early Bird Invitational 8/30/13
4,000 Meters (CC) 14:34.32 Iowa Black & Gold Invitational 9/13/13
6,000 Meters (CC) 22:53.60 at Roy Griak Invitational 9/28/13

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