Men's Track and Field Roster

Zane Michael

Year Jr.
Hometown Ashland, Ohio
High School Ashland

Year at Gustavus: Junior
What events are you in? Are you in both cross country and track and field?: I run the 800, 1500, and I am in Cross Country.
Where did you go to high school?: Ashland Public High School
Where is your hometown?: Ashland, Ohio
Tell me about your family (siblings, are any of your family members current/previous Gusties?): My father’s name is Rodney Michael and mother’s is Linda Michael. I don’t have any siblings or Gustie relatives.
Tell me about your experiences so far at Gustavus: I have had a good experience in both the physics and math departments as well as with the cross country and track teams and communities.
What volunteering or community service have you done in and/or out of college?: I have spent time in general volunteering associated with the cross country and track teams as well as independently. I have also done highway cleanup with the physics department, and I have been a part of multiple walkouts and protests during and before college.
What other extracurricular activities, clubs, or organizations are you a part of?: I am in the society of physics students.
Have you been a part of any movements that work for social justice or change? What are you passionate about?: Just general activity and participation in discussions and other forums. I have been a part of a few protests/walkouts not specifically associated with one group.
Tell me about any high school athletic and academic achievements or awards that you have earned: I earned Academic all State Ohio 2018 4x800, broke the previous Ashland HS 4x800 School record, won the president's award for academic success, earned 4 year academic honors, and some other meaningless awards.
Tell me about your college academic and athletic achievements that you have earned . (Captain, All-American, all-conference, academic all-conference, etc, and include year): Rossing physics scholarship nominee 2020, John Borneman Prize Par excellence in Mathematics Scholarship 2020 I think, might show up as 2021 not sure how they consider it. Dean's list
Why did you choose Gustavus?: I was intrigued by the physics and cross country communities.
In your opinion what makes the Gustavus cross country/track and field programs different from other colleges?: I love the team's support for each other and sense of community.