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Arlene ZelinskasClass: Senior
Previous School: Oakwood HS
Hometown: Dayton, Ohio
Flames Feature: Clearing A Unique Set Of Hurdles
Hard work, commitment and mental toughness have helped this team captain rise to the ranks of an elite athlete who holds three Big South records.
2006 (Jr.): Big South Indoor Track Women's Outstanding Track Performer of the Year after winning and setting meet records in the 60-meter hurdles (8.64) and pentathlon (3,345) … placed fourth at the ECAC pentathlon … Big South Outdoor Track Scholar-Athlete of the Year … Big South Indoor and Outdoor All-Academic Team member … VaSID All-State All-Academic Team honoree … part of the USTFCCCA Women's All-Academic Track and Field Team … Big South Presidential Honor Roll.
2005 (So.): Runner-up in the 60-meter hurdles, eighth in the long jump at the Big South indoor meet … outdoors was second in the 100 hurdles, fourth in the 400 hurdles, fifth in the high jump and eighth in the long jump … took eighth in ECAC heptathlon.
2004 (Fr.): Fourth in Big South 60-meter hurdles indoors … ended up second in 100 hurdles, fifth in 400 hurdles and sixth in the long jump at the outdoor conference meet … represented Liberty at the USATF Junior National Championship in the 100 hurdles and the 400 hurdles.
Prep: Attended Oakwood H.S. … placed second in the 100 hurdles and third in the 300 hurdles at the Ohio State meet as a senior … owns school records in the 100 hurdles (14.77) and 300 hurdles (44.80).
Personal: Daughter of Mike and Anna Zelinskas … biology major … birthday is July 18.
60 Hurdles—8.47 (2007), 100 Hurdles—13.78 (2006), 400 Hurdles—61.27 (2006), 800—2:22.11 (2007), High Jump—5-8.75 (2007), Long Jump—19-0.5 (2007), Pentathlon—3,882 (2007), Heptathlon—5,000 (2006)