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     Lizet Diaz
    Lizet Diaz

    Class:
    Senior

    Hometown:
    Aurora, Ill.

    High School:
    East Aurora

    Event:
    Distance


    2004 Highlights: Earned All-Horizon League Cross Country Second Team honors for the second consecutive season...turned in a 12th place mark of 19:31.70 at the league finals...was the second-best finisher on the team in five of the six meets she competed in...opened the campaign with a cross country season-best 18:46 in the 5,000-meter course at the Bradley Open on Sept. 12th...took 23rd at the Central Collegiate Championships with a time of 18:56...took 21st at the UW-Parkside Invitational by running the course in 19:16...finished 66th out of 161 of the best runners in the region at the NCAA District V Championships with a 23:11 on the 6,000-meter course...did not compete during the indoor season...owns UIC's second-fastest, outdoor time of 39:42.74 in the 10,000-meter run at the Horizon League Championships...raced to a season-best time of 5:06.53 in the 1,500-meter run at the Butler Twilight...picked up an outdoor season-best time in the 5,000-meter run (19:38.6) at the Big Blue Classic.

    2003 Highlights: Won the 1-mile run (5:25.77) at the Lewis Friday Night Series #3...ran an indoor season-best time of 5:24.36 in the mile run at the UW-Milwaukee Quadrangular...crossed the finish line of the 3,000-meter run at the Horizon League Indoor Championships in a season-best mark of 10:36.53...placed fourth overall in the 5,000-meter run at the Elmhurst Invitational with a time of 19:04.5...took home a third-place finish in the 10,000-meter run (37:43.70) at the Horizon League Outdoor Championships...turned in a season-best time of 18:51.9 in the 5,000-meter run at the Chicagoland Championships.

    2002 Highlights: Competed in six meets during the '01 cross country season...crossed in 18th with a time of 12:51 at the UIC Home Opener...placed 32nd in the JV Division at the Notre Dame invitational with a time of 20:47...during the track campaign, collected a then-school record and placed second overall in the 3,000-meter steeplechase (13:10.45) at the Wheaton College Invitational...added another then-school record and a runner-up finish in the 3,000-meter steeplechase (12:36.42) at the Chicagoland Championships...turned in a top-20 finish in the 3,000-meter run (11:37.06) at the Smith-Barney Invitational...placed eighth in the 5,000-meter run (19:05.37) at the Horizon League Indoor Track and Field Championships...finished third overall in the 3,000-meter run (11:17) at the UIC Invitational...captured a fifth-place finish in the 3,000-meter steeplechase (11:49.49) at the Horizon League Indoor Track and Field Championships.

    Prep/Personal: Three-time All-Upstate 8 and All-State selection for both cross country and track...placed 11th in the 2000 IHSA Cross Country state championships with a time of 14:45 (2 miles)...garnered the Upstate 8 Sportsmanship Award as a senior...finished 9th in the 3200-meter run at the 2001 IHSA Track and Field state championships with a school record time of 10:58...holds school record in the mile run with a time of 5:17...daughter of Alicia Diaz...born August 25th, 1983...majoring in kinesiology.

    Career Best Indoor Track Times
    1-Mile Run           5:24.36         2/21/03
    3,000-Meter Run     10:36.53         3/1/03

    2003 Top Indoor Track Times
    1-Mile Run           5:24.36         2/21/03
    3,000-Meter Run     10:36.53         3/1/03
    

    Career Best Outdoor Track Times 1,500-Meter Run 5:01.03 4/13/02 3,000-Meter Run 10:57 4/27/02 5,000-Meter Run 18:38.5 4/6/02 10,000-Meter Run 37:24.87 5/9/02

    2004 Top Outdoor Track Times 1,500-Meter Run 5:06.53 5/1/04 5,000-Meter Run 19:38.60 4/3/04 10,000-Meter Run 39:42.74 5/6/04