PR: 2:32:51 (2010)
Current Residence: Alamosa, Colo.
High School: Costa Mesa High School (Costa Mesa, Calif.)
College: Adams State University ‘04
Coach: Damon Martin
Ziola Gomez came to the United States from Mexico in 1996 and a few years later enrolled at Adams State University. Her career at Adams State culminated in the winning of six national Division II championships. After graduation, Gomez remained in Colorado and has run professionally since 2005. She has competed on the USA Running Circuit, placing as high as 4th at the Olympic Trials Marathon in 2008.
2011: 7th at the Payton Jordan Cardinal Invitational 10,000m (33:20.67)… 4th at the Irvine Spring Break Invitational 1,500m (4:29.74)
2010: 7th overall in the Rotterdam Marathon (2:33:54)… 5th in the All-America City 10k road race (35:14)
2009: 4th at the Payton Jordan Cardinal Invitational 10,000m (33:50.92)… 1st at the UNM Cerry and Silver Invitational indoor mile (5:06.48)
2008: 7th at the USA 20 km Championships (1:09:52)… 4th at the Olympic Trials (2:33:53)… 9th in the Houston Half Marathon (1:13:11)
2007: 7th in the USA Half Marathon Championships (1:13:49)… 8th in the Nike Half Marathon (1:13:49)… 7th at the USA Marathon Championships (2:41:36)
2006: 3rd at the Twin Cities Marathon (2:35:36)… 3rd in the USA 20 km Championships (1:09:04)… 3rd in the Hospital Hill Run Half Marathon (1:15:30)
2005: 4th in the Mt. SAC Relays Invitational 10,000m (33:32:20)… 5th at the Arby’s Rocky Mountain Half Marathon (1:19:57)
2004: 4th in mile at the NCAA Div. II Indoor Champions (4:46.84)… 1st at the 5,000m at the NCAA Div. II Indoor Champions (16:21.40)… 1st at the 5,000m at the NCAA Div. II Outdoor Championships (16:32.97)… 1st at the 10,000m at the NCAA Div. II Outdoor Championships (34:16.34)… 2nd in the Boulder Half Marathon (1:20:13)
2002: 1st in the mile at the NCAA Div. II Indoor Championships (4:43.94)… 1st in the 5,000m at the NCAA Div. II Indoor Championships (16:32.38)
2001: 1st in the Jack Christiansen Invitational 1,500m (4:42.23)… 5th at the NCAA Div. II Indoor Championships in the 5,000m (16:51.19)… 1st in the 10,000m at the NCAA Div. II Outdoor Championships (34:58.20)