As a Junior (2004): Was the Terps' top finisher at the Mount St. Mary's Invitational (5k), placing fifth with a time of 15:52.90.
As a Sophomore (2003): Competed in seven of the Terps' meets in 2003... posted a career-best time of 26:29.09 at the Maryland Invitational on Oct. 11... compted in the ACC Championships, NCAA Regionals and IC4A Championships.
As a Freshman (2002): Ran in six meets for the team in 2002...the Sept. 28 Paul Short Invitational marked his season-best time of 26:47.37...took 21st at the Maryland Invitational...competed in the ACC Championships and NCAA Regionals.
Before Maryland: Attended New Vista High School and Fairview High School in Boulder, Col....won varsity letters in cross country and track...his cross country team became the 2001 state champion...held a 3.75 GPA.
Personal: Nathaniel Elsas Zola...born May 22, 1983...son of Jaye and John Zola...has one brother, Peter...enjoys football, baseball, surfing, skiing and cycling...especially likes to run in the mountains of Colordado.
Career-Best Time: 26:29.09 at the 2003 Maryland Invitational.