Zach Shultz


Player profile

  • Hometown Toledo, Ohio
  • Last School Perrysburg High School
  • Year Senior
  • Major City and Regional Planning

Career Bests (track): 1500 – 4:13.96 | 3000 – 8:40.97 | 5000 – 14:55.69
Career Bests (XC):  10K – 32:18.8 | 8K – 25:43.2 | 5.2 Mile – 26:45.6

Ohio State Career

  • Three-time Ohio State Scholar-Athlete (2020, 2021, 2022)
  • Earned Academic All-Big Ten honors in cross country and track in 2020-21 and 2021-22
  • 2021 and 2022 Big Ten Distinguished Scholar, with a 4.0 in 2022


  • Cross Country
    • Ran in first two meets of the season – at Evansville and at Penn State; started at Notre Dame but was unable to finish and did not compete the rest of the season
    • Placed fifth overall and among the Buckeyes at Evansville and was fifth among Buckeyes, 48th overall, at Penn State
    • Earned Big Ten Distinguished Scholar, Academic All-Big Ten and Ohio State Scholar-Athlete honors


  • Cross Country
    • Raced at Big Ten Championships, finishing among the team’s Top 5
  • Indoor
    • Set personal best in the 3000 at UM B1G Simmons-Harvey Invitational in January
  • Outdoor
    • Recorded 5000 personal best at B1G Invite in April
    • Ran career best in the 1500 at Fighting Illini Big Ten Relays in April
    • Also ran in Maryland B1G Invite


  • Cross Country
    • Ran in Great Lakes Cross Country Championships and five other meets

Prior to Ohio State

  • Northern Lakes League Cross Country Champion
  • Earned all-state honors in Cross Country
  • Finished fifth in the 3200m at Indoor States
  • Three-time Perrysburg Disc Golf Association champion
  • Son of Jacqueline and Rodney and has three siblings, Mason, Austin and Bennett
  • City and regional planning major; goal is to work as an urban planner, creating plans and policy for sustainable and healthy cities in the future