Mirin Fader of the Orange County Register focused on senior Darion Zimmerman this week and how loss has inspired him for his senior season.
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Track is in many ways an individual sport, but you can always find Darion Zimmerman encouraging his teammates at practice. When he hears them say they can't make a certain time, or when he hears two words he tries to never utter to himself — "I can't" — he walks over and offers a different perspective.
You can hit these times, Zimmerman will often say. Just one more rep. I've done it before, you can do it.
Zimmerman speaks with authority as he holds the Big West's top mark in the 200-meters (21.12), and is a favorite to win the event at the Big West Championships in May.
"He can lead us to the championship in the 400 and 200," said Marques Barosso, CSUF assistant coach for sprinters, hurdlers and relays. "He's been holding the team down for the two years he's been here. He's been a good leader for us… He just motivates people."