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Bethany Praska
Bethany Praska

Hometown:
Longmont, Colo.

High School:
Longmont Christian

Event:
Sprints/Middle Distance

05/13/2014

T&F Notebook: Big Ten Outdoor Championships

The Big Ten Championships are set to begin Friday at 10 a.m. (CT)

2011 -- Indoor - All-American, placing seventh in 800 meters (2:07.24) at NCAA Championships... set school record in 800 meters (2:05.01) in NCAA prelims... Big Ten 600-meter champion, running a team-leading and collegiate-best 1:28.14 in finals... that time ranks second all-time at Iowa... ran third leg on school record-setting 1,600-meter relay (3:36.97) at Iowa State Last Chance Meet... anchored 1,600-meter relay to second-place finish (3:37.58) at Big Ten Championships... ran on 1,600-meter relays that posted the top four times in Iowa school history... ran second leg on distance medley relay that placed second at Razorback Invite in 11:24.47, which ranks fourth all-time at Iowa... won 800 meters at Iowa State Classic (2:06.20) and Iowa Open (2:10.22) , and 600 meters at Jack Johnson Classic (1:28.75)... Outdoor - two-time Big Ten Champion, winning 800 meters (2:05.63) and running lead leg on winning 1,600-meter relay (3:36.51) that set facility record... set school record in 800 meters (2:05.46) with win at War Eagle Invite... won 400 meters with collegiate-best 54.01 at Musco Twilight XII, which ranks fifth all-time at Iowa... placed 13th in 800 meters (2:06.18) at NCAA West Regional... ran lead leg on school record-setting 1,600-meter relay that placed fourth at Drake Relays in 3:35.93... ran lead leg on 1,600-meter relay that placed 11th at NCAA West Regional (3:37.27) and 22nd at NCAA Championships (3:38.98), earning honorable mention All-America honors... anchored school record-setting sprint medley relay to Drake Relays title in 3:48.63... Iowa's female Big Ten Medal of Honor winner... academic all-Big Ten... letterwinner.

2010 -- Indoor - led team in 600 (1:29.35) and 800 meters (2:08.54)... provisionally qualified with 800-meter time... placed fourth at Big Ten meet in 600 meters (1:29.35)... ran lead leg on team-leading 1,600-meter relay (3:44.29), which ranks ninth all-time at Iowa... won 800 meters at Husker Invite (2:11.85)... Outdoor - led team in 800 meters with season-best 2:10.85 at Sun Angel Classic... anchored team-leading 1,600-meter relay at Tiger Track Classic (3:39.88), which ranks eighth all-time at Iowa... ran third leg on 1,600-meter relay at NCAA West Regional (19th, 3:41.66)... anchored team-leading sprint medley relay at Drake Relays (3:56.53), which ranks second all-time at Iowa... ran third leg on fourth-place 3,200-meter relay at Drake Relays (8:54.45), which ranks seventh all-time at Iowa... ran season-best in 400 meters at CCU Shamrock (56.05)... academic all-Big Ten... letterwinner.

2009 -- Indoor - led team in 400 meters (56.42), 600 yards (1:23.12) and 600 meters (1:31.33)... the 600 yards time ranks fourth all-time at Iowa... placed sixth in 600 meters (1:31.80) at Big Ten meet... ran season-best 56.42 in 400 meters at Meyo Invite... Iowa's women's track Big Ten Sportsmanship award winner... Outdoor - ran second legs on team-leading 1,600-meter (3:48.22) and distance medley relays (12:11.56)... the 1,600-meter relay placed sixth at Big Ten meet... ran season bests in 200 (25.91) and 400 meters (57.08) at Illinois Invite... academic all-Big Ten... letterwinner.

2008 -- Indoor - ran season-best 1:34.66 in 600-meter prelims at Big Ten meet... ran 400 meters at Jack Johnson Classic (58.57), Meyo Invite (57.70) and ISU Classic (58.60)... Outdoor - ran lead leg on 1,600-meter relay that led team (3:44.21) and placed sixth at Big Ten Championships... ran on team-leading 3,200-meter relay (9:14.66) at Drake Relays... ran season-best 400 meters (57.25) at Sun Angel Classic... also ran 400 meters at Auburn Classic (58.42), Iowa Invite (58.00), Musco Twilight X (57.79) and Big Ten Championships (57.40)... letterwinner.

High School -- three-time state champion and two-time runner-up... three-time all-state and all-region, earning all-conference honors twice... team MVP and conference track athlete of the year as a sophomore... six-time district champion and three-time runner-up... five-time conference champion and three-time runner-up... set school record in 400 meters (55.7)... other best times were 12.9 in 100 meters, 25.13 in 200 meters and 21:21 in 800 meters... three-time state Junior Olympics champion... coach was Tim McIntire... two-time letterwinner in volleyball, earning all-state honorable mention and second team all-league honorable mention honors senior year... set school kill record in volleyball... also lettered in soccer... four-year honor roll student and academic letterwinner... Colorado High School Athletic Association athletic academic first team senior year.

Personal -- born June 10, 1989... daughter of Mark and Kathy Praska... pre-physical therapy major.

Praska's Collegiate Bests
Event Time Meet Date
60 Meters (I) 8.17 Iowa Open 1/17/09
200 Meters (O) 25.69 at Shamrock Invitational 3/22/08
400 Meters (I) 56.05 at Shamrock Invitational 3/20/10
400 Meters (O) 54.01 Musco Twilight XII 4/23/11
600 Yards (I) 1:23.12 at Iowa State Classic 2/13/09
600 Meters (I) 1:28.14 at Big Ten Championships 2/27/11
800 Meters (I) 2:05.01 at NCAA Championships 3/11/11
800 Meters (O) 2:05.46 at War Eagle Invitational 4/16/11

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