Women's team nabs eighth straight honor while 13 Hawkeyes earn individual accolades
Three UI student-athletes have maintained a perfect 4.0 GPA
20 men and 14 women will compete May 24-26 in Austin, Texas
Senior breaks the school and facility record as Iowa advances to the finals in 14 events
Hawkeyes compete in day one of the Drake Relays.
2012 -- Indoor - placed fifth in mile with collegiate-best 4:57.09 at Iowa State Classic... placed fifth in mile at Adidas Classic (4:59.66) and sixth at New Year's Classic (5:05.76)... Outdoor - ran second leg on team-leading and Drake Relays champion 6,400-meter relay (19:16.73)... that time ranks third all-time at Iowa... placed 12th in 1,500 meters at Big Ten Championships (4:39.71), running a collegiate-best 4:27.40 in prelims to qualify for NCAA West Preliminary... academic All-Big Ten... letterwinner.
2011 -- Indoor - ran mile at Iowa Open (5:33.45)... Outdoor - ran third leg on team-leading distance medley relay that placed seventh at Drake Relays (11:43.65)... that time ranks 10th all-time at Iowa... won 1,500 meters in season-best 4:43.57 at Central Invite... placed third in 1,500 meters (4:44.07) at Cornell Open... ran season-best 800 meters (2:18.54) at Musco Twilight XII... academic All-Big Ten... Cross Country - posted collegiate-best 3,000 meters (10:34) at Iowa Invite, 4,000 meters (15:12) at Iowa Open and 6,000 meters (21:44) at Big Ten Championships... placed 44th at NCAA Midwest Regional (22:17-6,000 meters... academic All-Big Ten... team earned USTFCCCA all-academic honors... letterwinner.
2010 -- Indoor - ran season-best mile at ISU Classic (5:17.28)... Outdoor - ran a collegiate-best 800 meters at Big Ten Championships (2:17.26)... ran collegiate-best in 1,500 meters at Musco Twilight XI (4:39.70)... placed third in 800 meters at Iowa Invitational (2:18.44)... letterwinner... Cross Country - placed 24th at Hawkeye Invite (11:20-3,000 meters) and 29th at Iowa Invite (11:27-3,000 meters) ... team earned USTFCCCA all-academic honors.
2009 -- Indoor - ran season bests in 800 meters (2:21.31) at Iowa State Classic and mile (5:18.30) at Iowa Invite... Outdoor - placed sixth in 800 meters (2:22.18) at Messersmith Invite... Cross Country - ran at Hawkeye Invite (11:03) and Iowa State Intercollegiate (20:11)... team earned USTFCCCA all-academic honors.
2008 -- Cross Country - ran season-best 3,000 meters (11:22) at Hawkeye Invite... team earned USTFCCCA all-academic honors.
High School -- ran on state champion 3,200-meter relay... three-time conference champion in track... eight-time all-conference in cross country and track... conference runner-up in cross country... cross country team won three conference titles... placed seventh at state cross country meet as a sophomore and 10th as a freshman, earning all-state honors... ran school and state record-setting 3,200-meter relay (9:07)... four-year honor roll student... National Honor Society member... coaches were Ron Piro, Peter Anderson, Ken Fasshauer and Frank Anderson.
Personal -- born February 22, 1990... daughter of Tom and Kelley Laesch... her dad played basketball and ran track at Wisconsin Eau Claire... her sister, Amanda, ran cross country and track at North Central College... elementary education major.
|Laesch's Collegiate Bests|
|800 Meters (I)||2:21.31||at Iowa State Classic||2/14/09|
|800 Meters (O)||2:17.26||at Big Ten Championships||5/14/10|
|1,500 Meters (O)||4:27.40||at Big Ten Championships||5/12/12|
|Mile (I)||4:57.09||at Iowa State Classic||2/10/12|
|3,000 Meters (CC)||10:34||Iowa Invitational||9/16/11|
|4,000 Meters (CC)||15:12||Iowa Open||9/2/11|
|5,000 Meters (CC)||20:11||at ISU Intercollegiate||9/19/09|