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Lena Placzek
Lena Placzek

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Poznan, Poland

High School:
St. Maria Magdalena

12/11/2013

49 Hawkeyes Named Fall Academic All-Big Ten

2 UI student-athletes post unblemished 4.0 grade point averages

11/07/2012

Hawkeyes Gear Up for Midwest Regional

The NCAA Midwest Regional begins Friday at 12 p.m.

10/24/2012

Hawkeyes Head to Big Ten Championships

The Big Ten Cross Country Championships is set to begin Sunday at 10:45 a.m. (ET).

10/10/2012

Hawkeyes Change Directions Following Bye Week

Women head to Wisconsin adidas Invitational, men to Pre-National Invitational.

08/31/2012

Hawkeyes Win Early Bird Open

Both UI cross country teams win Western Illinois Early Bird Open.

09/14/2013

Iowa Black & Gold Cross Country Invitational

Iowa Black & Gold Invitational Friday, Sept. 13, 2013

08/30/2013

Hawkeye Early Bird Invitational

Hawkeye Early Bird Invitational Friday, Aug. 30, 2013

2013 -- Indoor - ran mile at Iowa State Classic (5:13.15) and Iowa Open (5:15.24)... Outdoor - did not compete... Dean's List student... Cross Country - Iowa's top finisher at season-opening Iowa Opener, placing second in 11:07.97 (3,000 meters)... also competed at Iowa Black & Gold Invite (14:44.45-4,000 meters) and Roy Griak Invite (23:35.25-6,000 meters)... academic all-Big Ten... team earned USTFCCCA all-academic honors... letterwinner.

2012 -- Indoor - an collegiate-best and team-leading 800 meters (2:16.54) at Iowa State Classic... placed fifth in 800 meters (2:16.73) at Adidas Classic and third in 1,000 meters (2:59.21) at New Year's Classic... ran team-leading mile (5:14.81) at Razorback Invite... placed third in 600 meters at Iowa Invite (1:38.32)... Outdoor - ran third leg on team-leading distance medley relay at Drake Relays (11:40.57)... that time ranks seventh all-time at Iowa... placed fourth in 800 meters (2:14.28) at Tom Botts Invite... placed second in 1,500 meters with a collegiate-best 4:36.37 at LSU Invite... academic All-Big Ten... Cross Country - competed in 4,000 meters at Toledo Bubble Buster (14:44) and Western Illinois Early Bird (15:05-2nd)... ran three miles at Bradley Open (18:14-17th)... Big Ten distinguished scholar... academic All-Big Ten... team earned USTFCCCA all-academic honors... letterwinner.

2011 -- Indoor - did not compete... Outdoor - ran lead leg on team-leading distance medley relay that placed seventh at Drake Relays in 11:43.65... ran second leg on team-leading 3,200-meter relay that placed 11th at Drake Relays (9:03.94)... placed third in 800 meters with collegiate-best 2:13.76 at Musco Twilight XII... ran season-best 1,500 meters (4:38.41) at Big Ten Championships... letterwinner.

High School -- placed third at the 2010 Polish Cross Country Nationals... competed at 2009 World Junior Cross Country Championships... personal bests are 2:08.80 in 800 meters, 4:23.80 in 1,500 meters and 2:48.81 in the 1,000 meters.

Personal -- born November 22, 1991... daughter of Piotr and beata Placzek... mother was a medalist at the World Kayaking Championships... health and human physiology interest.

Placzek's Collegiate Bests
Event Time Meet Date
600 Meters (I) 1:38.32 Iowa Invitational 2/17/12
800 Meters (I) 2:16.54 at Iowa State Classic 2/10/12
800 Meters (O) 2:13.76 Musco Twilight XII 4/23/11
1,000 Meters (I) 2:59.21 New Year's Classic 1/14/12
1,500 Meters (O) 4:36.37 at LSU Invitational 4/7/12
Mile (I) 5:13.15 at Iowa State Classic 2/8/13
3,000 Meters (CC) 11:07.97 Hawkeye Early Bird Invitational 8/30/13
4,000 Meters (CC) 14:44 at Toledo Bubble Buster 9/21/12
Three Miles (CC) 18:14 at Bradley Open 9/7/12
6,000 Meters (CC) 23:35.25 at Roy Griak Invitational 9/28/13

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