2 UI student-athletes post unblemished 4.0 grade point averages
The NCAA Midwest Regional begins Friday at 12 p.m.
The Big Ten Cross Country Championships is set to begin Sunday at 10:45 a.m. (ET).
Women head to Wisconsin adidas Invitational, men to Pre-National Invitational.
Both UI cross country teams win Western Illinois Early Bird Open.
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|
|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|