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Lena Placzek
Lena Placzek


Poznan, Poland

High School:
St. Maria Magdalena


49 Hawkeyes Named Fall Academic All-Big Ten

2 UI student-athletes post unblemished 4.0 grade point averages


Hawkeyes Gear Up for Midwest Regional

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


Hawkeyes Head to Big Ten Championships

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


Hawkeyes Change Directions Following Bye Week

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


Hawkeyes Win Early Bird Open

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


Iowa Black & Gold Cross Country Invitational

Iowa Black & Gold Invitational Friday, Sept. 13, 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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