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Women's Track

Bethany Praska
Bethany Praska


Longmont, CO

High School:
Longmont Christian

Sprints/Middle Distance


T&F Notebook: Big Ten Outdoor Championships

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


Hawkeyes Announce 2013 Recruiting Class

14 women and 9 men comprise 23-member class


Sowinski Earns Gold at USA Championships

Former Hawkeyes placed first in men's 800 meters


USA Championships on deck for former Hawkeyes

Herron, Praska and Sowinski compete this weekend for national crowns


Hawkeyes Impress at Black and Gold Intrasquad

Iowa track and field opens indoor season

2008 -- Indoor - ran collegiate-best 1:34.66 in 600-meter prelims at Big Ten Championships... that time ranks seventh in school history... 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 collegiate-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.