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Jack Bolas
Jack Bolas

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Chapel Hill, N.C.

High School:
Chapel Hill

Height / Weight:
6-0 / 170

Event:
Middle Distance

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Eligibility (Indoor/Outdoor): Senior/Senior

Notable:
• 4-time All-American
• 2010 Big Ten champion at 1,500 meters
• First UW runner to break 4 minutes in the indoor mile (3:59.40 in 2008)
• 6-time Academic All-Big Ten
• 2-time ESPN The Magazine Academic All-American
• 2010 Big Ten Medal of Honor recipient

At Wisconsin
2010 Indoor: Finished fifth in the mile at the Big Ten championships in a time of 4:07.35 ... also anchored Badgers to Big Ten title in the distance medley relay with a time of 9:47.96 ... finished 19th in the 3000 meters at the Husky Classic (2/13) in an NCAA provisional qualifying time of 7:58.85

2010 Outdoor: Won the 1,500 meters (3:43.79) at the Big Ten championships (5/16) ... finished seventh at the USA Outdoor Championships (6/27) in the 1,500 meters in a time of 3:52.40 ... placed fourth in the 1,500 meters at the NCAA championships (6/12) in a time of 3:48.21, earning All-America honors ... placed third in the 1,500 meters at the NCAA Preliminary Round (5/29) in a time of 3:38.47 to qualify for NCAA championships ... won the 800 meters in a personal-best time of 1:50.38 at the Wisconsin Twilight Invitational (5/8) ... won his section of the 1,500 meters in a time of 3:46.25 at the Payton Jordan Cardinal Invitational (5/1)

2009 Indoor: Took 19th at the NCAA championships (3/13) as a part of the distance medley relay, finishing in 9:50.49 ... part of school-record and automatic NCAA qualifying effort of 9:30.57 in the distance medley relay at Alex Wilson Invitational (3/6) ... was a member of the distance medley relay team finishing third at the Big Ten championships (2/28) in 9:47.20 ... placed second in the 1,000 meters at the Meyo Invitational (2/7), finishing in 2:23.49 ... finished the mile in 4:01.19 at the Husky Classic (2/13)

2009 Outdoor: Named Big Ten Track Athlete of the Week for week of April 20 ... ran the third-fastest time in UW history to finish sixth in the 1,500 meters at the Payton Jordan Cardinal Invitational (5/2) with a time of 3:37.64 ... finished seventh in 1,500 at NCAA Mideast Regional (5/30) ... finished 16th in prelims of the 1,500 at the NCAA championships (6/11) ... clocked NCAA regional qualifying time of 3:42.56 to finish sixth in Olympic Development section of the 1,500 meters at the Mt. SAC Relays (4/17) ... contributed to UW win in the 4x800-meter relay at the Drake Relays (4/24) in 7:21.10 ... also ran as part of third-place distance medley relay team at Drake Relays (4/25) ... won the 3,000 meters at the Jim Click Shootout (4/4) in 8:20.36

2008 Indoor: Anchored the Badgers' distance medley relay to a third-place finish at the NCAA indoor championships in 9:33.83 ... member of the Big Ten indoor championship distance medley relay in 9;54.25 ... placed fifth in the mile at the Big Ten indoor meet in 4:24.25 ... member of the winning distance medley relay at the USATF Indoor Championships, running an NCAA automatic qualifying time of 9:33.29 ... won the Meyo Mile at the Meyo Invitational in a UW record 3:59.40 ... placed 13th in the 800 meters at the Husky Classic in a personal best time of 1:50.54

2008 Outdoor: Finished fourth in 1,500 meters at the Big Ten championships with a time of 3:56.31 ... placed second overall in the 1,500 meters at the NCAA Mideast Regional (3:48.05) ... took third at the NCAA championships in the 1,500 meters with a time of 3:42.57

2007: Earned All-America honors as a member of the third-place distance medley relay at the NCAA indoor championships ... finished third in the mile at the Big Ten indoor meet in 4:06.25 ... ran a personal best and NCAA provisional qualifying time of 4:01.47 in the mile, placing fifth at the Husky Classic ... placed third in the 1,500 meters at the Big Ten outodor championships in 3:44.92 ... placed eighth in the 1,500 meters at the NCAA Mideast Regional in 3:48.19 ... qualified for regional competition by placing third in the 1,500 meters at the Wisconsin Twilight, running a personal best of 3:43.82

High School
Finished sixth in the 2005 Foot Locker Cross Country Championship ... 2005 4A state cross country champion, leading his team to the state championship ... placed 31st in the 2004 Footlocker National Cross Country Championships ... placed second in the 2004 4A state cross country championships, aiding his team to a second-place finish ... 2004 4A state champion at 1600 meters ... finished second in the state 4A 3200 meters ... placed fourth in the mile at the Nike Outdoor Nationals

Personal

Major in biology ... parents are Debbie and Jerry Bolas ... has a sister, Ellie

Personal Bests
Indoor Outdoor
800 Meters 1:50.54 2-16-08 800 Meters 1:50.38 5-8-10
1000 Meters 2:23.49 2-7-09 1500 Meters 3:37.64 5-2-09
Mile 3:59.40 2-8-09 3000 Meters 8:20.36 4-4-09

Honors and Awards
Big Ten Medal of Honor
2010

ESPN The Magazine Academic All-America (2)
2010 (1st team), 2009 (2nd team)

ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District (2)
2010, 2009 (District 5)

USTFCCCA Scholar-Athlete (3)
2010, 2009, 2008

Big Ten Distinguished Scholar (2)
2010, 2009

Academic All-Big Ten (6)
Track: 2010, 2009, 2008
Cross Country: 2009, 2008, 2007

Current School Records (1)
Indoor Distance Medley Relay: 9:30.57

All-America Honors (4)
2010 (1)
1500 Meters: 4th place (3:48.21)

2008 (2)
Distance Medley Relay: 3rd place (9:33.83)
1500 Meters: 3rd place (3:42.57)

2007 (1)
Distance Medley Relay: 3rd place (9:35.81)

All-Region Honors (3)
2009 (1)

1500 Meters: 7th place (3:50.35)

2008 (1)
1500 Meters: 2nd place (3:48.05)

2007 (1)
1500 Meters: 8th place (3:48.19)

All-Big Ten Honors (4)
2010 - Indoor (1)
Distance Medley Relay: 1st (9:47.96)

2010 - Outdoor (1)
1500 Meters: 1st (3:43.79)

2009 - Outdoor (1)
1500 Meters: 2nd place (3:57.72)

2008 - Indoor (1)
Distance Medley Relay: 1st place (9:54.25)

At the NCAA Championships
2010 - Outdoor
1500 Meters: 4th (3:48.21)

2009 - Indoor
Distance Medley Relay: 17th (9:50.49)

2009 - Outdoor
1500 Meters: 16th (3:45.13)

2008 - Indoor
Distance Medley Relay: 3rd (9:33.83)

2008 - Outdoor
1500 Meters: 3rd (3:42.57)

2007 - Indoor
Distance Medley Relay: 3rd (9:35.81)

At the NCAA Preliminary Round
2010 - Outdoor
1500 Meters:3rd (3:38.47)

At the NCAA Regional Championships
2009 Mideast Regional
1500 Meters: 7th (3:50.35)

2008 Mideast Regional
1500 Meters: 2nd (3:48.05)

2007 Mideast Regional
1500 Meters: 8th (3:48.19)

At the Big Ten Championships
2010 - Indoor
Mile: 5th (4:07.35)
Distance Medley Relay: 1st (9:47.96)

2010 - Outdoor (1)
1500 Meters: 1st (3:43.79)

2009 - Indoor

Distance Medley Relay: 3rd (9:47.20)

2009 - Outdoor
1500 Meters: 2nd (3:57.72)

2008 - Indoor
Mile: 5th (4:24.25)
Distance Medley Relay: 1st (9:54.25)

2008 - Outdoor
1500 Meters: 4th (4:05.26)

2007 - Indoor
Mile: 3rd (4:06.25)

2007 - Outdoor
1500 Meters: 3rd (3:44.92)

Other Notable Performances
2010 Morton Mile Meeting
Mile: 2nd (3:58.41)

2010 Folksam Grand Prix
1,500 Meters: 6th (3:39.26)

2010 British Milers Club Grand Prix
1,500 Meters: 1st (3:40.91)

2010 USA Outdoor Championships
1500 Meters: 7th (3:52.40)

2008 USA Indoor Championships
Distance Medley Relay: 1st (9:54.25)

2008 Meyo Invitational
Mile: 1st (3:59.40) - first sub-4:00 indoor mile in UW history

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