Holtz's Cross Country Bio
Eligibility (Indoor/Outdoor): Redshirt Sophomore/Redshirt Sophomore
Academic All-Big Ten in track and field (2014)
Academic All-Big Ten in cross country (2013)
2015 Outdoor: Placed sixth in the 800 meters at the Wisconsin Twilight (5/8) with a time of 2:18.56 ... Finished 11th in the 'B' section of the 800 meters at the LSU Alumni Gold Invitational (4/18) with a time of 2:20.81
2015 Indoor: Placed fifth in the 800 meters at the Red and White Open (2/20) with a time of 2:17.89 and also finished second in the 4x400 relay with a time of 4:00.91 ... Finished sixth in the 800 meters with a time of 2:28.98 and finished fourth in the 400 meters with a time of 1:01.13 at the Wisconsin vs. Minnesota Dual (1/24) ... Placed fifth in the 800 meters with a time of 2:20.63, while also finishing third in the 4x400 relay with a time of 3:57.54 at the Wisconsin Open (1/17).
2014 Outdoor: Took sixth in the 800 meters at the Wisconsin Open (5/10) with a time of 2:20.51 ... placed third in the 800 meters (2:15.12) and helped the 4x400 relay team win in 3:55.25 at the Tom Botts Invite (5/3)
2014 Indoor: Placed sixth in the 800 meters at the Wisconsin Dual (1/18) with a time of 2:24.00
2013 Outdoor: Won the 800 meters at the Wisconsin Open (5/4) while competing unattached, finishing with a time of 2:15.14
2013 Indoor: Won the 800 meters at the Red & White Open (2/15) with a time of 2:14.12# ... finished 22nd in the 800 meters at the Cyclone Classic with a time of 2:18.43 ... placed 66th in the mile with a time of 5:18.18 at the Meyo Invitational (2/2) ... finished 20th in the mile at the Bill Bergan Invitational (1/26) with a time of 5:12.21 and was member of the 4x400 relay that placed 11th with a time of 4:04.20... was a member of the 4x400 relay that took fifth at the Wisconsin Elite Invitational (1/19) with a time of 3:99.60# ... placed second in the 1000 meters at the Panther Open (1/12) with a time of 3:02.02
Ran both cross country and track ... two-time first-team all-conference for cross country ... named four-time cross country team MVP and two-time track team MVP ... was cross country and track team captain as a senior ... in track, as a freshman, placed eighth in the 3200-meter relay at the Wisconsin State Track and Field Championships and placed third at the TFA State Indoor Track meet in the 1600 meters ... as a sophomore, finished third in the 3200 meters at the state championships with a time of 9:19, which is the sixth-fastest time in state history and a school record ... as a junior, placed sixth in the 800 meters with a time of 2:14.99 and fifth in the 4x800-meter relay at the outdoor state championships ... as a senior, placed eighth in the 800 meters at outdoor state championships, was North Shore Conference Outdoor and Indoor Track 800 meter champion ... was sectional and regional 800 meters champion ... in cross country, was four-time attendee of Wisconsin Cross Country Camp of Champions ... placed first at the Wisconsin adidas Invitational as a sophomore and junior ... two-time WCCCA All-Star ... four-time Wisconsin Academic All-State ... National Honor Society member and Executive Vice President of Student Council ... Rotary Student of the Month ... Champions Mentor ... four-time Merit Award winner
Parents are Robert and Ann Holtz ... has two siblings, older brother Kyle (21) and twin sister Alexandra (18) ... sister Alexandra also runs track at the UW ... involved with SAESO and SAAC ... organized the prom dress drive "Cinderella Project" for disadvantaged teens and collected 77 dresses and accessories ... intends to major in biology
"It offers a good mix of academic excellence, outstanding athletics and a great college atmosphere! Also, I wanted to follow in my parents' footsteps! On Wisconsin!"