Lavinia Jurkiewicz
Lavinia Jurkiewicz


Chicago, Ill.

High School:
Whitney Young


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Jurkiewicz's Cross Country Bio

Eligibility (Indoor/Outdoor): Junior/Junior

At Wisconsin

• 2012 Academic All-Big Ten in track and field
• 2012 Academic All-Big Ten in cross country

2014 Outdoor: Placed 37th in the 5000 meters at the Florida Relays (4/4-5) with a time of 17:43.49

2014 Indoor: Placed third in the 1200 meters at the Red & White Open with a time of 3:36.32 ... placed 17th in the 3000 meters at the Bill Bergan Invitational (2/1) with a time of 10:04.50

2013 Indoor:
Placed eighth in the mile at the Cyclone Classic (2/8) with a time of 5:03.40

2012 Outdoor:
Competed in the Big Ten championships (5/12) to take 20th (4:33.61) in the 1500 meters preliminary and 20th (17:20.58) in the 5000 meters ... ran a time of 4:31.83 in the 1500 meters at the Mt. SAC Relays (4/19) to take 68th ... placed fourth in the 1500 meters at the Wisconsin Open (5/5) with a time of 4:34.79 ... took ninth in the 1500 meters with a time of 4:36.69 at the SEC/Big Ten Challenge (3/23) ... placed 13th in her section of the 1500 meters at the Stanford Invitational (4/6) with a time of 4:39.16

2012 Indoor: Redshirt season, competed unattached at the Red & White Open (2/17) in the mile for second place with a time of 5:17.62

2011 Outdoor: Placed 13th in the 5,000 meters, finishing with a time of 17:11.00 at the Florida Relays (4/1) ... took 22nd at the Mt. SAC Relays (4/15) in the 5,000 meters with a time of 16:59.78 ... ran the 1,500 meters with a time of 4:30.31 for a third-place finish at the Steve Scott Invitational (5/1)

2011 Indoor: Finished third in the 3,000 meters with a time of 10:20.55# at the Badger Track Classic (1/15) ... took second at the Wisconsin Women's Invitational (1/28) in the 3,000 meters with a time of 10:21.67# ... finished the 5,000 meters at the Husky Classic (2/11) in 17:25.72

High School
Claimed Illinois state title at 3,200 meters as a senior in 2010 ... also finished third in the 1,600 meters ... as a junior, took fourth in 3,200 and ninth in 1,600 at state meet ... claimed sectional championships in 3,200 and 1,600 both as a junior and senior ... Gatorade Girls' Cross Country Athlete of the Year for Illinois as a senior ... claimed 2009 Illinois state cross country title as a senior ... became first athlete in Chicago Public League history to win girls' state championship ... City of Chicago cross country champion both junior and senior years ... named an Illinois State Scholar ... honor roll student ... earned letter of comendation from National Merit Scholarship program ... co-president of Young Doctors League Club

Parents are Ray and Margaret Jurkiewicz ... has a brother, Raymond ... worked as a camp counselor in summer 2010 ... intends to major in molecular biology

Why Wisconsin?
"Wisconsin is the ideal combination of academic and athletic excellence. I was attracted by Wisconsin's strong scientific research reputation. Even after my first visit, I easily envisioned the academic and athletic success I hope to experience at Wisconsin."

Personal Bests
Indoor Outdoor
Mile 5:03.40 2-8-13 1500 Meters 4:30.31 5-1-11
1200 Meters 3:36.32 2-21-14 5000 Meters 16.59.78 4-15-11
3000 Meters 10:04.50 2-1-14
5000 Meters 17:25.72 2-11-11

At the Big Ten Championships
2012 - Outdoor
1500 Meters: 20th-P (4:33.61)
5000 Meters: 20th (17:20.58)

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