Ariel Michalek
Ariel Michalek

Class:
RS Freshman

Hometown:
Aurora, Ill.

High School:
Oswego East

Height:
5-7

Event:
Distance

Michalek's Cross Country Bio

Eligibility (Indoor/Outdoor): Redshirt Sophomore/Redshirt Freshman

At Wisconsin
2014 Outdoor:
Won the 3000 meter steeplechase at the UW-Platteville Invite (4/11-12) with a time of 11:01.67 ... won the 3000 meter steeplechase at the Rex Foster Invite (4/6) with a time of 11:28.17

2014 Indoor:
Finished fourth in the 1200 meters at the Red & White Open (2/21) with a time of 3:38.95 ... won the unseeded mile at the Bill Bergan Invitational (2/1) with a time of 5:06.63 ... took fifth in the 5000 meters at the Wisconsin Elite Invitational (1/25) with a time of 18:38.13 ... placed seventh in the mile run at the Wisconsin Dual (1/18) with a time of 5:18.58

2013 Outdoor: Did not compete

2013 Indoor: While competing unattached, placed third in the 3000 meters at the Wisconsin Elite Invitational (1/19) with a time of 10:10.20 ... won the mile at the Badger Track Classic while competing unattached (1/12) with a time of 5:21.03

High School

Ran cross country and track ... in track, was 1600 meters state champion and 3200 meters state runner-up as a senior ... 3200 meters state champion as a junior ... was a three-time 1600 meters and two-time 3200 meters SPC Conference Individual Champion ... member of the state qualifying 4x800-meter relay team as a freshman ... three-time 1600 meters and two-time 3200 meters sectional champion ... three-time track and field varsity letter winner ... in cross country, was individual state champion as junior and individual state runner-up as a senior ... four-time SPC conference individual champion ... four-time SPC all-conference ... four-time state qualifier ... three-time regional individual champion ... member of conference championship team as a sophomore ... SPC Female Athlete of the Year award winner ... Beacon News Athlete of the Year recipient ... Ledger Sentinel Athlete of the Year recipient ... four-time varsity letter winner ... played basketball and varsity softball ... honor roll student

Personal
Parents are Carol and Michael Michalek ... has two siblings, sister Ashley (21) and brother Sammy (26) ... intends to major in kinesiology

Why Wisconsin?
"I chose Wisconsin because they had amazing academic and athletic programs and it seemed like a place I could really call home. I also fell in love with the team and get along very well with Coach, so I knew coming to Wisconsin would feel like a place I could call home and a place that I could excel at. A bonus was that the campus is gorgeous and it is just a great environment to be in."

Personal Bests
Indoor Outdoor
Mile 5:06.63 2-1-14 Mile 4:53.37 High School
1200 Meters 3:38.95 2-2-14 3200 Meters 10:33.53 High School
5000 Meters 18:38.13 1-25-14 3000 Steeplechase 11:01.67 4-12-14

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