Holtz's Track and Field Bio
2014: Finished 44th overall and 13th for UW at the Badger Opener (9/5) in 15:24 (4k)
2013: Placed 17th overall and sixth for the Badgers at the Warhawk Invitational (9/14), finishing with a time of 24:16 (6K) ...Placed 27th for Wisconsin and 80th overall at the Badger Opener (9/6), finishing with a time of 16:13 (4K)
Ran both cross country and track in high school ... 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 ... as a freshman, placed eighth in the 3200-meter relay at the Wisconsin state 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 relay at the outdoor state championships ... as a senior, placed eighth in the 800 meters at the outdoor state championships, was North Shore Conference Outdoor and Indoor Track 800 meters champion ... was sectional and regional 800 meters champion as a senior ... 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!"