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Ariel Michalek
Ariel Michalek

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Aurora, Ill.

High School:
Oswego East

Height:
5-7

Michalek's Track and Field Bio

At Wisconsin
2013:
Placed second overall and second for the Badgers at the UW-Oshkosh Open (10/25), finishing with a time of 21:44 (6K) ... finished first overall with a time of 18:32.3 (5K) at the Titan Invite (10/4) ...placed eighth overall and eighth for the Badgers at the Sycamore Invitational (9/14) by finishing with a time of 18:39.2 (5K) ... placed 14th for Wisconsin and 34th overall at the Badger Opener (9/6), finishing with a time of 15:04 (4K)

2012: Placed first overall at the Oshkosh Open (10/19) while competing unattached with a time of 22:21.22 (6K) ... finished sixth overall with a time of 23:05 (6k) at the Warhawk Invitational (9/15) while competing unattached ... placed 17th at season-opening Badger Opener (9/7) while competing unattached, finishing in a time of 18:22 (5K)

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."

ON WISCONSIN
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