University of Iowa Athletics
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Jalyssa Blazek

Class Fr.
Hometown Lawler, Iowa
High School Turkey Valley
Jalyssa Blazek - Women's Cross Country - University of Iowa Athletics

High School — two-time state champion, winning 800 meters (2:15.83) and 1,500 meters (4:46.63) at state track meet senior year… 11-time state meet qualifier, placing second as part of sprint medley relay, third in 800 meters, and fifth as part of 3,200-meter relays as a junior… won two cross country conference and district titles, placing no lower than third at either meet all four years… five-time district champion and three-time district runner-up in track… six-time conference champion and three-time conference runner-up in track… four-time all-state and all-conference honoree in cross country, placed second at state meet senior year, third as a sophomore and junior, and sixth as a freshman… set school records in 800 meters (2:15.83), 1,500 meters (4:46.63), and 5,000 meters (18:36.25), and as part of sprint medley relay (1;51.62) and distance medley relay (4:25.88)… lettered four years in cross country and three in track… four-year all-conference honoree in basketball and softball… coached by Dalton Hackman, Sarah Bakula and Timothy Kruckman in cross country and track… four-year honor roll student, talented and gifted program participant, and academic excellence award winner… graduated summa cum laude… other activities were FFA Greenhouse Committee leader, yearbook photographer, and blood drive host.

Personal — born October 15, 2003… parents are Don and Kim Blazek… has three siblings – Jamee, Johanna, and Wyatt… biomedical engineering major.