University of Iowa Athletics

Lena Placzek

Class Fr.
Hometown Poznan, Poland
High School St. Maria Magdalena

2014 — Indoor – placed seventh in 800 meters at Big 4 Duals (2:23.79)… Outdoor – did not compete.

2013 — Indoor – ran mile at Iowa State Classic (5:13.15) and Iowa Open (5:15.24)… Outdoor – did not compete… Dean’s List student… Cross Country – Iowa’s top finisher at season-opening Iowa Opener, placing second in 11:07.97 (3,000 meters)… also competed at Iowa Black & Gold Invite (14:44.45-4,000 meters) and Roy Griak Invite (23:35.25-6,000 meters)… academic all-Big Ten… team earned USTFCCCA all-academic honors… letterwinner.

2012 — Indoor – an collegiate-best and team-leading 800 meters (2:16.54) at Iowa State Classic… placed fifth in 800 meters (2:16.73) at Adidas Classic and third in 1,000 meters (2:59.21) at New Year’s Classic… ran team-leading mile (5:14.81) at Razorback Invite… placed third in 600 meters at Iowa Invite (1:38.32)… Outdoor – ran third leg on team-leading distance medley relay at Drake Relays (11:40.57)… that time ranks seventh all-time at Iowa… placed fourth in 800 meters (2:14.28) at Tom Botts Invite… placed second in 1,500 meters with a collegiate-best 4:36.37 at LSU Invite… academic All-Big Ten… Cross Country – competed in 4,000 meters at Toledo Bubble Buster (14:44) and Western Illinois Early Bird (15:05-2nd)… ran three miles at Bradley Open (18:14-17th)… Big Ten distinguished scholar… academic All-Big Ten… team earned USTFCCCA all-academic honors… letterwinner.

2011 — Indoor – did not compete… Outdoor – ran lead leg on team-leading distance medley relay that placed seventh at Drake Relays in 11:43.65… ran second leg on team-leading 3,200-meter relay that placed 11th at Drake Relays (9:03.94)… placed third in 800 meters with collegiate-best 2:13.76 at Musco Twilight XII… ran season-best 1,500 meters (4:38.41) at Big Ten Championships… letterwinner.

High School — placed third at the 2010 Polish Cross Country Nationals… competed at 2009 World Junior Cross Country Championships… personal bests are 2:08.80 in 800 meters, 4:23.80 in 1,500 meters and 2:48.81 in the 1,000 meters.

Personal — born November 22, 1991… daughter of Piotr and Beata Placzek… mother was a medalist at the World Kayaking Championships… health and human physiology interest.

Placzek’s Collegiate Bests
Event Time Meet Date
600 Meters (I) 1:38.32 Iowa Invitational 2/17/12
800 Meters (I) 2:16.54 at Iowa State Classic 2/10/12
800 Meters (O) 2:13.76 Musco Twilight XII 4/23/11
1,000 Meters (I) 2:59.21 New Year[apos]s Classic 1/14/12
1,500 Meters (O) 4:36.37 at LSU Invitational 4/7/12
Mile (I) 5:13.15 at Iowa State Classic 2/8/13
3,000 Meters (CC) 11:07.97 Hawkeye Early Bird Invitational 8/30/13
4,000 Meters (CC) 14:44 at Toledo Bubble Buster 9/21/12
Three Miles (CC) 18:14 at Bradley Open 9/7/12
6,000 Meters (CC) 23:35.25 at Roy Griak Invitational 9/28/13