University of Iowa Athletics
Mid Distance

Nick Kuczwara

Class Jr.
Hometown Elmhurst, Ill.
Previous School Eastern Illinois University

2012 — Indoor – placed third in 800 meters at Iowa Invite (1:55.77) and fourth in 1,000 meters at New Year’s Classic (2:29.28)… ran 600 yards (1:16.68) and 800 meters (1:56.59) at Iowa State Classic… Outdoor –did not compete

2011 — Indoor – did not compete… Outdoor – ran lead leg on team-leading distance medley relay that placed third at Drake Relays in 9:41.37… that time ranks second all-time at Iowa… ran collegiate-best 800 meters (1:52.47) at Sun Angel Classic and 1,500 meters (4:05.01) at Jim Duncan Invite.

2010 – Indoor – provisionally qualified in the 800 meters at the Last Chance Qualifier, placing fourth at 1:49.59, a time that ranks third all-time at Iowa…led team in the 1,000 meters, earning a collegiate-best 2:25.84 with a win at the Husker Invite…ran lead leg on team-leading distance medley relay, earning a season-best 9:51.05 at the ISU Classic, a time which ranks fourth all-time at Iowa…earned a collegiate-best in the 600 meters at Big Ten Championships, placing eighth at 1:19.71…won the 600 meters at the Iowa Invite (1:19.74)…placed fourth in the 600 meters at the Iowa Open (1:20.95)…placed fourth in the 800 meters at the Last Chance Qualifier (1:49.59)… Outdoor – earned a season-best in the 800 meters at the Tiger Track Classic, placing third at 1:51.73…won the 800 meters at the Iowa Invitational (1:53.22)…ran third leg on team-leading distance medley relay, earning a season-best 9:42.97 at the Drake Relays, a time which ranks second all-time at Iowa…letterwinner.

2009 — Cross Country – redshirted.

At Eastern Illinois — placed 25th at 2008 OVC cross country championships… redshirted 2008 outdoor track season… ran 800m and mile during 2008 indoor track, placing eighth in mile at conference meet… ran in two events in the fall of 2007 with a top 8,000-meter time of 26:07 at Bradley Invite.

High School — competed in three different events at 2007 state track meet, anchoring state champion 3,200-meter relay… placed 3rd at the state meet as part of 1,600-meter relay… finished 42nd at the 2006 state cross country meet after finishing 26th as a junior… won the 2006 Niles West Sectional Championship… ran as the anchor leg on York HS national championship distance medley relay and national runner-up 3,200-meter relay teams in 2006.

Personal — born December 9, 1988… son of Steve and Gina Stine, and Glen Kuczwara… health and sport studies major.

Kuczwara’s Collegiate Bests
Event Time Meet Date
600 Yards (I) 1:16.68 at Iowa State Classic 2/11/12
600 Meters (I) 1:19.71 at Big Ten Championships 2/28/10
800 Meters (I) 1:49.59 at NCAA Qualifier 3/6/10
800 Meters (0) 1:51.73 at Tiger Track Classic 4/3/10
1,000 Meters (I) 2:25.84 at Husker Invitational 2/6/10
1,500 Meters (O) 4:05.01 at Jack Duncan Invitational 4/16/11