University of Iowa Athletics
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Jalyssa Blazek

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

2024 — Indoor – ran collegiate bests in 800 meters at Meyo Invite (2:20.31) and mile at Iowa Open (5:05.48)… Outdoor – ran collegiate bests in 800 meters at Jim Click Shootout (2:14.85) and 1,500 meters at Kip Janvrin Open (4:45.25)… ran second leg on team-leading 4×1,600-meter relay (20:47.42) at Drake Relays.

2023 — Track – did not compete… Dean’s List student (Fall 2022, Spring 2023)… Cross Country – Iowa’s top finisher at Joe Piane Invite, running a collegiate-best 17:56.2 in 5,000 meters… Iowa second finisher twice and third finisher twice… also ran collegiate-best 4,000 meters at Hawkeye Invite (14:34.6)… Academic All-Big Ten… Dean’s List student (Fall 2023)… letterwinner.

2022 — Cross Country – Iowa’s third finisher at B1G Preview (33rd-22:24.1-6,000 meters)… ran season-best 4,000 meters at Hawkeye Invite (14:51.0) and collegiate-best 6,000 meters at Gans Creek Classic (21:45.0)… Dean’s List student (Fall 2022)… letterwinner.

 

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… exercise science major.

Jalyssa Blazek’s All-Time Results via TFRRS.org