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Cross Country at Mark Covert Classic - Sept. 5, 2015
Cross Country at Mark Covert Classic - Aug. 30, 2014 Photos by Jeff Golden
2016 Men’s Cross Country WCC All-Academic Honorable Mention … Competed in six cross country races … Placed fourth at the Mark Covert Classic at 25:25.0 (Sept. 3) … Finished eight at the WCC Preview with a time of 25:55.0 (Sept. 17) … Claimed 58th at 30:46.4 at the NCAA West Regionals (Nov. 11).
In cross country... competed in two meets early in the season before being sidelined by injury... led LMU in the season debut, winning the individual title at the Mark Covert Classic (Sept. 5)... season best 8k time of 25:13.15... led the Lions in his only other competition of the season, placing ninth overall at the Mustang Challenge (Sept. 19)... WCC All-Academic First Team selection.
In cross country... raced in six total meets... trimmed nearly two minutes off of his 8k time from the season's first meet to the last... season-best 8k was 24:36.4, good for 29th place at the West Coast Conference Championships... ran his first collegiate 10k at the NCAA West Region Championships, finishing in 33:04.9... In track... best times were 4:03.78 in the 1,500m at the Cal State LA Invitational (Mar. 7), 8:32.00 in the 3,000m at the West Coast Quadrangular (Feb. 21) and 14:41.84 in the 5,000m at the Oxy Invitational (May 9)... 5k time would rank No. 10 on the LMU all-time list.
Ran cross country and track at Creighton Preparatory High School... four-time cross country state qualifier... prep PR of 16:00 was set at the Footlocker Midwest Regional his junior year... placed seventh at the Nebraska State Meet as a junior... helped his team to a third place State finish as a senior... on the track he was a -time State Qualifier... as a junior, placed fifth at State in the 3,200m with a time of 9:25... as a senior, placed third at State int he 4x800m... All Class State Champion in the 3200m with a time of 9:16 as a senior... academic honors and scholarships awarded include: 2014 Loyola Marymount University Trustee Scholarship, 2013-2014 Nebraska School Activities/US Bank Believers and Acheivers Award, 2013-2014 National Merit Program Commended Student 2013-2014 Runza Student of the Week, 2013-2014 Metro Conference High School Activities All Academic Cross Country Team, 2013-2014 Metro Conference High School Activities All Academic Track Team, 2013-2014 Ned O'Brien Memorial Scholarship, 2014 Metro All Academic Team, 2014 French Honor Society, 2013 National Honor Society Inductee, 2013 Metro All Academic Team, 2013 Lincoln Journal Academic All State, 2012 Nebraska School Activities Association Academic All Stater, 2012 Nebraska Leadership Delegate, 2011-2012 Winifred M Cassem Scholarship for Academics and Leadership, 2010-2011 Labaj Scholarship, 2010-2011 St Cecilia Parish Scholarship.
Jack Patrick Polerecky was born June 4, 1996 in Omaha, Neb.... parents are Diane Hill-Polerecky and James Polerecky... has one younger brother, Eric... service works has included Creighton Prep Freshman Retreat Leader, Puebla Mexico Service Trip 2013, Special Olympics Volunteer and Operation Others... two-time Cross Country Junior Olympics qualifier... Biochemistry major.
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