2007-08 Highlights: Recorded a fifth-place finish in the heptathlon with a career-best 3,703 points at the Horizon League Indoor Championships on March 1...during the outdoor season, set a career-best mark in the decathlon with 5,036 points at the Chicagoland Championships on April 3.
2006-07 Highlights: Turned in a fifth-place pole vault mark of 3.05m at the Horizon League Outdoor Championships.
2005-06 Highlights: Team's top competitor in the heptathlon during the indoor campaign...placed fourth in the heptathlon with a score of 3676.00 at the Horizon League Indoor Championships...took fifth in the long jump at the Purdue Invite on Jan. 14th...placed sixth in the shot put at the UWM Tune-Up on Feb. 17th.
Prior to UIC: Competed two years for the College of DuPage...team captain and Most Improved award winner for COD in 2005...helped College of DuPage to NJCAA national runner-up finish in 2004.
Prep/Personal: Lettered two years in track and field and football for York Community H.S....guided York to a 2000 state title...helped York earned second place at the state meet in 2001...helped the Dukes win four West Suburban outdoor titles (2000-2003) and three indoor crowns (2000, 2001, 2003)....born March 12, 1985...son of Michael and Helene Pawelek...majoring in marketing.
Career-Best Indoor Marks Heptathlon: 3,703 (3/1/08) 60-Meter Dash: :7.55 (3/1/08) 200-Meter Dash: :25.17 (1/7/06) 400-Meter Dash: :55.81 (1/26/08) 600-Meter Dash: 1:43.41 (1/21/06) 55-Meter Hurdles: :9.28 (2/2/08) 60-Meter Hurdles: :9.10 (2/17/06) Shot Put: 10.11m (2/17/06) High Jump: 1.53m (3/1/08) Long Jump: 5.70m (2/16/08) Pole Vault: 3.60m (3/1/08)