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     Jessica Cwiak
    Jessica Cwiak

    Class:
    Senior

    Hometown:
    Carol Stream, Ill.

    High School:
    West Chicago

    Event:
    Sprints/Hurdles


    2006 Highlights: Versatile athlete was the Flames' top performer in the heptathlon...placed fifth in the heptathlon at the Horizon League Outdoor Championships with a point total of 3193...took 10th in the event at the Horizon League Indoor Championships with a score of 2235.00...took fourth at the Lewis Invite in the 55-meter hurdles with a personal best time of 10.02...also placed fifth in the high jump at the event, clearing 1.43m.

    2005 Highlights: Garnered a third-place mark of 1:52.37 in the 600-meter run at the Purdue Invitational, while running a leg of the fourth-place, 4x400 relay (4:14.52)...was a member of the runner-up, 4x400 relay (4:16.62) at the University of Chicago Open...owns UIC's fastest time in the 600-meter run (1:50.39), set at the Tadd Metzger Invitational...ran a leg of the second-place, 4x100 relay (49.0) at the Redbird Invitational...set a team-season best mark of 1:12.15 in the 400-meter hurdles at the Butler Twilight.

    2004 Highlights: Ran a leg of the third-place, 4x400 relay (4:02.79) at the Horizon League Indoor Championships...picked up UIC's third-fastest, indoor time of 27.7 in the 200-meter dash at the Lewis Invitational...owns UIC's fourth-fastest, indoor times in both the 55-meter dash (7.94) and 400-meter dash (1:02.48)...set a personal-best, indoor-mark of 8.61 in the 60-meter dash at the EIU Mega Meet...raced to UIC's third-fastest outdoor time in the 100-meter dash (13.19) at the Butler Twilight...garnered personal-best, outdoor marks in the 200-meter dash (26.6) and 400-meter dash (1:00.66) at the Horizon League Championships.

    Prep/Personal: Was a three-sport athlete at West Chicago...garnered DuPage Valley All-Conference honors three times...three-time selection to the Academic All-Conference team...pushed West Chicago to the 800-meter relay conference championship as a junior...was a member of the sectional champion 800-medley relay team as a senior...was on the honor roll...was a member of the school-record holding 400-relay, 800-relay and 800-medley relay...member of the National Honors Society...volunteered over 200 hours of service at Central DuPage Hospital...qualified for state as a sophomore (800-medley relay, 200-meter dash), junior (800-medley relay) and senior (800-medley relay)...served as captain for both cross country and track as a junior and senior...owns personal best times of 13.4 in the 100-meter dash, 26.0 in the 200-meter dash and 1:02.66 in the 400-meter dash...daughter of Ed and Barb Cwiak...born August 3, 1985...major is English education.

    Career Best Indoor Times
    55-Meter Dash: 7.94 (2/21/04)
    60-Meter Dash: 8.61 (1/24/04)
    200-Meter Dash: 27.43 (2/18/04)
    400-Meter Dash: 1:02.48 (3/6/04)
    600-Meter Dash: 1:50.39 (2/5/05)
    55-Meter Hurdles: 10.02 (2/11/06)
    60-Meter Hurdles: 10.70 (2/17/06)
    Long Jump: 4.43m (1/27/06)
    High Jump: 1.43m (on two occasions)
    Shot Put: 6.98m (2/11/06)
    Heptathlon: 2235.00 (2/25-26/06)
    

    Career Best Outdoor Times 100-Meter Dash: 13.19 (5/1/04) 200-Meter Dash: 26.60 (5/6/04) 400-Meter Dash: 1:00.66 (5/6/04) 400-Meter Hurdles: 1:12.15 (5/7/05) Heptathlon: 3193 (5/11-12/06)