Laura Otepka
Laura Otepka


Batavia, Ill.

High School:


2005 Highlights: Garnered a personal-best and second-place finish in the high jump with a leap of 1.58 meters at the Horizon League Indoor Championships, which tied her for the second-longest, indoor high jump during the Horizon League season...took home a third-place mark in the high jump (1.52 meters) at the UW-Milwaukee Tune-Up on Feb. 19th...placed second overall in the high jump (1.52 meters) at the Lewis Invitational on Feb. 12th...earned a runner-up finish in the high jump with a leap of 1.53 meters at the University of Chicago Open on Jan. 8th...owns UIC's second longest high jump of the outdoor campaign with a career-best leap of 1.57 meters .

2004 Highlights: Won the high jump title at the Chicago Pentangular with a leap of 4'8 ½"...was a runner-up in the high jump (4'10") at the Lewis Indoor Qualifier...picked up a season-best mark of 5'1 ½" in the high jump at the UW-Milwaukee Quadrangular...took home fourth-place honors in the outdoor high jump with a season-high mark of 5'1 ¾" at the Chicagoland Championships.

Prep/Personal: Helped Batavia to four conference championships and three Kane County Championships...four-time state qualifier in the high jump...four-time All-Academic team selection...named All-Conference, All-County and Academic All-Conference as a senior...2003 girls track team selected as best athletic group in school history...placed second in the high jump at the 2003 indoor conference championships and third in the 2003 outdoor championships...two-time Carlson Classic champion...owns career-best high jump of 5'1" at the 2002 indoor conference championships...daughter of James and Diane Otepka...born January 2, 1985...major is Kinesiology/Physical Therapy.

Career Best Indoor Times and Jumps
200-Meter Dash          31.17           2/14/04
High Jump               1.58m           2/27/05

2005 Top Indoor Times and Jumps 200-Meter Dash 33.17 1/8/05 High Jump 1.58m 2/27/05

Career Best Outdoor Times and Jumps 200-Meter Dash 30.13 5/1/04 High Jump 1.57m 5/13/05

Top 2005 Outdoor Jumps High Jump 1.57m 5/13/05