Personal Bests (as of June 2017):
Indoor (So.): Placed 6th at BIG EAST Championships in the distance medley relay with a time of 10:14.56 ... Took second at the Wisconsin SHELL Shocker in the 4x400-meter relay (3:36.64) ... Also placed second at the UW Parkside Classic with a mile time of 4:22.62, a personal best.
Outdoor (So.): Captured 16th place in the 5,000-meter race at BIG EAST Chmpionships with a time of 15:30.14, a personal best ... Took 11th at the NCC Gregory Final Qualifier in the 1,500-meter race (4:01.27) ... Finished top-10 at Marquette Duals in the 1,500-meter race with a time of 4:01.90.
Cross Country (So.): Competed in four meets, including the BIG EAST Championships where he finished 64th in the 8k with a time of 27:02.5 ... Finished top-50 in both the 4.98-mile run (27:41.00) at the UW Parkside Midwest Open and the 8k at the ISU Adidas Pre Nationals (27:20.2).
Indoor (Fr.): Competed in the mile, 800- and 3,000-meter runs ... Finished 10th at BIG EAST Championships in the 800-meter race with a personal best time of 1:59.16 ... Took fifth place in the mile at the John Tierney Quadrangular (4:23.52) ... Placed seventh at both the Wisconsin Open in the 800-meter race (2:00.00) and the 3,000-meter run at the UW Parkside Classic (9:05.77).
Outdoor (Fr.): Competed in six meets for his first outdoor season ... Placed top-15 in the 1,500-meter run at both the Wisconsin Twilight (4:11.01) and the Joey Haines Invite (4:09.93).
Cross Country (Fr.): Finished top-70 at the BIG EAST Championships in the 8k race with a time of 26:02.5 ... Placed fourth at the National Catholic Cross Country Invitational in the 5-mile run with a time of 27:00.00 ... Placed top-50 at both Fremont Hill and Bale in the 4.98-mile race (27:41.00) and the Badger Season Opener 6k race (20:08.8).
Prior to Marquette: Mierzwa was a two-year letter winner in both track and field and cross country at Maine South High School (Park Ridge, Illinois) ... Also named captain of both the track and field and cross country teams during his senior season ... Two-time all-conference honoree in track ... Two-time qualifier for the IHSA state meet in the 1600 meter event ... Named track team MVP during his senior season ... Also qualified for the state cross country meet during his senior season.
Personal: Mierzwa was born in Chicago, Illinois to Lisa and Peter Mierzwa ... Has one younger brother, Phillip ... Plans to major in business.
BIG EAST Indoor Championships
Distance medley relay: 6th (10:14.56; anchor w/Kwapick, Sagan, Gross)
BIG EAST Outdoor Championships
5,000-meter: 16th (15:30.14)
BIG EAST Cross Country Championships
8k: 64th (27:02.5)
8k: 70th (26:02.5)