Track & Field

Mark Kopecki

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Niskayuna, NY

High School:
Niskayuna

Last College:
Niagra Univ.

Event:
XC / Mid-Distance

Experience:
JR

Mark Kopecki

2007-08: Finished fourth on the team at the Illini Open during the cross country season...At the Bill Dellinger Invitational in Oregon, placed fifth on the team with a time of 25:46 for his best 8K time of the season...In indoor competition, Kopecki finished second in the mile at the Notre Dame Blue and Gold Invitational behind teammate Peter Bolgert in 4:20.43......Set a personal indoor record and registered a BIG EAST-qualifying time in the 1,000m with a time of 2:29.88 at the Meyo Invitational at Notre Dame...Won the mile at the Indiana Relays, crossing the finish line in 4:16.08...Helped 4x800m relay squad finish second at the Indiana Relays...Member of 4x800m and medley relay teams that both finished eighth at the BIG EAST Indoor Championships...During the outdoor season, Kopecki set a personal record and finished second in the 3,000m steeplechase at the Baldy Castillo Invitational with a time of 9:24.83...In second meet of outdoor season, recorded a career-high in the 1,500m with a time of 3:57.63...Finished third in the 1,500m at the Iowa Invitational and second in the event at the Marquette Twilight...Competed in the BIG EAST Outdoor Championships in the 3,000m steeplechase and the 4x800m relay, helping the relay squad to a sixth place finish.

High School - Kopecki was a four-time letterwinner in cross country and track and field at Niskayuna High school... He earned all-state honors while serving as captain during 2005 season.

Personal - Kopecki was born on March 27, 1987 to David and Mariann Kopecki... Has a sister, Erin, 17, and a brother, Michael, 17... Kopecki is a finance major.

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