Personal Bests (Marquette Rank)
2010-11:Ran the second fastest time in Marquette history in the 10,000-meter run (29:29.91) at the Mt. SAC Relays (April 14) to place sixth in the Olympic Development race...Won the 5,000-meter run at the Oliver Nikoloff Invitational (April 2) in a season-best time of 14:38.84...Placed 15th at the BIG EAST Outdoor Championships in the 5,000 (14:42.63)...Climbed into the top-3 of both the all-time Marquette indoor 3,000- and 5,000-meter run lists...Topped his personal best with a time of 14:17.52 to win the 5,000 at the Meyo Invitational (Feb. 4)...Recorded a personal best of 8:18.37 in the 3,000 at the Bill Bergan Invitational (Jan. 29) to finish second...Won the 3,000 at the dual meet with Milwaukee (Jan. 22) in 8:37.72...Finished seventh and 10th at the indoor conference meet in the 3,000 (8:22.88) and 5,000 (14:35.33), respectively ...BIG EAST Academic All-Star.
2009-10: Had a very successful outdoor campaign, notching career highs in every event...Recorded the third-fastest time in school history in the 5,000-meter run (14:13.35) at the Mt. SAC Relays on April 16...At the North Central College Dr. Keeler Invitational, ran a time of 30:32.10, the sixth fastest in MU history in the 10,000 meters...Placed 39th in the 5,000 at the NCAA West Preliminary Round with a time of 15:11.77...During the indoor season, captured a victory in the mile in a dual meet at Milwaukee...Competed at the BIG EAST Indoor Championships in the mile and the 5,000....Recorded the third-fastest time in MU history in the 5,000 at the Meyo Invitational on Feb 6 with a time of 14:25.10.
2008-09: Did not compete in the indoor season...Ran a personal best time in the 5,000 at the Gregory Invitational, finishing in 14:40.47...Took third overall in the 5000m at the Marquette Twilight Meet.
2007-08: Finished first at the Badger Track Classic in the 3,000-meter run with a time of 8:47.53...Finished second in the 3,000m at the Iowa Hawkeye Invitational...Set a personal-best time of 8:34.69 in the 3,000 at the Notre Dame Invitational to finish fifth...Recorded a personal record and a BIG EAST-qualifying time of 14:42.84 in the 5,000 at the Meyo Invitational...At the Indiana relays recorded a season-best time in the mile of 4:16.80 to finish second behind teammate Mark Kopecki...Competed in both the 3,000 and 5,000 at the BIG EAST Indoor Championships...Did not compete during the 2007-08 outdoor season.
High School: Szczech was a four time letterwinner in both track and field and cross country... As a senior was captain of both track and cross country teams... Earned first team all-state honors in track and cross country as a senior, while capturing state championships in the 1,600 and 3,200.
Personal: Szczech was born on October, 25, 1988... He is the oldest of two children to Jill and Paul Szczech...Major in history and sociology with a 3.84 GPA.
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