Career Highlights: A 2009 All-American in the 10,000 meters three-time NCAA Cross Country Championships competitor 2010 NCAA Preliminary Meet competitor in 10,000 meters 2009 and 2010 All-Big Ten Second Team as 10,000-meter runner-up 2006, 2008 and 2009 All-Midwest Region honoree in cross country All-Big Ten Second Team in cross country in 2008 was the Minnesota record holder in the indoor 5,000 meters (16:20.12), now second ranks third in Gopher history in the 10,000 meters (33:42.52), fifth in the outdoor 5,000 meters (16:23.94) and sixth in indoor 3,000 meters (9:31.04).
2010 Season - Indoor: An NCAA provisional qualifier in the 3,000 and 5,000 meters placed fourth in the 3,000 meters (9:31.35) and fifth in the 5,000 meters (16:30.09) at the Big Ten Championships clocked a career-best time of 9:31.04 in 3,000 meters at Meyo Invitational posted season-best time of 16:25.12 in 5,000 meters at Iowa State Classic. Outdoor: Competed in the NCAA Preliminary Meet in 10,000 meters placed 15th in a time of 35:02.07 All-Big Ten Second Team the Conference runner-up in the 10,000 meters (34:04.29) placed third in Mt. SAC 10K with a season-best time of 33:59.70 won 5,000 meters at CCU Shamrock Invitational with a season-best time of 16:42.74 a Big Ten Distinguished Scholar and Academic All-Big Ten honoree earned third varsity letter.
2009 Season - Indoor: An NCAA provisional qualifier in the 3,000 and 5,000 meters placed sixth in the 5,000 meters at the Big Ten Championships with a school-record time of 16:20.12 first broke the record with a time of 16;26.82 at Iowa State Clasic ran top time of 9:34.46 in 3,000 meters at Meyo Invitational. Outdoor: All-America placed 10th in the 10,000 meters (34:24.11) All-Big Ten Second Team the Conference runner-up in the 10,000 meters (34:57.82) added a sixth-place finish in the 5,000 meters with a career-best time of 16:25.94, the fifth-fastest time in Gopher history ran a career-best time of 33:42.52 in 10,000 meters at Mt. SAC Relays, the second-best time in Minnesota history an Academic All-Big Ten honoree earned second varsity letter.
2008 Season - Indoor: Placed 10th the 5,000 meters (15:56.71) at the Big Ten Championships. Outdoor: Placed seventh in the 5,000 meters (17:18.19) at the NCAA Midwest Region Championships an NCAA Championships provisional qualifier in the 10,000 meters placed seventh in the 10,000m (34:57.21) at the Big Ten meet, the fourth-best time in school history recorded her career-best 5,000m time (16:51.85) at the Oregon Pepsi Team Invitational Academic All-Big Ten varsity letterwinner.
2007 Season: Redshirted the indoor and outdoor seasons.
Cross Country: Four-time letterwinner competed in three NCAA Championships 2006, 2008 2009 All-Midwest Region honoree earned All-Big Ten Second Team honors helping Gophers to 2008 team title the team's Blue Collar Award recipient as a freshman three-time Academic All-Big Ten.
High School: A 2006 graduate of Palatine High School high school coach was Steve Currins three-time all-state honoree in cross country Illinois Class AA runner-up as a junior fourth as a sophomore and sixth as a senior team was second in 2003 and third in 2005 2004 Mid-Suburban League medalist three-time state champion in the 3,200 meters five-time conference champion earned four letters in both cross country and track National Honor Society member.
Personal: Born Sept. 27, 1987 education major daughter of Paul and Lori Laskowske has two younger brothers, Tom and Andrew enjoys skiing, hiking and biking.
Gophers Welcome Two New Staff Members
Director of operations Lyndsey Thorpe and athletic trainer Sarah Wambheim have joined the Gopher Athletics staff.
Spotakova Earns Olympic Bronze in Javelin
Gophers All-American Barbora Spotakova threw 64.80m in to place third in the javelin at the Rio Olympic Games.
Gophers to Visit Minnesota State Fair
Golden Gopher teams and coaches are scheduled to appear at the Minnesota State Fair Aug. 29-31.