Amy Laskowske  
Amy Laskowske

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Palatine, Ill.

High School:
Palatine HS

Position:
Distance

Experience:
2 Letters


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.