ECU sets four school records en route to winning nine events in the two-day competition
ECU has two individual winners at Joe Hilton UNC Invite
ECU track & field will take part in the four-day meet this week
Tynita Butts wins the women's high jump, sets facility record
2012-13 Track & Field: Participated in the Indoor 600-meter run, 800-meter run and the 4x400-meter relay...Placed seventh at the SPIRE Invitational in the 600-meter run with a time of 1:20.68...Earned a fourth-place finish at the C-USA Indoor Championships in the 800-meter run with a time of 1:54.07...Notched a season-best time of 1:52.66 in the 800-meter run at the SPIRE Invitational to finish in the top 15...Was part of the 4x400-meter relay squad that posted a time of 3:18.95 for a 15th-place finish at the SPIRE Invitational.
2012-13 Cross Country: Competed in six races and had a pair of top-10 finishes...Began his season with a seventh-place finish at the 5K Seahawk Invitational (16:06.39)...Had his top 5K time in finishing 19th at the Adidas XC Invitational (15:56.74)...Placed fourth at the 5K ECU Pirate Invitational (15:47.7)...Ran in the 8K gold race at the Charlotte Cross Country Invitational, where he took 76th place (26:59.5)...Improved his 8K time by 23 seconds and placed 124th at NCAA Pre-National...Finished his season by placing 48th at the 8K Conference USA Championship (26:59.4).
2011-12 Track & Field: Saw action in the Indoor men's 800-meter run, 1,000-meter run, 4x400-meter relay and distance medley relay...Completed in four 800-meter events and notched a season-best time of 1:50.57 at the Alex Wilson Invitational...Placed third in the C-USA Indoor Championships in the 800-meter run finals with a time of 1:51.87...Recorded a season-best time of 2L27.38 in the 1,000-meter run at Penn State for a fifth-place finish...Was part of a 4x400-meter relay team that placed fourth at the C-USA Indoor Championships with a time of 3:14.61...Ran anchor for the DMR squad that finished sixth at the C-USA Indoor Championships with a time of 10:29.72...Competed in the Outdoor 800-meter run, 1,500-meter run, 4x400-meter relay and distance medley relay...Recorded his season-best time of 1:50.07 in the 800-meter run at the C-USA Indoor Championships for a fourth-place finish...Notched a time of 1:51.02 in the NCAA East Preliminaries in the 800-meter run...Registered a season-best time of 3:53.22 in the 1,500-meter run at Princeton for a fifth-place finish...Was part of a 4x400-meter relay squad that placed fourth at the C-USA Outdoor Championships with a time of 3:13.08...Helped the DMR squad earn a fourth-place finish at Florida with a time of 9:53.56.
2011-12 Cross Country: Had a breakout year for the Pirates, pacing the squad in five of team's seven meets...Named the Conference USA Male Athlete of the Week for Sept. 27...Opened campaign with a 28:18.2 time, and 81st-place showing, at the 8K Covered Bridge Open...Ran the sixth-best 5K in program history at the Wolfpack Invitational, clocking out in a career-low 15:23.5 to claim 14th place...Finished second overall at the ECU Pirate Invitational with a time of 15:51.80 to earn C-USA Male Athlete of the Week honor...Time is the 17th-fastest on the East Carolina record list...Finished 28th out of 285 runners at the 8K Greater Louisville Classic, completing the race in 25:45.08...Placed 63rd at the Panorama Farms Invitational, running the 8K in 26:41.91...Turned in career-best 8K of 25:40.0 at the Conference USA Championship to claim 27th overall...Ended the campaign with a 17:41 performance (39th place) at the 5K 3 Stripe Red-Shirt Invite.
2010-11 Track & Field: Began his ECU track career by running the 600, 800 and 1,000-meter events during the indoor campaign...Found success in the 800-meter run as the outdoor season progressed, capturing fourth place at the C-USA Outdoor Championships with a time of 1:51.61 - the squad's season best...Won his first career event title at the Charlotte Invitational, clocking in at 1:52.37 in the 800.
2010-11 Cross Country: Ran in one race, finishing the 8K Panorama Farms Invitational in 27:46.66 to take 79th place.
High School: Won the 2009 Polish Junior Nationals championship in the 800 meters, finishing in 1:51.06...2009 Indoor Champion of Poland in the 800 meters with a time of 1:53.67...Won the 2009 Polish Junior Pre-Nationals in the 800 meters, finishing in 1:50.03...Represented Poland in European Junior Championships in 2009 and made it to the semifinals...At the Junior National Championships U-20 meet in August 2008, took fourth place out of all Polish runners in the 800 meters and was first against runners born in the 1990s...Competed at the Youth National Championships in 2007 (800 meters, fifth place) and 2005 (1,000 meters, fourth place)...Took part in the Junior National Cross Country Championship U-20 meet in March 2008, claiming eighth place in the 3K.
Personal: Born Jakub Trzasalski...Son of Antony and Eleanor Trzasalski...Majoring in international business...Named Barlinek's Best Sportsman in the city in 2008, 2009 and 2010...Served as high school president for two years...Biggest sports thrill was running in European Junior Championships in Serbia...Favorite movie is Blow...Earned selection on C-USA Commissioner's Honor Roll (3.0 GPA) in cross country in 2011.