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Jack Lemke
Player Profile:
Jack Lemke 17748
Position: Middle Distance
Year: Junior
City/State: Omaha, Neb.
High School: Benson


Personal Bests

Indoor
800m, 1:53.74

1,000m, 2:29.15

Outdoor

800m, 1:51.13

 

Honors

Big 12 Fall Commissioner’s Honor Roll (2006)
Big 12 Spring Commissioner's Honor Roll (2007)

 

 

2008 (Junior)

Jack Lemke finished in the top 10 in the 800 meters four times during the indoor season and three times during the outdoor season... earned 800-meter victories during the indoor season at the NWU Invitational (1:54.81) and the Prairie Wolf Invitational, where he ran then-personal-best 1:54.15... dropped his personal best to 1:53.74 at the Frank Sevigne Husker Invitational... ran an outdoor season-best time of 1:53.21 at the Jim Click Shootout to finish fourth... finished runner-up at the Ward Haylett Invitational (1:54.04).

 

2007 (Nebraska-Omaha)

Lemke attended the University of Nebraska-Omaha and did not compete for the Mavericks as they do not have a men’s track and field team.

 

2006 (Sophomore / Redshirt Freshman)

Lemke competed indoors mainly in the 800-meter run... finished fourth (1:54.84) in the Colorado State, Kent State Triangular... outdoors, appeared in only two meets, running the 800 on both occasions.

 

2005 (Freshman)

Lemke competed indoors for the Huskers before redshirting during the outdoor season... set personal-bests in every race during the indoor season... won gold in his first two collegiate events in the 800 meters (1:55.98) and distance medley relay (10:09.43) at the Holiday Inn Invitational... notched an indoor personal-best time of 1:54.67 in the 800 at the Husker Invitational, while also running on the runner-up distance medley relay (10:00.55)... placed fifth in the 1,000 meters in a career-best 2:29.15 at the adidas Classic.

 

Before Nebraska (Omaha Benson HS)

Lemke had a brilliant career for Omaha Benson High School, running the second-fastest 800-meter time in Nebraska prep history and collecting three Class A 800-meter state titles under Coach Mark Meier... won the 800-meter run (1:53.33) at the 2004 Class A state meet... earned two All-Class gold medals at the 2003 state meet by winning the Class A 800-meter run (1:55.23) and anchoring the 4x400-meter relay (3:19.14)... also anchored the 4x800-meter relay (7:54.98) to a silver medal... earned the same All-Class gold medals at the 2002 state meet with respective times of 1:54.47, 3:22.76 and 7:58.60, and also scored in the 1,600-meter run with a fourth-place finish... ran his personal-best 800-meter time of 1:51.13 to win the Metro Conference championship... also had an outstanding cross country career at Benson, finishing among the top six at the Class A state meet three seasons... earned his best state cross country finish as a freshman in 2000 (2nd).

 

Personal

Parents are Craig Lemke and Susan Boyd... born June 20, 1985... major is history.

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