20 All-America Awards

93 All-GLIAC Awards

Kelly Pietrzak
Kelly Pietrzak
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Bay City, Mich.
High School: Bay City Western
Position: Mid-Distance


Cross Country - Finished in the top-five for the team at the Spartan Invite with a career-best 6k time of 24:18.3 on September 15. Pietrzak ran a 19:55.9 at the UW-Parkside Vic Godfrey Open on September 9.

Indoor – Did not compete.

Outdoor – Did not compete. Named to GLIAC All-Academic Team.


Cross Country - Did not compete. 

Indoor - Earned a victory with the distance medley relay team at the SVSU Jet's Pizza Invitational and five total top-five finishes. Finished 19th in the 800-meters at the GLIAC Championships. 

Outdoor - Began the outdoor season with a victory with the the 4x800-meter relay team at the Viking Olympics. Competed in the preliminaries of the 800 and 1,500-meters at the GLIAC Championships. 


Cross Country - Took seventh in the 5K at the Chris Yanni Memorial Invitational with a time of 19:31.77. Ran fastest 6K (24:30.58) of the season at the Conference Crossover Invitational.

Indoor - Placed 4th at the Lake Superior Challenege in the mile with a season best time of 5:31.43. At the Northern Challenge, finished 2nd in the distance medley relay (12:55.53) and finished 6th in the 800-meter (2:32.41).

Outdoor - Placed 3rd in the 4X800-meter relay at Al Owens Classic (10:14.31). Clocked in her fastest times of the season for the 1,500-meter at the Border Battle (5:14.32) and for the 800-meter at Al Owens Classic (2:27.87).


Indoor - At the Doug Hansen Invite, ran the third leg of the 4x800-meter that finished third (10:19.83) and finished 21st in the 800-meter (2:38.85).  Ran the mile at the Northern Challenge finishing 9th at 5:52.17.

Outdoor - Opened with a top-five performance in the 1,500-meter at the St. Norbert's Invite (5:22.31).  Her season best 5:15.07 came in a 37th place finish at the Al Owen Classic.

Before NMU: Earned three varsity letters for cross country in high school. Was awarded the Captian Award her sophomore and senior year. Was a state qualifier to go along with being named Saginaw Valley League First team and holding records in her high school. Also named All-State Academic.

In track and field she was a member of the 4x800m relay team that placed third at state.

Personal: Daughter of Paul and Linda Pietrzak. Zoology major. Born on September 24th, 1996.