Jena Schwalenberg | Distance

Height: 5-9

Year: Senior

Hometown: Columbus, Neb.

Previous School: Columbus

Major: Elementary Education

2012-13 Bests
1,000 meter run: 3:02.92 (Concordia Invite)
One mile run: 5:05.99 (NAIA National Championships)
3,000 meter run: 10:28.26 (GPAC Championships)
4x800 meter relay: 9:20.04 (NAIA National Championships)
Distance medley relay: 12:45.76 (Polar Dog Dual)
800 meter run: 2:30.70 (Concordia Invite)
1,500 meter run: 4:53.46 (GPAC Championships)
5,000 meter run: 18:37.95 (GPAC Championships)
4x800 meter relay: 9:32.89 (NAIA National Championships)

Cross Country Honors
2012 NAIA National Qualifier
2012 GPAC All-Conference
2012 Daktronics-NAIA Scholar-Athlete
2011 NAIA National Qualifier
2011 GPAC All-Conference
2011 Daktronics-NAIA Scholar-Athlete
2009 NAIA National Qualifier
2009 GPAC All-Conference 

Track and Field Honors
2014 NAIA Outdoor National Qualifier (4x800m relay)
2014 GPAC Outdoor All-Conference (1,500m, 5,000m, 4x800m relay)

2014 Daktronics-NAIA Scholar-Athlete
2013 NAIA Outdoor National Qualifier (4x800m relay)
2013 GPAC Outdoor All-Conference (1,500m, 5,000m)
2013 NAIA Indoor All-American (one mile, 4x800m relay)
2013 GPAC Indoor All-Conference (3,000m-1st, one mile)
2013 Daktronics-NAIA Scholar-Athlete
2012 NAIA Outdoor All-American (4x800m relay)
2012 GPAC Outdoor All-Conference (1,500m, 5,000m)
2012 NAIA Indoor National Qualifier (one mile, 3,000m)
2012 GPAC Indoor All-Conference (1,000m, one mile)
2012 Daktronics-NAIA Scholar-Athlete
2011 NAIA Outdoor National Qualifier (4x800m relay)
2011 GPAC Outdoor All-Conference (4x800m relay)
2011 NAIA Indoor All-American (4x800m relay)
2010 NAIA Indoor All-American (one mile, 4x800m relay)
2010 GPAC Indoor All-Conference (one mile, 3,000m) 

High School
Prepped at Columbus High School in Columbus, Nebraska, under coaches Dave Licari and Julie Kreikmeier for four years ... Earned four varsity letters ... Captain for three years ... Placed tenth, seventh and second at cross country state ... Placed third, second and first at the district meet for cross country ... Qualified for state in the 3200 meter relay four times, 3200 meter run twice and the 1600 meter run once ... Was academic all-conference, Runner of the Week for cross country and track and Female Runner of the Year for Cross Country for three years ... Was in the National Honor Society, on the academic honor roll and was all-academic.

Born Nov. 9, in Norfolk, Nebraska ... Daughter of Jim and Cindy Schwalenberg ... Has one older brother, Scott, who attended Concordia and was on the cross country and track teams ... student taught at Faith Lutheran in Lincoln, Neb., for eight weeks and taught in Concordia, Mo., in the kindergarten classroom at St. Paul.