Uploaded Ad



Middle Distance
Height: 5'11"
Year: Redshirt Senior
Hometown: Niles, Ill.
High School: Maine Township High School South


Honors: NCAA East First Round Participant (800 - 2013)...Indoor School Record Holder (800 - 2014; 4x800 - 2013)...Outdoor School Record Holder (4x800 - 2013)...All-ACC Academic Team (2016)...ACC Academic Honor Roll (2015, 2016)

2016-17: Competed in seven events during the indoor campaign…Finished in the top 10 in the 800m at both the Carolina Cup (1/13) and the Hokie Invite (1/20)…A member of the 4x400m relay team that clocked the second fastest time in Duke history with a combined time of 3:14.13 at the ACC Indoor Championships (2/25)…Also a member of the distance medley relay team that finished in eighth with a time of 9:46.31 at the ACC Indoor Championships.

2015-16: Competed in four meets during the indoor campaign…posted a season- and team-best converted 800 time of 1:51.14 to win the Camel City Invitational (1/29)…served as a leg on Duke’s second-place finishing 4x800 at the Armory Invitational (2/6)…covered the 400 leg of the first-place finishing distance medley relay at the VT Challenge (2/20)…represented Duke as a leg of the DMR at the ACC Indoor Championships (2/25)…during the outdoor season, clocked a personal-best 800 time of 1:49.67 in the preliminary round of the ACC Championships (5/14)…also competed as a leg on the 4x400 at the ACC Outdoor Championships (5/15)…helped lead Duke’s 4x800 to a sixth-place finish at the Penn Relays (4/30), while the relay registered the second-fastest time in program history (7:24.94)…qualified for the NCAA Preliminary East Round (5/26) for 800 meters…did not compete during the 2015 cross country season…named to the ACC Academic Honor Roll…earned All-ACC Academic Team honors.

2014-15: Did not compete during the 2015 indoor or outdoor seasons…named to the ACC Academic Honor Roll.

2013-14: Carried over strong freshman season into sophomore campaign, breaking Duke’s 800m record, placing sixth at the Armory Collegiate Invitational (2/8) in a time of 1:50.24…opened the season with an 800m win at the Dick Taylor Challenge (1/24) after clocking a converted time of 1:50.51…anchored the winning 4x800 at the Millrose Games (2/15), with the relay’s time of 7:30.06 ranking fourth on Duke’s all-time list…season cut short due to injury…did not compete during the 2014 outdoor season.

2012-13: In his rookie year, proved to be one of Duke’s top middle distance specialists…indoors, ran a season-best time of 1:52.78 in the 800 to finish fourth at the Virginia Tech Elite, February 8…finished 23rd at his first ACC Indoor Championships by running a time of 1:55.01…also competed in the men’s 500 with a season-best time of 1:03.81 to finish seventh in the field and rank second on Duke’s all-time list in the event…anchored the men’s school record breaking 4x800 relay that finished second at the Millrose Games (Feb. 16) with a combined time of 7:26.88...ran the 400 leg in the men’s distance medley relay that ran a total time of 9:41.40 at the Alex Wilson Invitational to rank third on Duke’s all-time list…Outdoors, ran the top Blue Devil time of the season in the 800 by winning the Duke Invitational in 1:49.74…NCAA East First Round qualifier in the event…finished fifth overall at the ACC Outdoor Championships by clocking a 1:49.95…member of the ACC Championship third place finishing 4x400 relay team that broke the school record with a total time of 3:12.78…also member of the 4x800 relay team that clocked a 7:20.97 to finish fourth at the Penn Relays and set a new school record…served as anchor to the sprint medley squad that finished 18th at the Penn Relays with a combined time of 3:25.73.

Prior to Duke: Three year letterwinner in track and field at Maine Township High School South, Park Ridge...prep career highlighted by winning the 2012 AAA 800 meter Illinois state championship race...runner-up in 2011 AAA 800 meter Illinois state championship...state qualifier in the 4x400m relay...two-time sectional 800 meter champion (2011,2012)...two-time 4x400 meter relay champion (2011,2012)...garnered Central Suburban League All-Conference honors (2010, 2011, 2012)...lettered one season in cross country...named 2012 Scholar Athlete of the Year.

Personal: Born Jan. 25, 1994...son of Dariusz and Monika Filipczak...has one younger sister, Maya.

Indoor PRs
500m- 1:03.81 (2/1/2013)
800m- 1:50.51 (2/8/2014)

Outdoor PRs
800m- 1:49.67 (5/14/2016)

View Full Bio
T&F: 4x400m Relay NCAA Championships Preview
T&F: Steven Solomon NCAA Preview
T&F: Laura Marty NCAA Preview