Stasia Ploskonka

Stasia Ploskonka

Player Profile


Albuquerque, N.M.

High School:
Manzano HS





UNM record holder (3,000m steeplechase)


Fifth-year senior and 2008 cross country team captain who gives UNM another MWC scoring threat in her specialty, the 3,000 steeplechase...28 career races on the track...5-time Academic all-MWC honoree...

2008: (cross country) Ran in the first 2 meets of the year...18th at the Lobo Invitational...

2007-08: (outdoor) Ranked 3rd on the team (11th MWC) in the 3,000 steeplechase with a time of 11:32.80 (altitude adjusted) at UTEP...10th in the event at the MWC Championships...7 races with 3 top-5 finishes...Academic All-MWC honoree... (indoor) 2 meet appearances...5th in the 3,000 at Northern Arizona with a career-best time of 11:05.10 (team No. 5)...No. 4 on the team in the 5,000 (19:01.10)... (cross country) Was the only women's runner to appear in six meets...2 top-25 finishes and ran with the team's top-7 4 times...scored as the B team's No. 2 runner (20th overall) at New Mexico State...39th at the MWC Championships and placed 79th at the NCAA Mountain Region Championships with a career-best 6K time of 23:04 in her final collegiate cross country race...Academic All-MWC...

2006-07: (outdoor) Redshirt season... (indoor) Competed 6 times in 5 meets, mostly in the 800... (cross country) Appeared in two meets...finished 20th at NMSU...

2005-06: (outdoor) Broke her own school record in the 3,000m steeplechase with an altitude adjusted time of 11:14.96 at the Don Kirby Invite in Albuquerque...ranked 11th in the MWC in the event...raced four times...won the 2,000m steeplechase at UTEP...Academic all-MWC honoree... (indoor) Redshirt season...(cross country) Hampered by injuries and made just one meet appearance, running 10th on the team at the Lobo Invitational, before earning a medical redshirt...

2004-05: (outdoor) Set the then-school record with a time of 12:06.25 (3rd place) at the Mesa Classic in Arizona...was the runner-up in the event at home...and placed 10th at the MWC Championships...Academic All-MWC honoree... (indoor) Focused on the middle distance events, running four 800s and a 600-meter race... (cross country) Ran in five of the team's six meets...finished among the UNM top-7 four times and was the Lobos' fourth scoring runner at the MWC Championships...clocked her fastest 6K time of 23:27.8 in the season-finale at the NCAA Regional Championships...top finish was 26th at NMSU...Academic All-MWC honoree...


A 2004 graduate of Albuquerque Manzano High School...all-city, all-district and all-state honoree in both cross country and track, under coaches Jeremy Vehar and John Flores...2003 Albuquerque Tribune Cross Country Athlete of the Year...MHS Female Athlete of the Year as a senior...runner-up at the 2003 city cross country meet...placed third at the New Mexico Junior Olympic cross country meet to earn All-America honors...silver medalist in the 3,200-meter run at the state track meet as a junior...a versatile athlete who also finished eighth in the heptathlon at the 2003 Great Southwest Meet...also a member of the Monarch's varsity basketball team...


Born in Albuquerque, N.M...full name is Stasia Margaret Ploskonka...daughter of Jim and Suzie Ploskonka...has a younger brother, Nick...major is Exercise Science.

3,000m Steeplechase: 11:14.96*