April 21, 2004
IOWA CITY, IA – The University of Iowa men’s track program has signed two student-athletes to national letters of intent. Head Coach Larry Wieczorek announced that Kale Katt, of Scott City, KS, and Eric MacTaggart, of Glen Ellyn, IL, will enroll at Iowa this fall.
Katt won state titles in the shot put, with a personal-best 57-5 1/4, and javelin, with a personal-best 197-1, at the 2003 Kansas Class 4A meet. He also placed fourth in the discus and ninth in the 100 meters for Scott City High School. Katt is ranked in the top 10 nationally in the javelin. He will compete in the throws at Iowa.
MacTaggart was a 2003 state qualifier in the 1,600 and 3,200 meters, placing fourth in the 3,200 meters. He placed fifth at the 2002 state cross country meet, helping Glenbard South High School to a team title. Hawkeye sophomore Micah VanDenend was a senior on that team. MacTaggart’s best times are 4:17 in the 1,600 meters and 9:10 in the 3,200 meters.
“We are very excited to sign these two excellent student-athletes from surrounding states,” said Wieczorek. “They are a great start to our recruiting class.”