Roach Is All-American

March 11, 2005

FAYETTEVILLE, AR – Hawkeye sophomore Peaches Roach earned her first all-America honor today, placing sixth in the high jump with a leap of 6-0 at the 2005 NCAA Indoor Championships in Fayetteville, AR. Roach became Iowa’s first Hawkeye field event competitor to earn the honor since Lisa Van Steenwyk in the shot put in 1992 and the first Hawkeye high jumper since Mary Mol in 1983. She is also the first indoor all-American for Iowa Head Coach James Grant.

Iowa has a chance to crown another all-American Saturday as freshman Kineke Alexander advanced to the 400-meter finals. Alexander placed third in her heat with a time of 53.24 to earn the last finals spot, edging Georgia Tech’s Ashlee Kidd by .01 seconds. The 400-meter finals race is scheduled for 6:55 p.m. (CT) Saturday. All events are being held at Randal Tyson Indoor Track on the University of Arkansas campus.

Women’s High Jump (Finals – Top Eight Placers)
1. Chaunte Howard (Georgia Tech) 6-3 1/2; 2. Gaelle Naire (S. Methodist) 6-3 1/2; 3. Sharon Day (Cal Poly SLO) 6-1 1/4; 4. Sheena Gordon (N. Carolina) 6-1 1/4; 5. Lindsey Metcalf (Brigham Young) 6-0; 6. Peaches Roach (Iowa) 6-0; 7. Debra Vento (Duke) 5-10 3/4; 8. Kaylene Wagner (Cal Poly SLO) 5-10 3/4

Women’s 400 Meters (Prelims – Heat 2 Results)
1. Natasha Hastings (S. Carolina) 52.21; 2. Shevon Stoddart (S. Carolina) 52.55; 3. Kineke Alexander (Iowa) 53.24; 4. Ashlee Kidd (Georgia Tech) 53.25