First Day of Big Ten Championships Complete

May 13, 2005

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Today, the University of Iowa men’s track and field team competed in the first day of the 2005 Big Ten Indoor Championships. Last year, the Hawkeyes finished tenth in the meet with 31 points and Wisconsin won the team trophy with 165 points.

Senior Chris Voller won silver in the hammer throw with a toss of 206-00 feet, which also is a new collegiate best. The mark also qualifies him for the NCAA Regional Meet. Also, redshirt freshman Ryan Niver has scored 3,493 points in five events of the decathlon.

After one day of competition, the Hawks are tied with Minnesota for second place with eight points. Purdue leads the field with 12 points.

The 10,000 meter run was supposed to be run today but was postponed due to inclement weather. The second day of the Big Ten Championships will begin tomorrow at 9:30 a.m. with the final events of the men’s decathlon and the women’s heptathlon.