Hawkeyes Ready To Run

Jan. 24, 2006

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THIS WEEK — The Hawkeye men will be competing in the two-day UNI Invitational in Cedar Falls, IA, Friday and Saturday in the UNI-Dome. The men’s heptathlon will start at 3:10 p.m. Friday afternoon and will also be the first event Saturday at 10 a.m. Running events are scheduled to begin at 1:30 p.m.

LAST WEEK — The Iowa men’s team came home with two first-place finishes in the Jack Johnson Classic (formerly the Gold Country Classic) at Minnesota. Sophomore Shane Maier won his second shot put title in as many weeks with a collegiate best toss of 58-11.25. Classmate Jake Berns also ran to a personal best time of 4:10.10 on his way to winning the mile.

Along with several other top ten finishes, many athletes set new collegiate bests in the meet.

— Sophomores: Jake Berns, mile (4:10.10); Kale Katt, weight throw (49-1); Shane Maier, shot put (58-11.25); Ryan Niver, shot put (41-1.50); Jeff Raymond, pole vault (15-0.25); Aaron Reed, 60 meters (7.19).

— Freshmen: David Chaplin, 60 meters (6.95); John Hickey, weight throw (40-7.75); Richard Johnson, pole vault (14-6.25); Daniel Peoples, 800 meters (1:57.13); David Pierre, 60 meters (7.15); Jay Renaud, 800 meters (2:02.27); Mark Schaapveld, weight throw (48-4.5) and shot put (50-4.5); Blake Schlotzhauer, mile (4:22.30); Alex Webster, mile (4:16.90); Brice Wilson, 200 meters (24.34); Bobby Windauer, 800 meters (2:0-8.64) and long jump, 19-11.75.

NCAA QUALIFIER — Shane Maier improved his provisional qualifiying mark for the NCAA Indoor Championships in the shot put with a throw of 58-11.25. The Storm Lake, IA, native threw a qualifying mark of 58-6 last week at the Hawkeye Open.

CRACKING THE TOP TEN — Three track and field athletes have made it into the Top Ten Indoor Performers list so far this season. Junior Lee Elbert is seventh on the 60 meter dash list with his time of 6.91 in the Hawkeye Open. Sophomore Ryan Jordan is eighth on the weight throwing list with a toss of 57-0.75. Shane Maier moved up to the number-six slot after the Jack Johnson Classic with a shot put mark of 58-11.25.