Feb. 25, 2006
The University of Iowa track team has wrapped up day one of the 2006 Big Ten Indoor Championships on the University of Wisconsin campus. Today’s events featured the pentathlon and qualifying heats in many of the running events. Minnesota is in first place with 51 points and Iowa is tenth with eight team points.
Tammilee Kerr started the meet for the Hawkeyes in the pentathlon. The sophomore’s highest finish was in the 60-meter hurdles when she tied for sixth with a time of 8.07 seconds. Overall, she finished the event with 3,443 points which is her highest pentathlon point total in college. Iowa’s distance medley relay ran a time of 11:31.54, which was good enough for the silver medal. That time ranks sixth on the indoor top ten list. The best time in Iowa history in that event is 11:23.02 that was sent in 1981.
Five Hawkeyes qualified for the next round in their respective events. Juniors Tiffany Johnson, Lindsey McCalla, and Peaches Roach will each move on. Johnson qualified in the 60-meter hurdles, McCalla in the 400 meters and Roach in the 60-meter dash. Sophomore Kineke Alexander will run in the semi-finals of the 200 meters and the 400 meters, and sophomore Meghan Armstrong will represent Iowa in the mile run.
The Big Ten Championships conclude tomorrow with the weight throw starting things off at noon and the running events slated to begin at 1:50 p.m. Peaches Roach will begin her quest for a third-consecutive indoor high jump title tomorrow at 1 p.m. Live results of all events can be found at www.bigten.org.