Feb. 26, 2006
The University of Iowa men’s track team concluded competition today in the Big Ten Championships. The Hawkeyes, who hosted the event, finished the conference meet with 49 points and a seventh place finish. Wisconsin won the team competition with 124.5 points and their sixth consecutive indoor title.
Junior Adam Hamilton was the only medalist of the day for the Hawkeyes. Hamilton had a toss of 64-7.75 in the weight throw. It was Hamilton’s best throw this season and also improves his provisional qualifying mark.
Sophomore Ryan Niver set a new school record in the heptathlon. Niver scored 4,984 points in the event surpassing the previous high mark of 4,930 that he set last season.
“Obviously we’d like to be in third place instead of seventh place, but it was a good meet for us,” said Iowa Head Coach Larry Wieczorek. “Ryan had a great meet, and I think he could be a Big Ten champ someday in the heptathlon. Adam also had a good day and improved his mark. We’ll see about how many guys we’ll run next week and hopefully will qualify some more for the championships.”
The Hawkeyes compete in the Cyclone National Qualifier meet next weekend in Ames, IA. Competition begins at 10:30 a.m.