Distance Runners Compete In California

April 1, 2006

Several distance runners of the University of Iowa men’s and women’s track teams traveled to sunny California to compete in the Stanford Invitational this weekend. While there, the Hawkeyes competed against runners from around the nation including Brigham Young, Nebraska, Notre Dame, Arkansas, Yale, Washington, Washington State, and Auburn.

Junior Micah VanDenend set a school record in the 5,000 meters with a time of 13:55.96 and qualified for the NCAA regional meet. VanDenend broke the school’s 38-year-old record that was held by Iowa Head Coach Larry Wieczorek. Dan Haut also qualified for the NCAA regional meet in the 5,000 meters.

Next weekend, the women’s track team will compete in the Missouri Invitational in Columbia, MO, and the men will be at the University of Northern Iowa competing in the Mark Messersmith Invitational.

WOMEN'S INDIVIDUAL EVENT RESULTS (Winner Plus Iowa Placers)1,500 Meters (Section B)1.  Michelle Lindsey (BYU)          4:27.5915. Nikki Chapple (Iowa)          4:34.5421. Shannon Stanley (Iowa)          4:36.60
5,000 Meters (Section 2)1. Mandi Zemba (Grand Valley) 16:00.653. Meghan Armstrong (Iowa) 16:29.09

MEN'S INDIVIDUAL EVENT RESULTS (Winner Plus Iowa Placers)1,500 Meters (Section B)1. Justin Ireland (Washington St.) 3:49.1357. Alex Webster (Iowa) 4:07.67
5,000 Meters (Section 3)1. Patrick Smyth (Notre Dame) 14:21.6112. Jeff Kent (Iowa) 14:26.29
5,000 Meters (Section 2)1. Chris Ashley (UC-Santa Barbara) 14:03.6512. Dan Haut (Iowa) 14:07.30
5,000 Meters (Section 1)1. Balota Asmerom (Nike) 13:41.216. Micah VanDenend (Iowa) 13:55.96
10,000 Meters (Section 1)1. Josphat Boit (Arkansas) 28:22.0913. Eric MacTaggart (Iowa) 28:50.23="https://hawkeyesports.com/http:%3E%3C/ahref="http:>="https://hawkeyesports.com/http:%3E%3C/ahref="http:>="https://hawkeyesports.com/http:%3E%3C/ahref="http:>="https://hawkeyesports.com/http:%3E%3C/ahref="http:>