Hawkeyes Win Three Prelims

May 13, 2006

EAST LANSING, MI – The Hawkeye women’s squad recorded winners in three preliminary races at the Big Ten Outdoor Championships in East Lansing, MI, while the men and women’s teams advanced athletes in eight events to Sunday’s finals. Hawkeye senior Tim Brodersen successfully defended his conference discus title Saturday,winning the event with a throw of 181-2.

In the second day of Big Ten competition, the Hawkeye men’s team is in fourth place with 29 points, while the women’s squad is in 10th place with 4.33. Wisconsin leads the men’s standings with 64.50, holding a two-point lead over second-place Minnesota. Minnesota leads the women’s field with 96.50, leading second-place Michigan by almost 50 points.

Despite the day’s rain and cool temperatures, Brodersen became the 17th Hawkeye in school history to win back-to-back Big Ten titles in the same event. Minnesota’s Karl Erickson placed second with a throw of 179-5. Hawkeye sophomore Shane Maier placed seventh (163-2), freshman A.J. Curtis placed eighth (163-1) and sophomore Clint Huntrods placed 10th (155-4) in the event. Brodersen is the second Hawkeye of the meet to win a Big Ten title as junior Adam Hamilton won the hammer throw Friday. It is the first time since 2002 that the Iowa men’s team has won two event titles at a Big Ten outdoor meet.

Winning preliminary events for Iowa were sophomore Meghan Armstrong (1,500 meters-4:26.85), junior Tiffany Johnson (100-meter hurdles-13.59) and the women’s 400-meter relay of Johnson, sophomores Kineke Alexander and Ashley Granger, and junior Peaches Roach (45.60).

Alexander, who won the 200 and 400 meters at the 2006 Big Ten Indoor Championships, advanced to Sunday’s finals in both events. Freshman David Chaplin advanced in the 100 and 200 meters, recording collegiate best marks of 10.59 and 21.15 in the prelims. Also advancing to Sunday’s event finals are junior Shannon Stanley (1,500 meters-4:31.41), Roach (200 meters-24.01) and the men’s 400-meter relay of sophomores Max Milder and Lee Elbert, Chaplin and junior David Pierre (41.04).

The Hawkeyes had four sophomores record top-10 placings Saturday’s event finals. Ryan Niver placed sixth in the decathlon (6,409 points), Tammilee Kerr placed sixth in the javelin (141-0) and Matty Gorman and Aaron Reed placed seventh (23-6 3/4) and 10th (22-9), respectively, in the long jump.

Sunday’s events start at 11:40 a.m. (ET). All events will be held at the Ralph Young Track and Field Facility on the Michigan State University campus.

Women's Team Standings - After Day Two1.  Minnesota   96.502.  Michigan    47.663.  Purdue  36.334.  Penn State  31.005.  Illinois    26.666.  Michigan State  19.007.  Wisconsin   18.508.  Ohio State  17.009.  Indiana 15.0010.  Iowa    4.33
Women's Day Two Individual Results (Event/Heat Winner Plus Iowa Placers)400-Meter Relay - Prelims1. Iowa 45.60(Johnson, Alexander, Granger, Roach)
1,500 Meters - Prelims1. Meghan Armstrong (Iowa) 4:26.8510. Shannon Stanley (Iowa) 4:31.4114. Nikki Chapple (Iowa) 4:35.1523. Jessica Schmidt (Iowa) 4:50.24
400 Meters - Prelims1. Shana Cox (Penn St.) 53.964. Kineke Alexander (Iowa) 54.75
100-Meter Hurdles - Prelims1. Tiffany Johnson (Iowa) 13.5920. Tammilee Kerr (Iowa) 14.95
400-Meter Hurdles - Prelims1. Camile Robinson (Illinois) 59.0211. Aditya Jones (Iowa) 1:03.13
800 Meters - Prelims1. Geena Gall (Michigan) 2:07.4214. Jennie Docherty (Iowa) 2:15.6920. Monica Mims (Iowa) 2:23.04
200 Meters - Prelims1. Shana Cox (Penn State) 23.812. Kineke Alexander (Iowa) 23.854. Peaches Roach (Iowa) 24.01
Long Jump1. Yvonne Mensah (Illinois) 20-4 1/214. Renee White (Iowa) 18-7
Javelin1. Ruby Radocaj (Minnesota) 169-96. Tammilee Kerr (Iowa) 141-0
Men's Team Standings - After Day Two1. Wisconsin 64.502. Minnesota 62.503. Ohio State 324. Iowa 295. Indiana 246. Penn State 207. Purdue 188. Illinois 129. Michigan 910. Michigan State 2
Men's Day Two Individual Results (Event/Heat Winner Plus Iowa Placers)Decathlon - Final Standings1. Nathan Brown (Wisconsin) 7,5076. Ryan Niver (Iowa) 6,409
Decathlon 110-Meter Hurdles1. Nathan Brown (Wisconsin) 14.889. Ryan Niver (Iowa) 16.22
Decathlon Discus1. Nathan Brown (Wisconsin) 136-52. Ryan Niver (Iowa) 130-2
Decathlon Pole Vault1. Joe Detmer (Wisconsin) 15-32. Ryan Niver (Iowa) 14-3 1/4
Decathlon Javelin1. Nathan Brown (Wisconsin) 195-76. Ryan Niver (Iowa) 154-11
Decathlon 1,500 Meters1. Joe Detmer (Wisconsin) 4:33.8310. Ryan Niver (Iowa) 5:41.10
400-Meter Relay - Prelims1. Illinois 40.574. Iowa 41.04 (Milder, Chaplin, Pierre, Elbert)
Long Jump1. Derek Gearman (Minnesota) 25-07. Matty Gorman (Iowa) 23-6 3/410. Aaron Reed (Iowa) 22-9
High Jump1. Kevin Netzer (Minnesota) 6-11 3/414. Jeremy Petsche (Iowa) 6-4 1/4
Discus1. Tim Brodersen (Iowa) 181-27. Shane Maier (Iowa) 163-28. A.J. Curtis (Iowa) 163-110. Clint Huntrods (Iowa) 155-4
400 Meters - Prelims1. Aaron Buzard (Minnesota) 46.4817. Prince Riley (Iowa) 48.5327. Jason Nolting (Iowa) 50.0628. David Pierre (Iowa) 50.13
100 Meters - Prelims1. Alex Langan (Penn St.) 10.514. David Chaplin (Iowa) 10.5916. Max Milder (Iowa) 10.95
800 Meters - Prelims1. Matt Lincoln (Penn St.) 1:49.5411. Matt O'Hollearn (Iowa) 1:51.9014. Daniel Peoples (Iowa) 1:54.2718. Davis Linden (Iowa) 1:55.41
200 Meters - Prelims1. David Neville (Indiana) 21.034. David Chaplin (Iowa) 21.1510. Max Milder (Iowa) 21.80
3,000-Meter Steeplechase1. David Rae (Purdue) 8:45.6912. Tony Rakaric (Iowa) 9:28.95