Hawkeyes Run Bests At Meyo Invite

Feb. 3, 2007


The Iowa men’s track team posted six collegiate best times in five events at the Meyo Invitational Saturday in South Bend, IN. All races during the two-day, co-ed meet were held at Meyo Track on the University of Notre Dame campus.

Freshman Paul Chaney, Jr., recorded Iowa’s highest placing on the day, finishing third in the 200 meters with a collegiate-best 21.60. Iowa’s 1,600-meter relay placed fifth with a season-best 3:13.32. Senior Micah VanDenend ran a collegiate-best mile (4:07.54) for 11th place, while senior Jeff Kent ran a collegiate-best 3,000 meters (8:24.04). Freshmen Ray Varner (48.97) and Zach Splan (49.44), recorded collegiate bests in the 400 meters, while freshman Adam Hairston ran a collegiate-best 1:54.10 in the 800 meters.

Iowa’s next competition will be at the Cyclone Classic February 9-10 in Ames, IA. All events will be held at the Lied Recreation-Athletic Facility on the Iowa State campus. The facilities’ 300-meter track is one of the largest and fastest indoor tracks in the world. Events start at 2 p.m. Friday and 9:30 a.m. Saturday.

200 Meters
1. Kyle Farmer (UNAT) 21.31
3. Paul Chaney, Jr. (I) 21.60
8. Max Milder (I) 21.99
9. Lee Elbert (I) 22.05

400 Meters
1. Lesiba Masheto (ILL) 47.18
12. Prince Riley (I) 48.05
17. David Pierre (I) 48.47
26. Ray Varner (I) 48.97
34. Zach Splan (I) 49.44

800 Meters
1. Thomas Chamney (ND) 1:47.82
28. Adam Hairston (I) 1:54.10
47. Daniel Peoples (I) 1:56.90
51. Davis Linden (I) 1:57.27

1. Jake Watson (ND) 4:00.71
11. Micah VanDenend (I) 4:07.54

3,000 Meters
1. Chris Solinsky (WIS) 7:52.42
30. Jeff Kent (I) 8:24.04

1,600-Meter Relay
1. Northern Iowa 3:10.24
5. Iowa 3:13.12

Click HERE for complete results.