March 24, 2007
BATON ROUGE, LA –
Members of the University of Iowa men’s track team competed at the LSU Relays Friday and Saturday in Baton Rouge, LA. The Hawkeyes posted two second-place finishes and three collegiate-best marks at the meet.
Freshmen Ray Varner and Adam Hairston recorded the runner-up finishes and two of the three collegiate bests. Varner placed second in the 400-meter hurdles (52.73) in a photo-finish. He won the prelims in that event with a collegiate-best 52.69. Hairston placed second in the 1,500-meters with a collegiate-best 3:58.97. Senior Lee Elbert posted a collegiate-best 10.95 in the 100-meter prelims.
Iowa’s next meet will be March 30-31 at the Stanford Invitational in Palo Alto, CA.
1. Chad Leath, NW St. 52.73
2. Ray Varner, Iowa 52.73
1. Jeffrey Parker, LSU 3:51.50
2. Adam Hairston, Iowa 3:58.97
1,600-Meter Sprint Medley Relay
1. LSU “A” 3:20.12
4. Iowa “A” 3:23.32
(Milder, Elbert, Riley, Hairston)
1. LSU 3:07.43
3. Iowa 3:10.50
(Milder, Pierre, Varner, Riley)
1. Matthew Craig, LA Tech 23-8 1/4
3. Aaron Reed, Iowa 22-11 1/4
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