Hawkeyes Compete At LSU Relays

March 24, 2007


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.

EVENT RESULTS (Winner Plus Iowa Placers)
100 Meters – Prelims
1. Yhann Plummer, Unat. 10.46
10. Max Milder, Iowa 10.87
12. Lee Elbert, Iowa 10.95

400-Meter Hurdles
1. Chad Leath, NW St. 52.73
2. Ray Varner, Iowa 52.73

1,500 Meters
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)

1,600-Meter Relay
1. LSU 3:07.43
3. Iowa 3:10.50
(Milder, Pierre, Varner, Riley)

High Jump
1. Babatunde Babalola, SE LA 7-0 1/4
5. Jeremy Petsche, Iowa 6-4 3/4
6. Ryan Kelly, Iowa 6-4 3/4

Long Jump
1. Matthew Craig, LA Tech 23-8 1/4
3. Aaron Reed, Iowa 22-11 1/4

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