Hawkeyes Head To Stanford Invitational

March 26, 2007


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THIS WEEK — The Iowa men’s track team will compete at the Nike Stanford Invitational, Friday and Saturday, in Palo Alto, CA. All events will be held at Cobb Track and Angell Field on the Stanford campus. Meet officials are expecting over 5,000 participants from the high school and college ranks. Events are scheduled to start at Noon (CT) Friday and 11 a.m. Saturday.

IOWA’S REGIONAL QUALIFIERS — The Hawkeyes have qualified two individuals to the NCAA Midwest Regional, which will be held May 25-26 at Drake Stadium in Des Moines, IA. Their events, qualifying marks and where they rank in the Big Ten, region and nation are listed below.

Name – Event – Mark – Big 10/Region/Nation
John Hickey – Shot Put – 59-5 1/2 (18.12 m) – 1st/1st/3rd
Adam Hamilton – Hammer Throw – 200-11 (61.24 m) – 1st/1st/9th

LAST WEEK — Members of the Hawkeye men’s track team competed at the LSU Relays Friday and Saturday in Baton Rouge, LA. Iowa posted two second-place finishes and three collegiate-best marks at the meet.

Freshmen Ray Varner and Adam Hairston recorded 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.

HAWKEYE COACHING STAFF — Head Coach Larry Wieczorek is in his 11th season at the helm of the Iowa men’s track team. He has coached 24 all-Americans and 40 Big Ten Champions at Iowa. The team’s highest conference meet finishes during his tenure are second at the 1999 outdoor meet and fourth at the 1997 indoor meet. As a runner, Wieczorek was a six-time Big Ten champion for Iowa – winning four track and two cross country titles – and a four-time all-American. In 1998, Wieczorek was inducted into the National Iowa Varsity Club Hall of Fame. He is assisted by three-time Indiana all-American Scott Cappos and World Champion and four-time Northern Iowa all-American Joey Woody.

NEXT COMPETITION — The Hawkeyes will compete at the co-ed UNI-Mark Messersmith Invitational Saturday, April 7 in Cedar Falls, IA. All events will be held at the University of Northern Iowa Messersmith Outdoor Track and Field Complex. Field events are set to start at 11 a.m. with running events at 1:10.

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