Hawkeyes Crown 12 Champs At Iowa Invitational

Feb. 22, 2008

IOWA CITY, IA — The University of Iowa men and women’s track and field teams crowned 12 event champions at the Iowa Invitational Friday night in Iowa City. The Hawkeyes also posted 26 collegiate-best performances at the meet.

For the men’s team, junior John Hickey improved his collegiate-best and NCAA provisionally qualifying mark in the shot put with his winning 62-8. That mark ranks second in school history. Senior Shane Maier also improved his provisional mark in the shot put with a season-best 58-11 1/4. Also winning event titles for the men’s team were senior Ryan Jordan (Weight Throw – 57-11 1/4), junior Ryan Kelly (High Jump – 6-9 3/4), sophomores Ray Varner (400 meters – 49.07), Alex Zona (Pole Vault – 15-3), Zach Splan (600 meters – 1:20.25), Brendan Camplin (3,000 meters – 8:39.68), redshirt freshman Josh Bean (Triple Jump – 46-10 1/4) and freshman Cody Mixon (long jump – 22-1).

“We accomplished what we hoped for in terms of a final tune-up before next week’s Big Ten Championships,” explained Iowa Men’s Head Coach Larry Wieczorek. “Even though John’s (Hickey) shot put mark is still a provisional qualifier, I think he solidified his spot at the NCAA Championships in that event. It was also good to see Shane (Maier) throw his best mark in the shot put this season. The high jump and 600 meters were also big highlights for us.”

The women’s team crowned three event champions and posted eight collegiate bests while only competing a few members of their team. Senior Erin O’Hern won the weight throw (54-8 1/4), junior Renee White won the triple jump (41-6 1/2) and sophomore Rhonda-Kaye Trusty won the 60 meters (7.65). In the 60-meter hurdles, the trio of White, senior Tammilee Kerr and freshman Kimberly Stanford placed second, third and fourth, respectively, all with collegiate-best times. White’s time of 8.56 ranks fourth in school history, Kerr’s 8.60 ranks sixth and Stanford’s 8.63 ranks seventh.

“The highlight of the meet for us was the hurdles race,” said Iowa Women’s Head Coach Layne Anderson. “For those student-athletes to all run collegiate bests in the finals after not being happy with their preliminary times was great. Those are the kinds of performances we need as a team to realize our potential.”

Iowa’s next competition will be March 1-2 at the Big Ten Indoor Championships. The men’s team will compete at Camp Randall Memorial sports Center in Madison, WI, while the women’s team will head to Minneapolis, MN, to compete at Minnesota’s University Fieldhouse.

WOMEN'S MEET RESULTS (Event Winner Plus Iowa Placers)
60 Meters - Finals1. Rhonda-Kaye Trusty (Iowa) 7.65
60 Meters - Prelims1. Rhonda-Kaye Trusty (Iowa) 7.74
60-Meter Hurdles - Finals1. Tiffany Johnson (Unattached) 8.542. Renee White (Iowa) 8.563. Tammilee Kerr (Iowa) 8.604. Kimberly Stanford (Iowa) 8.63
60-Meter Hurdles - Prelims1. Tiffany Johnson (Unattached) 8.572. Kimberly Stanford (Iowa) 8.753. Renee White (Iowa) 8.764. Tammilee Kerr (Iowa) 8.84
200 Meters1. Tiffany Johnson (Unattached) 25.62
400 Meters1. Monica Mims (Unattached) 58.06
600 Meters1. Ashley Schnell (Coe) 1:37.872. Sophia Poncé (Iowa) 1:38.54
800 Meters1. Katie Nowak (Bradley) 2:16.644. Rachel Hawks (Iowa) 2:20.75
Mile1. Liz Driscoll (Augustana) 5:04.852. Katie Ellis (Iowa) 5:16.993. Hannah Roeder (Iowa) 5:19.266. Kathryn Guess (Iowa) 5:34.7011. Caitlin Wooldridge (Iowa) 5:50.7612. Brittany Graham (Iowa) 5:55.97
3,000 Meters1. Ellen Adams (Augustana) 10:51.67
1,600-Meter Relay1. Iowa 3:59.14(Hendricks, Trusty, Stanford, Praska)
High Jump1. Peaches Roach (Unattached) 5-10 3/42. Caleigh Bacchus (Iowa) 5-5
Long Jump1. Erika Sepich (Bradley) 16-4 1/4
Triple Jump1. Renee White (Iowa) 41-6 1/2
Pole Vault1. Kristy Klouda (Augustana) 9-0 1/4
Shot Put1. Kim Martin (Bradley) 40-0 3/43. Tammilee Kerr (Iowa) 37-10
Weight Throw1. Erin O'Hern (Iowa) 54-8 1/43. Mandy Chandler (Iowa) 48-5 1/4

MEN'S MEET RESULTS (Event Winner Plus Iowa Placers)
60 Meters - Finals1. Lancford Davis (Unattached) 6.832. Paul Chaney, Jr. (Iowa) 6.884. Max Milder (Iowa) 7.098. Lee Elbert (Iowa) 7.30
60 Meters - Prelims1. Lancford Davis (Unattached) 6.933. Max Milder (Iowa) 7.054. Paul Chaney, Jr. (Iowa) 7.115. Lee Elbert (Iowa) 7.14
60-Meter Hurdles - Finals1. Sterling Frison (Iowa St.) 8.332. Frank Prill (Iowa) 8.413. Brice Wilson (Iowa) 8.424. Matt Rammelsberg (Iowa) 8.537. Ryan Niver (Iowa) 8.70
60-Meter Hurdles - Prelims1. Frank Prill (Iowa) 8.333. Brice Wilson (Iowa) 8.466. Matt Rammelsberg (Iowa) 8.637. Ryan Niver (Iowa) 8.768. Mark Mankivsky (Iowa) 8.7811. Bobby Windauer (Iowa) 9.11
200 Meters1. Lancford Davis (Unattached) 21.702. Paul Chaney, Jr. (Iowa) 21.953. Max Milder (Iowa) 22.556. Matt Rammeslberg (Iowa) 23.007. Cody Mixon (Iowa) 23.158. Lee Elbert (Iowa) 23.24
400 Meters1. Ray Varner (Iowa) 49.072. Brandon McSkimming (Iowa) 49.963. Chris Barton (Iowa) 49.985. Connor Elmitt (Iowa) 51.53
600 Meters1. Zach Splan (Iowa) 1:20.252. Steven Willey (Iowa) 1:20.664. Cannon Dolan (Iowa) 1:21.025. Adam Hairston (Iowa) 1:21.47
800 Meters1. Jacob Austin (N. Central) 1:57.172. Dan Kuhlman (Iowa) 1:57.495. Robert Ingram (Iowa) 1:59.3010. Tyler Anderson (Iowa) 2:04.08
Mile1. Jesse Luciano (Unattached) 4:14.452. Andy Napier (Iowa) 4:15.083. Eric MacTaggart (Iowa) 4:15.864. Micah VanDenend (Iowa) 4:16.736. Heath Moenck (Iowa) 4:18.768. Bruce MacTaggart (Iowa) 4:23.74
3,000 Meters1. Brendan Camplin (Iowa) 8:39.68
1,600-Meter Relay1. North Central 3:23.072. Iowa 3:25.46(Rammelsberg, McSkimming, Kuhlman, Anderson)
High Jump1. Ryan Kelly (Iowa) 6-9 3/42. Graham Valdes (Iowa) 6-8 1/43. Jeremy Petsche (Iowa) 6-8 1/46. Dan Rolling (Iowa) 6-4 3/4 Trey Stross (Iowa) 6-4 3/48. Ryan Niver (Iowa) 6-4 3/413. Frank Prill (Iowa) 5-8 3/4
Long Jump1. Cody Mixon (Iowa) 22-1
Triple Jump1. Josh Bean (Iowa) 46-10 1/44. Cody Mixon (Iowa) 40-0 3/4
Pole Vault1. Alex Zona (Iowa) 15-32. Jeff Raymond (Iowa) 15-13. Frank Prill (Iowa) 13-7 1/44. Mark Mankivsky (Iowa) 13-7 1/46. Bobby Windauer (Iowa) 12-7 1/2
Shot Put1. John Hickey (Iowa) 62-82. Shane Maier (Iowa) 58-11 1/43. Mark Schaapveld (Iowa) 53-0 1/4
Weight Throw1. Ryan Jordan (Iowa) 57-11 1/42. Mark Schaapveld (Iowa) 53-10 1/4="https://hawkeyesports.com/http:%3E%3C/ahref="http:>="https://hawkeyesports.com/http:%3E%3C/ahref="http:>="https://hawkeyesports.com/http:%3E%3C/ahref="http:>="https://hawkeyesports.com/http:%3E%3C/ahref="http:>="https://hawkeyesports.com/http:%3E%3C/ahref="http:>="https://hawkeyesports.com/http:%3E%3C/ahref="http:>="https://hawkeyesports.com/http:%3E%3C/ahref="http:>="https://hawkeyesports.com/http:%3E%3C/ahref="http:>="https://hawkeyesports.com/http:%3E%3C/ahref="http:>="https://hawkeyesports.com/http:%3E%3C/ahref="http:>="https://hawkeyesports.com/http:%3E%3C/ahref="http:>="https://hawkeyesports.com/http:%3E%3C/ahref="http:>="https://hawkeyesports.com/http:%3E%3C/ahref="http:>="https://hawkeyesports.com/http:%3E%3C/ahref="http:>="https://hawkeyesports.com/http:%3E%3C/ahref="http:>="https://hawkeyesports.com/http:%3E%3C/ahref="http:>="https://hawkeyesports.com/http:%3E%3C/ahref="http:>="https://hawkeyesports.com/http:%3E%3C/ahref="http:>="https://hawkeyesports.com/http:%3E%3C/ahref="http:>="https://hawkeyesports.com/http:%3E%3C/ahref="http:>="https://hawkeyesports.com/http:%3E%3C/ahref="http:>="https://hawkeyesports.com/http:%3E%3C/ahref="http:>="https://hawkeyesports.com/http:%3E%3C/ahref="http:>="https://hawkeyesports.com/http:%3E%3C/ahref="http:>="https://hawkeyesports.com/http:%3E%3C/ahref="http:>="https://hawkeyesports.com/http:%3E%3C/ahref="http:>="https://hawkeyesports.com/http:%3E%3C/ahref="http:>="https://hawkeyesports.com/http:%3E%3C/ahref="http:>="https://hawkeyesports.com/http:%3E%3C/ahref="http:>="https://hawkeyesports.com/http:%3E%3C/ahref="http:>="https://hawkeyesports.com/http:%3E%3C/ahref="http:>="https://hawkeyesports.com/http:%3E%3C/ahref="http:>="https://hawkeyesports.com/http:%3E%3C/ahref="http:>="https://hawkeyesports.com/http:%3E%3C/ahref="http:>="https://hawkeyesports.com/http:%3E%3C/ahref="http:>="https://hawkeyesports.com/http:%3E%3C/ahref="http:>="https://hawkeyesports.com/http:%3E%3C/ahref="http:>="https://hawkeyesports.com/http:%3E%3C/ahref="http:>="https://hawkeyesports.com/http:%3E%3C/ahref="http:>="https://hawkeyesports.com/http:%3E%3C/ahref="http:>="https://hawkeyesports.com/http:%3E%3C/ahref="http:>="https://hawkeyesports.com/http:%3E%3C/pre%3E%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%3Cp%3E%3Cbr%3E%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%3C/p%3E%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%3Cp%3E%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%3Cp%3E%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%3Cp%3E%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%3Cp%3E%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%3Ctable%20border='0'%20cellpadding='0'%20cellspacing='0'%20align='left'%3E%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%3Ctr%3E%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%3Ctd%20align='center'%20width="150">




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