March 22, 2008
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CONWAY, SC — The University of Iowa women’s track and field team won three events and posted two NCAA regional qualifiers at the Shamrock Invitational in Conway, SC, Saturday.
Seniors Tammilee Kerr and Meghan Armstrong posted regional qualifying performances, winning their events. Kerr won the javelin with a throw of 148-9, while Armstrong won the 1,500 meters in 4:26.62. Senior Jessica Schmidt also won the steeplechase with a collegiate-best 11:03.29. That times ranks second in school history.
Six other Hawkeyes posted collegiate-best performances at the meet. They were graduate student Sarah Henize in the 800 meters (2:17.44), senior Monica Mims in the 400 meters (56.99), junior Krista Anderson in the 1,500 meters (4:43.58), and freshmen Kimberly Stanford in the 100-meter hurdles (14.11), Tiffany Hendricks in the 200 meters (25.41) and Bethany Praska in the 200 meters (25.69).
Iowa’s next competition will be April 5. The Hawkeyes are scheduled to send student-athletes to the Auburn Invitational in Auburn, AL, the Razorback Invitational in Fayetteville, AR, and the Stanford Invitational in Palo Alto, CA.
MEET RESULTS (Event Winner Plus Iowa Placers)
100-Meter Hurdles (Finals)
1. Alissa Klaehn (Ashland) 13.70
5. Kimberly Stanford (Iowa) 14.11
3,000 Meter Steeplechase
1. Jessica Schmidt (Iowa) 11:03.29
1,600 Meter Relay
1. South Carolina 3:43.48
3. Iowa 3:49.65
(Mims, Hendricks, Praska, Poncé)
1. Toni Aluko (Maryland) 5-8 3/4
7. Caleigh Bacchus (Iowa) 5-3
1. Ashley Williams (Maryland) 45-3 3/4
12. Amanda Chandler (Iowa) 39-0 1/4
1. Tammilee Kerr (Iowa) 148-9
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