Sprinters Compete In Day One of Razorback Invite

Jan. 23, 2009

FAYETTEVILLE, AR – Athletes from the men’s and women’s squads competed in the 200-meter dash in day one of this weekend’s Razorback Invite, hosted by the University of Arkansas.

The men posted two athletes in the final top 20 in a crowded field of nationwide competitors. Junior Paul Chaney, Jr. (9th, 21.72) led the way for the Hawkeyes and earned a top-ten finish with a season-best performance. The dynamic young duo of freshmen sprinters Patrick Richards (14th, 21.89) and D’Juan Richardson (32nd, 22.34) were also showing prime form. Sophomore Chris Barton (51st, 22.67) also came out of day one action with a new collegiate-best time. On the women’s side, junior Rhonda-Kaye Trusty (17th, 24.90) led the Hawkeyes with a top-twenty finish, with sophomores Tiffany Hendricks (58th, 25.97) and Bethany Praska (60th, 26.00) being Iowa’s other two athletes in the event.

The Hawkeye sprinters and hurdlers will continue competition at the Razorback Invitational Saturday at 10 a.m. Forty-one other Hawkeyes will compete at the Jack Johnson Classic in Minneapolis, MN, Saturday. Events at the University of Minnesota Fieldhouse are set to start at 9 a.m.


Men’s 200 Meters
1. Trey Harts (Baylor) 21.24
9. Paul Chaney, Jr. (Iowa) 21.72
14. Patrick Richards (Iowa) 21.89
29. Ray Varner (Iowa) 22.27
32. D’Juan Richardson (Iowa) 22.34
51. Chris Barton (Iowa) 22.67

Women’s 200 Meters
1. Tiffany Townsend (Baylor) 23.41
17. Rhonda-Kaye Trusty (Iowa) 24.90
58. Tiffany Hendricks (Iowa) 25.97
60. Bethany Praska (Iowa) 26.00