Feb. 21, 2011
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IOWA CITY, Iowa – The nationally ranked University of Iowa men’s track and field team has signed three recruits to its 2011 class. Head Coach Larry Wieczorek announced today that Brennan Davey, Gabe Hull and Kevin Lewis have signed a National Letter of Intent to begin competing for the Hawkeyes next fall.
“I’m very excited about this group of men,” said Wieczorek. “They’ve all been successful in their respective events and they all have championship experience. We’re adding a strong group.”
Iowa natives Davey and Lewis are two of the state’s top cross country and track competitors. Davey, an Indianola native, captured the 4A state title with a 1:52.17 performance in the 800 meters. He was a member of the state champion 1,600-meter relay team and a state runner-up in the 400 meters.
Lewis prepped at Ottumwa High School, where he won the 4A state cross country championship. He also placed fourth in the 3,200 meters and second in the 1,600 meters at the Iowa state track meet.
“I think we have two of Iowa’s top prep student-athletes in Davey and Lewis,” said Wieczorek. “Lewis is an outstanding competitor and a cross country state champion. I think Davey is one of the best blue-chip runners in the country. He is going to be a big time contributor.”
Hull, a native of Bloomington, IN, is ranked No. 6 nationally in both the discus and shot put. In 2010, he won the Indiana state championship in the discus and was a USATF Youth National Champion in the shot put and discus.
“Hull is one of the top competitors in the nation,” said Wieczorek. “He was nationally ranked as a junior and we expect him to continue to do great things.”