33 Hawkeyes are NCAA Qualifiers

May 19, 2011

IOWA CITY, Iowa – The final field for the West Region of the NCAA Track and Field Championships was announced today, sending 33 student-athletes from the University of Iowa track team to Eugene, Ore., for three days of competition beginning Thursday, May 26.

The men’s team is represented by a total of 28 qualifiers, made up of 20 student-athletes competing in 13 individual events and two relays. Since 2003, the men’s team has sent a total of 161 qualifiers to the NCAA Regional and this season’s total of 20 student-athletes ties an Iowa school record set last year. The Iowa men are seeded 10th or higher in six events

“The number of individuals advancing to this elite event is a reflection of the type of season we’ve had, both at the indoor and outdoor conference championships,” said head men’s coach Larry Wieczorek. “We’re excited to advance to Eugene, Ore., and take our performance to the national scene.”

The women’s team will send 16 qualifiers, with 13 student-athletes competing in nine individual events and one relay. Since 2003, the women’s team has sent 130 qualifiers to the NCAA Qualifier. Among this year’s qualifiers are two true freshmen, Ashley Liverpool (400) and Carisa Leacock (long jump).

“We’re thrilled to send such a great group of student-athletes to the NCAA Championships,” said head women’s track and field coach Layne Anderson. “The athletes have been working hard towards this goal and I know they’ll do a tremendous job of representing our program and the University of Iowa.”

The top 12 individuals or relays in each event from each preliminary site (East and West) will move on to the final NCAA Championship round in Des Moines, Iowa, June 8-11.

2011 NCAA First Round (West Regional)
Men’s (28 qualifiers – 20 athletes, 13 individual events, 2 relays)

Name Event Season Best – Qualifying Mark
Justin Austin 100 Meters 10.21
200 Meters 20.46
400-Meter Relay 39.86
Ethan Holmes 110m Hurdles 13.73
400m Hurdles 50.65
1,600-Meter Relay 3:06.70
Jordan Mullen 110m Hurdles 13.79
Chris Barton 400 Meters 47.13
1,600-Meter Relay 3:06.70
Steven Willey 400 Meters 46.48
1,600-Meter Relay 3:06.70
D’Juan Richardson 400m Hurdles 51.12
Erik Sowinski 800 Meters 1:48.15
1,600-Meter Relay 3:06.70
Adam Hairston 800 Meters 1:49.38
Jeff Thode 1,500 Meters 3:45.54
Tevin-Cee Mincy 400-Meter Relay 39.86
Patrick Richards 400-Meter Relay 39.86
Zeke Sayon 400-Meter Relay 39.86
Matt Banse Hammer 199-11 (60.94)
Ben Stancombe Hammer 197-6 (60.20m)
Matt Byers Javelin 245-8(74.89m)
Ryan Lamparek Discus 170-7 (52.0m)
Troy Doris Triple Jump 53-8 1/2 (16.37m)
Jeffery Herron Long Jump 24-0 3/4 (7.33m)
High Jump 3-10 3/4 (2.10m)
Brandon Oest High Jump 3-10 3/4 (2.10m)
Graham Valdes High Jump 3-10 3/4 (2.10)

Women’s (16 qualifiers – 13 athletes, 9 individual events, 1 relays)

Ashley Liverpool 400 Meters 53.87
1,600-Meter Relay 3:35.93
Tiffany Hendricks 400m Hurdles 59.65
1,600-Meter Relay 3:35.93
Bethany Praska 800 Meters 2:05.46
1,600-Meter Relay 3:35.93
Lauren Hardesty 1,500 Meters 4:25.68
Hannah Roeder 3,000 Meter Steeplechase 10:39.83
Danielle Berndt 3,000 Meter Steeplechase 10:41.60
Betsy Flood 5,000 Meters 16:12.01
Brooke Eilers 5,000 Meters 16:26.46
McKenzie Melander 5,000 Meters 16:28.47
Nicole Erickson 1,600-Meter Relay 3:35.93
Ashlyn Gulvas Hammer 182-3 (55.55)
Carisa Leacock Long Jump 19-11 1/2 (6.08m)
Majesty Tutson Discus 172-4 (52.52)