Iowa Track and Field Opens Indoor Season

Nov. 28, 2012

IOWA CITY, Iowa – The University of Iowa track and field team opens its 2012-2013 season with the Black and Gold Intrasquad meet Saturday. The event will be held at the UI Recreation Building beginning at 2 p.m. Fans are encouraged to park in Lot 43 west of Kinnick Stadium.

The Hawkeye men’s team returns two second team outdoor all-Americans in seniors Justin Austin and Matt Byers. Austin earned second team all-America accolades when he finished 13th in the 200 meters at the NCAA Outdoor Championships. Byers claimed the honors when he finished 10th in the javelin. Ethan Holmes earned a pair of honorable mention all-America honors following a 19th place finish in the 110-meter hurdles and an 18th place finish in the 400-meter hurdles.

The women’s team welcomes back Mareike Schrulle. The graduate student just wrapped up a successful 2012 cross country campaign where she finished seventh at the NCAA Championships. Schrulle’s best 5,000 meter indoor time of 16:29.41 currently ranks 10th all-time at Iowa, while her personal best outdoor 5,000 meter time (16:13.73) ranks seventh.

The Hawkeye track and field team officially opens the indoor season Jan. 12 hosting the Iowa Open.

Intrasquad Schedule
Field Events
2:00 p.m. Shot Put (coed)
High Jump (w/m)
Long Jump (coed)
3:00 p.m. Weight Throw (coed)
Pole Vault (w/m)

Track Events (w/m)
3:00 p.m. 60m hurdles (Prelim)
3:10 p.m. 600 meters
3:30 p.m. 60 meters (Prelim)
3:45 p.m. Kids Race
3:50 p.m. 1,000 meters
4:05 p.m. 60m hurdles (Final)
4:15 p.m. 60 meters (Final)
4:25 p.m. Mile
4:45 p.m. 4X300m Relay (women)
4:50 p.m. 4X400m Relay (men)