Jan. 30, 2013
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The University of Iowa track and field team travels to Notre Dame, Ind., to compete in the Meyo Invitational on Friday. The invite will be held at the Loftus Sports Center in Notre Dame, Ind., and is set to begin Friday at 3 p.m. (CT) and continues through Saturday.
ON THE BIG TEN BOARD
Seven Hawkeyes own marks that rank among the top 5 in the conference. Senior Jordan Mullen’s 60-meter hurdles time of 7.74 leads the Big Ten, and senior Ethan Holmes’ time of 7.83 ties for second. Senior Josh Larney’s 60 meters time of 6.78 ranks second. Freshman MonTayla Holder’s converted 600 meters time of 1:31.21 ranks fourth. Sophomore Khanishah Williams’ high jump mark of 5-10 (1.78m) ranks second. Senior Kyle Reid’s heptathlon point total of 5,257 leads the Big Ten, while sophomore Sarah Ryan’s pentathlon point total of 3,439 ranks fourth. Times are converted due to the size of the track.
MULLEN RUNS TO NEW RECORD
Senior Jordan Mullen broke his own 60-meter hurdles school record at the Bill Bergan Invitational on Jan. 26. Mullen crossed the line in 7.74, just beating his previous record of 7.75 set at the Jack Johnson Classic on Jan. 22, 2011. Mullen’s time ranks first in the Big Ten and ties for fifth, nationally.
HOLMES HEATS UP
Ethan Holmes clocked personal best times in the 60-meter hurdles and 400 meters at the Bill Bergan Invitational on Jan. 26. The senior’s hurdles time of 7.83 currently ranks second all-time at Iowa. It is also currently tied for the second best time in the Big Ten and 13th nationally. Holmes’ 400 meters time of 47.63 currently ranks ninth all-time at Iowa and sixth in the Big Ten.
REID BREAKS HEPTATHLON RECORD
Senior Kyle Reid broke the men’s heptathlon record at the Bill Bergan Invite on Jan. 25. Reid recorded five personal best marks (60 meters, 60-meter hurdles, 1,000 meters, long jump, and shot put) to tally a total of 5,257 points. Junior Jack Eckert also competed in the men’s heptathlon, where he recorded three personal best times (60 meters, 60-meter hurdles, and 1,000 meters) to earn a personal best heptathlon point total of 4,963. That total ranks fifth all-time at Iowa.
SIMPSON PULLS AHEAD
Junior Jasmine Simpson broke the women’s weight throw record at the Bill Bergan Invitational on Jan. 26. Simpson’s toss of 62-6 1/2 (19.06m) beat out junior Ashlyn Gulvas’ throw of 60-10 3/4 (18.56m). Gulvas’ toss ranks second all-time at Iowa.
RYAN REACHES RECORD BOOKS
Sarah Ryan earned a fourth place finish in the women’s pentathlon at the Bill Bergan Invitational on Jan. 25. The sophomore finished the event with a point total of 3,439. That total ranks fifth all-time at Iowa. Khanishah Williams also competed in the pentathlon. The sophomore’s point total of 3,273 ranks 10th all-time at Iowa.
MEET THE RECORD HOLDERS
Three Hawkeyes currently hold indoor school records. Senior Justin Austin holds records in the 60 meters (6.69) and 200 meters (20.80), while senior Jordan Mullen holds the 60-meter hurdles (7.74) record. Senior Kyle Reid owns the men’s heptathlon record (5,257 points), and junior Jasmine Simpson holds the school record in the weight throw (62-6 1/2; 19.06m).
NEXT ON THE BLOCK
Iowa will split competitors between the Cyclone Classic in Ames, Iowa, the Husky Invitational in Seattle, Wash., and the Tyson Invitational in Fayetteville, Ark on Feb. 8-9.