March 22, 2013
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TUSCALOOSA, Ala. – The University of Iowa track and field team opened the outdoor season at the Alabama Relays on Friday. Ethan Holmes led the Hawkeyes on day one with a first-place finish in the 400-meter hurdles.
Holmes, a senior, captured the 400-meter hurdles title when he crossed the line in 51.75. Senior Keaton Rickels followed close behind, finishing third with a time of 53.56. Freshman MonTayla Holder ran to a fourth-place finish in the women’s 400-meter hurdles. Holder clocked a time of 1:02.61.
Junior Amanda Stahle earned a third-place finish in the women’s javelin. Stahle recorded a toss of 136-1 (41.48m). Freshman Allison Gattone also competed in the event. Gattone recorded a toss of 134-10 (41.09) to finish fourth.
The men’s 800-meter relay team captured a second-placed finish. The team of senior Justin Austin, sophomore Keith Brown, senior Josh Larney and junior Tevin-Cee Mincy clocked a time of 1:25.60. That time ranks second all-time at Iowa. Mincy also grabbed a sixth-place finish in the men’s 100 meters when he recorded a time of 11.07.
Sophomore Khanishah Williams recorded a fourth-place finish in the women’s high jump. Williams cleared a height of 5-7 (1.70m). Freshman Tayo Oladele-Ajose also competed in the event. Oladele-Ajose finished seventh with a mark of 5-3 (1.60m).
Senior Ben Stancombe’s toss of 193-6 (58.98m) earned him a fourth-place finish in the men’s hammer throw. Sophomore Gabe Hull also competed in the event. Hull recorded a toss of 163-3 (49.77m) to finish 14th.
The women’s sprint medley team of junior Raven Moore and freshmen Lake Kwaza, Kaitlyn Nelson and Holder ran to a second-place finish. The team clocked a time of 3:58.72. That time ranks fifth all-time at Iowa. The men’s team of Brown, Austin, sophomore Kaleb VanCleave and senior Ryan Weir recorded a third-place finish when they crossed the line in 3:24.25.
Kevin Lewis ran to a fifth-place finish in the men’s 1,500 meters. The sophomore clocked a personal-best time of 3:53.85. Junior Nathan Prom also recorded a personal best time in the event. Prom finished 13th with a time of 3:55.38.
Kyle Reid earned a seventh-place finish in the men’s pole vault. The senior cleared a height of 15-7 (4.75m).
The Alabama Relays will resume Saturday at 11 a.m.