Feb. 15, 2014
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FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – The University of Iowa track and field team posted three top ten all-time marks at the Tyson Invitational on Saturday. The meet was held at the Randal Tyson Track Center on the campus of the University of Arkansas. No team scores were kept.
Senior Zinnia Miller and sophomore Klyvens Delaunay each posted personal-best marks in the triple jump. Miller grabbed a third-place finish with a leap of 41-2 ½ (12.56m). That mark ranks third all-time at Iowa. Delaunay’s leap of 52-1 ¼ (15.88m) earned him a fourth-place finish. His mark ties for second all-time at Iowa.
“We had some outstanding performances in both meets (Iowa State and Arkansas) this weekend,” said director of track and field Wieczorek. “Overall, we put together some of the pieces to becoming a better track and field team.”
Both of Iowa’s 1,600-meter teams posted 10th- place finishes. The women’s team of freshman Elexis Guster, sophomore MonTayla Holder, and freshmen Manhnee Watts and Alexis Hernandez clocked a season-best time of 3:38.62. That time ranks third all-time at Iowa. The men’s team of junior Kaleb VanCleave, sophomore Will Teubel, freshman Jared Ganschow, and senior Ethan Holmes crossed the line in 3:13.46.
Sophomore Lake Kwaza clocked a personal-best time of 24.16 to finish 21st in the women’s 200 meters. Her time ranks 10th all-time at Iowa. Guster also posted a personal-best in the event. Her time of 24.32 earned her a 26th-place finish. Freshman Brittany Brown (24.36) also competed in the event.
James Harrington ran to a 17th-place finish in the men’s 200 meters. The sophomore recorded a time of 21.31. Junior Keith Brown (36th; 21.85), Ganschow (41st; 21.98), and freshman O’Shea Wilson (48th; 22.27) also competed in the event.
“We had quite a few seasonal bests, lifetime bests and all-time top ten performances at both meets today,” said head coach Layne Anderson. “This gives us some great momentum with two weeks remaining to the Big Ten Indoor Championships.”
The Hawkeyes host the Iowa Invitational on Feb. 21.