December 8, 2014
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IOWA CITY, Iowa — The University of Iowa track and field program proudly saluted and celebrated the accomplishments of its student-athletes at the team’s annual awards banquet on Dec. 7. The following Hawkeyes were acknowledged for their brilliant performance in athletic competition during the 2014 campaign.
Brown, a California native, is returning as the team’s top gun in the 100-meters (11.61) and 200-meters. Not only is she the school record holder in the 200-meters at 22.95, she is also the first Hawkeye in school history to run under 23 seconds at that distance.
Wilson of Houston, Texas, closed his 2014 season earning All-America honors for his role on the 400-meter relay that placed sixth at the NCAA Championships. Individually, Wilson excels at the long jump and the 200-meters, having led the team in both events during the outdoor season. His 200-meter time of 20.82 ranks eighth in school history, while his long jump mark of 25-2 (7.67m) falls seventh on Iowa’s all-time list.
Lewis finished his 2014 cross country season an All-Big Ten honoree following a sixth-place finish at the conference championships, as well as an all-region honoree for his 19th-place finish at the NCAA Midwest Regional Championships.
Mallett was Iowa’s top hurdler in three distances last year. The St. Louis, Missouri, native posted the fourth fastest 60-meter hurdle time in school history (7.88) at the 2014 Big Ten Indoor Championships, and led the team in 110-meter (13.86) and 400-meter hurdles (51.78) in the outdoor season.
Guster returns this season as the reigning Big Ten Outdoor Champion in the 400 meters. The Atlanta, Georgia, native recorded a collegiate-best time of 52.77, which ranks fifth all-time at Iowa. She also served on two school record-setting relays (400-meter, 1,600-meter).
Miller (Abaco, Bahamas) owns the indoor school record in the long jump (20-4 1/4, 6.20m), and holds second all-time marks at Iowa in the outdoor long jump (20-6 1/2, 6.26m) and triple jump (42-0 1/2, 12.81m). An All-American honoree, she concluded her track and field career at Iowa with 8th- and 15th-place finishes in the long jump and triple jump at the 2014 NCAA Outdoor Championships.
Mincy, a two-time All-American in the 400-meter relay, has the second fastest indoor 60-meter time in school history at 6.73, in addition to leading the team in the 100-meters (10.46) last outdoor season.
Other coveted honors were awarded to the following student athletes:
Inspiration Award: Zinnia Miller/Babatunde Amosu
Most Improved: MonTayla Holder/Kevin Spejcher
Teammate Award: Lake Kwaza/Kyle Reid
Keatinge/Cretzmeyer Award: Shannon Maser/Tevin-Cee Mincy
John Raffensperger Dedication Award: Will Teubel
The Hawkeyes officially start the 2015 season Jan. 10 hosting Illinois and Missouri at the Border Battle. Competition begins at noon (CT) at the UI Recreation Building.