Jan. 7, 2015
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The University of Iowa track and field team opens its indoor season hosting Illinois and Missouri at the Border Battle on Saturday. The event will be held at the UI Recreation Building with field events beginning at 12 p.m. (CT) and running events following at 1:15 p.m. Admission is free. A special indoor discus competition will be held Friday at 4:30 p.m. at the new addition of the Hawkeye Tennis and Recreation Complex. Admission is free.
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Follow @IowaXC_TF on twitter for live updates throughout the meet. Live results are also available on the track and field schedule page at hawkeyesports.com.
HITTING THE GROUND RUNNING
The Missouri women are ranked No. 24 in the USTFCCCA team rankings. The SEC is regarded as the top conference on both the men’s and women’s side. The Big Ten, with six men’s teams ranked among the top 25, is considered the second best conference among men. The Big Ten is ranked No. 5 on the women’s side with four teams inside the top 25.
INDOOR SCHEDULE AT A GLANCE
The Hawkeyes compete in seven regular season events prior to the championship portion of their schedule. The 2015 Big Ten Indoor Championships will be held in Geneva, Ohio, on Feb. 27-28. The NCAA Indoor Championships are March 13-14 in Fayetteville, Arkansas.
THE BEST OF THE BEST
Sophomores Brittany Brown and O’Shea Wilson were named 2014 MVPs at the team’s annual track and field banquet on Dec. 7, 2014. Brown is the school record holder in the 200 meters (22.95), and leads the team in the 100 meters (11.61). Wilson was Iowa’s top performer in the long jump and 200 meters last 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.
MAKING A RUN FOR IT
Senior Kevin Lewis capped his cross country career at Iowa with All-Big Ten and All-Region honors. The Ottumwa, Iowa, native recorded the eighth-fastest 8,000-meter time in school history with a sixth-place finish at the 2014 Cross Country Championships, and owns the fifth-fastest indoor time at Iowa in the 5,000-meters (14:13.57). Lewis had a promising start to his indoor season at the Black and Gold Intrasquad on Dec. 6, running a career-best 4:07.19 in the mile, a time that would rank seventh all-time at Iowa, had the meet not been an exhibition.
TRIPLE JUMP DEPTH
Junior Klyvens Delaunay (52-1 1/4, 15.88m) and senior Babatunde Amosu (51-7 ¾, 15.74m) rank second and fourth, respectively, on Iowa’s all-time triple jump list. Amosu was the 2014 indoor Big Ten champion. He earned second team All-America honors after placing 13th in the triple jump at the NCAA Championships (51-11 ¾, 15.84m). Delaunay, a first-team All-American, was conference runner-up at the 2014 Big Ten Outdoor Championships.
60 METER SHOWDOWN
Sophomore Brittany Brown and junior Lake Kwaza share the women’s indoor 60 meters school record. In her first collegiate race, Brown broke 31-year-old record with a 7.41 in the prelims of the Big 4 Duals. The record was quickly matches when Kwaza ran 7.41 in the finals to win the event. Both runners placed fourth and fifth, respectively at last years’ indoor conference championships.
HULL ENTERS FINAL SEASON
Hull returns to the throwing ring for his final season of indoor eligibility. Hull’s shot put mark of 59-3 (18.06m) ranks seventh on Iowa’s all-time list, while his weight throw mark of 59-5 3/4 (18.13m) is ninth in school history. The Bloomington, Indiana, native is a two-time All-American and the school record holder in the discus at 207-1 (63.11m).
NEW COACHES MAKE DEBUTS
Andrew Dubs and Jason Wakenight enter their first season at the University of Iowa. Wakenight joined the University of Iowa track and field staff as assistant coach and recruiting coordinator in 2014. His primary responsibilities include coaching middle distance and men’s long sprints. He will also assist in sprints and relays. Dubs directs the men’s and women’s throws program.
NEXT ON THE BLOCK
The Hawkeyes travel to Ames, Iowa, for the Big Four Duals on Jan. 24.