Mallett and Amosu Earn All-America Honors


March 14, 2015

FAYETTEVILLE, Arkansas — University of Iowa sophomore Aaron Mallett earned first team All-America honors in the 60-meter hurdles Saturday at the 2015 NCAA Indoor Track and Field Championships.


Mallett recorded the highest NCAA 60-meter hurdles finish in school history, placing sixth in 7.79 to become the first Hawkeye in program history to earn first team All-America honors in the event.

Arkansas’ Omar McLeod won the national title in 7.45, setting a new collegiate record and matching the fastest time in the world this year.

Iowa’s Babatunde Amosu placed 15th in the men’s triple jump to earn second team All-America honors. The two-time defending Big Ten champion landed at 49-10 ½ (15.20m) on his final jump and did not advance to the nine-man final.

Iowa finished the NCAA Championships with three All-America honors. Senior Kevin Lewis raced to a 16th-place finish in the 5,000 meters on Friday and was named second team All-America.

The Hawkeyes’ outdoor season begins next week in Tempe, Arizona, at the Baldy Castillo on the campus of Arizona State.

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