Jan. 6, 2016
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The University of Iowa track and field team travels to Champaign, Illinois, for the Border Battle at the University of Illinois on Saturday. The event is held at the UI Armory with field events beginning at 10 a.m. (CT) and running events following at 1 p.m. In addition to Iowa, the event features teams from Illinois and Missouri.
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Live results are available on the track and field schedule page at hawkeyesports.com.
INDOOR SCHEDULE AT A GLANCE
The Hawkeyes compete in eight regular season events prior to the championship portion of their schedule. The 2016 Big Ten Indoor Championships will be held in Geneva, Ohio, on Feb. 26-27. The NCAA Indoor Championships are March 11-12 in Birmingham, Alabama.
RECOGNIZING THE BEST IN @IOWAXC_TF
Juniors Aaron Mallett and Elexis Guster were named team MVPs of the 2014-15 season. Mallett, a native of St. Louis, Missouri, is a returning All-American in the men’s 60-meter (indoor) and 110-meter (outdoor) hurdles. He claimed a runner-up finish at the Big Ten Indoor Championships in a collegiate-best 7.78, a mark that ranks second all-time at Iowa, before being crowned conference outdoor champion and school record-holder (13.40) in the short hurdles.
Guster returns this year as the reigning Big Ten Outdoor Champion in the women’s 400 meters. The Atlanta, Georgia, native earned honorable-mention accolades in the event at the NCAA Outdoor Championships. She ran a collegiate indoor best 53.92 last season, a mark that stands fourth all-time at Iowa.
Graduate student Khanishah Williams enters her final year of eligibility after redshirting last season. The Burlington, Iowa, native was the 2014 Big Ten Outdoor Champion in the women’s high jump and tied for sixth in the event during the indoor season. She owns the third all-time indoor mark (5-11.25, 1.81m) at Iowa.
Junior Brittany Brown and senior Lake Kwaza share the women’s indoor 60-meter school record at 7.41. Kwaza finished seventh in the event at last year’s Big Ten Indoor Championships, while Brown competed in the 200 meters (fourth).
O’SHEA IS A-OK
Following a redshirt season, the Hawkeyes welcome back the third-year sophomore All-American O’Shea Wilson (4×100). The Houston, Texas, native led the Hawkeyes in the men’s long jump in 2014, landing the seventh-best indoor mark (24-8.5, 7.53m) in school history. He doubles as a dominant sprinter for Iowa, having run the second leg on the winning 400-meter relay at the 2014 Big Ten Outdoor Championships.
LAST HURRAH FOR SPEJCHER
Senior Kevin Spejcher enters his final season. The Bloomingdale, Illinois, native returns as the 2015 Big Ten indoor bronze medalist in the men’s high jump. His collegiate-best mark (7-0.5, 2.15m) ranks third on Iowa’s all-time list.
NEXT ON THE BLOCK
The Hawkeyes host the Iowa Dual on Jan. 15-16. The discus competition takes place at the Hawkeye Tennis and Recreation Complex on Jan. 15. All other events begin Jan. 16 inside the UI Recreation Building.