IOWA CITY, Iowa — Six athletes will represent the University of Iowa at the 2016 United States Track and Field Olympic Team Trials in Eugene, Oregon, beginning Friday, July 1.
Current Hawkeyes Elexis Guster, MonTayla Holder, Lake Kwaza, and Aaron Mallett, and former UI All-Americans Bethany Praska and Erik Sowinski will compete for Olympic roster spots at Hayward Field on the campus of the University Oregon.
The top three finishers in each respective event will represent Team USA at the Olympic Games in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil, from Aug. 5-21. Former Hawkeyes Diane Nukuri and Troy Doris have already qualified to compete in Rio. Nukuri will run the marathon for Burundi and Doris will represent Guyana in the triple jump.
NBC Olympics will provide 16.5 hours of Trials coverage in the semifinals and finals of track and field events, including seven primetime telecasts, five on NBC. Coverage begins on Friday, July 1, at 8 p.m. (CT).
Schedule of Events: All Times Central (TV)
Elexis Guster | 200 meters, 400 meters
200 first round: July 8, 5:30 p.m.
200 semifinals: July 9, 7:03 p.m.
200 finals: July 10, 7:11 p.m.
400 first round: July 1, 7:45 p.m.
400 semifinals: July 2, 3:46 p.m.
400 finals: July 3, 6:38 p.m. (NBC)
MonTayla Holder | 400 meter hurdles
First Round: July 7, 7:58 p.m.
Semifinals: July 8, 6:31 p.m.
Finals: July 10, 6:03 p.m.
Lake Kwaza | 200 meters
First Round: July 8, 5:30 p.m.
Semfinals: July 9, 7:03 p.m.
Finals: July 10, 7:11 p.m.
Aaron Mallett | 110-meter hurdles
First Round: July 8, 5:02 p.m.
Semifinals: July 9, 6:25 p.m.
Finals: July 9, 7:52 p.m.
Bethany Praska | 800 meters
First Round: July 1, 6:45 p.m.
Semifinals: July 2, 1:43 p.m.
Finals: July 4, 7:42 p.m. (NBCSN)
Erik Sowinski | men’s 800 meters
First Round: July 1, 6:15 p.m.
Semifinals: July 2, 2 p.m.
Finals: July 4, 7:51 p.m. (NBCSN)