IOWA CITY, Iowa — The University of Iowa men’s track and field team entered the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) National Team Computer Rankings at No. 16. The poll was released on Monday.
The Hawkeyes improved 16 spots in the latest poll to a program-best 16th following their performances at the Iowa State Classic and Tyson Invitational on Feb. 10-11.
Senior Aaron Mallett ranks fourth nationally and first in the Big Ten in the 60-meter hurdles after extending his school-record with a time of 7.64 seconds at the Tyson Invitational.
Iowa boasts one of the country’s best 4×400-meter relays after a record-setting race over the weekend. The relay team of freshman Emmanuel Ogwo, sophomore Collin Hofacker, sophomore DeJuan Frye, and sophomore Mar’yea Harris broke Iowa’s school record, posting a time of 3:05.62 to place eighth in the country.
Harris also broke the school record in the 400-meters. The Auburn, Washington, native clocked in with a time of 46.39 to rank 13th nationally.
The Hawkeyes will split their teams for the second weekend. Iowa hosts its final home meet of the indoor season with the Iowa Open on Feb. 18, while others will travel to South Bend, Indiana for the Alex Wilson Invitational.