The University of Iowa track and field team hosts its final home meet of the indoor season Saturday, Feb. 18, beginning at 11 a.m. (CT). The Hawkeyes are also sending a group to South Bend, Indiana, for the Alex Wilson Invitational.
Live results will be available through the team’s schedule page on hawkeyesports.com.
HAWKEYES ENTER NATIONAL POLL
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 Hawkeyes improved 16 spots in the latest poll to a program-best 16th following their performances at the Iowa State Classic and Tyson Invitational.
HARRIS’ 2 SCHOOL RECORDS
At the Tyson Invitational in Fayetteville, Arkansas, sophomore Mar’yea Harris made history by being a part of two school records. Harris set the school record in the 400-meters with a time of 46.39 to place second in the Big Ten and 13th in the country. In the following 4×400-meter relay, Harris ran the final leg in a record-setting relay that finished in 3:05.62 to surpass Iowa’s previous record that stood since 2011. Harris’ split in the final leg was 44.98 seconds.
MEN’S 4X400M RELAY REIGNS SUPREME
At the Tyson Invitational held in Arkansas from Feb. 10-11, the Iowa men’s 4×400-meter relay team of freshman Emmanuel Ogwo, sophomore Collin Hofacker, sophomore DeJuan Frye, and sophomore Mar’yea Harris shattered the school record. The group posted a time of 3:05.62, besting the previous time set by Patrick Richards, Ethan Holmes, Steven Willey, and Erik Sowinski by over a second.
SCHOOL RECORD HOLDERS TIGHTEN GRIP
The Hawkeyes had two school-records extended by current record holders over the weekend. Senior Aaron Mallett and junior Jahisha Thomas both bested their previous records. Mallett ran in the men’s 60-meter hurdles, notching a time of 7.64 seconds to beat his previous career-best time of 7.69 seconds. Thomas extended her pervious best in the women’s long jump, jumping 6.39m. Her previous personal best was 6.21m.
FRESHMEN SEASON LEADERS
Through the first six meets of the season, seven Hawkeye freshmen lead the team in their respective events: Tysen VanDraska (1,000-meters), Antonio Woodard (200-meters), Akinshe Calica-Hill (triple jump), Tia Saunders (800-meters), Aubrianna Lantrip (high jump), Laulauga Tausaga (shot put), and Jenny Kimbro (pentathlon). In addition, six freshmen have entered Iowa’s all-time list on nine different events — Kimbro (pentathlon/3rd, 60H/7th, long jump/6th), Warhman (pentathlon/8th, triple jump/7th), Lantrip (high jump/10th), Schilb (triple jump/9th), Hammond (shot put/7th), and Tausaga (shot put/5th).
BIG TEN LEADERS
Iowa has 8 events that rank in the top three in the Big Ten:
- Senior Aaron Mallett, 1st, 60-meter hurdles (7.75)
- Sophomore O’Shea Wilson, 1st, long jump (7.86m)
- The relay team of sophomore Mar’yea Harris, freshman Emmanuel Ogwo, sophomore DeJuan Frye, and sophomore Collin Hofacker, 1st, 4x400m Relay (3:05.62)
- Junior Jahisha Thomas, 1st, long jump (6.39m)
- Harris, 2nd, 400-meters (46.39)
- Junior Brittany Brown, 3rd, 60-meters (7.39).
- Junior Carter Lilly, 3rd, 800m (1:47.33)
- Sophomore Chris Douglas, 3rd, 60-meter hurdles (7.87)
IN LINE FOR NCAAS
If the regular season ended this week, the following Hawkeyes would qualify for the NCAA Championships in College Station, Texas, by ranking in the top 16 nationally — Carter Lilly (800m), Aaron Mallett (60H), Collin Hofacker, Emmanuel Ogwo, DeJuan Frye, Mar’yea Harris (4x400m Relay), Harris (400m), O’Shea Wilson (Long Jump), Jahisha Thomas (Long Jump)
JANUARY BY THE NUMBERS
During Iowa’s four-meet homestand, the team spent 50 hours competing, set three facility records, 101 personal bests, captured 38 event titles, and ran almost 100,000 meters on their new track.
NEXT ON THE BLOCK
The Hawkeyes head to the Spirit Institute in Geneva, Ohio, for the Big Ten Championships. The meet runs from Feb. 24-25.