IOWA CITY, Iowa – The University of Iowa men’s track and field team is ranked in the United States Track & field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) National Team Computer Rankings released Monday.
The national ranking is the highest in program history. The Hawkeyes improved three spots following the Big Ten Championships on Feb. 24-25.
The Hawkeyes are expected to be represented at the NCAA Indoor Championships in five events, including four individual races and the 1,600-meter relay. Senior Aaron Mallett is the top seeded Hawkeye, sitting third in the 60-meter hurdles with a time of 7.63.
Sophomore Mar’yea Harris and junior O’Shea Wilson also have top 10 marks in the 400 meters and long jump, respectively. Harris’ 45.75 time at the Big Ten Championships snapped his own school record set earlier this season and places him fifth in the nation. Wilson is eighth in the country in the long jump with a mark of 25-feet 9 ½ inches (7.86m), set on Jan. 13.
The Iowa 1,600-meter relay team of freshman Emmanuel Ogwo, sophomore Collin Hofacker, sophomore DeJuan Frye and Harris is sixth in the nation with a time of 3:04.93.
Junior Carter Lilly is currently 12th in the country in the 800 meters. Lilly raced to a school-record 1:47.33 seconds in the event at the Meyo Invitational on Feb. 3.
The indoor season concludes at the NCAA Indoor Championships on March 10-11 at College Station, Texas.