The University of Iowa track and field team ends the indoor season at the 2017 NCAA Indoor Championships in College Station, Texas. The meet will run March 10-11 inside Gilliam Indoor Stadium on the campus of Texas A&M. ESPN3 will stream the meet live on March 10 starting at 6:25 p.m. ET and March 11 starting at 4:55 p.m. ET. A re-air of the championship will take place on Sunday, March 12 starting at 7 p.m. ET on ESPN2.
Live results will be available through the team’s schedule page on hawkeyesports.com or at hawkeyesports.com/tracklive. Follow the team’s twitter account @iowaxc_tf for live updates of the meet. Live video and results are available at 12thman.com.
Nine athletes will represent the Hawkeyes in six events and one relay at the NCAA Indoor Championships. They include senior Aaron Mallett, junior Brittany Brown, junior O’Shea Wilson, junior Carter Lilly, junior Jahisha Thomas, sophomore Mar’yea Harris, and the 4×400 meter relay group of freshman Emmanuel Ogwo, sophomore Collin Hofacker, sophomore DeJuan Frye, and Harris.
# Name Event Mark
3. Aaron Mallett 60 meter Hurdles 7.63
4. Brittany Brown 200 meters 22.79
4. Mar’yea Harris 400 meters 45.75
6. Iowa Men 4×400 meter Relay 3:04.93
10. O’Shea Wilson Long Jump 7.86m
11. Jahisha Thomas Long Jump 6.39m
12. Carter Lilly 800 meter 1:47.33
MALLETT REPEATS AT BIG TENS
Senior Aaron Mallett repeated as Big Ten Champion in the 60-meter hurdles on Feb. 25. Mallett became the first Hawkeye to win back-to-back titles at the Big Ten Championships since Babtunde Amosu did it from 2014-15 in the triple jump. Mallett’s time of 7.63 is a personal best, school-record, and, ranks third in the nation.
BROWN RETURNS TO THE B1G STAGE
Junior Brittany Brown made her return to the Big Ten Championships on Feb. 24-25 after injuries forced her to miss much of 2016. Brown led the Iowa women with 18 of the team’s 34 points with a victory in the 200-meters and runner-up finish in the 60-meters. She set a school and Big Ten record in the 200-meters with a time of 22.79 in the prelims. She currently ranks third in the nation in the event.
Senior Aaron Mallett will make his third appearance at the NCAA Indoor Championships this weekend. Mallett previously qualified in 2015 and 2016 where he has improved each year finishing sixth and third, respectively. Mallett enters the meet with the third fastest time in the nation.
HAWKEYE MEN REACH NEW HEIGHTS
The University of Iowa men’s track and field team improved in the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) National Team Computer Rankings to No. 15 in the latest poll — the highest ranking in program history. Iowa entered the top 25 on Feb. 13.
LAST YEAR AT NCAAS
The Hawkeyes named four All-Americans during the 2016 NCAA Championships. The women’s 4×400-meter relay team of Montayla Holder, Briana Guillory, Elexis Guster, and Alexis Hernandez were named second team All-Americans. Guster was also a second team All-American in the 400-meters. On the men’s side, Aaron Mallett was named a first team All-American in the 60-meter hurdles and Will Tuebel was a second team All-American in the 800-meters.
IT’S THAT TYPE OF YEAR
The University of Iowa track and field team has enjoyed an indoor season for the ages. During their 2017 campaign the squad has set 13 school-records including six at the Big Ten Championships– 10 on the men’s side and three on the women’s side. The school records include: the men’s 60-meter hurdles twice (Aaron Mallett, 7.63), 400m twice (Mar’yea Harris, 45.75), 800m (Carter Lilly, 1:47.33), heptathlon twice (Will Dougherty, 5,504 points), 4x400m relay twice (Emmanuel Ogwo, Collin Hofacker, DeJuan Frye, Harris, 3:04.94), distance medley relay (Lilly, Frye, Matt Manternach, and Harris, 9:44.07), women’s 200-meters (Brittany Brown, 22.79), long jump (Jahisha Thomas, 6.39m), and triple jump (Thomas, 13.00m).
KNODLE JOINS TRACK & FIELD STAFF
Paige Knodle joined the University of Iowa track and field coaching staff on March 2. Knodle comes from Iowa State where she was a volunteer assistant coach. She was previously a student-athletes at the University of Northern Iowa where she was a two-time All-American, 18-time All MVC honoree with six individual conference titles, and four-time team captain. She also holds seven UNI school records (pentathlon, heptathlon, 60m hurdles, 100m hurdles, 400m hurdles, shuttle hurdle, and javelin).
NEXT ON THE BLOCK
The Hawkeyes begin the transition to the outdoor season. Iowa heads to the Baldy Castillo Invitational on March 17-18 in Tempe, Ariz.