IOWA CITY, Iowa – The University of Iowa men’s track and field team is ranked No.23 in the United States Track & field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) National Team Computer Rankings released Monday.
The Hawkeyes debuted in the rankings with 93.33 points following their performance at the Musco Twilight meet on April 22. Iowa was ranked 29th in the preseason poll released in March and have climbed six spots since.
Iowa joins two other Big Ten teams in the top 25 – Penn State (16) and Nebraska (19).
The team is led by senior Aaron Mallett who is ranked fifth in the country in the 110-meter hurdles. Mallett won his fourth straight Musco Twilight hurdle title on his way to a season best 13.56 finish.
The men’s 4×400 meter relay of freshman Emmanuel Ogwo, sophomore Mar’yea Harris, freshman Collin Hofacker, and junior Carter Lilly rank sixth in the NCAA with a time of 3:03.78. That time is first in the Big Ten and third in program history.
Sophomore Reno Tuufuli owns the eighth best throw in the nation in the men’s discus throw. The Las Vegas, Nevada, native recorded a mark of 60.23m at the Jim Click Shootout on April 8.
The Hawkeyes head to Des Moines, Iowa, this weekend for the Drake Relays. The four-day event begins Wednesday with multi-events and concludes Saturday.
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