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IOWA CITY, Iowa – The University of Iowa men’s track and field team is ranked No.19 in the United States Track & field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) National Team Computer Rankings released Tuesday.
The Hawkeyes improved nine spots in the latest poll, tallying 113.17 points for their highest ranking of the season. Iowa debuted in the rankings at No. 23 following the Musco Twilight meet on April 22.
Iowa joins Big Ten colleagues Penn State (11), Nebraska (15), and Ohio State (25) in the national rankings.
The Hawkeyes are led by senior Aaron Mallett, who posted the fastest time in the nation during the NCAA Regional meets with a school record 13.36 seconds. Mallett will head to Eugene for the third time in his career.
Sophomore Reno Tuufuli holds the top discus mark heading to the National Meet. He won the west region with a mark of 62.06 meters, which is a personal best. Tuufuli will make his second straight appearance in TrackTown USA.
The men’s 4×400 relay set a new school record as they automatically qualified for the NCAA Championships for the first time since 2010. The team of sophomore DeJuan Frye, freshman Emmanuel Ogwo, freshman Collin Hofacker, and sophomore Mar’yea Harris ran 3:02.57 to rank third heading into the Championships.
Twelve men are set to represent Iowa at the NCAA Championships in Eugene, Oregon, June 7-10.