IOWA CITY, Iowa — The University of Iowa men’s and women’s track and field teams are ranked in the United States Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) National Team Computer Rankings released Monday.
The Hawkeye men are ranked 22nd and the women are 27th, their highest ranking since 2008.
The Iowa men are led by junior Mar’yea Harris, who owns the eighth best 400-meter time in the country (46.50) and was the final leg on Iowa’s fifth-ranked 1,600 meter relay (3:07.54). Senior Will Dougherty also holds a top-10 score in the heptathlon. Dougherty reset his own school record with 5,572 points at the Larry Wieczorek Invitational. He is fifth in the nation and first in the Big Ten.
Junior Briana Guillory leads the Iowa women to their best national team ranking since they reached as high as 18th during the 2008 indoor season. Guillory leads the nation in the 400 meters with a time of 52.95. She is also ranked ninth in the country in the 200 meters (23.58) behind senior Brittany Brown (23.54), who is eighth.
The women’s 1,600 meter relay of senior Sheridan Champe, Brown, Guillory, and junior Sarah Plock is ranked 10th in the country with a time of 3:37.37.
The Hawkeyes host their third straight and final indoor home meet of the 2018 season with the Black & Gold Premier on Jan. 27. Admission to the event is free.