By JACK ROSSI
COLLEGE STATION, Texas — The University of Iowa track and field team opened the first day of the NCAA Indoor Championships with three All-Americans honors and one qualifier in the women’s 400 meters inside Gilliam Indoor Stadium on Friday.
Senior Jahisha Thomas became Iowa’s first ever first-team All-American in the long jump with her fifth place finish in the event (6.40m, 21-0). In 2017, Thomas earned the program’s first All-American in the event with second-team honors.
Thomas will look to become Iowa’s first All-American in the triple jump on Saturday at 3:30 p.m. (CT).
Junior Briana Guillory made her way through the semifinals in the women’s 400 meters with a personal best 52.06, two one-hundredths better than her time at the Big Ten Championships. Guillory finished with the fifth fastest time.
Junior Mar’yea Harris placed 13th overall in the semifinals of the men’s 400 meters with a time of 46.63. Harris earns second-team All-America honors for the second straight season. Harris is the only Hawkeye to be named an All-American in the indoor 400 meters.
Junior Chris Douglas continued Iowa’s All-American streak in the 60-meter hurdles. Douglas’ 13th place finish in the event at 7.95 marks the fourth-straight year a Hawkeye has earned the accolade.
SATURDAY SCHEDULE (Event, Time (CT))
Senior Jahisha Thomas, Triple Jump, 3:30 p.m.
Junior Briana Guillory, 400 Meters, 5 p.m.
Men’s 1,600-Meter Relay, 6:40 p.m.
Women’s 1,600-Meter Relay, 6:55 p.m.