Hawkeyes Close Texas Relays, Open Florida Relays

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AUSTIN, Texas — The University of Iowa track and field team wrapped up the Clyde Littlefield Texas Relays heptathlon and decathlon with a pair of top-10 finishes while another group of Hawkeyes started competition at the Florida Relays on Thursday afternoon.

Sophomore Jenny Kimbro and junior Tria Simmons completed the heptathlon inside Mike A. Myers Stadium. Kimbro set a new personal best with a total score of 5,164 points for an eighth place finish and Simmons scored 5,082 points for 13th overall.

Dougherty recorded a ninth place finish overall with a total score of 7,222 points in the decathlon. The school record holder’s best finish came in the pole vault where he cleared a personal best 4.80 meters to finish fourth.

After completing four events yesterday, the Texas Relays heptathlon finished the competition with three more events on Thursday.

100 Meter Hurdles
Kimbro – 2nd place, 13.74, personal best
Simmons – 10th place, 14.21

High Jump
Simmons – 7th place, 1.69m
Kimbro – 14th place, 1.63m, personal best

Shot Put
Kimbro — 16th place, 10.16m
Simmons — 18th place, 10.01m

200 Meters
Simmons – 6th place, 24.91, personal best
Kimbro – 11th place, 25.42

Long Jump
Kimbro – 7th place, 5.72m (18-9.25)
Simmons – 16th place, 5.42m (17-9.5)

Kimbro – 18th place, 28.38m (93-1)
Simmons – 21st place, 24.24m (79-6)

800 Meters
Kimbro – 11th place, 2:23.40, personal best
Simmons – 6th place, 2:20.22, personal best

Dougherty completed five events on Wednesday and returned Thursday to complete the last five events in the Texas Relays decathlon.

100 Meters
Dougherty – 11th place, 11.04, T-personal best

Long Jump
Dougherty – 11th place, 6.92m (22-8.25)

Shot Put
Dougherty – 12th place, 12.73m (41-9.25)

High Jump
Dougherty – 5th place, 1.98m (6-6)

400 Meters
Dougherty – 13th place, 51.35

110 Meter Hurdles
Dougherty – 12th place, 15.06

Dougherty – 10th place, 36.50m (119-9)

Pole Vault
Dougherty – 4th place, 4.80m (15-9), personal best

Dougherty – 9th place, 47.81m (156-10)

1,500 Meters
Dougherty – 10th place, 5:02.58.


  • Sheridan Champe set a personal best in the 200 meters with a time of 24.26.
  • Collin Hofacker ran a season best in the 200 meters with a time of 21.06.
  • Kylie Morken (1:03.3), Shelby West (1:03.5), and Carly Donahue (1:03.57) all set personal best in the 400 meter hurdles.

The Hawkeyes continue the Florida Relays with the second day of three days of competition at 11 a.m. (CT) and Iowa’s distance crew begins their day at the Stanford Invitational at 11 a.m.