Hawkeyes Close Home Indoor Season at Black & Gold Premier

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IOWA CITY, Iowa — The University of Iowa track and field team concluded the Black and Gold Premier on Saturday, earning four individual and one relay victory.

“Today was a fun meet for our athletes,” Iowa director of track and field Joey Woody said. “We held a lot of our athletes out this weekend because they’ve been training at such a high level. We used this week to train and prepare for the last half of the indoor season.”

Junior Nia Britt won the women’s shot put with a throw of 16.12 meters (52-10 3/4). Senior Mar’yea Harris and sophomore Kylie Welch swept the 400-meter races in 46.74 and 57.12, respectively. Junior Jaylan McConico picked up his second consecutive win in the 60-meter hurdles (7.76).

Mika Cox, Talia Buss, Kylie Welch, and Addie Swanson won the women’s 1,600-meter relay in 3:51.14.

Junior Erika Hammond bettered her personal record in the shot put to 15.79 meters (51-9 3/4), improving Iowa’s third all-time mark.

10 additional Hawkeyes earned 11 personal best marks in their respective events:
Konstadina Spanoudakis, shot put (14.30m, 46-11)
Tria Simmons, shot put (11m, 36-01 1/4)
Jenny Kimbro, shot put (10.89m, 35-8 3/4)
Kylie Morken, 60-meter hurdles (8.88)
Carly Donahue, 60-meter hurdles (8.92)
Anthony Williams, 60-meter hurdles (7.93)
Hannah Schilb, 60 meters (7.94)
Kylie Morken, 200 meters (25.41)
Macie Weber, mile (5:08.04)
Kylie Latham, mile (5:11.00)
Mary Arch, mile (5:18.06)

The Hawkeyes hit the road for the first time this season to compete at the Frank Sevigne Invitational hosted by Nebraska on Friday and Saturday and the Meyo Invitational hosted by Notre Dame on Saturday.