2 Hawkeyes Move Up on Iowa All-Time List

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TEMPE, Ariz. — University of Iowa sophomores Konstadina Spanoudakis and Jay Hunt improved their collegiate best marks at the Baldy Castillo Invitational on Saturday, moving up on the Hawkeyes’ top-10 all-time list.

Spanoudakis threw 53.41 meters (175-2) in the discus, bettering her third ranked mark at Iowa by nearly a meter, and Hunt broke onto the top-10 list, clearing 2.11 meters (6-11) to tie the ninth best all-time mark.
“The performance of the weekend for the women was Konstadina in the Discus throwing a big lifetime best. The highlight for the men was Jay Hunt hitting a massive personal best in the high jump.” 
“We had a great start to the outdoor season. It was fun to see some high-quality performances today. We started today with personal best from Reno [Tuufuli] in the discus. I thought the men’s 400-meter relay ran well, considering we had multiple athletes resting through this meet.” 
“The women’s 400 hurdles went really well considering we’ve only had one practice outdoors. Addie Swanson finished third and freshman Payton Wensel finished second in her signature event, the 100-meter hurdles. Nate Mylenek had a very impressive season opener in the steeplechase.”
The Hawkeyes had eight individuals and three relay teams finish in the top three of their respective events. Junior Nathan Mylenek competed in the 3,000-meter steeplechase for the first time this year, winning the event in 8:55.23. The following also placed in the top 3:
1. Nathan Mylenek – 3,000-meter steeplechase (8:55.23)
2. Antonio Woodard – 100 meters (10.61)
2. Payton Wensel – 100-meter hurdles (1:01.27)
2. Reno Tuufuli – discus (57.49 meters, 188-7), second place
2. James Carter – long jump (7.19 meters, 23-7 1/4), second place
2. Williams, Woodard, Hofacker, Braverman – 400-meter relay (40.60)
3. Addie Swanson – 100-meter hurdles (1:01.41)
3. Konstadina Spanoudakis – discus (53.41 meters, 175-2)
3. Cooper Koenig – long jump (6.98 meters, 22-10 3/4), third place
3. Kimbro, Laye, Guillory, Christian – 400-meter relay (45.60)
3. Wensel, Simmons, Weum, Kimbro – 1,600-meter relay (3:45.23)
Eight Hawkeyes set personal bests in three events. Aly Weum (24.85), Mallory King (25.53), Jaylan McConico (21.94), and James Carter (22.95) ran their best 200 meters, Antonise Christian (56.47), Alexis Gay (55.57), and Mika Cox (58.54) ran their best 400 meters, and Peyton Haack jumped 6.58 meters (21-7 1/4) to record his best long jump.
13 Hawkeyes competed in new events, setting their personal bests. They include the following student athletes:
Amanda Howe – discus (42.08 meters, 138-0)
Josh Andrews – 400 meters (49.68)
Peyton Haack – javelin (47.53 meters, 155-11)
Anna Hostetler – 800 meters (2:18.96)
Jeff Roberts – 800 meters (1:54.53)
Noah Healy – 800 meters (1:55.17)
Karson Sommer – 800 meters (1:59.83)
Amanda Carty – 200 meters (25.27)
Taylor Arco – 200 meters (25.52)
Lindsay Welker – 200 meters (26.03)
Sydney Winger -200 meters (26.18)
Hannah Schilb – 200 meters (26.86)
Cooper Koenig – 200 meters (22.96)
The Hawkeyes head to Gainesville, Florida, for the Florida Relays and Stanford, California, for the Stanford Invitational on March 29-30.