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AZUSA, Calif. — University of Iowa track and field competed three athletes on Wednesday at the Bryan Clay Invitational in the multi events, including freshman Peyton Haack in the decathlon, and junior Jenny Kimbro and senior Tria Simmons in the heptathlon.

Halfway through their events, the trio have set six personal records. Kimbro and Simmons set personal bests in the 100-meter hurdles and 200 meters. Kimbro’s 100-hurdles time (13.30) bettered her second ranked mark on Iowa’s all-time list, and she finished the 200 meters in 24.31. Simmons ran 14.00 in the 100-meter hurdles and 24.46 in the 200 meters to set her best marks.
Kimbro is in fifth place with 3,477 points, and Simmons is in eighth with 3,422 points.
Haack concluded day one of his first collegiate decathlon with two personal bests in the long jump and high jump, jumping 6.68 meters (21-11) and 1.87 meters (6-1 1/2), respectively. He is in 14th place with 3,658 points.
The Hawkeyes conclude the heptathlon and decathlon at the Bryan Clay Invitational on Thursday. The heptathlon starts at 2:30 p.m. (CT), and the decathlon starts at 4 p.m. (CT). The Mt. SAC Relays start on Thursday, and three additional student-athletes will compete. Junior Laulauga Tausaga will compete in the hammer throw at 2 p.m. (CT), and seniors Bailey Hesse-Withbroe and Daniel Soto will compete in the 10,000 meters at 9:40 p.m. (CT) and 12:10 a.m. (CT).