8 Hawkeyes Score on Day 2 of B1G Championships

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IOWA CITY, Iowa — The University of Iowa track and field team recorded 37 points at the 2019 Big Ten Championships on Saturday.

The Hawkeye women scored 22 points on the second day of the championships, tallying 29 points going into day three. Junior Jenny Kimbro earned silver in the heptathlon with 5,501 points to earn eight points, and senior Tria Simmons (heptathlon; 5,350 points) and junior Laulauga Tausaga (shot put; 17.17 meters, 56-4) picked up bronze medals to each earn six points. Junior Nia Britt tallied the Hawkeyes’ final two points of the day, throwing 15.88 meters (52-1 1/4) and taking seventh.
On the men’s side, the Hawkeyes added 15 points to tally a total of 18 points heading into the final day. Junior Nathan Mylenek nabbed a third-place finish in the 3,000-meter steeplechase for a bronze medal and six points for Iowa. Freshman James Carter recorded a lifetime best in the long jump (7.27 meters, 23-10 1/4) to place fourth and earn five points, and sophomore Jay Hunt also hit a lifetime best in the high jump (2.14 meters, 7-0 1/4) to place sixth and earn three points. Junior Cooper Koenig added the last point for the Hawkeyes in the long jump with an eighth-place finish (7.00 meters, 22-11 3/4).
Iowa qualified 13 student-athletes for finals in their respective events on Saturday. The 110-meter hurdle group shined, advancing four student-athletes and making up half of the final qualifiers. Senior Chris Douglas and juniors Jaylan McConico and Anthony Williams were led by sophomore Josh Braverman, who ran a personal best, 14.05. The complete list of day-two finals qualifiers include:
Antonio Woodard – 100 meters (10.60)
Antonise Christian – 100 meters (11.79)
Josh Braverman – 110 hurdles (14.05)
Anthony Williams – 110 hurdles (14.06)
Jaylan McConico – 110 hurdles (14.11)
Chris Douglas – 110 hurdles (14.13)
Jenny Kimbro – 100 hurdles (13.57)
Tria Simmons – 100 hurdles (13.80)
Mar’yea Harris – 400 meters (46.64)
Karayme Bartley – 400 meters (46.94)
Briana Guillory – 400 meters (53.31)
Nolan Teubel – 800 meters (1:50.03)
Matt Manternach – 800 meters (1:50.22)
Tysen VanDraska – 800 meters (1:53.01)
Sophomore Aly Weum also picked up a personal best on day two in the 400 meters, crossing the finish in 55.15.
The 2019 Big Ten Championships conclude on Sunday. The men’s triple jump starts at 11 a.m. (CT). A full schedule is available on hawkeyesports.com/B1GTrack.

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