SACRAMENTO, Calif. — The University of Iowa track and field team kicked off the 2019 NCAA West Preliminary with seven student-athletes heading to the quarterfinals on Friday.
Freshman Wayne Lawrence Jr. recorded a personal-best 400 meters to lead the field in 45.52 and earn an automatic qualifying time. Senior Mar’yea Harris finished second (46.56) in his heat to also make his way to day two.
In the 400-meter hurdles, senior Chris Douglas was the only automatic qualifier, running 51.02 to finish second in his heat, and senior Noah Larrison (51.27) and freshman Raymonte Dow (1:48.73) qualified with two of the next six fastest times. Larrison ran his season-best time and Dow tied his lifetime best.
Junior Tysen VanDraska ran the fourth fastest 800-meter time of the day, crossing the finish in 1:48.73, and junior Nolan Teubel qualified with the second fastest time of his heat (1:49.77).
The Hawkeyes continue the 2019 NCAA West Preliminary on Friday at 2 p.m. (CT) with the women’s discus. A full schedule is available on hawkeyesports.com/trackschedule.