The University of Iowa track and field team travel to two different meets this weekend. The first half will compete at the 45th Annual Frank Sevigne Husker Invite on Feb. 7-8 in Lincoln, Nebraska. The meet will take place in the Bob Devaney Sports Center. Friday events start at 12 p.m. (CT) with the heptathlon. Saturday events begin at 9:30 a.m. (CT) with a continuation of the heptathlon. Field events start at 11:30 a.m. (CT) with the high jump. A full schedule of events is located at hawkeyesports.com.
Another group of Hawkeyes head to South Bend, Indiana to compete at the Meyo Invite on Feb. 7-8. Field events begin at 3 p.m. (CT) on Friday, with running events set to begin at 3:30 p.m. (CT). On Staurday, the 60-meter hurdles start the day at 8:30 a.m. (CT), followed by the field events beginning at 9:30 a.m. (CT). A full schedule of events is located at hawkeyesports.com.
Fans can follow the meets on by going to the schedule page at hawkeyesports.com.
and selecting the live results under each meet. Results will also be posted on the team’s official twitter account @iowaxc_tf.
IN THE RANKINGS
The University of Iowa women’s track and field teams are ranked in
the United States Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) Top 25 Week 2 poll. The women are ranked 19th in the nation and sixth in the Midwest region. The men are ranked second in the Midwest region.
MEET THE RECORD HOLDERS
Five Hawkeyes on the roster account for four indoor school records. They include:
Nathan Mylenek, Collin Hofacker: distance medley relay (9:33.90)
Laulauga Tausaga: shot put (17.79m) and weight throw (23.26m)
Antonio Woodard, Wayne Lawrence: 1,600-meter relay (3:04.94)
Wayne Lawrence: 600 meters (1:16.55)
MCCONICO EARNS SECOND B1G TRACK ATHLETE OF THE WEEK
On Dec. 18, senior Jaylan McConico earned his first Big Ten Athlete of the Week honor. McConico came off the Jimmy Grant Invitational in the 60-meter hurdles with a new personal best (7.66), No. 2 all-time at Iowa, and a first place finish.
The time currently ranks No.3 in the country. On Jan. 29, McConico earned his second B1G honor for his first place finish at the Rod McCravy Memorial on Jan. 25 with his personal best (7.66) ranking No. 1 in the Big Ten.
LAWRENCE RANKS SUPERIOR
Wayne Lawrence finds his name three times on the Big Ten Conference indoor performance list. He ranks No. 1 in the 400 meters (46.40) and No. 1 in the 600 meters (1:16.55). To note, Lawrence’s 600 time was set at his first 600 meter competition race and a school record. He also ranks No. 2 in the 200 meters (21.11).
HAWKEYES THAT RANK IN THE TOP 16 IN THE NATION
3. Jaylan McConico: 60-Meter Hurdles (7.66)
6. Wayne Lawrence: 400 Meters (46.40)
8. Nathan Mylenek: 3,000 Meters (7:58.37)
10. Laulauga Tausaga: Shot Put (16.72m)
16. Laulauga Tausaga: Weight Throw (21.33m)
HAWKEYES THAT RANK IN THE TOP 8 IN THE BIG TEN
1. Wayne Lawrence: 400 Meters (46.40)
1. Wayne Lawrence: 600 Meters (1:16.55)
1. Jaylan McConico: 60-Meter Hurdles (7.66)
2. Nathan Mylenek: 3,000 Meters (7:58.37)
2. Wayne Lawrence: 200 Meters (21.11)
2. Britt, Woodard, Frye, Lawrence: 4×400-Meter Relay, (3:10.36)
3. Jamal Britt: 60-Meter Hurdles (7.82)
3. Austin Lietz: 600 Meters (1:17.99)
4. Jamal Britt: Long Jump (7.53m)
5. James Carter: Long Jump (7.49m)
6. Josh Braverman: 60-Meter Hurdles (7.97)
6. Gratt Reed: 60-Meter Hurdles (7.97)
6. Antonio Woodard: 200 Meters (21.20)
7. Daniel Soto: 3,000 Meters (8:06.50)
8. James Carter: Triple Jump (15.07m)
1. Jenny Kimbro: 60-Meter Hurdles (8.25)
2. Kimbro, Weum, Patterson, King: 4×400-Meter Relay (3:39.67)
3. Tia Saunders: 600 Meters (1:30.92)
3. Laulauga Tausaga: Weight Throw (21.33m)
5. Mallory King: 600 Meters (1:31.05)
6. Aly Weum: 600 Meters (1:31.19)
5. Antonise Christian: 60-Meter Dash (7.45)
5. Dallyssa Huggins: High Jump (1.78m)
5. Laulauga Tausaga: Shot Put (16.72m)
8. Davicia Patterson: 600 Meters (1:31.80)
8. Aly Weum: 400 Meters (55.43)
LAGI LEADS THE WOMEN
Senior Laulauga Tausaga took first and broke meet records in both the weight throw and shot put at the Black and Gold Invite on Jan. 31-Feb. 1. This was her first weight throw competition of the 2020 season. The mark currently ranks No. 16 in the nation.
HAWKEYES FINISH FINAL INDOOR HOME MEET STRONG
The Hawkeyes set 17 personal bests at the Black and Gold Invite on Jan. 31- Feb. 1. For the men, sophomore Josh Andrews led the Hawkeyes in running events, taking first in the 600 meters and earning a new personal best (1:19.91). Sophomore James Carter won the triple jump with a mark of 14.86 meters.
NEXT ON THE BLOCK
On Feb. 14-15, the Hawkeyes split up to compete at the Tyson Invite in Fayetteville, Arkansas, the Iowa State Classic in Ames, Iowa, and the Texas Tech Shootout in Lubbock, Texas.