FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. — Senior Jaylan McConico and sophomore Tyler Lienau broke track and field school records on Friday at the Tyson Invite and Texas Tech Invite.
McConico ran 7.60 in the 60-meter hurdles at the Tyson Invite in Fayetteville.
Lienau threw 21.35 in the weight throw at Texas Tech.
The University of Iowa track and field team set 15 personal bests and won two individual titles collectively between three meets Friday, including the Tyson Invite, the Texas Tech Shootout, and the Iowa State Classic.
QUOTING COACH WOODY ON TYSON INVITE
“With Jaylan, we knew it was there. It was just a matter of time. What’s funny is that he didn’t have that great of a race, he was kind of sitting in the blocks, so I think he’s ready to go 7.5 something the next time out. He definitely competed well even though he was behind in the first hurdle coming out. Head to head he did well and to beat Aaron Mallett’s school record is a good sign.”
“We have to keep building until tomorrow and see what we can do in the 200s and 4x4s. Those are the big events for us here.”
QUOTING COACH WERSKEY ON TEXAS TECH SHOOTOUT
“Day 1 in Lubbock served the weight throwers really well. Tyler Lienau highlighted the group by breaking the school and cracking the infamous 70′ barrier. He’s had a big one coming, so it was great to see him compete at that level!”
“Lagi led the way for the ladies and showed strong competitive spirit against some of the best ladies in the NCAA. She’s been working through some technical adjustments and really beginning to find her stride. Amanda had a really strong breakthrough for herself by throwing a new personal best. Allison showed strong poise and matched her personal best as well. Jamie went to bat in the open weight throw a had a big time PR by nearly three feet. All in all, i am very proud of this group’s efforts as we are gearing up for championship season.”
The third group of Hawkeyes competed at the Iowa State Classic in Ames, Iowa, where they set five personal bests and won one individual title.
Senior Austin Lietz was sole winner for Day 1 at the Iowa State Classic with a new personal best in the 600 yards (1:10.54). Seniors Daniel Murphy (14:21.76) and Daniel Soto (13:59.63) both had new career bests in the 5,000 meters. Daniel Soto currently ranks No. 3 in Iowa history and third in the Big Ten Conference.
QUOTING COACH WOODY ON IOWA STATE CLASSIC
“We’re off to a great start at Iowa State. Noah Healy having a big PR in the 5k, as well as, Daniel Murphy and Dan (Soto) is awesome. All those guys are running really well right now, so that’s going to set us up for when we’re ready for Big Tens.”
HAWKEYES TAKE GOLD AT TYSON INVITE
Jaylan McConico: 60-meter hurdles (7.60)
HAWKEYES TAKE GOLD AT IOWA STATE CLASSIC
Austin Lietz: 600 yards (1:10.54)
CAREER BESTS FROM TYSON INVITE
6 individuals tallied personal bests:
Anaya Alexander: 400 meters (55.39)
Mariel Bruxvoort: 400 meters (57.69)
Jaylan McConico: 60-meter hurdles (7.64)
Nolan Roethler: 400 meters (49.20)
Addie Swanson: 400 meters (56.13)
Anthony Williams: 60-meter hurdles (8:19)
CAREER BESTS FROM TEXAS TECH SHOOTOUT
4 individuals tallied personal bests:
Amanda Howe: weight throw (19.01m)
Jordan Johnson: weight throw (17.66m)
Jamie Kofron: weight throw (17.31m)
Tyler Lienau: weight throw (21.35m)
CAREER BESTS FROM IOWA STATE CLASSIC
5 individuals tallied personal bests:
Josh Andrews: 600 yards (1:13.75)
Spencer Gudgel: 600 yards (1:11.71)
Austin Lietz: 600 yards (1:10.54)
Daniel Murphy: 5,000 meters (14:21.76)
Daniel Soto: 5,000 meters (13:59.63)
Tyson Invite – For Saturday, field events begin at 11:30 a.m. (CT) with the women’s pole vault. Running events start at 1 p.m. (CT) with the men’s 200 meters.
Texas Tech Shootout – For Saturday, Hawkeye men and women compete in the shot put starting at 11 a.m. (CT).
Iowa State Classic – For Saturday, the men kick off the day at 1 p.m. (CT) with the mile.