The Hawkeyes travel to Geneva, Ohio, to compete at the 2020 Big Ten Indoor Championships on Friday and Saturday. Events take place at the Spire Institiute. A full schedule of events is located at hawkeyesports.com.
Fans can follow the meets on by visiting 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 men’s and women’s track and field teams are ranked in the United States Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) Top 25 Week 5 poll. The women are ranked 21st in the nation and fourth in the Midwest region. The men are ranked 20th in the nation and second in the Midwest region.
MEET THE RECORD HOLDERS
Seven 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 (17.96m) and weight throw (23.26m)
- Antonio Woodard, Wayne Lawrence: 1,600-meter relay (3:04.94)
- Wayne Lawrence: 600 meters (1:16.55)
- Jenny Kimbro: Pentathlon (4269 points)
- Will Daniels: Heptathlon (5689 points)
MCCONICO CONTROLS THE BIG TEN
Senior Jaylan McConico leads the Big Ten and ranks second in the country with a 7.60 time in the 60-meter hurdles. McConico broke the school record at the Tyson Invite on Feb. 14. McConico has earned Big Ten Track Athlete of the Week honors three times this season.
TAUSAGA IS ONE OF THE BEST IN THE NATION
Senior Laulauga Tausaga started Day 2 at the Meyo Invite with a new school record and a first-place finish in the shot put (17.96m). She currently ranks No. 1 in the Big Ten and second in the nation. On Feb. 19, she earned her second Big Ten Field Athlete of the Week honor this season.
DANIELS MAKES SCHOOL HISTORY
Senior Will Daniels finished strong in the heptathlon, securing a first-place finish at the Husker Invite on Feb. 8. He broke Iowa’s school record with 5,689 points and is currently ranks No. 1 in the Big Ten Conference and seventh in the nation. Daniels broke a personal best in all five events that make up the heptathlon.
LIENAU CRUSHES 2002 SCHOOL RECORD
On Feb. 14, sophomore Tyler Lienau broke Iowa’s school record in the weight throw at the Texas Tech Shootout. Lienau hit a mark of 21.35 meters, a new personal best. He ranks sixth in the Big Ten and 20th in the nation.
LAWRENCE SITS IN MULTIPLE TOP SPOTS IN THE RANKINGS
Sophomore Wayne Lawrence is going into the Big Ten Championships at No.1 in three different events: 400 meters, 600 meters and the 4×400-meter relay. Lawrence is Iowa’s reigning school-record holder in the 600 meters (1:16.55). Lawrence also is ranked twice in the top 16 in the nation: No.7 in the 4×400-meter relay (3:06.72) and the No. 8 in 400 meters (46.09).
To qualify for the NCAA Indoor Championships in Albuquerque, New Mexico on March 13-14, the student-athlete must be ranked in the top 16 of an event. An athlete can compete in multiple events if ranked. As for relay teams, they must be in the top 12 to qualify.
HAWKEYES THAT RANK IN THE TOP 16 IN THE NATION
2. Laulauga Tausaga: Shot Put (17.96m)
2. Jaylan McConico: 60-Meter Hurdles (7.60)
3. Jenny Kimbro: Pentathlon (4269 points)
7. Will Daniels: Heptathlon (5689 points)
7. Frye, Clarke, Woodard, Lawrence: 4×400-Meter Relay (3:06.72)
8. Frye, Woodard, Lawrence, Britt: 4×400-Mater Relay (3:06.76)
8. Wayne Lawrence: 400 Meters (46.09)
10. Mallory King: 800 Meters (2:05.12)
12. Laulauga Tausaga: Weight Throw (22.00m)
HAWKEYES THAT RANK IN THE TOP 8 IN THE BIG TEN
1. Will Daniels: Heptathlon (5689 points)
1. Wayne Lawrence: 400 Meters (46.09)
1. Wayne Lawrence: 600 Meters (1:16.55)
1. Jaylan McConico: 60-Meter Hurdles (7.60)
1. Frye, Clarke, Woodard, Lawrence: 4×400-Meter Relay, (3:06.72)
2. Jamal Britt: 60-Meter Hurdles (7.81)
3. Antonio Woodard: 200 Meters (21.02)
4. Wayne Lawrence: 200 Meters (21.11)
4. Matt Manternach: 600 Meters (1:17.43)
5. Nathan Mylenek: 3,000 Meters (7:58.37)
5. Matt Manternach: 800 Meters (1:49.35)
5. Jamal Britt: Long Jump (7.53m)
5. DeJuan Frye: 400 Meters (47.16)
5. Austin West: Heptathlon (5426 points)
6. Grant Conway: 60- Meter Hurdles (7.86)
6. Alex Birkett: 800 Meters (1:49.70)
6. James Carter: Long Jump (7.49m)
6. Will Daniels: High Jump (2.10m)
6. Austin Lietz: 600 Meters (1:17.99)
8. Tysen VanDraska: 800 Meters (1:49.49)
1. Jenny Kimbro: 60-Meter Hurdles (8.24), Pentathlon (4269 points)
1. Laulauga Tausaga: Shot Put (17.96)
2. Laulauga Tausaga: Weight Throw (22.00m)
2. Mallory King: 600 Meters (1:29.10)
3. Mallory King: 800 Meters (2:05.12)
3. Kimbro, Weum, Patterson, King: 4×400-Meter Relay (3:39.67)
4. Antonise Christian: 200 Meters (23.89)
5. Antonise Christian: 60-Meter Dash (7.45)
5. Dallyssa Huggins: High Jump (1.78m)
8. Aly Weum: 600 Meters (1:30.86)
KIMBRO ON TOP
Senior Jenny Kimbro won the pentathlon (4,269 points), while breaking several records throughout the day at the Frank Sevigne Husker Invite on Feb.7. She currently ranks No. 1 in Iowa history, No. 1 in the Big Ten Conference and No. 3 in the nation. Kimbro was named Female Athlete of the Meet.
NEXT ON THE BLOCK
The qualifying Hawkeyes will travel to the NCAA Indoor Championships to compete for national titles on Mar. 13-14 in Albuquerque, New Mexico.