By DARREN MILLER
GENEVA, Ohio — At 9:50 a.m. (CT) on Friday, University of Iowa senior Jenny Kimbro and junior Dallyssa Huggins will kick off the Big Ten Indoor Track and Field Championships for the Hawkeyes by competing in the pentathlon 60-meter hurdles at SPIRE Institute.
The Hawkeye men’s and women’s teams will continue to chase gold over the next two days.
“We’re trending in the right direction and peaking at the right time,” said Joey Woody, Iowa’s director of track and field. “I feel good about things. The last couple weekends we have had great meets and performances, setting us up well.”
Iowa participated in a light practice Thursday and Woody continues to like what he sees.
“For the most part, everybody is healthy, feeling good,” he said. “We had a couple illnesses that threw us for a loop earlier in the season, but most of the people are over that and feeling good going into the competition.”
Last season at the Big Ten Indoor Championships in Ann Arbor, Michigan, the Hawkeye women finished third with 80 points, the men were fourth with 70.
“This is the best conference meet in the country and I feel confident in both our men’s and women’s teams to be competing for top spots,” Woody said.