Nine Hawkeyes travel to Albuquerque, New Mexico to compete at the NCAA Championships on Friday and Saturday. The meet will be held at the Albuquerque Convention Center and is hosted by the University of New Mexico. For Friday, the first multi-event for the Hawkeyes is the heptathlon at 12 p.m. (CT). Shot put begins at 6 p.m. (CT) and the 60-meter hurdles at 7:40 p.m. (CT). Saturday begins with the final events of the heptathlon at 11 a.m. (CT) and the weight throw at 5:30 p.m. (CT). 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.
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. Wayne Lawrence: 400 Meters (45.56)
4. Jenny Kimbro: Pentathlon (4269 points)
4. Frye, Clarke, Woodard, Lawrence: 4×400-Meter Relay (3:04.91)
9. Laulauga Tausaga: Weight Throw (22.21m)
13. Will Daniels: Heptathlon (5689 points)
16. Mallory King: 800 Meters (2:05.12)
16. Wayne Lawrence: 200 Meters (20.85)
HAWKEYES TO COMPETE AT NATIONALS
- Raymund Clarke (4×400-meter relay)
- Will Daniels (heptathlon)
- DeJuan Frye (4×400-meter relay)
- Jenny Kimbro (pentathlon)
- Mallory King (800 meters)
- Wayne Lawrence (400 meters, 4×400-meter relay)
- Jaylan McConico (60-meter hurdles)
- Laulauga Tausaga (shot put, weight throw)
- Antonio Woodard (4×400-meter relay)
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 7 poll. The women are ranked 19th in the nation and fourth in the Midwest region. The men are ranked 16th in the nation and second in the Midwest region.
2020 BIG TEN INDOOR CHAMPIONSHIPS
The Hawkeye men placed second at the 2020 Big Ten Indoor Championships with 107 points. This is the highest finish for the men’s team since 1963. The men won four gold medals in the 60-meter hurdles, 200 meters, 400 meters, and the 4×400-meter relay. The women placed eighth with a total of 51 points. They had one gold medal from Laulauga Tausaga in the weight throw.
MEET THE RECORD HOLDERS
Eight Hawkeyes on the roster account for nine 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), 400 meters (45.56)
- Jenny Kimbro: Pentathlon (4,269 points)
- Will Daniels: Heptathlon (5,689 points)
- Jaylan McConico: 60-meter hurdles (7.60)
MCCONICO CONQUERS BIG TEN, ONTO NCAA
Senior Jaylan McConico is the Big Ten 60-meter hurdles champion. He ranks second in the country with a 7.60 time, an Iowa school record. McConico broke the school record at the Tyson Invite on Feb. 14. McConico earned Big Ten Track Athlete of the Week honors three times this season. He was named first team All-Big Ten.
TAUSAGA IS ONE OF THE BEST IN THE NATION
Senior Laulauga Tausaga is the Big Ten weight throw champion (22.21m). She was runner-up in the shot put, contributing 18 points to the team at the Big Ten Indoor Championships. She was voted Big Ten Field Athlete of the Championships. Tausaga earned Big Ten Athlete of the Wek twice this indoor season. On March 6, she was name Midwest Field Athlete of the Year by the USTFCCCA for the second straight year. Tausaga nationally ranks No. 2 in the shot put and No. 9 in the weight throw.
DANIELS MAKES SCHOOL HISTORY
At the Husker Invite on Feb. 8, senior Will Daniels broke Iowa’s heptathlon school record with 5,689 points. He was the runner-up in the heptathlon at the Big Ten Indoor Championships with 5,639 points. He currently ranks No. 13 in the nation and No. 1 in school history. He was named second team All-Big Ten.
LAWRENCE STRIKES GOLD AT BIG TENS
Sophomore Wayne Lawrence walked away from the Big Ten Indoor Championships with gold medals in the 200 meters, 400 meters, and 4×400-meter relay. Lawrence earned PRs in all three events, as well as breaking the school record in the 400 meters (45.56). Lawrence was voted Big Ten Track Athlete of the Championships, the first honor for the Hawkeye men’s team in school history.
KIMBRO ON THE RISE
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 and No. 4 in the nation. Kimbro was named Female Athlete of the Husker Meet. Kimbro placed fifth in the pentathlon and runner-up in the 60-meter hurdles at the Big Ten Indoor Championships in Geneva, Ohio on Feb. 28-29. She was named second team All-Big Ten.
NEXT ON THE BLOCK
The Hawkeyes jump straight into the outdoor season as they travel to the Baldy Castillo Invitational in Tempe, Ariz. on Mar. 20-21.