Track and Field Notebook: Nebraska Tri


The Hawkeyes compete at the Nebraska Triangular on Saturday in Lincoln, Nebraska. Competition begins at 11:30 a.m. (CT) at the Bob Devaney Sports Center. Iowa will square and Nebraska and Minnesota. A complete schedule of events and links to live streaming and live results are located at


Junior Wayne Lawrence, Jr. is competing in his 400 meters of the season. Lawrence is Iowa’s school record holder in the event with a personal best of 45.56. He is also the reigning Big Ten Indoor Champion in the event. Lawrence could jump into the mix of the men’s 1,600-meter relay. He anchored the Big Ten championship winning 1,600-meter relay at the 2020 conference championships (3:04.91).

Freshman Max Murphy recorded a personal best Jan. 9 at the Border Battle in Iowa City, running 4:06.7 in the mile, a time that ranks fourth in the nation and eighth on Iowa’s all-time top 10 list. Following a fast mile race, the freshman will extend the distance to 5,000 meters this weekend.

Senior Mallory King leads a group of four Hawkeyes in the women’s 400 meters. She holds a personal record of 55.89 in the event. King recorded a mark of 1:29.47 in the 600 meters at the Border Battle on Jan. 9, capturing first place.

Senior Nia Britt is currently ranked second in the Big Ten in shot put and fourth in the weight throw.  Britt ranks second all-time in school history in the shot put and fifth all-time in weight throw. Junior Amanda Howe is ranked second in the nation in weight throw, landing 19-11 meter (62-8.5) on Jan. 9 at the Border Battle to improve on her personal best, a mark that ranks third in program history.


Freshman Jenoah Mckiver was named the Co-Big Ten Track Athlete of the Week and Senior Jamal Britt was named the Big Ten Field Athlete of the Week, the conference office announced Jan. 13.

The senior and freshman open the new year and a new season with their first career Big Ten Athlete of the Week honors. Both athletes competed in the Border Battle against Minnesota on Jan 9.

Britt won the long jump with a mark of 7.60 meters (24-11.25), the No. 1 mark in the nation and the eighth best mark in school history. He matched that effort with a time 7.85 in the 60-meter hurdles, also the fastest time in the nation.

Mckiver ran a time of 46.93 to win the 400 meters and secure the number one time in the nation by nearly a whole second.


The 2021 Big Ten Championships are Feb. 25-27 at the Squire Institute in Geneva, Ohio. The Hawkeye men placed second at the 2020 Big Ten Indoor Championships with 107 points. It marked the highest finish for the men’s team since 1963. The men won 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.