Hawkeyes win 9 Events at Husker Quad

IOWA CITY, Iowa— The University of Iowa track and field team won nine events and recorded 23 career bests at the Husker Quad on Saturday at the Devaney Center Indoor Track.

In the shot put, junior Elijah Barnes recorded a career-best mark of 18.49m (60’8”) to finish third. The mark puts Barnes at eighth all-time in program history, the first top 10 appearance in his career. Freshman Quintin Lyons made his Hawkeye debut recording a career best with a mark of 17.05m (55’11.25”).

Freshman Paige Magee continued her incredible rookie season with another career best in the 60-meter hurdles, finishing the prelims in 8.39. Magee went on to win the finals in 8.47. Magee’s prelim time moves her up to a tie for fifth all-time in program history with Paula Ruen. Freshman Myreanna Bebe and Katie Petersen both recorded career bests with times of 8.65 and 8.89, respectively.

Freshman Austin Kresley won two event titles in the 60 meters and 200 meters. Kresley ran a career best in the 60 meters with a time of 6.72. The time now sits third all-time in program history. Kresley continued his fast day winning the 200 meters with a time of 21.12, nearly edging teammate Wayne Lawrence Jr. (21.16).

Sophomore Julien Gillum picked up his first individual win of the season in the 400 meters with a career best time of 47.36.

“I thought Julien Gillum had an amazing performance in the 400 with a huge career best and a big win. Then he came back and ran a terrific leg in the 4×400,” Woody said.

Senior Nia Britt recorded a career best in the weight throw with a toss of 18.96m (62’2.50”).

Junior Jamal Britt won the 60 meter hurdles with a time of 7.74 and ran a leg on the winning 4×400 meter relay.

“Jamal Britt had another impressive day with another win the 60 meter hurdles with his second best time of the year. He also had a great leadoff leg of the 4×400,” Woody said.

The Hawkeyes closed the meet winning both the men and women’s 4×400 meter relays with times of 3:09.50 for the men and 3:44.29 for the women. The men narrowly recorded a new season best topping their previous time of 3:09.58. Lawrence Jr, Gillum, and Britt were joined by Mckiver for the first time this season.


“This was a great weekend for Iowa men’s and women’s track and field. After taking a week off for most of our team, it was great to get back out there and compete. I thought our team made some great strides forward today. For the women it was great to see Nia Britt put some great throws together in the weight throw. Overall, the women had a great day on the track, especially our younger athletes. The freshmen women were led by Paige Magee’s big career best and win in the 60-meter hurdles. Tesa Roberts debut was great as she ran a top eight Big Ten time in the 400 meters. Clare Pitcher ran very well with a career best and third place finish in the 600 meters. The men continued to make some great moves this weekend as well. In the field events we got some great performances in the shot put from Elijah Barnes who recorded a big career best and is currently ranked top eight in the Big Ten.”

“We have an long tradition of success in the hurdle events, and we expect to compete to win the hurdle races. So, it’s always good to sweep the men’s and women’s hurdle events against some great competition.”


W-60 Meter Hurdles: Paige Magee (8.47)

M-60 Meter Hurdles: Jamal Britt (7.74)

M-60 Meter: Austin Kresley (6.72)

M-200 Meters: Austin Kresley (21.12)

M-400 Meters: Julien Gillum (47.36)

M-800 Meters: Alec Still (1:51.96)

M-3000 Meters: Jeff Roberts (8:39.46)

M-4×400 Meter Relay: Britt, Gillum, Mckiver, Lawrence Jr. (3:09.50)

W-4×400 Meter Relay: Bruxvoort, Roberts, Wensel, Pitcher (3:44.29)



M-Shot Put: Elijah Barnes (18.49m, 60’8”) eight all time

M-Shot Put: Quintin Lyons (17.05m, 55’11.25”)

M-Shot Put: Dawson Ellingson (17.26m, 56’7.5″)

W-60 Meter Hurdles: Paige Magee (8.39) tied for fifth all-time

W-60 Meter Hurldes: Katie Petersen (8.89)

W-60 Meter Hurdles: Myreanna Bebe (8.65)

M-Mile: Aidan King (4:14.54)

W-Mile: Ellie Twedt (5:14.70)

W-Shot Put: Alivia Bauer (12.82m, 42’ 0.75”)

M-60 Meters: Austin Kresley (6.72)

M-600 Meters: Jason Hoffman (1:20.58)

M-600 Meters: Armando Bryson (1:20.81)

M-400 Meters: Evan Schuster (49.83)

M-400 Meters: Drake Woody (49.18)

M-400 Meters: Julien Gillum (47.36)

W-400 Meters: Tesa Roberts (55.79)

W-800 Meters: Katie Moore (2:18.46)

M-200 Meters: Austin Kresley (21.12)

W-200 Meters: Paige Magee (24.89)

W-200 Meters: Katie Petersen (26.10)

M-Weight Throw: Dawson Ellingson (14.02m, 46′)

W-Weight Throw: Nia Britt (18.96m, 62’2.50”)

W-Weight Throw: Alivia Bauer (16.27m, 53’4.50”)

W-3000 Meters: Abby Ryon(10:27.84)



The Hawkeyes split up their squad next weekend, hosting the Hawkeye Big Ten Invite and heading to Geneva, Ohio, for the Spire Big Ten Prep.