The University of Iowa track and field team hosts a two-day event at the UI Rec Building and travels with a group to Geneva, Ohio, to compete at the Spire Big Ten Invitational in a busy weekend of track and field.
Iowa hosts the Hawkeye B1G Invitational Friday and Saturday. Friday’s field events begin at 1 p.m. (CT) while track events start at 3:30 p.m. (CT). Saturday’s field events begin at noon (CT) while track events start at 12:30 p.m. (CT). All field events are contested at the Hawkeye Tennis and Recreation Complex. Track events at the Spire Institute in Geneva begin Friday at 10:30 a.m. and Saturday at 10 a.m.
HOW TO FOLLOW: HAWKEYE B1G INVITATIONAL
Visit hawkeyesports.com/tracklive for a complete schedule of events and links to live results and a BTN Plus stream.
HOW TO FOLLOW: SPIRE BIG TEN INVITATIONAL
The track and field schedule page at hawkeyesports.com includes a link to live scoring.
The University of Iowa track and field program is hosting a “Throws Fest” on Saturday at the Hawkeye Tennis and Recreation Complex. The oversized indoor space allows event organizers to contest multiple throws events at the same time, a rarity at indoor track and field meets. The women’s shot put begins at 12:30 p.m. The men’s weight throw kicks off 15 minutes later at 12:45 p.m. The women’s weight throw begins at 3 p.m. and the men’s shot put begins at 3:15 p.m.
WHAT 2: WATCH 4 // ELIJAH BARNES
Junior Elijah Barnes is coming off a career best performance in the shot put at the Husker Quad with a toss of 18.49m (60’8”). Barnes improved on his previous career best by over two feet. His new career best mark currently ranks sixth in the Big Ten and 26th in the nation. Barnes will be competing in the shot put this weekend.
WHAT 2: WATCH 4 // KATIE PETERSEN
Freshman Katie Petersen recorded two new career bests Feb. 6 in the 200 and the 60-meter hurdles. Petersen ran 26.10 in the 200 and 8.89 in the 60-meter hurdles. Her time in the hurdles currently ranks seventh amongst freshmen in the Big Ten and 28th overall in the Big Ten. Petersen will compete in the 60-meter hurdles and the 200 meters this weekend.
WHAT 2: WATCH 4 // AUSTIN KRESLEY
Freshman Austin Kresley returned to his winning ways last weekend, taking first place in both the 60 meters and 200 meters. Kresley recorded a new career best, winning the 60 meters with a time of 6.72, third best in the Big Ten and 26th in the nation. The mark ranks third all-time in program history. Kresley won the 200 at the Husker Quad with a time of 22.12, edging out teammate Wayne Lawrence Jr (21.16). Kresley’s 200 time ranks third in the Big Ten and 27th in the nation. Kresley will be competing in the 60 meters, 200 meters, and the 4×400 meter relay this weekend.
WHAT 2: WATCH 4 // PAIGE MAGEE
Freshman Paige Magee continued to stay hot last weekend winning the 60-meter hurdles with a time of 8.47. Magee topped that finals race with a career-best 8.39 in the prelims. This time ranks second in the Big Ten and 39th in the nation. Magee’s time places her into a tie for fifth all-time in program history with Paula Ruen. Magee also recorded a career best of 24.89 in the 200-meters, finishing seventh at the Husker Quad. Magee will be competing in the 60-meter hurdles, 200 meters, and the 4×400 meter relay this weekend.
The Hawkeyes have 13 event squads ranked 15th or better nationally in the Feb. 8 USTFCCCA Event Squad Rankings. They include:
No. 2: Women’s shot put, Men’s 60-meter hurdles, Men’s 200 meters, Men’s 400 meters
No. 5: Men’s shot put, Men’s 5000 meters
No. 6: Men’s weight throw
No. 9: Women’s weight throw
No. 10: Women’s 400 meters, Men’s mile
No. 11: Men’s 800 meters
No. 12: Women’s 800, Women’s 60-meter hurdles
HAWKEYES MAKING 2021 MOVES ON ALL-TIME TOP 10
The Hawkeyes have recorded 16 all-time top 10 marks in 2021.
No. 3 Austin Kersley (6.72)
M 60-METER HURDLES:
No. 3 (tie) Jamal Britt (7.70)
W 60-METER HURDLES:
No. 5 (tie) Paige Magee (8.39)
M 200 METERS:
No. 6 Austin Kresley (21.12)
M 400 METERS:
No. 9 Jenoah Mckiver (46.93)
No. 8 Max Murphy (4:06.70)
No. 9 Tionna Tobias (3,470)
M LONG JUMP:
No. 5 (tie) Jamal Britt (7.60m, 24’11.25”)
M SHOT PUT:
No. 8 Elijah Barnes (18.49m, 60’8”)
W SHOT PUT:
No. 3 Kat Moody (15.93m, 52’3.25”)
No. 7 Jamie Kofron (15.26m, 50’.75”)
M WEIGHT THROW:
No. 8 Jordan Johnson (19.02m, 62’5”)
No. 9 Jordan Hawkins (18.66m, 61’2.75”)
W WEIGHT THROW:
No. 3 Amanda Howe (19.11m, 62’8.5”)
No. 5 Nia Britt (18.96m, 62’2.5”)
No. 8 Jamie Kofron (18.11m, 59-5)