Britt Breaks Record, Advances to NCAA Final

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. — University of Iowa junior Jamal Britt set a school record and advanced to the finals of the 60-meter hurdles on Friday at the 2021 NCAA Indoor Track and Field Championships.

Britt finished second in his section of the 60-meter hurdles with a time of 7.58, setting a career best and new school record. He is the first Hawkeye hurdler to make the finals in the 60-meter hurdles since Chris Douglas placed sixth in 2019.

Iowa recorded three second-team All-America performances on Day 2 of the NCAA Indoor National Championships.

Peyton Haack and Austin West competed in the heptathlon’s 60-meter hurdles, pole vault and 1,000 meters. Haack’s best finish was a third-place in the 1,000 meters. West’s best finish was in the 60-meter hurdles where he finished sixth. Haack and West finished 12th and 13th, respectively, to become second team All-Americans.

In her first national meet, Mallory King ended her indoor campaign finishing sixth in her heat and 11th overall with a time of 2:07.74 in the 800 meters. King earned second-team All America honors.

“It was a tough start to the day for Peyton with a DNF in the hurdles this morning, but he fought back and finished the day strong in the pole vault and the 1,000 meters. Austin had a great start in the hurdles, but unfortunately strained his hamstring during the pole vault and wasn’t able to finish the 1,000 meters. I’m really proud of both of those guys and what they accomplished this indoor season. They set the bar at the Big Ten meet and did everything they could to help us win the Big Ten team title two weeks ago. I’m very excited to see what they can do outdoors in the Decathlon.

“Jamal had a great prelim race today and set himself up to be in the middle of the track for the finals tomorrow. It’s always great to break a school record, especially in an event that we’ve had a lot of recent success. I’m excited for the finals tomorrow.

“Mallory competed tough today, unfortunately it just wasn’t her day. I’m proud of her and what she has done this season. She came in ranked 14th and ended up 11th, so that was good to see. I know this will make her even hungrier for outdoors.”

Jamal Britt competes in the 60-meter hurdles finals Saturday at 2:30 p.m. (CT).

Peyton Haack 4814 points
3. 60 meters: 6.96
9. Long Jump: 23-6 (7.16m)
10. Shot Put: 44-1.25 (13.44m)
8. High Jump: 6-4.5 (1.94m)
60m Hurdles: DNF
9. Pole Vault: 15-3.5 (4.66m)
3. 1,000 Meters: 2:45.45

Austin West 4591 points
7. 60 meters: 7.01
8. Long Jump: 23-10.25 (7.27m)
13. Shot Put: 42-4.75 (12.92m)
11. High Jump: 6-2 (1.88m)
6. 60m Hurdles: 8.23
13. Pole Vault: 12-4 (3.76m)
1,000 Meters: DNF

2. Jamal Britt, 7.58, second in his heat, career best, school record

Wayne Lawrence, Jr., SCR, DNS

11. Mallory King, 2:07.74