BRITT BREAKS RECORD, TAKES HOME SILVER MEDAL
Jamal Britt capped off an incredible indoor campaign with a second-place finish and a school record at the NCAA Indoor Championships. Britt started off the weekend punching his ticket to the finals of the 60-meter hurdles with a school record 7.58. He then broke his own school record with a time of 7.52 en route to taking home the silver medal. Britt came within .01 seconds of winning the national championship. His finish is the highest for any Hawkeye in the 60-meter hurdles at the NCAA Championships.
2021 AWARD WINNERS
Big Ten Coach of the Year: Joey Woody
USTFCCCA Midwest Coach of the Year: Joey Woody
Sportmanship Award Winners: Tionna Tobias, Julien Gillum
First Team All-Big Ten: Peyon Haack, James Carter, Paige Magee
Second Team All-Big Ten: Wayne Lawrence Jr, Alec Still, Gratt Reed, Mallory King, Antonise Christian, Tesa Roberts, Nylah Perry
2. Jamal Britt: 60-meter hurdles (7.52)
11. Mallory King: 800 meters (2:07.74)
12. Peyton Haack: heptathlon (4,813 points)
13. Austin West: heptathlon (4,591 points)
Wayne Lawrence Jr: 400 meters
WOODY EARNS BIG TEN AND USTFCCCA COACHING HONORS
University of Iowa director of track and field Joey Woody was named United States Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association Midwest Region Men’s Track and Field Coach of the Year on Feb. 24, one day after the Big Ten Conference named Woody its Men’s Coach of the Year.
Iowa entered the NCAA Indoor Championships ranked No. 1 in the Midwest Region and No. 18 nationally. The Hawkeyes reached as high as No. 9 nationally this season, the best ranking in school history. The Iowa men had four events ranked in the nation’s top 10 entering the NCAA Indoor Championships, including the 400 meters (2), 60-meter hurdles (2), long jump (4) and shot put (7).
Woody led Iowa to its first outright Big Ten Indoor Championships since 1929, scoring a school-record 119 points, 27 more than second-place Indiana. The Hawkeyes had 10 medalists, including Big Ten champions James Carter, Jr., in the long jump and Peyton Haack in heptathlon.
The USTFCCCA honor is the fourth of Woody’s career. He earned head coach honors after Iowa’s 2019 Big Ten Championships, and was named Midwest Region Assistant Coach of the Year in 2013 and 2011. He was named Big Ten Outdoor Coach of the Year in 2019.
2021 BIG TEN INDOOR CHAMPIONSHIPS WRAP UP
The Hawkeye men won the 2021 Big Ten Indoor Championships with a school record 119 points. It was Iowa’s first outright Big Ten Indoor Championship since 1929. The men won two gold medals, including James Carter in the long jump and Peyton Haack in the heptathlon. The women placed third with a total of 75 points, matching the highest finish in program history. Paige Magee won gold in the 60-meter hurdles.
HAACK WINS BIG TEN GOLD, BREAKS RECORD
Peyton Haack finished his indoor campaign with a 12th place finish in the heptathlon at the NCAA Indoor Championships with a total of 4,813 points. Haack had an incredible indoor season winning the Big Ten title with a score of 5,749 points. This point total is a school record.
HAWKEYES EARN SIX BIG TEN ATHLETE OF THE WEEK HONORS
Junior Jamal Britt was named Big Ten Track Athlete of the Week three times this season. Britt was recognized for his performance at the Hawkeye Big Ten Invitational Feb. 12-13 after he tied the school record in the men’s 60-meter hurdles, winning the event in 7.60. Britt also won the men’s long jump, landing 7.45 meters (24-5.5) on his opening jump, and placed third in the 200 meters in 21.58. Britt earned honors Jan. 27 after winning the long jump with a mark of 7.56m (24’9.75”) at the Wieczorek Invitational. He also finished second in the 60-meter hurdles with a time of 7.70 and ran a leg of the 4×400 meter relay (3:09.58). Senior Mallory King was named Big Ten Track Athlete of the Week after the Wieczorek Open. King won the 800 meters in a time of 2:06.01 and ran a leg of the 4×400 meter relay (3:42.46). She was named Wieczorek Female Athlete of the Meet. Britt, freshman Jenoah Mckiver and junior Amanda Howe earned conference honors following the Hawkeye Border Battle. Mckiver was named Big Ten Track Co-Athlete of the Week and Britt and Howe were named Big Ten Field Athletes of the Week. Britt won the long jump with a mark of 7.60 meters (24-11.25) and the 60-meter hurdles with a time 7.85. Mckiver ran a time of 46.93 to win the 400 meters and Howe won the weight throw, throwing 19.11 meters, a mark that ranks No. 3 all-time in program history.