Hawkeyes Take on the Big Ten's Best in Texas

PRAIRIE VIEW, Texas — The University of Iowa track and field team recorded seven podium finishes on Day 1 of the Husker B1G Invite on Friday in Prairie View, Texas.

track insertSerena Brown took home the gold medal in the women’s discus with a throw of 55.80 meters, and Jordan Johnson grabbed the silver medal in men’s discus with a throw of 53.11 meters. Elijah Barnes finished fourth with a throw of 52.04 meters. Kat Moody finished sixth with a throw of 49.10 meters, and Dawson Ellingson recorded top 10 finishes, placing eight with a throw of 49.15 meters respectively.

In the hammer throw, Amanda Howe finished second with a throw of 59.76 meters. Allison Wahrman also made the podium finishing third with a throw of 59.17 meters.

Paige Magee made her outdoor season debut and 100 hurdles debut finishing second with a career best 13.95. Myreanna Bebe finished sixth with a time of 14.04. Magee and Bebe both advanced to tomorrow’s 100 hurdle final. Jaylan McConico punched his ticket to the 110 hurdle final, finishing third with a time of 14.01. Grant Conway also qualified for the final placing fourth in 14.26.

Jamal Britt brought home the silver medal in the 400 hurdles with a time of 51.55, missing a career best by just over one-tenth of a second. Austin Lietz took the bronze medal with a career best time of 52.23. James Carter finished with a bronze medal in men’s long jump with a mark of 7.43 meters.

The Hawkeyes’ multis made their first outdoor appearance in nearly two years. Jenny Kimbro sits in first after day one of the heptathlon with a total of 3,353 points. Kimbro won the 100 hurdles and the 200 meters with times of 13.47 and 24.59, respectively. Dallyssa Huggins currently sits in fourth with a total of 3,104 points. Huggins won the shot put with a mark of 13.73 meters. Huggins also grabbed third place in the high jump with a leap of 1.66 meters.

In the decathlon, three Hawkeyes sit in second, third, and fourth after day one. Will Daniels leads the way with a score of 4,039 points. Daniels recorded two second-place finishes in the long jump and high jump. Daniels posted a career best in the long jump with a mark of 7.32 meters. Daniels also recorded a career best in the shot put with a throw of 14.15 meters. Austin West sits in third place with a score of 4,013 points. West recorded career bests in the 100 meters and the 400 meters. West started off the day with a second place finish in the 100 meters with a time of 10.86 and closed the day winning the 400 meters in 47.43. Peyton Haack currently sits in fourth place with a score of 3,935 points. Haack recorded career-best performances in the 100 meters, long jump, and 400 meters. Haack finished third and fourth in the 100 meters and 400 meters with times of 10.94 and 49.80. Haack also finished fifth in the long jump with a mark of 7.19 meters.


“It was an up and down day here at the Husker Invite. I thought Jamal competed well in the 400 hurdles for a runner up finish and his second best time of his career. I was very happy to see Austin Lietz put a great race together and finish very strong in the 400 hurdles. He’s got a lot more in the tank. The 100 and 110 hurdles were a mixed bag. I thought we should’ve had some better performances overall, but it was good to have multiple athletes make the 100 meter hurdles and 110 meter hurdles final in tough conditions racing into a headwind and rain that started right before the event got started.

I was happy with how James Carter and Jordan Johnson competed in their events in tough conditions. I thought Amanda Howe had a terrific day and as the top collegian finish in a great field. She’s been very consistent all season and that’s very important when you are going to head to head against some competitors that you will be facing at the Big Ten Championships in May.

We had a great first day of the heptathlon and the decathlon with all five athletes off to a great start. They have all set themselves up for a great day two. We had some big PR performances from the guys, especially with Austin in the 400 to finish the day. I thought they all competed great. It’s a lot of fun when you have multiple athletes competing in the multi-events and I think that helps keep the energy positive through the two-day event. I’m very happy with where Jenny and Dallyssa are at going into day two. I am looking forward to seeing how our team responds tomorrow and seeing if we can get the energy going and compete to win.”

Day 2 of the Husker B1G Invitational begins Saturday at 10 a.m. with multi events. Field events start at 11 a.m. and running events begin at 1 p.m. A complete schedule of events is available at hawkeyesports.com/tracklive.

Women’s Hammer Throw University Open:
2. Amanda Howe / 196 (59.76m)
3. Allison Warhman / 192-4 (59.17m)
6. Nia Britt / 184-7 (56.27m)
12. Laulauga Tausaga / 1162-10 (49.65m)
13. Erika Hammond / 162-3 (49.47m)
16. Jamie Kofron / 156-8 (47.76m)
21. Ianna Roach / 137-5 (41.88m)

Men’s Hammer Throw University Open:
8. Jordan Hawkins / 184-4 (56.20m)
9. Jordan Johnson / 181-1 (55.20m)
11. Tyler Lienau / 179-8 (54.76m)

Women’s Long Jump University Open:
13. Tionna Tobias / 18-10.75 (5.76m)
14. Eavion Richardson / 18-9.75 (5.73m)
20. Kayla Hutchins / 18-3.25 (5.57m)

Men’s Long Jump University Open:
3. James Carter, Jr. / 24-4.5 (7.43m)
13. Kaleba Jack / 22-2.5 (6.77m)

Women’s Discus Throw University Open:
1. Serena Brown / 183-1 (55.80m)
6. Kat Moody / 161-1 (49.10m)
16. Jamie Kofron / 147-9 (45.05m)

Men’s Discus Throw University Open:
3. Jordan Johnson / 174-3 (53.11m)
4. Elijah Barnes / 170-9 (52.04m)
8. Dawson Ellingson / 161-3 (49.15m)
21. Jordan Hawkins / 130-2 (39.69m)

Women’s 100m Hurdles University Open Prelims:
2. Paige Magee / 13.95 Q (PR)
6. Myreanna Bebe / 14.04 q
11. Karina Joiner / 14.33
12. Tionna Tobias / 14.34
16. Sydney Winger / 14.42
19. Katie Petersen / 14.55 (PR)

Men’s 110m Hurdles University Open:
3. Jaylan McConico / 14.01 Q
4. Grant Conway / 14.26 Q
11. Gratt Reed / 14.46
14. Josh Braverman / 14.57

Women’s 100m Dash University Open:
12. Antonise Christian / 12.08
19. LaSarah Hargrove / 12.23

Men’s 100m Dash University Open:
23. Antonio Woodard / 11.08

Women’s 400m Hurdles University Open:
9. Mariel Bruxvoort / 61.18
15. Karina Joyner / 62.73
16. Paige Magee / 63.40 (PR)

Men’s 400m Hurdles University Open:
2. Jamal Britt / 51.55
3. Austin Lietz / 52.23 (PR)
14. Drake Woody / 54.58
20. Raymund Clarke / 56.52

Women’s Heptathlon Open:
1. Jenny Kimbro / 3,353 points after day 1
1. 100H / 13.47
6. High Jump / 1.63m
5. Shot Put / 11.10m
1. 200M / 24.59

4. Dallyssa Huggins / 3,104 points after day 1
11. 100H / 15.58
3. High Jump / 1.66m
1. Shot Put / 13.73m
8. 200M / 26.49

Men’s Decathlon:
4. Peyton Haack / 3,935 points after day 1
3. 100m / 10.94 (PR)
5. Long Jump / 7.19m (PR)
7. Shot Put / 13.24m
4. High Jump / 1.88m
4. 400m / 49.80 (PR)

3. Austin West / 4,013 points after day 1
2. 100m / 10.86 (PR)
6. Long Jump / 7.17m
6. Shot Put / 13.25m
11. High Jump / 1.82m
1. 400m / 47.43 (PR)

2. Will Daniels / 4,039 points after day 1
4. 100m / 10.98
2. Long Jump / 7.32m (PR)
4. Shot Put / 14.15m (PR)
2. High Jump / 1.97m
10. 400m / 51.00