BLOOMINGTON, Indiana—The University of Iowa track and field team recorded six all-time top 10 performances and one school record during day 2 of the Billy Hayes Invitational.
Amanda Howe broke the school record on her way to winning the hammer throw with a mark of 62.65 meters. Allison Wahrman brought home the bronze medal with a career best park of 60.53 meters.
Tyler Lienau led the way for the men in the hammer throw with mark of 58.84 meters to finish fourth. Jordan Johnson was close behind in fifth with a career best mark of 58.08 meters.
Laulauga Tausaga brought home the silver medal in shot out with a mark of 17.45 meters. Kat Moody finished fourth with a career best mark of 16.30 meters. Moody’s mark currently ranks third all-time in program history.
Elijah Barnes grabbed the bronze medal in men’s shot put with a mark of 17.95 meters. Dawson Ellingson was close behind in fourth with a mark of 17.08 meters.
Laulauga Tausaga picked up the win in the discus throw with a mark of 58.22 meters. Serena Brown brought home the silver medal with a mark of 57.02 meters. Kat Moody finished fourth with a career best 50.87 meters.
Jordan Johnson led the way for the men in the discus throw finishing second with a mark of 55.33 meters. Tyler Lienau finished third with a mark of 54.03 meters. Dawson Ellingson and Jordan Hawkins finished sixth and seventh recording career best marks of 50.74 meters and 50.10 meters. Decathletes Will Daniels and Austin West finished 13th and 14th with career best marks of 41.54 meters and 41.10 meters.
Marissa Mueller finished second in the javelin throw with a mark of 39.69 meters.
Cole Moeller led the way in the high jump with a career best jump of 2.09 meters to finish fourth. Keith Keahna finished seventh with a career best of 1.95 meters. Seth Groom was close behind in eight with a mark of 1.90 meters. Dallyssa Huggins finished sixth for the women with a jump of 1.65 meters.
James Carter brought home the gold medal in the men’s triple jump with a mark of 15.79 meters. Kayla Hutchins grabbed the bronze medal on the women’s side with a mark of 12.62 meters.
The Hawkeye men’s 4×100 meter relay team of McConico, Woodard, Kresley, and Lawrence Jr. recorded a season best time and winning time of 39.68. The women’s 4×100 meter relay team of Saunders, Roberts, Tobias, and Hargrove brought home the silver medal with a time of 45.57.
“The men’s 4×1 got things started off well and I think that got the ball rolling,” Iowa director of track and field Joey Woody said.
In the 110 hurdles, Jaylan McConico brought home the gold medal recording back to back career bests in the prelims and the finals. McConico recorded a time of 13.54 in the prelims and then bested that time by .09 seconds winning the final with a time of 13.42. This time currently ranks second all-time in program history behind Aaron Mallet from 2017. Jamal Britt finished second in the final with a time of 13.54. Grant Conway was next in sixth with a career best time of 13.94.
“Jaylan had a spectacular day in the 110 Hurdles, not only winning against great competition but running a wind legal 13.42, that was an amazing performance,” Woody said. “Jamal didn’t have the best start but came back and put up another big time performance.”
Jenny Kimbro won the 100 hurdles with a time of 13.61. Paige Magee was right on her heels finishing second with a time of 13.62. Myreanna Bebe finished third with a time of 13.97. Bebe recorded a career best in the prelims with a time of 13.70.
Austin Kresley brought home the silver medal with a time of 10.51 in the 100. Will Daniels finished seventh with a time of 10.77. Daniels set a career best in the prelims with a time of 10.72.
Wayne Lawrence Jr. won the gold medal in the 400 meters with a season’s best time of 45.80. Khullen Jefferson finished second with a career best time of 47.11. DeJuan Frye completed the one, two, three sweep with a third place finish in 47.95.
In the women’s 400 meter intermediate hurdles, the Hawkeyes finished first through fifth, led by Jenny Kimbro with a season’s best time of 58.43. Mariel Bruxvoort finished second with a career best time of 59.61. Bruxvoort’s time currently ranks 10th all-time in program history. Paige Magee finished third with a career best time of 60.81. Payton Wensel and Karina Joyner completed the sweep finishing fourth and fifth with times of 61.11 and 61.87.
“Jenny led the women on the track with two great hurdle races,” Woody said. “It was awesome to see her back in the 58s in the 400 hurdles.”
Austin Lietz brought home the gold medal in the 400 meter intermediate hurdles with a career best time of 50.99.
Mallory King grabbed the silver medal in the 800 meters with a time of 2:05.23.
“I thought Mallory competed exceptionally well in the 800 running a big outdoor PR and then came back to have a great split on the 4×4,” Woody said.
In the men’s 800 meters, Tysen VanDraska brought home the silver medal with a career best time of 1:48.21. This time currently ranks seventh all-time in program history. Alec Still finished third with a career best time of 1:48.47. Still’s time currently ranks eight all-time in program history. Tyler Olson also dipped under 1:50, finishing seventh with a career best time of 1:49.96. Spencer Gudgel finished ninth with a career best 1:50.20.
“Tysen and Alec and the entire 800 crew were all terrific today,” Woody said.
Lasarah Hargrove brought home the bronze medal in the 200 meters with a time of 23.93.
Antonio Woodard won the 200 meters with a season’s best time of 20.67. Austin Kresley finished second with a career best of 21.06.
“Antonio had a very good day, and it was great to see him put up a superb performance in the 200 running a wind legal 20.67,” Woody said.
Emma Gordon continues her incredible outdoor campaign finishing 11th in the 1500 meters with a career best 4:29.03. Gabby Skopec was next in 22nd with a career best of 4:39.74. Amber Aesoph finished 23rd with a time of 4:44.61.
“I was very pleased with the overall meet. I feel very positive about the direction we are going as a team for both men and women. We made some big moves on the Big Ten and NCAA lists this weekend and I feel very good going into the next two weeks.”
The Hawkeyes will head to Madison, Wisconsin next weekend to compete at the Big Ten Invite #4 on May 8th.
Women’s Long Jump:
3. Tionna Tobias / 6.02m
Men’s Long Jump:
5. Jamal Britt / 7.41m
8. Kaleba Jack / 7.17m
10. Deandrea Stapleton Jr. / 7.03m
Women’s Hammer Throw:
1. Amanda Howe / 62.65m (PR) school record
3. Allison Wahrman / 60.53m (PR)
4. Nia Britt / 68.10m
6. Erika Hammond / 53.75m (PR)
7. Jamie Kofron / 48.99m
Men’s Hammer Throw:
4. Tyler Lienau / 58.84m
5. Jordan Johnson / 58.08m (PR)
6. Jordan Hawkins / 55.82m
Women’s High Jump:
6. Dallyssa Huggins / 1.65m
Men’s High Jump:
4. Cole Moeller / 2.09m (PR)
7. Keith Keahna / 1.95m (PR)
8. Seth Groom / 1.90m
Women’s Triple Jump:
3. Kayla Hutchins / 12.62m
Men’s Triple Jump:
1. James Carter / 15.79m
Women’s 4 x 100m Relay:
2. 45.57 (Saunders,Roberts,Tobias,Hargrove)
Men’s 4 x 100m Relay:
1. 39.68 (McConico,Woodard,Kresley,Lawrence Jr.)
Women’s Shot Put:
2. Laulauga Tausaga / 17.45m
4. Kat Moody / 16.30m (PR) 3rd all-time
5. Nia Britt / 14.73m
6. Ianna Roach / 14.50m
7. Erika Hammond / 14.45m
8. Jamie Kofron / 14.16m
Men’s Shot Put:
3. Elijah Barnes / 17.95m
4. Dawson Ellingson / 17.08m
Women’s Discus Throw:
1. Laulauga Tausaga / 58.22m
2. Serena Brown / 57.02m
4. Kat Moody / 50.87m (PR)
6. Jamie Kofron / 48.12m
Men’s Discus Throw:
2. Jordan Johnson / 55.33m
3. Tyler Lienau / 54.03m
6. Dawson Ellingson / 50.74m (PR)
7. Jordan Hawkins / 50.10m (PR)
11. Elijah Barnes / 45.97m
13. Will Daniels / 41.54m (PR)
14. Austin West / 41.10m (PR)
2. Marissa Mueller / 39.69m
Men’s 110m High Hurdles:
1. Jaylan McConico / 13.54 (PR) Q
3. Jamal Britt / 13.78 Q
6. Josh Braverman / 14.02 Q
7. Grant Conway / 14.06 Q
8. Gratt Reed / 14.21 Q
10. Peyton Haack / 14.46 (PR)
13. Austin West / 14.86 (PR)
Men’s 110 High Hurdles Final:
1. Jaylan McConico / 13.42 (PR) 2nd all-time
2. Jamal Britt / 13.54
6. Grant Conway / 13.94 (PR) first time under 14
7. Josh Braverman / 14.06
8. Gratt Reed / 14.25
Women’s 100m High Hurdles Prelims:
1. Jenny Kimbro / 13.44 Q
2. Paige Magee / 13.64 Q
3. Myreanna Bebe / 13.70 (PR) Q
5. Karina Joyner / 13.98 Q
8. Tionna Tobias / 14.23 Q
9. Sydney Winger / 14.28 Q
10. Katie Petersen / 14.41
Women’s 100 High Hurdles Final:
1. Jenny Kimbro / 13.61
2. Paige Magee / 13.62
3. Myreanna Bebe / 13.97
4. Tionna Tobias / 14.01
7. Karina Joyner / 14.10
8. Sydney Winger / 14.28
Men’s 100m Dash Prelims:
2. Austin Kresley / 10.49 Q
3. Antonio Woodard / 10.54 Q
7. Will Daniels / 10.72 (PR) Q
11. Tanner Iske / 11.15
Men’s 100m Dash Finals:
2. Austin Kresley / 10.51
7. Will Daniels / 10.77
Women’s 400m Dash:
4. Courtney Strohman / 54.50
5. Tia Saunders / 54.79 (PR)
6. Aly Weum / 55.53
7. Tesa Roberts / 55.60
Men’s 400m Dash:
1. Wayne Lawrence Jr. / 45.80
2. Khullen Jefferson / 47.11
3. DeJuan Frye / 47.95
6. Josh Andrews / 48.60
9. Evan Shuster / 49.27 (PR)
Women’s 400m Intermediate Hurdles:
1. Jenny Kimbro / 58.43
2. Mariel Bruxvoort / 59.61 (PR) 10th all-time
3. Paige Magee / 60.81 (PR)
4. Payton Wensel / 61.11
5. Karina Joiner / 61.87
Men’s 400m Intermediate Hurdles:
1. Austin Lietz / 50.99 (PR)
3. Jamal Britt / 52.27
5. Raymund Clark / 52.96
7. Raymonte Dow / 54.22
8. Drake Woody / 54.99
Women’s 800m Run:
2. Mallory King / 2:05.23
4. Clare Pitcher / 2:08.82
7. Katie Moore / 2:12.54
10. Logan Akason / 2:12.97 (PR)
11. Lindsay Welker / 2:14.69 (PR)
14. Dallyssa Huggins / 2:20.33
Men’s 800m Run:
2. Tysen VanDraska / 1:48.21 (PR) 7th all-time
3. Alec Still / 1:48.47 (PR) 8th all-time
7. Tyler Olson / 1:49.96
9. Spencer Gudgel / 1:50.20 (PR)
12. Jason Hoffman / 1:50.44 (PR)
13. Armando Bryson / 1:50.46 (PR)
Women’s 200m Dash:
3. Lasarah Hargrove / 23.93
6. Tionna Tobias / 24.93
Men’s 200m Dash:
1. Antonio Woodard / 20.67
2. Austin Kresley / 21.06 (PR)
5. Evan Shuster / 21.81 (PR)
9. Grant Conway / 22.29
12. Tanner Iske / 22.86
Women’s 1,500m Run:
11. Emma Gordon / 4:29.03 (PR)
22. Gabby Skopec / 4:39.74 (PR)
23. Amber Aesoph / 4:44.61
26. Wren Renquist / 4:49.70
27. Bryce Gidel / 4:50.88
28. Abby Ryon / 4:52.11
29. Ellie Twedt / 4:52.22
Men’s 1,500m Run:
19. Jeff Roberts / 3:52.24
24. Kal Lewis / 3:58.34
Women’s 4 x 400m Relay:
2. 3:37.15 (King,Roberts,Saunders,Strohman)
4. 3:45.27 (Bruxvoort,Christian,Kimbro,Pitcher)
5. 3:55.09 (Wensel,Moore,Weum,Welker)
Men’s 4 x 400m Relay:
1. 3:05.82 (West,Woodard,Lietz,Lawrence Jr.)
2. 3:11.32 (Woody,Jefferson,Gudgel,Frye)
4. 3:12.67 (Andrews,Clarke,Bryson,Schuster)