CHAMPAIGN, Ill. —The University of Iowa track and field team recorded three all-time top 10 performances and set themselves up for a productive Day 2 following opening day performances at the 2021 Big Ten Outdoor Championships.
Nia Britt scored three points for the Hawkeye women, placing sixth in the hammer throw with a mark of 59.87 meters. Allison Wahrman was ninth with a mark of 56.83 meters.
“I was very excited for Nia stepping up and scoring some big team points in the hammer,” said Iowa director of Track and Field Joey Woody.
Daniel Soto brought home the bronze medal and six points for the Hawkeyes in the 10,000 meters with a time of 29:10.65.
“Dan Soto finished the night off for the men scoring big points and getting on the podium and medaling,” Woody said.
The Hawkeyes are poised for a strong finish in the multi events, with four athletes in the decathlon and heptathlon sitting in the top four of their respective events.
Jenny Kimbro sits third with a total of 3,338 points after the first day of the heptathlon and brought home two third-place finishes. Kimbro finished third in the 100 hurdles with a time of 13.56 and third in the 200 meters with a time of 24.65.
Dallyssa Huggins is in fourth place with a score of 3,322 points following two first-place finishes in the high jump and the shot put. Huggins finished first in the high jump with a mark of 1.77 meters. This mark ranks sixth all-time in program history. Huggins also grabbed first in the shot put with a mark a throw of 13.81 meters.
Tionna Tobias sits in ninth place with a total of 3,160 and finished in the top four in two races. Tobias finished fourth in the 100 hurdles with a time of 13.59, .01 off her career best. Tobias also won her heat of the 200 meters and finished second overall with a time of 24.60.
Will Daniels sits in first place after two wins and three career bests in the decathlon. Daniels won the long jump with a career-best 7.56 meters and won the high jump with a career best 2.12 meters. This mark ranks ninth all-time in program history. Daniels also grabbed two career bests in the 100 meters and 400 meters with times of 10.61 and 50.45.
Austin West is in third in the decathlon after Day 1. He had three top three finishes and four career bests. West finished third in the 100 meters with a career best of 10.66. West also grabbed second in the long jump with a career best mark of 7.48. West finished fourth in the shot put with a career best throw of 13.75 meters. He finished second in the 400 meters with a career best of 47.05.
Peyton Haack currently sits in 15th and had four top five finishes and two career bests during day one of the decathlon. Haack started the day finishing fourth in the 100 meters with a career best of 10.72. West finished fifth in the long jump and shot put with marks of 6.97 meters and 13.34 meters. West closed out day with a career best in the 400 meters with a time of 49.30 to finish third.
The Hawkeyes pushed four athletes into he finals of the 400-meter hurdles. Jamal Britt cruised to a first place finish in the men’s 400-meter hurdles prelims with a career best of 50.06. Britt’s time ranks second all-time in program history. Austin Lietz also qualified for the final with a time of 51.70.
Jenny Kimbro led the way for the women in the 400-meter hurdles prelims finishing fourth with a time of 59.01. Mariel Bruxvoort also punched her ticket to Sunday’s final with a career best of 59.48.
Wayne Lawrence, Jr. finished fifth in the men’s 200-meter prelims to qualify for Sunday’s final. Austin Kresley grabbed a spot in the finals, finishing ninth with a time of 21.08. Lasarah Hargrove finished fifth in the women’s 200-meter prelims to punch her ticket to the final with a time of 23.76.
Emma Gordon finished 21st in the 1500 meter prelims with a time of 4:29.74. Amber Aesoph recorded a career best finishing 32nd with a time of 4:39.76.
“Today was a great start for both our men and women. We got things going in the heptathlon with Jenny leading the way. She then came back to punch her ticket in the 400-hurdle final. I was very happy with Dallyssa having multiple PR’s today and being in good position going into the final three events tomorrow. In the men’s decathlon, Will and Austin had terrific performances in the long jump and Will had a huge PR in the high jump and Austin in the 400. Those guys are set up well going into the final five events tomorrow. We had multiple athletes punch their tickets to the finals in the 200 and 400 hurdles for both men and women and we are looking good heading into Day 2. Tomorrow is a big day so we just need to keep the focus on ourselves and control what we can control.”
The University of Iowa track and field team returns to the track tomorrow for Day 2 of the Big Ten Championships. A complete schedule of events and links to live streaming and results can be found at hawkeyesports.com/tracklive.
1. Will Daniels / 4,344 points
2. 100m / 10.61 (PR)
1. Long Jump / 7.56 (PR)
3. Shot Put / 14.13m
1. High Jump / 2.12m (PR) tied for 9th all-time
10. 400m / 50.45 (PR)
3. Austin West / 4,208 points
3. 100m / 10.66 (PR)
2. Long Jump / 7.48m (PR)
4. Shot Put / 13.76m (PR)
9. High Jump / 1.85m
2. 400m / 47.05 (PR)
15. Peyton Haack / 3,266 points
4. 100m / 10.72 (PR)
5. Long Jump / 6.97m
5. Shot Put / 13.34m
High Jump / NH
3. 400m / 49.30 (PR)
3. Jenny Kimbro / 3,338 points
3. 100m hurdles / 13.56
6. High Jump / 1.65m
9. Shot Put / 10.81m
3. 200 meters / 24.65
4. Dallyssa Huggins / 3,322 points
16. 100m hurdles / 15.12 (PR)
1. High Jump /1.77m 6th all-time
1. Shot Put / 13.81m
13. 200 meters / 26.27
9. Tionna Tobias / 3,160 points
4. 100m hurdles / 13.59
14. High Jump /1.59m
15. Shot Put / 9.16m
2. 200 meters / 24.60
Men’s Hammer Throw:
11. Tyler Lienau / 57.42m
14. Jordan Johnson / 56.70m
Women’s Hammer Throw:
6. Nia Britt / 59.87m
9. Allison Wahrman / 56.83m
13. Amanda Howe / 52.98m
20. Erika Hammond / 47.42m
TRIALS Men’s 400m Intermediate Hurdles:
1. Jamal Britt / 50.06 (PR) Q 2nd all-time
5. Austin Lietz / 51.70 Q
11. Raymund Clarke / 52.89
16. Drake Woody / 53.61
TRIALS Women’s 400m Intermediate Hurdles:
4. Jenny Kimbro / 59.01 Q
6. Mariel Bruxvoort / 59.48 (PR) Q
10. Paige Magee / 60.81
11. Karina Joiner / 61.02
13. Payton Wensel / 62.11
TRIALS Men’s 200m Dash:
5. Wayne Lawrence Jr. / 20.89 Q
9. Austin Kresley / 21.08 Q
15. Antonio Woodard / 21.24
TRIALS Women’s 200m Dash:
5. Lasarah Hargrove / 23.76 Q
TRIALS Men’s 1,500m Run:
32. Kal Lewis / 3:56.78
TRIALS Women’s 1,500m Run:
21. Emma Gordon / 4:29.74
32. Amber Aesoph / 4:39.76 (PR)
Men’s 10,000m Run:
3. Daniel Soto / 29:10.65
21. Noah Healy / 30:11.00
Women’s 10,000m Run:
Kelli Tosic / DNF