University of Iowa track and field heads to the Jim Click Shootout in Tucson, Arizona on Sat., April 9. The Hawkeyes begin competition at 3 p.m. (CT) with the hammer throw.
Fans can follow the meet on the live results page at hawkeyesports.com/tracklive. Results will also be posted on the team’s official twitter account @iowaxc_tf.
KALEN WALKER: RECORD BREAKER
Sophomore Kalen Walker tied the 60-meter school record in his indoor debut as a Hawkeye this winter before ultimately claiming the top spot (6.61) and ending his season as a second-team All-American. Walker kept the trend going in his outdoor debut on March 19 at the Baldy Castillo Invite, breaking Justin Austin’s 100-meter record (10.21) set in 2011. Walker ran 10.20 — good for ninth-fastest in the NCAA and third-fastest in the West Region so far this season.
Sophomore LaSarah Hargrove broke the school 60-meter record this indoor season (7.25) and put down a blistering time in the 100 meters in her outdoor season debut on March 19 at the Baldy Castillo Invite. Hargrove ran a wind-aided mark of 11.13 to win the 100 meters and set a new career-best time. Her mark would have been good for a school record, but was just outside of the wind-legal threshold. The speedy sophomore will have plenty more attempts this season to take down the record (11.28). Hargrove added to her hot start to the outdoor season with a third-place finish in the 200 meters (23.09) in a stacked field at the Florida Relays. Her time is 11th-fastest in the NCAA this season.
Senior Erin Dowd (57.47) won the 400-meter hurdles at the Baldy Castillo Invite in her outdoor Hawkeye debut. That time put her fourth all-time at Iowa. At Western Michigan, Dowd was a two-time MAC champion in the 400-meter hurdles, and placed third at the 2018 Drake Relays in the Hawkeye State. Junior Mariel Bruxvoort, senior Payton Wensel and freshman Paige Magee ran the fifth (57.83), sixth (58.05) and eighth (58.08) fastest 400-meter hurdle times in school history at the Florida Relays. The 400-meter hurdlers rank atop the nation as an event squad in the USTFCCCA Rankings.
HIGH HURDLERS GALORE
At the Baldy Castillo Invite, eight Hawkeyes qualified for the finals in the 110-meter hurdles (Grant Conway, Gratt Reed, Josh Braverman, Kalil Johnson) and 100-meter hurdles (Myreanna Bebe, Tionna Tobias, Paige Magee, Jade McDonald). For the men, Braverman finished runner up (13.74), Conway was fifth (13.99) and Johnson was sixth (14.08). Bebe was the top-finisher for the women in third (13.36) and Magee was sixth (13.62). As a unit, the men are ranked first in the USTFCCCA Event Squad Rankings.
Freshman Khullen Jefferson finished second in the 200 meters (20.83) to Olympian Fred Kerley on March 19 at the Baldy Castillo Invite, recording a new lifetime best. Freshman Austin Kresley (20.83) and sophomore Gratt Reed (20.92) each ran new lifetime-best times at the Florida Relays last weekend.
LEAPING INTO OUTDOOR SEASON
Returning men’s outdoor long jump All-American junior James Carter, Jr. picked up where he left off last season, winning the Baldy Castillo Invite (7.34m / 24’1”) and finished 11th in the invite section at the Florida Relays last weekend. Sophomore Tionna Tobias finished fifth in her season debut at Baldy Castillo on the women’s side (5.79m / 19’0”) and took fifth again at the Florida Relays (5.90m / 19’4.25”).
Indoor shot put school-record holder Nik Curtiss started the outdoor season with a win in shot put at the Baldy Castillo Invite on March 19. The senior moved to sixth all-time on Iowa’s outdoor list (18.84m / 61’9.75”). Curtiss also cracked the top-10 list in the hammer throw (58.62m / 192’4”), and teammate senior Tyler Lienau finished third (60.52m / 198’6”) at the Baldy Castillo. On the women’s side, sophomore Jamie Kofron threw a personal-best (48.97m / 160’8”) in the discus to finish fifth. Hammer throw school-record holder Amanda Howe finished third in her season debut (59.83m / 196’3”). Kofron (50.88m / 166’11”) and Alivia Bauer (49.57m / 162’7”) both threw personal-best marks in the hammer throw at the Florida Relays last weekend.
MEN’S SEASON LEADERS
100 Meters — Kalen Walker, * 10.20
110-Meter Hurdles — Josh Braverman, 13.74
200 Meters — Khullen Jefferson, 20.83
400 Meters — Everett Steward, 46.59
400-Meter Hurdles — Julien Gillum, 51.33
800 Meters — Kal Lewis, 1:53.40
1,500 Meters — Max Murphy, 3:46.71
10,000 Meters — Max Murphy, 28:57.96
400-Meter Relay — Walker, K. Jefferson, Reed, Lawrence, Jr., 39.76
Long Jump — James Carter, Jr., 24-2 1/2 (7.38m)
Shot Put — Nikolas Curtiss, 61-9 3/4 (18.84m)
Discus — Jordan Johnson, 182-7 (55.66m)
Hammer Throw — Tyler Lienau, 198-6 (60.52m)
Javelin — Drake Woody, 192-6 (58.68m)
WOMEN’S SEASON LEADERS
100 Meters — LaSarah Hargrove, 11.13
100-Meter Hurdles — Myreanna Bebe, 13.36
200 Meters — LaSarah Hargrove, 23.09
400 Meters — Laney Fitzpatrick, 56.44
400-Meter Hurdles — Erin Dowd, 57.47
600 Meters — Alli Bookin-Nosbisch, 1:30.97
800 Meters — Amber Aesoph, 2:09.56
1,500 Meters — Amber Aesoph, 4:27.22
3,000 Meters — Kelli Tosic, 10:08.03
5,000 Meters — Kelli Tosic, 17:02.03
4X100-Meter Relay — Hargrove, Love, Tobias, Magee, 44.66
4X400-Meter Relay — Dowd, Larsen, Bova, A. Bookin-Nosbisch, 3:38.14
High Jump — Maria Gorham, 5-5 (1.65m)
Long Jump — Tionna Tobias, 19-4 1/2 (5.90m)
Shot Put — Kat Moody, 50-10 1/4 (15.50m)
Discus — Jamie Kofron, 160-8 (48.97m)
Hammer Throw — Amanda Howe, 203-6 (62.03m)
* — school record