IOWA CITY, Iowa – University of Iowa track and field sophomores Jenoah McKiver and LaSarah Hargrove were named Big Ten Track Athletes of the Week, the conference announced Wednesday.
This marks the third weekly Big Ten honor this season (indoors: Feb. 2, Feb. 9) for McKiver and the fourth of his career and the second Big Ten weekly honor of Hargrove’s career (indoor: Dec. 15). McKiver was also named USTFCCCA National Athlete of the Week on Monday.
McKiver ran an NCAA-leading time of 44.74 seconds in the 400 meters at the Jim Click Shootout in Tucson, Arizona, on Saturday, a time that ranks second-fastest in the world this year. The indoor NCAA runner-up is now the fastest Hawkeye quarter-miler ever, both indoors and outdoors.
The High Point, North Carolina, native doubled back on Saturday to split a blistering 43.8-second anchor leg of Iowa’s meet-winning 4×400-meter relay that ranks third in outdoor program history and fifth in the NCAA this season.
Hargrove, a Tampa, Florida, native, ran the second-fastest 200-meter time (22.79) in program history at the Jim Click Shootout on April 9 to lead the Big Ten and rank sixth in the NCAA this season. She ran the leadoff leg of the 4×100-meter relay (44.06), marking the second-fastest ever at Iowa – just two-hundredths of a second from the school record — and No. 18 nationally this season.
The Hawkeyes are back in action this week at three California meets – the Mt. SAC Relays in Ontario, Bryan Clay Invite in Azusa and the Beach Invite in Longbeach.