IOWA CITY, Iowa – University of Iowa track and field qualifies 46 entries (men: 28, women: 18) for the 2022 NCAA Track and Field West Regional Preliminaries in Fayetteville, Arkansas, on May 25-28.
Athletes ranked inside the top-48 in their respective event earn a berth into the NCAA West Preliminary rounds. In addition, the fastest-24 times of each relay event advance to the NCAA Preliminaries. Athletes with the top 12 times/marks and the best-12 relay teams at both the East and West Preliminary Rounds sites will advance to the NCAA Championships in Eugene, Oregon.
On the men’s side, the Hawkeyes have 12 entries ranked inside the top-20 regionally, plus sophomore Austin West in the decathlon. West has already secured a berth to the NCAA Championships on June 8-11 as the No. 3 seed.
Multi-events (decathlon and heptathlon) will not be held during the NCAA Regional rounds. Instead, the top 24 decathlon and heptathlon scores in the nation earn an automatic berth to the NCAA Championship site – giving West his automatic bid.
Senior Nik Curtiss enters regionals ranked fifth in shot put (No. 8 in NCAA) and junior James Carter, Jr. comes into regionals with the sixth-best long jump mark (No. 23 in NCAA).
For the women, senior Erin Dowd (No. 7, 400m hurdles), sophomore LaSarah Hargrove (No. 9, 200m; No. 11, 100m) and junior Mariel Bruxvoort (No. 11, 400m hurdles) are the top-ranked athletes regionally for the Hawkeyes. Senior Payton Wensel (No. 15, 400m hurdles) gives Iowa a third 400-meter hurdler entering regionals ranked inside the top-15.
Junior Alec Still (No. 10, 800m), senior Josh Braverman (No. 11, 110m hurdles), Carter (No. 13, triple jump), junior Gratt Reed (No. 15, 110m hurdles) and sophomore Armando Bryson (No. 15, 800m) all rank within the top-15 in the West Region.
Junior Amanda Howe comes in ranked just outside of the top-15 (No. 16, hammer throw) and sophomore Paige Magee is the 17th-ranked 400-meter hurdler in the region and the fourth-fastest Hawkeye in the event. Freshman Nylah Perry makes five Hawkeye 400-meter hurdlers to qualify, coming in at 44th in the region.
All four of Iowa’s relays enter regionals ranked inside the top-10. The men’s 4×400-meter relay team is seeded No. 4 in the region and the 4×100-meter relay checks in at No. 6. On the women’s side, both the 4×100-meter relay and 4×400-meter relay qualified as the No. 10 seeds.
A full list of qualifiers, seeds and times can be found here: https://bit.ly/3Px7Rmx