IOWA CITY, Iowa – Junior mid-distance runner Rivaldo Marshall was named the Division I Men’s National Athlete of the Week, announced by the US Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association on Tuesday. This is Marshall’s first National Athlete of the Week honor as a Hawkeye and fourth of his career (three-time winner at Indian Hills in 2023). This marks the first ever indoor National Athlete of the Week on the men’s side for the Hawkeyes, as Marshall joins Laulauga Tausaga who earned the honor for the women in 2019.
The Kingston, Jamaica, native holds the early season collegiate lead in the men’s 800-meter dash, following his 1:47.83 finish at the Jimmy Grant Invitational on Dec. 9. Marshall’s time set a meet and Hawkeye Indoor Track facility record, while claiming the title by over one second. In his Hawkeye debut, Marshall climbed to fourth on the program’s all-time top-10 list.
“This is a great honor for Rivaldo in his first race as a Hawkeye,” Iowa Director of Track & Field Joey Woody said. “He’s a tremendous athlete and we are very excited to see what more he can accomplish this season.”
In two seasons at Indian Hills, Marshall was a three-time indoor All-American, avenging a second-place 800-meter finish in 2022, with the NJCAA 800-meter title (1:50.56) in 2023. He also earned All-America honors with a third-place finish as the anchor of the 4×400-meter relay in 2023.
The Hawkeyes return to action on Jan. 13 at the Hawkeye Indoor Track Facility, hosting the Hawkeye Invitational.