Marshall Named USTFCCCA Midwest Regional Athlete of the Year

IOWA CITY, Iowa – University of Iowa NCAA champion Rivaldo Marshall was named the U.S. Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association Midwest Region Men’s Athlete of the Year, the USTFCCCA announced. This is the first time a Hawkeye has won the award since Jenoah McKiver earned the honor in 2022. 

Marshall, a junior from Kingston, Jamaica, was the 2024 indoor 800-meter national champion, winning the event in 1:46.96. He is the second indoor NCAA title winner in men’s school history and the first in a running event. Marshall holds Iowa’s school record in the 800 meters, posting a 1:46.86 at the Tyson Invite on Feb. 10. 

Marshall’s career as a Hawkeye began with a facility record-setting performance at the Jimmy Grant Invite, running a 1:47.83. His debut earned him the USTFCCCA Men’s National Division I Athlete of the Week honor, the first ever by a member of the Iowa men’s track and field team.

In his career, Marshall is a three-time 800-meter national champion. At Indian Hills, Marshall won the 2022 outdoor and 2023 indoor 800-meter NJCAA championships. He is now an eight-time All-American during his career as an NJCAA and NCAA competitor.

Marshall and the Hawkeyes open indoor season with the USF Alumni Invitational on Friday, March 15, in Tampa, Florida.