Track & Field Notebook: Stanford Invite, Fanelli Classic, Florida Relays

The Hawkeyes return to action following an eventful season opener at the USF Alumni Invite.

  • Senior Kalen Walker set the Iowa program record in the 100-meter dash last time out, racing 10.09 to win the event. Walker, whose previous best was 10.18, topped teammate Austin Kresley’s record set last season by one-hundredth of a second. Walker’s time leads the nation this year and is faster than any 100-meter time recorded by a Big Ten athlete during the 2023 season. Walker is a native of Eddyville, Iowa.
  • Sophomore Mike Stein shattered his own school record with a 79.26-meter javelin throw to open outdoor season. The Milford, Iowa, native holds the second-best mark in the NCAA. Stein threw 75 meters or more on three of his six throws to win the event in Tampa; his previous record stood at 75.59 meters.
  • Senior Mariel Bruxvoort won the 400-meter hurdles at the USF Alumni Invite, running 57.49. She has the No. 3 time in the NCAA heading into the week. Bruxvoort also ran the lead leg of the 4×400-meter relay that finished third in Tampa (3:39.57).
  • Senior Kat Moody won the women’s shot put at the USF Alumni Invite with a throw of 16.83 meters (55’ 2.75”). Moody hails from Clive, Iowa.

The Hawkeyes compete at three venues this weekend. On March 29-30, Iowa sends delegations to the Pepsi Florida Relays in Gainesville, Florida, and Mike Fanelli Track Classic in San Francisco, California. Seniors Jack Pendergast (steeplechase) and Amber Aesoph (1,500 meters) compete on Friday at the Stanford Invitational.

Live streams and results can be found on the track and field schedule page at Updates and results will also be posted on the team’s official ‘X’ account (@iowaXC_TF).

Iowa checks in at No. 16 nationally in the USTFCCCA men’s rankings. The Hawkeyes are second among all Big Ten programs included on the list with 96.59 points. Iowa checks in at third in the Midwest region on the men’s side and sixth in the women’s regional ranking.  

The Hawkeyes reached historic heights during the 2023-24 indoor season.

  • The women’s team placed third at the Big Ten Indoor Championships on Feb. 24, matching the program’s best finish set last year. The Hawkeyes tallied 73 points and sent three qualifiers to the NCAA Indoor Championships.
  • On the men’s side, junior Rivaldo Marshall became the first 800-meter national champion in program history, racing 1:46.96 for the gold at nationals.
  • Iowa placed ninth at the NCAA Indoor Championships with 21 points, good for the second-highest finish at the meet in school history. Iowa had four qualifiers and three first-team All-Americans.
  • In total, the Hawkeyes set seven school records during the indoor season:
    • Lia Love – Women’s 60m (7.24)
    • Kalen Walker – Men’s 60m (6.51)
    • Paige Magee –Women’s 60m Hurdles (7.99)
    • Alli Bookin-Nosbisch – Women’s 800m (2:03.42)
    • Rivaldo Marshall – Men’s 800m (1:46.86)
    • Sean Smith – Men’s Weight Throw (22.28m | 73′ 1.25″)
    • Daniela Wamokpego – Women’s Triple Jump (13.24m | 43’ 5.25”)


  • Both squads return considerable production from last outdoor season. The men’s team placed third at the conference outdoor meet in 2023. The group retains three Big Ten medalists, 20 conference place-finishers and 10 NCAA Outdoor Championships entries from last season.
  • For the men, five outdoor Iowa record-setters return. That group includes senior Austin Kresley (100m, 200m), senior Austin West (decathlon), sophomore Mike Stein (javelin) and the 4×100-meter relay group of Walker, Kresley, De’Andre Stapleton Jr. and Gratt Reed.
  • Iowa’s senior quartet in the 4×100 placed eighth at the NCAA Outdoor Championships last season. The group also finished Big Ten runners-up.
  • West is Iowa’s top returner from nationals last season, where he placed third with 8,054 points in the decathlon.
  • The women’s team returns three Big Ten medalists and seven entries from the NCAA Outdoor Championships last spring.
  • Senior Paige Magee competed in three events at nationals, including the 100-meter hurdles, 400-meter hurdles and 4×400-meter relay.
  • Magee took runner-up in the 100-meter hurdles and 400-meter hurdles at the Big Ten meet; her 12.90 time at the conference championships set a school record in the 100-meter hurdles.
  • Magee was a second-team All-American in the event at outdoor nationals; the women’s team also returns three of four total individuals from last season that earned All-American honorable mentions.
  • Senior Tionna Tobias was the women’s heptathlon Big Ten Champion in 2023.

Senior Rivaldo Marshall was named USTFCCCA Midwest Athlete of the Year on March 15 for his accomplishments this indoor season. Iowa’s most recent winner was Jenoah McKiver in 2022. Marshall became Iowa’s first national champion in the 800 meters on March 9. Marshall ran just one-tenth of a second behind his program-record 1:46.86 set at the Tyson Invitational on Feb. 10. The Kingston, Jamaica, native arrived in Iowa City this season by way of Indian Hills Community College, where he was an NJCAA Indoor National Champion in the 800 meters last year. Marshall has competed in just four meets as a Hawkeye.  In addition to victories at the Tyson Invite and NCAA Championships, Marshall won the 800 meters on Dec. 9 at the Jimmy Grant Invitational in Iowa City; he was subsequently USTFCCCA Men’s National DI Athlete of the Week. Marshall placed fifth in the 800 (1:49.32) and anchored the 4×400-meter relay team to a third-place finish (3:07.48) at the Big Ten Indoor Championships.

Senior Paige Magee set a new school record in the 60-meter hurdles at Big Ten Indoors, becoming the first Hawkeye to run sub-eight. Magee raced 7.99 in the prelims, tying for the best time in the Big Ten and seventh nationally this year. Magee placed second in the finals at the conference meet, contributing to 22 points across three events (2nd in 60mH, 2nd in 4x400m, 3rd in 200m). Magee was a second-team All-American in the 60-meter hurdles. Outdoors, Magee has made the program top-10 list for five events, including a school record in the women’s 100-meter hurdles (12.90) set last season.

Twins Alli and Grace Bookin-Nosbisch have etched their names in the annals of the Iowa record book. Alli sits atop the indoor 800 meters column at 2:03.42; Grace ranks seventh with a 2:02.21. In the outdoor 800 meters, Alli ranks second with a time of 2:04.37; Grace is fourth at 2:05.49. On the indoor distance-medley relay, the duo shares real estate on the top line.

This season, the Hawkeyes have made 41 updates to the program top-10 lists this season.

  • I | Women’s 60-meters: Love (1st), Duax (4th), Magee (8th)
  • I | Men’s 60-meters: Walker (1st), Allen (3rd)
  • I | Women’s 60-meter hurdles: Magee (1st), Tobias (3rd)
  • I | Men’s 60-meter hurdles: Conway (4th)
  • I | Men’s 200-meters: Reed (4th)
  • I | Women’s 400-meters: Larsen (10th), Perry (7th)
  • I | Women’s 600-meters: A. Bookin-Nosbisch (6th)
  • I | Women’s 800-meters: A. Bookin-Nosbisch (1st), G. Bookin-Nosbisch (7th)
  • I | Men’s 800-meters: Marshall (1st), Schreiner (5th), O’Connor (7th)
  • I | Women’s 4×400: Biermann, Magee, Larsen, Perry (6th)
  • I | Women’s Pentathlon: Tobias (3rd), Wirth (6th), Rochford (10th)
  • I | Women’s High Jump: Wirth (6th)
  • I | Men’s Weight Throw: Smith (2nd), Busch (4th)
  • I | Women’s Weight Throw: Kofron (3rd), Bauer (5th)
  • I | Women’s Shot Put: Kat Moody (2nd)
  • I | Women’s Long Jump: Tobias (2nd), Zeffou-Poaty (3rd), Hutchins (8th)
  • I | Women’s Triple Jump: Wamokpego (1st)
  • I | Men’s Triple Jump: Irivi (7th)
  • I | Heptathlon: Capaldo (6th)
  • O | Men’s 100-meters: Kalen Walker (1st)
  • O | Women’s 4×100: Duax, Love, Pattison, Edison (9th)
  • O | Men’s Hammer Throw: Sean Smith (4th), Austin Busch (5th)
  • O | Women’s Shot Put: Wisdom Williams (4th)
  • O | Men’s Javelin: Mike Stein (1st)
  • O | Women’s Javelin: Lizzie Korczak (2nd)
  • O | Women’s Long Jump: Maud Zeffou-Poaty (6th)

Iowa competes at the Jim Click Shoot-Out and Combined Events on April 4-5 in Tucson, Arizona.