Bookin-Nosbisch Sets 800m School Record

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – University of Iowa senior Alli Bookin-Nosbisch set the new women’s program record in the outdoor 800 meters on Saturday, racing 2:03.24 to place sixth in the premier national event at the Florida Relays. 

Bookin-Nosbisch’s time ranks seventh in NCAA Division I this season. Seven new top-10 national marks were set in the women’s 800 meters at the Florida Relays on Saturday. 

The Ottumwa, Iowa, native was previously second on the Iowa all-time list, improving on her time from 2023 by over one second. Bookin-Nosbisch is also the indoor 800 meter record-holder at Iowa (2:03.42). 

Iowa had two finalists in the 100-meter hurdles. Senior Paige Magee placed fourth, running 13.14, while senior Tionna Tobias was sixth with a time of 13.18. 

Freshman Ella Meeuwsen won the high jump, leaping 1.66 meters (5’ 5.25”). The jump marks a season best for the Green Bay, Wisconsin, native. 

At the Mike Fanelli Track Classic in San Francisco, two sophomore distance-runners entered program top-10 lists. Making his debut in the 10,000 meters, Brayden Burnett posted the seventh-ranked time in Iowa history at 29:41. Burnett placed fourth.

“He was running at the pace of his high school personal best in the 3200 meters but going three times further,” says distance coach Randy Hassenbank. “Burnett is definitely our most improved guy.”

In the steeplechase, Hayden Kuhn also ran the seventh-best time in school history and placed fourth. Kuhn ran 9:01 in just his second outing in the event.

“He crushed it,” says Hassenbank. “Two great performances by two true sophomores. Really proud of these guys. They are local talent and both have been very dedicated and committed to becoming elite competitors.”

Senior Amber Aesoph placed runner-up in the 800 meters at Fanelli with a time of 2:09.44. 

On the men’s side at the Florida Relays, freshman Josh Pugh placed seventh among a heavy-hitting field in the 400 meters. Pugh set a new personal best in 46.83. 

At Fanelli, sophomore Hayden Kuhn and junior Yohana Yual closed the night out with a pair of top-10 finishes in the 3,000m steeplechase. Kuhn placed fourth racing 9:01.92, while Yual finished seventh with a 9:09.20 time.

“We had some very positive results today in Florida, starting with Alli setting the school record in the 800 in her outdoor season debut. She is having a terrific year so far, and I think this will build some confidence for her as we head into the next few meets.

“It was exciting to have two women make the 100 hurdle finals, and Paige and Tionna both finished with some great times! Both are training at a very high level, and I expect they will be running under 13 seconds very soon. Tionna had a very impressive weekend coming off of a huge PR and big win in the long jump invitational section on Friday against some great competition.

“Josh Pugh continues to improve during his freshman season and had another great PR in the 400. He’s on the verge of a big breakthrough and will be battling to get under the 46 second barrier over these next few weeks.”

Tomorrow, Iowa competes at the Florida Relays in Gainesville, Florida, and the Mike Fanelli Track Invite in San Francisco, California.


Florida Relays
Women’s 100m
36. Maud Zeffou-Poaty – 12.05
42. Daniela Wamokpego – 12.30

Men’s 400m
7. Josh Pugh – 46.83, PR

Women’s 800m
6. Alli Bookin-Nosbisch – 2:03.24 PR + 1st at Iowa
16. Clare Pitcher – 2:07.70
22. Grace Bookin-Nosbisch – 2:09.12
51. Jaiden Itson – 2:15.54

Men’s 800m
26. Ryan Schreiner – 1:49.92
33. Nick O’Connor – 1:51.49
56. Brett Wasich – 1:55.08

Women’s 100mH Prelim
3. Paige Magee – 13.18 Q
5. Tionna Tobias – 13.36 Q

Women’s 100mH Final
4. Paige Magee – 13.14
6. Tionna Tobias – 13.18

Women’s 4x400m
8. Bruxvoort, Magee, Bookin-Nosbisch, Perry – 3:38.25

Women’s Triple Jump
9. Daniela Wamokpego – 12.48 meters (40’ 7.50”)

Women’s High Jump
1. Ella Meeuwsen – 1.66 meters (5’ 5.25”)

Fanelli Track Classic
Women’s 800m
2. Amber Aesoph – 2:09.44
43. Clare Kelly – 2:15.57
56. Cameron Kalaway – 2:20.13

Men’s 800m
91. Carson Houg – 1:57.38

Women’s 3,000m Steeplechase
16. Rowan Boutler – 11:15.23
27. Elli Rathe – 11:44.67

Men’s 3,000m Steeplechase
4. Hayden Kuhn – 9:01.92, PR + 7th at Iowa
7. Yohana Yual – 9:09.20

Men’s 10,000m
4. Brayden Burnett – 29:41.66, 7th at Iowa
10. Will Ryan – 30:09.99, PR
12. Aidan King – 30:28.80