Hawkeyes Compete at Drake Relays, Kip Janvrin Open

DES MOINES, Iowa – University of Iowa track and field continued competition at the Drake Relays on Friday. The Hawkeyes also closed out the Kip Janvrin Open hosted by Simpson College in Indianola, Iowa.

Making her Drake Relays debut, freshman Ali Frandsen set a lifetime best of 14.11 in the women’s 100-meter hurdles to take 18th place. That mark took 0.51 seconds off her personal record. 

Frandsen followed that performance up with a 12th-place race in the women’s 400-meter hurdles (1:02.24).

Sophomore Gabby Cortez took seventh (2:11.14) and senior Clare Pitcher took eighth (2:11.20) in the women’s 800 meters at Drake. 

Sophomore Lily Johannes set a women’s 800-meter personal best at the Kip Janvrin, racing 2:18.29 to take third place. Freshman Ava Rush ran 2:25.40 in the same event, finishing within one second of her own personal record. 

Junior Martin Strong took third in the men’s 800 meters at the Kip Janvrin, finishing in 1:54.37.

On Saturday, Iowa finishes competition at the Drake Relays, while also competing at the Desert Heat Classic in Tucson, Arizona.


Drake Relays
Women’s 100mH
18. Ali Frandsen – 14.11, PR

Men’s 400 Meters
21. Evan Schuster – 49.53

Women’s 400mH
12. Ali Frandsen – 1:02.24,

Women’s 800 Meters
7. Gabby Cortez – 2:11.14
8. Clare Pitcher – 2:11.20

Women’s 4×1,600 Meters
11. Kelly, Blazek, Tenpas, Kalaway – 20:47.42

Kip Janvrin Open
Women’s 800 Meters
3. Lily Johannes – 2:18.29, PR
20. Ava Rush – 2:25.40

Men’s 800 Meters
3. Martin Strong – 1:54.37
14. James Fingalsen – 1:56.02

Women’s High Jump
3. Jade Hunter – 1.55 meters (5’ 1.0”)