Kuhn Climbs to 3rd at Iowa, Hawkeyes PR in Finale

AMES, Iowa – University of Iowa sophomore Hayden Kuhn climbed to third on Iowa’s all-time list in the 3,000-meter steeplechase on Friday at the ISU Alumni Invite.

Kuhn clocked an 8:50.99 in the event and placed second. The Marion, Iowa, native made a nine-second improvement on his previous best.

“Hayden (Kuhn) had a fantastic performance tonight in his 3,000-meter steeplechase,” associate head coach Randy Hasenbank said. “He went from 61st in the NCAA West Region rankings to 34th, which locks down a qualifying mark. I am proud of Hayden and how far he has come in this event. He has such high expectations of himself and I am really excited about his breakthrough performance tonight.”

The Hawkeyes set additional personal records with Lily Johannes (2:16.12) and Cameron Kalaway (2:19.28) in the women’s 800 meters and James Fingalsen (1:53.82) in the men’s 800. Ian Geisler (3:51.99) and Carson Houg (3:52.08) notched career bests in the men’s 1,500 meters.

Iowa enters postseason competition with the Big Ten Outdoor Championships in Ann Arbor, Michigan, beginning on May 10.


ISU Alumni Invite
Men’s 400 Meters
5. Evan Schuster – 49.46

Men’s 3K Steeplechase
2. Hayden Kuhn – 8:50.99, PR + 3rd at Iowa

Women’s 800 Meters
4. Clare Kelly – 2:13.70
5. Lily Johannes – 2:16.12, PR
6. Cameron Kalaway – 2:19.28, PR
9. Ava Rush – 2:26.24

Men’s 800 Meters
3. Martin Strong – 1:52.44
4. James Finaglsen – 1:53.82, PR

Women’s 1,500 Meters
4. Rowan Boulter – 4:52.20
6. Ellie Rathe – 5:04.32

Men’s 1,500 Meters
14. Ian Geisler – 3:51.99, PR
15. Carson Houg – 3:52.08, PR