Iowa Track & Field Notebook: Iowa Set for Big Ten Outdoor Championships

Iowa has made 17 updates to the program top-10 lists through eight weeks of outdoor competition. Four Hawkeyes have set outdoor school records. 

  • Junior Rivaldo Marshall set the men’s program record in the 800 meters at the Jim Click Shootout on April 6. Marshall’s 1:45.86 ranks seventh in NCAA Division I this season. 
  • Senior Alli Bookin-Nosbisch broke the women’s 800-meter record at the Florida Relays on March 30, racing 2:03.26. Bookin-Nosbisch also set the women’s program indoor 800-meter record this spring (2:03.42). 
  • Senior Kalen Walker set the Iowa program record in the 100-meter dash on April 15 at the USF Alumni Invite, 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 ranks fifth in the nation this year and is faster than any 100-meter time recorded by a Big Ten athlete during the 2023 season.
  • 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 third-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. 


Iowa competes May 10-12 at the Big Ten Outdoor Championships in Ann Arbor, Michigan. 


Live stream and result links 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).

Fourteen members of the Iowa men’s track and field roster were Big Ten Outdoor place-finishers last season in individual events. Current seniors Kalen Walker, Austin Kresley, De’Andre Stapleton Jr. and Austin West were runners up in the 4×100. Stapleton Jr. also contributed to the champion 4×400 squad. West was a Big Ten Champion in the 400 hurdles and Kresley won gold in the 200 meters. Senior Tionna Tobias was a Big Ten Outdoor Champion in the women’s heptathlon. Iowa returns 12 place-finishers from individual women’s events, as well as four Hawkeyes who were part of place-finishing relay squads. 

The Iowa men’s track and field program has claimed five outdoor Big Ten Championships, including two outdoor conference titles under Director of Track and Field Joey Woody. The Hawkeyes won back-to-back men’s outdoor titles in 2021 and 2019. Iowa also won men’s indoor titles in 2022 and 2021. The highest finish for the Iowa women’s program is third place both outdoors and indoors; the Hawkeyes matched that third place result this season at the indoor championships in Geneva, Ohio.

  • The men’s program has produced 120 individual event championships and 24 relay titles at the Big Ten Outdoor Championships.
  • The Iowa women have earned 36 individual Big Ten titles and six relay championships at the conference outdoor meet.  

Seniors Mariel Bruxvoort, Paige Magee and Tionna Tobias contribute to a women’s hurdle group that is ranked fourth in the nation in the 400-meter hurdles and seventh in the 100-meter hurdles. Magee set the school record in the 100-meter hurdles (12.90) last season, while Tobias ranks third on the program record board (13.11). Magee ranks second at Iowa in the 400-meter hurdles (56.62) while Bruxvoort ranks fifth (56.71). Magee also set a school record in the 60-meter hurdles at Big Ten Indoors, racing 7.99 in the prelims to tie for the best time in the Big Ten and seventh nationally this year. Magee was a second-team All-American in the 60-meter hurdles. Iowa ranks sixth nationally in the men’s 110 hurdles. The team returns three top-10 hurdlers in school history, including seniors Grant Conway, Gratt Reed and Austin West. Junior Kalil Johnson returns from a school-record shuttle hurdle relay team.  

In addition to her hurdle prowess, Tobias was a Big Ten Champion last season in the women’s heptathlon, earning 5,640 points for the second-best total in program history. At the Florida Relays, Tobias improved to third in program history in the long jump at 6.51 meters (21’ 4.25”). Tobias helped Iowa to victory in the 4×100 meters at the Jim Click Shootout, tying for the No. 6 time in program history (44.44). Tobias is a two-time All-American, earning second-team honors in the 2024 indoor long jump and honorable mention in the 2023 heptathlon. Tobias and freshman Maud Zeffou-Poaty lead a long jump group ranked 12th nationally. 

Iowa returns a senior quartet in the men’s 4×100 that placed eighth at the NCAA Outdoor Championships last season. The group includes Kalen Walker, Austin Kresley, Gratt Reed and Damoy Allen. Walker has been stellar for Iowa this season, setting program records in the 100 meters (10.09) and 60 meters (6.51). Kresley is first in men’s program history in the 200 meters (20.26) and second in the 100 meters (10.10). On the women’s side, senior Lia Love set the program 60-meter record at 7.24. Love was blazing in the outdoor opener with a wind-aided 11.15 in the 100 meters and helped the 4×100 team to a ninth all-time result (44.54). Love also was a member of the winning 4×100 at the Jim Click Shootout that ranks sixth at Iowa (44.44).

Twins Alli and Grace Bookin-Nosbisch have etched their names in the annals of the Iowa record book. Alli broke the school record in the 800 meters at the Florida Relays, racing 2:03.26. She also set the indoor record (2:03.42) this season. Grace ranks fourth outdoors (2:05.49) and seventh indoors (2:02.21). In the indoor distance-medley, the duo shares room on the top line. 

Senior Rivaldo Marshall busted the Iowa outdoor 800-meter record to win the Jim Click Shootut, racing 1:45.86. That time surpasses the Olympic trials standard and ranks sixth in Division I this season. Marshall was named USTFCCCA Midwest Athlete of the Year on March 15 for his indoor accomplishments. Marshall became Iowa’s first national champion in the 800 meters on March 9, running 1:46.96. Marshall also owns the program indoor 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, where he was an NJCAA Indoor National Champion in the 800 meters last season. Marshall has competed in just seven meets as a Hawkeye, earning five victories.  Marshall was USTFCCCA Men’s National DI Athlete of the Week for his win at the Jimmy Grant Invite on Dec. 9. Marshall placed fifth in the 800 (1:49.32) and anchored the 4×400 relay team to a third-place finish (3:07.48) at the Big Ten Indoor Championships. 

The Hawkeyes have made 50 updates to the program record boards this season, including 17 outdoor top-10 performances.

  • Men’s 100 meters: Walker (1st)
  • Women’s 800 meters: A. Bookin-Nosbisch (1st)
  • Men’s 800 meters: Marshall (1st)
  • Men’s 3K Steeplechase: Kuhn (3rd), Yual (8th)
  • Men’s 10k: Burnett (7th), Yual (8th)
  • Women’s 4×100: Tobias, Love, Duax Magee (T-6th) | Duax, Love, Pattison, Edison (10th)
  • Women’s Discus: Sydnie Smith (8th)
  • Men’s Hammer Throw: Smith (4th), Busch (5th)
  • Women’s Shot Put: Williams (4th)
  • Men’s Javelin: Stein (1st)
  • Women’s Javelin: Korczak (2nd) 
  • Women’s Long Jump: Tobias (3rd), Zeffou-Poaty (5th)

The Hawkeyes reached historic heights this 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. 
  • For the men, 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. 
  • Iowa 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)
    • Daniela Wamokpego – Women’s Triple Jump (13.24m) 


  • The men’s squad retains three Big Ten medalists, 20 conference place-finishers and 10 NCAA Outdoor Championships entries from a team that placed third at the conference meet last season. 
  • Five outdoor men’s record-setters return. That group includes Kresley (100m, 200m), Stein (javelin), West (decathlon) and the 4×100 group of Walker, Kresley, Reed and Allen. 
  • Iowa’s 4×100 relay team placed eighth at NCAA Outdoors last season and 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 men’s decathlon.
  • The women’s program returns three Big Ten medalists and seven entries from the NCAA Outdoor Championships last spring.
  • 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. 
  • The women’s team also returns three of four total individuals from last season that earned All-American honorable mentions.
  • Tobias was the women’s heptathlon Big Ten Champion in 2023. 

The  NCAA West Preliminary is set for May 22-25 in Fayetteville, Arkansas.