Iowa Track & Field Notebook: Hawkeyes Head to NCAA West Prelims


Iowa competes May 22-25 at the NCAA West Preliminary in Fayetteville, Arkansas.


The NCAA West First Rounds will be streamed on ESPN+ (subscription required). 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).

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Iowa has made 21 updates to the program top-10 lists this outdoor season. 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 eighth 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 14th 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 at the Big Ten Championships, firing 81.19 meters (266’ 4”). That throw set a conference meet record and ranks second in NCAA Division I this season.  The Milford, Iowa, native qualified for the U.S. Olympic Trials with the performance.


Iowa men’s track and field was runner-up at the Big Ten Championships on May 12. The men have finished third or better at the outdoor conference meet five times in a row, dating back to 2019. The women’s program placed seventh this season. The Hawkeyes combined for four event championships; Iowa won the men’s 4×100 and men’s 4×400, while throwers Mike Stein and Kat Moody won the men’s javelin and women’s discus, respectively. The men’s program has produced 121 individual event championships and 26 relay titles at outdoor Big Tens. The Iowa women have earned 37 individual Big Ten Titles and six relay championships.


Athletes earn a berth to the NCAA preliminaries by ranking within the top 48 of their respective events. The 24 fastest relays qualify to the NCAA West First Rounds. Athletes with the top 12 times and marks and the 12 fastest relays at the preliminaries advance to the NCAA Championships in Eugene, Oregon, on June 5-8. Iowa qualified 35 entries (19 men, 16 women).

  • Men’s Decathlon: Austin West (Q)
  • Men’s 100 Meters: Kalen Walker (10.09), Damoy Allen (10.27)
  • Men’s 110 Hurdles: Gratt Reed (13.67), Kai Graves-Blanks (13.82), Kalil Johnson (13.85), Grant Conway (13.86)
  • Men’s 200 Meters: Damoy Allen (20.84)
  • Men’s 400 Hurdles: Isaac Lewis (51.28)
  • Men’s 800 Meters: Rivaldo Marshall (1:45.86), Caleb Levy (1:49.39)
  • Men’s 3K Steeplechase: Hayden Kuhn (8:50.99)
  • Men’s 4×100: Walker, Reed, Stapleton Jr., Allen (39.28)
  • Men’s 4×400: Lewis, Pugh, Belken, Marshall (3:05.68)
  • Men’s Triple Jump: Precious Irivi (15.46 meters)
  • Men’s Shot Put: Quintin Lyons (17.86)
  • Men’s Discus: Jordan Johnson (58.03 meters)
  • Men’s Hammer Throw: Sean Smith (67.78 meters), Austin Busch (66.70 meters)
  • Men’s Javelin: Mike Stein (81.19 meters)
  • Women’s 100 Meters: Lia Love (11.36)
  • Women’s 100 Hurdles: Paige Magee (12.93), Tionna Tobias (13.18)
  • Women’s 200 Meters: Lia Love (23.34)
  • Women’s 400 Hurdles: Mariel Bruxvoort (57.45), Paige Magee (58.03)
  • Women’s 800 Meters: Alli Bookin-Nosbisch (2:03.24)
  • Women’s 4×100: Pattison, Love, Duax, Magee (44.07)
  • Women’s High Jump: Annie Wirth (1.76 meters)
  • Women’s Long Jump: Tionna Tobias (6.51 meters), Maud Zeffou-Poaty (6.19 meters)
  • Women’s Triple Jump: Daniela Wamokpego (13.21 meters)
  • Women’s Shot Put: Kat Moody (16.83 meters), Wisdom Williams (15.78 meters)
  • Women’s Discus: Kat Moody (59.31 meters)
  • Women’s Javelin: Lizzy Korczak (50.62 meters)


The men’s squad retains 10 NCAA Outdoor Championships entries. The men’s 4×100 relay team placed eighth at nationals last season. Senior Austin West is Iowa’s top returner from NCAA Outdoors last season, where he was third (8,054 points) in the men’s decathlon.

The women’s program returns seven entries from the NCAA Outdoor Championships last spring. Senior Paige Magee competed in three events at nationals, including the 100 hurdles, 400 hurdles and 4×400. The women’s team also returns three of four total individuals from last season that earned All-American honorable mentions.


Seniors Mariel Bruxvoort, Paige Magee and Tionna Tobias contribute to a women’s hurdle group that is ranked fifth in the nation in the 400 hurdles and seventh in the 100 hurdles. Magee set the school record in the 100 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 indoor 60 hurdles (7.99) and was a second-team All-American in the event. Iowa ranks sixth nationally in the men’s 110 hurdles with four qualifiers. Seniors Grant Conway and Gratt Reed rank top-10 in program history for the event, while junior Kalil Johnson returns from a school-record shuttle hurdle relay team. Freshman Isaac Lewis is a qualifier in the men’s 400 hurdles.


Iowa enters five men’s throwers and four women’s throwers at the preliminary. Two throwers were Big Ten Champions last time out, with Mike Stein in the men’s javelin (81.19 meters) and Kat Moody in the women’s discus (59.31 meters). Sophomore Lizzy Korczak is second in program history in the women’s javelin (50.62 meters), while sophomore Wisdom Williams is fourth in the women’s shot put (15.78 meters). In the men’s hammer throw, sophomore Sean Smith ranks second in school history (67.78 meters) and redshirt freshman Austin Busch is fourth (66.70 meters). Senior Jordan Johnson is sixth men’s program history in the men’s discus (59.52 meters). Senior Quintin Lyons qualified for Iowa in the men’s shot put.


In addition to her hurdle prowess, Tobias was a Big Ten runner-up last time out in the women’s long jump (6.23 meters). 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 at the Jim Click Shootout, tying for sixth 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 rank 12th nationally in the long jump.


Iowa placed eighth at the NCAA Outdoor Championships last season in the men’s 4×100. Kalen Walker, Gratt Reed and Damoy Allen return from that squad and joined De’Andre Stapleton Jr. to win a conference championship last time out at Big Ten Outdoors. Walker has been stellar for Iowa this season, setting program records in the 100 meters (10.09) and 60 meters (6.51). 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).


Senior Alli Bookin-Nosbisch broke the school record in the women’s 800 meters at the Florida Relays, racing 2:03.26. She also set the indoor record (2:03.42) this season. For the men, senior Rivaldo Marshall became Iowa’s first national champion in the 800 meters, running 1:46.96 at Indoor Nationals. The Kingston, Jamaica, product owns the program record both outdoors (1:45.86) and indoors (1:46.86). He is a two-time USTFCCCA Men’s Athlete of the Week. His outdoor time ranks eighth nationally and surpasses the Olympic Trials standard.


The Hawkeyes have made 54 updates to the program record boards this season, including 21 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)
  • Men’s 4×100: Walker, Reed, Stapleton Jr., Allen (7th)
  • Women’s Discus: Kat Moody (3rd), Sydnie Smith (8th)
  • Women’s Hammer Throw: Alivia Bauer(10th)
  • Men’s Hammer Throw: Smith (4th), Busch (4th)
  • 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)
  • Men’s Triple Jump: Precious Irivi (8th)
  • Women’s Triple Jump: Daniela Wamokpego (3rd)


The women’s team placed third at Big Ten Indoors, matching the program’s best finish set last year. The Hawkeyes tallied 73 points and sent three qualifiers to nationals. Rivaldo Marshall became the first men’s 800 national champion in program history, and the Iowa men placed ninth with 21 points. Iowa had four qualifiers and three All-Americans.


The NCAA Championships are set for June 5-8 in Eugene, Oregon.