Hawkeyes Advance 5 to Quarterfinals

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – University of Iowa women’s track and field advanced five student-athletes to the quarterfianls on Thursday at the NCAA West Preliminary. 

In the first round of the 100 meters, senior Lia Love raced a wind-aided 11.16 to advance automatically out of her heat. Love wasn’t finished, closing her day with a personal-record 23.04 to qualify automatically to the quarterfinals. 

Senior Paige Magee qualified automatically in the 100-hurdles in 12.92. That time is a season best and comes within two-hundredths of her personal record. Magee was sixth overall in the first round. 

Iowa also advanced in the 400 hurdles, with senior Mariel Bruxvoort racing 57.98 to take 17th overall.

Senior Alli Bookin-Nosbisch emerged from a tight 800-meter heat with an auto-bid for the weekend. Bookin-Nosbisch ran 2:04.88 to secure the final spot, with the top four results finishing within 0.82 seconds of one another. Bookin-Nosbisch’s time was ninth overall on the day.

I thought the women had a fantastic day overall. Paige got us started off great by winning her heat in the 100 hurdles with a season’s best performance. That got the momentum going for the women’s team, and Lia continued it with a great performance to get an automatic bid in her heat. Mariel Bruxvoort ran a very competitive race in the 400 hurdles and just missed out on an automatic placing, but still made it to the quarterfinal based on time. She is really close to putting a complete race together and running 56 high. 

“Lia came back after her 100 and executed a terrific race in the 200. That is the best curve I have seen her run all year, and she held on at the end to get the automatic qualification for Saturday. That is her wind-legal PR, and now she is knocking on the door of 22 seconds in the 200.

“Alli Bookin-Nosbisch competed hard to qualify automatically in a competitive heat. She dug deep when she needed to and brought the same consistency we have seen from her all year. I am excited for Alli heading into Saturday.

“Paige and Kat competed really well in the 400 hurdles and the shot put, but unfortunately it wasn’t enough today. Kat had her season’s best performance and was just off of her PR to give herself a chance to qualify. I am excited that Kat has another opportunity in the discus. We had a great day overall and I am excited to see what we can get qualified to Eugene on Saturday.”

Iowa men’s track and field athletes compete to qualify for the NCAA Championships tomorrow on the third of four days at the NCAA West Preliminary in Fayetteville, Arkansas. The women’s program closes out competition on Saturday. 


Women’s 100 Meters First Round
18. Lia Love – 11.16 (+3.3), Q

Women’s 110-Meter Hurdles First Round
6. Paige Magee – 12.92 Q
43. Tionna Tobias – 14.02

Women’s 200 Meters First Round
19. Lia Love – 23.04 Q, PR + 5th at Iowa

Women’s 400-Meter Hurdles First Round
17. Mariel Bruxvoort – 57.98 q
25. Paige Magee – 58.86

Women’s 800 Meters First Round
9. Alli Bookin-Nosbisch – 2:04.88 Q

Women’s Javelin First Round
36. Lizzy Korczak – 44.96 meters (147’ 6”)

Women’s Long Jump First Round
31. Tionna Tobias – 6.19 meters (20’ 3.75”)

Women’s Shot Put First Round
14. Kat Moody – 16.91 meters (55 5.75”)
37. Wisdom Williams – 15.60 meters (51’ 2.25”)