Magee Sets School Record En Route to All-America Honor

EUGENE, Ore. – Senior hurdler Paige Magee became a second-team All-American with a new school record of 12.88 in the 100-meter hurdles at Hayward Field on Thursday night.

“The consistency in my start and drive phase translated really well to the success of my race,” Magee said. “While there were a couple things I could have cleaned up, it’s setting me up really well for the Olympic Trials.”

Magee’s time was good for 13th overall, earning the Columbia, Missouri, native second-team All-America honors. Magee missed qualifying to the finals by just under one-tenth of a second. In addition, she reached the Olympic Trial qualifying standard.

“It’s so easy to always want more, and I do, but looking back, I came into college running 13.98 and just ran 12.88,” Magee added. “I’m really excited for the next time I am on this track and for indoor season next year.”

In the finale of her collegiate outdoor career, Magee produced her best result. Her previous best and school record was set at the 2023 Big Ten Championships, where she finished runner-up in 12.90. Magee concludes her outdoor career as a two-time second-team All-American and four-time honorable mention honoree.

Decathlete Austin West withdrew from the event due to injury after five events. The senior from Iowa City wrapped up a decorated career as a six-time All-American, decathlon school-record holder and 2023 Big Ten 400-meter hurdles champion.

“I’m extremely proud of how well Paige competed today. She came out and had her all-time best performance at the NCAA Championships and you can’t ask for more than that. Unfortunately, it wasn’t enough to push her through to the finals. This is her last NCAA Outdoor Championships as a Hawkeye, but I am excited that she is coming back for one last opportunity next indoor season. She has the ability to make the final there and I know she is motivated to make that happen. It was unfortunate that Austin had to medically withdraw today and I know he is super disappointed. He has had an amazing career as a Hawkeye and will go down as one of the all-time greats to wear the Iowa uniform in any sport. We are hopeful he can be back for the Olympic Trials in a couple of weeks.”

Women’s 100-meter Hurdles Semifinals
13. Paige Magee – 12.88, PR + 1st at Iowa

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