2018 — Indoor – did not compete…. Outdoor – won javelin with a team-leading 196-6 (59.90m) at Musco Twilight… letterwinner.
2017 — Indoor – did not compete… Outdoor – placed 11th in javelin with a team-leading 201-6 (61.42m) at Baldy Castillo Invite… letterwinner.
2016 — Indoor – did not compete… Outdoor – placed eighth in javelin with a team-leading and collegiate-best 205-11 (62.77m) at Pepsi Florida Relays… that mark ranks sixth all-time at Iowa… placed 11th in javelin at Baldy Castillo Invite (203-4, 61.99m), won event at Musco Twilight (198-3, 60.43m), and placed 11th at Big Ten Championships (197-4, 60.14m) and seventh at Texas Invite (193-11, 59.10m)… letterwinner.
2015 — Indoor – placed seventh in long jump (19-2 3/4, 5.96m) and eighth in shot put (40-4 3/4, 12.31m) at Border Battle… placed seventh in shot put at Big 4 Duals (42-0, 12.80m)… Outdoor – placed ninth in javelin with a collegiate-best 202-5 3/4 (61.71m) at Big Ten Championships… that mark ranks eighth all-time at Iowa… competed in javelin at Beach Invite (201-4, 61.38) and placed third at Musco Twilight (195-9, 59.66m)… academic All-Big Ten… letterwinner.
High School — three-time conference champion as a junior in 100 meters, 400-meter and 1,600-meter relays and runner-up in 200 meters… placed eighth in discus and ninth in 100 meters at 2013 state meet… conference runner-up in discus and shot put senior year and school record-holder in discus (156-5)… member of four state-qualifying relays junior year… member of conference-winning 800-meter relay as a freshman… played wide receiver on University of Nebraska’s football team before transferring to Iowa.
Personal — born March 24, 1995… son of Norman and Stephanie Balke… has three sisters, Molly, Kayla and Bree… environmental science major.
|Balke’s Collegiate Bests|
|Javelin (O)||205-11 (62.77m)||at Pepsi Florida Relays||3/31/16|