University of Iowa Athletics

Betsy Flood

Class Fr.
Hometown Des Moines, Iowa
High School Dowling

2012 — Indoor – placed third in mile (4:57.77) at Adidas Classic, sixth in 3,000 meters (9:34.84) at Iowa State Classic and 14th in 3,000 meters (9:42.00) at Big Ten Championships… Outdoor – ran lead leg on team-leading and Drake Relays champion 6,400-meter relay (19:16.73)… that time ranks third all-time at Iowa… placed second in 5,000 meters (16:21.21) and fourth in 1,500 meters (4:19.62) at Big Ten Championships… the 1,500-meter time led team… placed 13th in 1,500 meters at Drake Relay (4:28.77)… ran 5,000 meters at Stanford Invite (16:57.03) and placed 24th at NCAA West Preliminary (17:06.54)… academic All-Big Ten… Iowa’s Female Outstanding Big Ten Sportsmanship Award honoree… Iowa women’s track and field Big Ten Sportsmanship Award honoree… letterwinner.

2011 — Indoor – runner-up in 3,000 (9:17.09) and 5,000 meters (16:15.67) at Big Ten Championships, posting team-leading and collegiate-best times… the 3,000-meter time ranks fourth and the 5,000-meter time ranks seventh all-time at Iowa… ran collegiate-best 800 meters (2:12.73) at Iowa Open… anchored distance medley relay to second place (11:24.47) at Razorback Invite… that time ranks fourth all-time at Iowa…. Outdoor – placed 15th in 5,000 meters (16:08.63) at NCAA Championships, earning second team All-America honors… placed fifth in 5,000 meters with collegiate-best and team-leading 16:04.46 at NCAA West Regional… that time ranks fourth all-time at Iowa… placed second in 5,000 (16:12.01) and 10,000 (35:05.10) meters at Big Ten Championships… the 10,000-meter time led team and ranks eighth all-time at Iowa… won 3,000 meters at Musco Twilight XII with team-leading 9:29.89… ran on runner-up 6,400-meter relay that clocked 19:17.52 at the Drake Relays, which ranks fourth all-time at Iowa… placed seventh in 1,500 meters (4:22.94) at Drake Relays… academic All-Big Ten… letterwinner… Cross Country – placed 21st at Big Ten Championships (20:52-6,000 meters) and 43rd at NCAA Midwest Regional (22:15-6,000 meters)… placed fifth at Loyola Lakefront Invite (17:33-5,000 meters) and posted a 21:12 (6,000 meters) at Adidas Invite… academic All-Big Ten… team earned USTFCCCA all-academic honors… letterwinner.

2010 — Indoor – ran collegiate-best, provisional qualifying mile at Big Ten Championships (4:42.70), which ranks sixth all-time at Iowa… ran provisional qualifying 3,000-meter at Meyo Invite (9:32.09)… ran lead leg on provisional qualifying distance medley that placed third at Big Tens (11:25.01)… that time ranks fifth all-time at Iowa… Outdoor – placed third at Big Tens in 1,500 meters with team-leading collegiate-best 4:17.75, which ranks second all-time at Iowa… placed 10th in 1,500 meters at NCAA Regional (4:20.20) and 15th at NCAA Championships (4:19.75)… won 3,000 meters at Musco Twilight XI with a team-leading collegiate-best 9:22.63, which ranks fourth all-time at Iowa… placed second in 5,000 meters at Stanford Invite with a team-leading 16:32.34… ran lead leg on second-place 6,400-meter relay (19:05.63) and fourth-place 3,200-meter relay (8:54.45) at Drake Relays… 6,400-meter time set a school record and the 3,200-meter relay time ranks seventh all-time at Iowa… academic All-Big Ten… Cross Country – earned all-region and second-team all-Big Ten honors… placed ninth at NCAA Regional, running a collegiate best time of 20:22 in 6,000 meters to earn a NCAA Championships bid… the time ranks fifth in school history… placed 66th out of 253 competitors at NCAA Championships (21:06)… led team at Big Ten Championships, placing eighth in 6,000 meters (20:36)… was team’s top finisher at Pre NCAA Invite, placing 34th in 6,000 meters (20:54)… ran a collegiate best time of 17:28 in 5,000 meters at Notre Dame Invite to finish 45th… ran a collegiate best in 3,000 meters at Iowa Invite (10:18), placing third… that time ranks fourth all-time at Iowa… finished second in 3,000 meters at Hawkeye Invite (20:24)… academic All-Big Ten… team earned USTFCCCA all-academic honors… letterwinner.

2009 — Indoor – ran third leg on team-leading distance medley relay that placed third in 11:27.34 at Big Ten Championships to provisional qualify for NCAA meet… that time ranks sixth all-time at Iowa… led team in mile (4:51.75) at Iowa State Classic… ran 4:52.35 mile at Big Ten Championships… ran collegiate-best 600 meters (1:35.42) at Iowa Invite and season-best 800 meters (2:16.67) at Jack Johnson Classic… Outdoor – ran a team-leading 4:24.11 in 1,500 meters at NCAA Championships prelims… placed fourth in 1,500 meters (4:25.98) at NCAA Midwest Regional to earn all-region honors and a NCAA automatic bid… qualified for regional meet in 1,500 meters (4:24.91)… placed 10th in 1,500 meters (4:27.39) at Big Ten meet, running a 4:24.91 in the prelims… ran team-leading and collegiate-best 800 meters (2:11.69) at Illinois Invite… ran lead legs on team-leading 3,200-meter (8:53.81) and 6,400-meter (19:36.43) relays at Drake Relays… those times both rank fourth and fifth, respectively, all-time at Iowa… Iowa’s women’s track Big Ten Sportsmanship Award winner… letterwinner… Cross Country – placed 26th at Big Ten Championships with a collegiate-best 21:29 (6,000 meters) placed 26th at Big Ten Championships with a season-best 21:29 (6,000 meters)… placed 44th at NCAA Regional (21:57) and 46th at NCAA Pre-Nationals (21:33)… won Hawkeye Invite with a season-best 10:20 (3,000 meters)… placed 37th at Wisconsin Adidas Invite (17:52)… team earned USTFCCCA all-academic honors… academic All-Big Ten… letterwinner.

2008 — Cross Country – ran season bests in 3,000 meters (10:41) at Hawkeye Invite, 5,000 meters (17:34) at Auburn Invite and 6,000 meters (21:37) at NCAA Midwest Regional… placed 39th at Big Ten Championships (22:03) and 40th at NCAA Midwest Regional (22:06)… team earned USTFCCCA all-academic honors… letterwinner.

High School — four-time state champion in track, earning four all-state honors… cross country team won state title her senior year after placing second in 2006… set school records in 800 (2:11) and 1,500 meters (4:33), and as part of 3,200 (9:17) and distance medley relays (4:02)… won 1,500 meters (4:35) and set new 3,200-meter relay record (8:58) at 2006 USATF Nationals… also competed in swimming and basketball… honor roll student, earning academic excellence medal… cross country team MVP as a junior… coaches were Father Jim Kirby and Larry Weier.

Personal — born March 24, 1990… daughter of Steve and Ann Flood… international studies major.

Flood’s Collegiate Bests

Event Time Meet Date
600 Meters (I) 1:35.42 Iowa Invitational 2/19/10
800 Meters (I) 2:12.73 Iowa Open 1/15/11
800 Meters (O) 2:11.69 at Illinois Invitational 5/2/09
1,500 Meters (O) 4:17.75 at Big Ten Championships 5/14/10
Mile (I) 4:42.70 at Big Ten Championships 2/27/10
3,000 Meters (I) 9:20.09 at Big Ten Championships 2/27/11
3,000 Meters (O) 9:22.63 Musco Twilight XI  9/18/10
3,000 Meters (CC) 10:18 Iowa Invite 8/29/08
5,000 Meters (I) 16:20.67 at Big Ten Championships 2/27/11
5,000 Meters (O)  16:04.46 at NCAA West Regional 5/28/11
5,000 Meters (CC) 17:28 at Notre Dame Invitational 10/1/10
6,000 Meters (CC) 20:22 at NCAA Regional 11/13/10
10,000 Meters (O) 35:05.10 Big Ten Championships 5/13/11