University of Iowa Athletics
Mid Distance

Carter Lilly

Class Fr.
Hometown Sioux City, Iowa
High School Sioux City East

2019 — Indoor – redshirted… ran season-best 800 meters at Iowa State Classic (1:49.17) while competing unattached… won 800 meters (1:49.82) and placed second in 600 meters (1:16.69) at Meyo Invite while competing unattached… placed second in 600 meters at Larry Wieczorek Invite (1:17.83) and third at Jimmy Grant Invite (1:19.78) while competing unattached… Outdoor – B1G Champion, running third leg on winning 1,600-meter relay (3:07.36)… anchored team-leading sprint medley (3:20.71) and 3,200-meter relays (7:22.50) at Drake Relays… the 3,200-meter relay ranks second all-time at Iowa… ran 800 meters at Bryan Clay Invite (1:47.52) and Florida Relays (1:48.95)… Academic All-Big Ten.

2018 — Indoor – Big Ten Champion, running third leg on winning distance medley relay at conference meet (9:45.10)… that time ranks third all-time at Iowa… ran third leg on school record-setting distance medley relay at Alex Wilson Invite (9:33.90)… ran season-best and team-leading 800 meters at ISU Classic (1:50.13)… placed fourth in 600 meters at Wieczorek Invite (1:17.79)… won 400 meters at Hawkeye Invite (48.66)… Outdoor – redshirted… ran 400 meters at Musco Twilight (48.13) and won 800 meters at Kip Janvrin (1:50.64) while competing unattached… anchored runner-up 3,200-meter relay at Drake Relays (7:28.37)… that time ranks fourth all-time at Iowa… USTFCCCA all-academic team member… academic All-Big Ten… Dean’s List student.

2017 — Indoor – second team All-American, placing 12th in 800 meters at NCAA Championships (1:48.97)… set school record in 800 meters (1:47.33) and won 600 meters (1:17.20) at Meyo Invite… the 600-meter time led team and ranks third all-time at Iowa… anchored then-school record-setting distance medley relay at Big Ten Championships (9:44.07)… that time ranks second all-time at Iowa… placed fourth in 800 meters at Big Ten meet (1:48.54)… placed third in 600 meters at Larry Wieczorek Invite (1:17.30), sixth in 800 meters at Iowa State Classic (1:47.82) and second in 400 meters at Black & Gold Premier (48.73)… Outdoor – placed eighth in 800 meters with a team-leading 1:47.51 at Mt. SAC Relays… anchored 1,600-meter relay (3:03.78) and sprint medley relay (3:18.73) at Florida Relays… those times rank sixth and seventh, respectively, all-time at Iowa… anchored Drake Relays champion sprint medley (3:20.40) and 3,200-meter relays (7:24.77)… the 3,200-meter relay time leads team and ranks third all-time at Iowa… placed seventh in 800 meters at Florida Relays (1:48.09), 14th at NCAA West Preliminary (1:48.65), ran event at Big Ten Championships (1:49.42) and placed at Jim Click Shootout (1:49.82)… academic All-Big Ten… Dean’s List student… letterwinner.

2016 — earned team Silver Hawk award… Indoor – placed fifth in 600 meters at Big Ten Championships (1:17.43), running a team-leading 1:17.34 in prelims…ran third leg on team-leading 1,600-meter relay that placed fourth at Big Ten Championships in 3:07.24… that time ranks eighth all-time at Iowa… placed seventh in 800 meters at ISU Classic (1:49.09) and fourth at Razorback Invite (1:49.37)… won 600 meters at Border Battle (1:19.24) and placed second in 600 yards at Big 4 Duals (1:09.67)… Outdoor – honorable mention All-American, placing 20th in 800 meters at NCAA Championships (1:50.84)… led team in 600 (1:15.64) and 800 meters (1:47.32)… NCAA qualifier, placing eighth in 800 meters at NCAA West Preliminary (1:48.55)… anchored team-leading sprint medley relay to Drake Relays title in 3:18.53 and ran third leg on team-leading 3,200-meter relay (7:30.32) at Drake Relays… those times rank sixth all-time at Iowa… placed second in 800 meters with a collegiate-best 1:47.32 at Texas Invite… that time ranks second all-time at Iowa… placed fourth in 800 meters at Big Ten Championships (1:47.54)… placed second in 600 meters at Musco Twilight (1:15.64)… academic All-Big Ten… Dean’s List student… USTFCCCA All-Academic Team member.. letterwinner.

2015 — Indoor – placed fifth in 600 meters with a team-leading 1:18.37 at Big Ten Championships… placed second in 600 meters (1:20.55), ran 400 meters (49.68) and anchored 1,600-meter relay to second-place finish (3:14.30) at Husker Invite… placed sixth in 800 meters at Alex Wilson Invite (1:51.40), which ranks 10th all-time at Iowa… placed third in 800 meters at Big 4 Duals (1:52.75) and ran event at ISU Classic (1:53.46)… placed fifth in 1,000 meters at Border Battle (2:29.60)… Outdoor – ran third leg on team-leading distance medley relay (10:07.07) and lead leg on team-leading 3,200-meter relay (7:31.48) at Drake Relays… the 3,200-meter relay time ranks eighth all-time at Iowa… placed seventh in 800 meters at Mt. SAC Relays (1:50.12), fifth at Baldy Castillo Invite (1:50.87), second at Musco Twilight (1:51.15) and Jim Duncan Invite (1:51.33) and ran event at Florida Relays (1:50.81), Big Ten Championships (1:50.85), Beach Invite (1:50.38)… ran lead leg on winning 1,600-meter relay at Musco Twilight (3:10.66)… letterwinner.

High School — two-time state runner-up in the 800 meters his junior and senior year (1:51)… placed fifth in the 400 meters (49.16) at the state meet as a senior… member of the national honor society and student council.

Personal — born October 19, 1995… son of Kevin and Jane Lilly… has a brother, Jake… pre-med major.

Lilly’s Collegiate Bests
Event Time Meet Date
600 Meters (O) 1:15.64 Musco Twilight 2/26/16
800 Meters (O) 1:46.32 at U.S. Outdoor Championships 6/22/18