University of Iowa Athletics
Distance

Elyse Prescott

Class Sr.
Hometown Urbandale, Iowa
High School Urbandale
Previous School Minnesota

2020 — Indoor – ran collegiate-best and team-leading mile at Iowa State Classic (4:55.01)… ran mile at Hawkeye Invite (5:00.40) and Black & Gold Invite (5:01.03)… ran 3,000 meters (9:51.72) and 5,000 meters (17:49.36) at B1G Championships… ran 3,000 meters at Meyo Invite (9:52.66)… B1G Sportsmanship Award honoree.

2019 — Indoor – placed 14th in 3,000 meters and ran a collegiate-best 16:53.02 to place 16th in 5,000 meters at B1G Championships… Outdoor – placed 15th in 3,000-meters steeplechase (10:49.88) and 25th in 5,000 meters (17:19.63) at the B1G Championships… ran collegiate-best 4:31.63 in 1,500 meters at Drake Relays… ran a career-best 10:36.74 in 3,000-meter steeplechase at the Duke Invite… academic All-Big Ten… Cross Country – one of five Hawkeyes to compete in all six races… Iowa’s second finisher at Notre Dame Invite and third finisher at four races… posted collegiate bests at Hawkeye Invite (14:32.6-4,000 meters), Notre Dame Invite (17:24.24-5,000 meters), and B1G Championships (21:28.3-8,000 meters)… Iowa’s B1G Sportsmanship Award winner… letterwinner.

2018 — Indoor – ran season bests in mile at Power Five Invite (4:57.00) and 3,000 meters at Larry Wieczorek Invite (9:48.84)… Outdoor – placed 14th in the 3,000-meter steeplechase at B1G Championships (10:44.86)… B1G Distinguished Scholar and academic All-Big Ten honoree… Cross Country – team captain… named Minnesota’s Big Ten Cross Country Sportsmanship Award recipient… ran a season bests  in 5,000 meters at Battle in Beantown (18:12) and 6,000-meters at Pre-Nationals (22:11.0)… Big Ten Distinguished Scholar and Academic All-Big Ten honoree.

2017 — Track – redshirted… Indoor – competed unattached at five meets… Outdoor – competed unattached at two meets… Cross Country – competed in eight races… ran a career-best 6,000 meters as the top Gopher and overall runner-up at Jack’s Run (20:56.7)… finished sixth on the team at the Big Ten Championship (21:43.5), NCAA Midwest Regional (21:19.84), and NCAA Championship (21:46.40)… finished second on the team and 29th overall in the open race at the Nuttycombe Wisconsin Invite… B1G Distinguished Scholar and academic All-Big Ten honoree.

2016 — Cross Country – ran in six meets… ran a career-best 5,000 meters (17:34.)4 as the runner-up in the open race at the Notre Dame Invitational.

High School — three-time all-conference and all-state honoree in cross country… earned back-to-back top-five finishes at state meet… led team first state cross country title in school history… two-time all-conference and all-state honoree in track… ran on conference champion 3,200-meter relay as a senior… 10-time state qualifier, competing in 800 meters, 1,500 meters, 3,000 meters, and as part of 3,200-meter and distance medley relays… earned five top-three state meet finishes… two-time state champion as part of 3,200-meter relay… placed third in 3,000 meters (9:45.72) and 1,500 meters (4:33.42), and placed seventh in 800 meters (2:15.54) at state meet senior year… placed second as part of distance medley relay, placed sixth in 1,500 meters, and seventh in the 800 meters at the state meet sophomore year, helping team to state title… set school records in the 3,000 meters, 800 meters, and as part of 3,200-meter and distance medley relays… lettered four years in both cross country and track & field, and two in basketball… coached by Dan Davis, Brooke Schupbach, and Randy Hutchison… National Honor Society member and honor roll student.

Personal — daughter of Jay and Tami Prescott… mother ran cross country and track & field at Iowa State… father played basketball at Westmar College… brother Drew ran cross country and track at Creighton University, and brother Quinn was a member of the track & field team at the University of Northwestern St. Paul… kinesiology major.

Prescott’s Collegiate Bests
Event Time Meet Date
1,500 Meters (O) 4:31.63 at Drake Relays 2019
Mile (I) 4:55.01 at Iowa State Classic 2/15/20
3,000 Meters (I) 9:48.84 at Larry Wiezcorek Invitational 2018
3,000 Steeplechase (O) 10:36.74 at Duke Invitational 2019
4,000 Meters (CC) 14:32.6 Hawkeye Invitational 9/6/19
5,000 Meters (I) 16:53.02 at B1G Championships 2019
5,000 Meters (CC) 17:24.24 at Notre Dame Invitational 10/4/19
6,000 Meters (CC) 20:56.7 at Jack’s Run 2017