University of Iowa Athletics
Hurdles

Ethan Holmes

Class Fr.
Hometown Clinton, Iowa
High School Clinton

2014 — Indoor – led team in 60-meter hurdles (7.85) and ran third leg on team-leading 1,600-meter relay (3:11.73)… won 60-meter hurdles (7.91), running a season-best 7.85 in prelims, and placed second in 200 meters (21.91) at Iowa Invite… ran 60-meter hurdles (8.02) and 200 meters (21.71), and ran third leg on 1,600-meter relay that placed seventh (3:11.45) at Big Ten Championships… placed eighth in 60-meter hurdles (8.08) and 33rd in 200 meters (21.76) at Tyson Invite… placed fifth in 400 meters at Bill Bergan Invite (48.60)… ran 200 meters (21.84) and 60-meter hurdles (8.06) at Husker Invite… won 200 meters (21.92) and placed second in 60-meter hurdles (8.07) at Big 4 Duals… placed fourth in 60-meter hurdles (8.09) and ninth in 60 meters (7.03) at Jack Johnson Classic… Outdoor – won 400-meter hurdles at Musco Twilight (50.83) while competing unattached.

2013 — Indoor – led team in 200 (21.23) and 400 meters (47.63)… won 400 meters (47.63) and placed second in 60-meter hurdles (7.83) at Bill Bergan Invite… the 400-meter time ranks ninth all-time at Iowa… placed sixth in 60-meter hurdles (7.88) and 200 meters (21.38) at Big Ten Championships… ran collegiate-best 21.23 in Big Ten 200-meter prelims, which ranks fourth all-time at Iowa… ran lead leg on team-leading 1,600-meter relay that placed seventh in 3:10.32 at Big Ten meet… placed second in 60-meter hurdles (7.84), running a collegiate-best 7.82 in prelims, and won 200 meters (21.27) at ISU qualifier… the 60-meter hurdles time ranks second all-time at Iowa… placed 13th in 200 meters (21.49) at Tyson Invite… won 60-meter hurdles (7.84) and 200 meters (21.57) at Iowa Invite… Outdoor – first team All-American, running third leg on 400-meter relay placed sixth at NCAA Championships… same 4×1 relay set school record (39.31) in prelims at NCAA Championships… placed 10th in 400-meter hurdles at NCAA Championships, earned second team All-America honors… two-time Big Ten Champion, winning 400-meter hurdles (50.78) and running third leg on winning 400-meter relay (40.20)… placed 10th in 400-meter hurdles semifinal round with a team-leading and collegiate-best 50.51 at NCAA West Preliminary… that time ranks sixth all-time at Iowa… placed seventh in 110-meter hurdles at Big Ten Championships (14.44)… ran third leg on 400-meter relay that set school record (39.35) and won race at Jim Click Shootout… previous record of 39.48 was set in 1984… ran third leg on 400-meter relay that placed sixth at NCAA West Preliminary (39.79)… won 400-meter hurdles (50.67) and placed second in 110-meter hurdles (13.77) at Jim Click Shootout… placed fifth in 110-meter hurdles at Drake Relays (13.97)… ran third leg on 400-meter relay that placed third at Drake Relays (39.66), which ranks third all-time at Iowa… won 400-meter hurdles (51.75) and placed second in 110-meter hurdles (13.95) at Alabama Relays… won 200 meters (21.67) and placed sixth in 100 meters (11.01) at Lee Calhoun Invite… letterwinner.

2012 — Indoor – placed fifth in 400 meters at Iowa Invite (50.54), 12th at ISU Qualifier (48.61) and 21st at Big Ten Championships (49.01)… Outdoor – led team in 110 (13.74) and 400-meter hurdles (51.10) and as part of 1,600-meter relay (3:05.77)… placed 18th in 400-meter hurdles (51.68) and 19th in 110-meter hurdles (13.93) at NCAA Championships… placed second in 110-meter hurdles (13.74) and fifth in 400-meter hurdles (51.10), and ran third leg on 1,600-meter relay that placed fourth in 3:05.77 at Big Ten Championships… the relay time ranks seventh all-time at Iowa… placed 12th in 110 (13.80) and 400-meter hurdles (51.31) at NCAA West Preliminary… placed fourth in 110-meter hurdles (13.86) and 400-meter hurdles (51.17) at Drake Relays… won 400-meter hurdles (51.24) and placed second in 110-meter hurdles (14.01) at Musco Twilight XIII… letterwinner.

2011 — Indoor – All-American, running second leg on 1,600-meter relay that placed fourth at NCAA Championships (3:07.16)… also ran second leg on 1,600-meter relay that won Big Ten title (3:12.13) and set school record of 3:06.66 at Last Chance Qualifier… posted career best times in the 60 meter hurdles (8.08) and the 400 meters (47.85) at the ISU Classic… the 60-meter hurdles time ranks fifth in school history… ran third leg on winning 1,600-meter relay at Razorback Invite (3:07.84) and Iowa State Classic (3:08.85)… those times rank third and eighth, respectively, all-time at Iowa… placed seventh in 400 meters (48.48) at Big Ten Championships… Outdoor – placed 14th in 400-meter hurdles (51.06) and 22nd in 110-meter hurdles (14.06) at NCAA Championships, earning second team All-America honors… placed second in 110-meter hurdles (13.73) and 400-meter hurdles (50.65), while running lead leg on 1,600-meter relay that placed second (3:06.70) at Big Ten Championships, helping team to first Big Ten title since 1967… those hurdle times led team, were collegiate-bests and rank fourth and sixth, respectively, all-time at Iowa… placed 12th in 110-meter hurdles (13.80) and 400-meter hurdles (50.70), while running second leg on 1,600-meter relay that placed sixth (3:07.58) at NCAA West Regional… placed third in 110-meter hurdles (13.93) and seventh in 400-meter hurdles (51.01), while running third leg on 1,600-meter relay that placed second at Drake Relays (3:07.23)… won 400-meter hurdles at LSU Invite (51.85) and Musco Twilight XII (51.05), placing second at Sun Angel Classic (51.54)… letterwinner.

2010 – Indoor – redshirted…Outdoor – posted a season-best 14.49 in 110-meter hurdles at Big Ten Championships… competed in 110-meter hurdles at NCAA West Regional (40th, 14.91)… ran season-best 52.94 in 400-meter hurdles at Musco Twilight XI… won 110-meter hurdles at Iowa Invitational (14.87)… ran third leg on second place 1,600-meter relay at Musco Twilight XI (3:10.45)… placed second in 400-meter hurdles at Razorback Invite (52.83) and third at Iowa Invite (53.16).

High School — state champion in 110-meter hurdles as a senior and in 400-meter hurdles as a junior… two-time state runner-up in 400-meter hurdles, placing second in 110-meter hurdles, 800-meter relay and 1,600-meter relay once… six-time conference and district hurdles champion… also ran on conference and district champion 800 and 1,600-meter relays senior year… set school record in 400-meter hurdles (52.71)… other best times were 14.33 in 110-meter hurdles and 49.6 in 400 meters… three-time team MVP… two-time team captain… also lettered in swimming and cross country… two-time member of school’s 3.0 club… coached by Anthony Smith and Wes Golden.

Personal — born March 16, 1991… son of Dan and Renee Holmes… art and health and human physiology major.

Holmes’ Collegiate Bests
Event Time Meet Date
60 Meters (I) 6.96 Iowa Open/td> 1/12/13
60 Hurdles (I) 7.82 at ISU Qualifier 3/2/13
100 Meters (I) 11.01 at Lee Calhoun Invitational 4/13/13
110 Hurdles (O) 13.73 Big Ten Championships 5/15/11
200 Meters (I) 21.23 at Big Ten Championships 2/22/13
200 Meters (O) 21.67 at Lee Calhoun Invitational 4/13/13
400 Meters (I) 47.63 at Bill Bergan Invitational 1/26/13
400 Hurdles (O) 50.51 at NCAA West Preliminary 5/24/13