2019 — Indoor – ran collegiate-best mile at Meyo Invite (4:10.60) and 5,000 meters at Iowa State Classic (14:24.17)… ran 3,000 meters at Larry Wieczorek Invite (8:17.76)… Outdoor – ran 1,500 meters at at Baldy Castillo Invite (3:57.48)and 10,000 meters at Mike Fanelli Track Classic (30:10.40)… Academic All-Big Ten.
2018 — Indoor – ran collegiate-best 3,000 meters at Iowa State Classic (8:16.75) and fourth in mile at Hawkeye Invite (4:14.01)… ran season-best 5,000 meters at Big Ten Championships (14:33.82)… Outdoor – ran 3,000 meters at Musco Twilight (8:35.86), 5,000 meters at Drake Relays (15:15.28) and 10,000 meters at Mt. SAC Relays (30:48.80)… academic All-Big Ten… Dean’s List student… letterwinner… Cross Country – competed in all six races… ran collegiate best 8,000 meters at the Big Ten Championships (24:58.7)… placed 10th at the Hawkeye Invitational (18:44.3-6,000 meters)… academic All-Big Ten… letterwinner.
2017 — Indoor – ran mile at Hawkeye Invite (4:17.68) and Black & Gold Premier (4:18.07)… ran 3,000 meters at Iowa Open (8:29.37)… ran 5,000 meters at Meyo Invite (14:56.65)… Outdoor – placed fourth in 10,000 meters with a team-leading and collegiate-best 29:47.06 at Drake Relays… that time ranks seventh all-time at Iowa… won 3,000 meters at Musco Twilight (8:23.41)… academic All-Big Ten… Dean’s List student… letterwinner… Cross Country – Iowa’s top finisher at Hawkeye Invite, setting a school record of 18:10.7 (6,000 meters)… ran collegiate-best 10,000 meters at NCAA Regional (32:32.88)… placed second at Woody Greeno Invite (25:45.2-8,000 meters)… one of six Hawkeyes to compete in all six races… academic All-Big Ten… letterwinner.
2016 — Indoor – redshirted… Outdoor – ran second leg on team-leading 6,400-meter relay at Drake Relays (17:00.30)… that time ranks fourth all-time at Iowa… ran 1,500 meters at Texas Invite (3:55.85), Baldy Castillo Invite (3:57.27), Musco Twilight (3:58.05) and Kip Janvrin Open (3:58.34)… letterwinner…. Cross Country – competed in seven of eight races… placed 62nd at NCAA Regional (31:33.6-10,000 meters) and 13th at Hawkeye Invite (18:37.8-6,000 meters) with season best times… academic All-Big Ten… letterwinner.
2015 — Cross Country – one of two freshmen to compete in all six races… placed third in collegiate debut to lead team at Early Bird Invitational (6,000 meters-19:13.5)… ran a collegiate-best 8,000 meters (25:02.7) at Bradley Pink Classic… competed at Big Ten Championships (74th; 8,000 meters-25:03.8) and NCAA Midwest Regional (10,000 meters-33:03.9)… Dean’s List student… letterwinner.
High School — two-time all-conference and all-state selection in cross country and track and field… helped cross country team to two state titles, including a 10th-place finish at state senior year… member of cross country team that placed second at Nike Cross Nationals… ran leg of school record-setting distance medley relay… track and field team placed first at state senior season… state qualifier in Nordic skiing.
Personal — born July 9, 1997… son of Jon and Karen Eklin… has a sister, Madeline… pre-economics and finance major.
|Eklin’s Collegiate Bests|
|1,500 Meters (O)||3:57.48||at Baldy Castillo Invitational||3/15/19|
|Mile (I)||4:10.60||at Meyo Invitational||2/2/19|
|3,000 Meters (I)||8:16.75||at ISU Classic||2/9/18|
|5,000 Meters (I)||14:24.17||at Iowa State Classic||2/8/19|
|6,000 Meters (CC)||18:10.7||Hawkeye Invitational||9/1/17|
|8,000 Meters (CC)||24:58.7||at B1G Championships||10/28/18|
|10,000 Meters (O)||29:47.06||at Drake Relays||4/27/17|
|10,000 Meters (CC)||30:32.88||at NCAA Regional||11/10/17|