Career — Five time Big Ten champion… five-time All-American (including first team honors in 2013 in 200 meters and 4×1)… graduated with five school records (indoor 60 meters, 200 meters; outdoor 100 meters, 200 meters, 4×1 relay).
2013 — Indoor – placed fourth in long jump (22-1 3/4, 6.75m) and ran 60 meters (6.90) at Iowa Open while competing unattached… Outdoor – first team All-American, placing sixth in the 200 meters (20.45) and running the second leg of sixth-place finishing 4×1 relay (39.77) at NCAA Championships… ran second leg on 400-meter relay that set school record (39.31) in prelims at NCAA Championships… placed 17th (10.35) in 100 meters at NCAA Championships… three-time Big Ten Champion, winning 100 meters (10.27) and 200 meters (20.86), and running second leg on winning 400-meter relay (40.20)… … named Big Ten Track Athlete of the Championships and Big Ten Track Athlete of the Year… .. previous record of 39.48 was set in 1984… leads team in 100 (10.22) and 200 meters (20.53)… placed second in 100 meters (10.22) at Drake Relays… placed ninth in 100 meters (10.52) and fourth in 200 meters (20.53) in semifinal round at NCAA West Preliminary after running respective prelim times of 10.22 and 20.57… ran second leg on 400-meter relay that placed sixth at NCAA West Preliminary (39.79)… won 100 meters (10.37) and 200 meters (20.55) with at Jim Click Shootout… ran second leg on 400-meter relay that placed third at Drake Relays (39.66), which ranks third all-time at Iowa… ran lead legs on team-leading 800-meter relay (1:25.60) and sprint medley relay (3:24.25) at Alabama Relays… the 800-meter relay time ranks second all-time at Iowa… won 100 meters at Musco Twilight XIV (10.51)… letterwinner.
2012 — Indoor – ran collegiate-best 400 meters (47.61) at Adidas Classic… that time ranks eighth all-time at Iowa… won 60 meters (6.86) and 200 meters (21.48) at Iowa Invite, earning Big Ten Track Athlete of the Week honors… placed 12th in 60 meters (6.84) and ran team-leading 200 meters (21.22) in prelims at Big Ten Championships… runner-up in 60 meters (6.82) at New Year’s Classic… Outdoor – led team in 100 (10.40) and 200 meters (20.65) and ran on team-leading 400-meter relay (40.18)… placed 12th in 200 meters at NCAA West Preliminary (20.83) and 13th at NCAA Championships (20.71)… placed third in 200 meters (20.65) and fourth in 100 meters (10:52), and anchored 400-meter relay that placed fourth (40.18) at Big Ten Championships… won 100 meters (10.47) at Musco Twilight XIII, placed second in 100 meters (10.40) at Arkansas Spring Invite and seventh in 200 meters (21.21) at LSU Invite… letterwinner.
2011 – Indoor – All-American, placing fifth in 200 meters with a school record-setting 20.80 at NCAA Championships… Big Ten Champion in 200 meters (21.23) and placed fourth in 60 meters (6.73)… set school record in 60 meters (6.69) at Big Ten prelims… automatically qualified for NCAA Championships in 200 meters at Jack Johnson Classic with his winning time of 21.39… set school records in 60 meters three times and 200 meters twice during season… won 60 meters and 200 meters at Illinois Open (6.75, 21.49) and Jack Johnson Classic (6.72, 21.39), and won 60 meters at Iowa State Classic (6.72)… Outdoor – Big Ten Track Athlete of the Year and Athlete of the Outdoor Championships… Big Ten 200-meter champion, running a school record-setting 20.46 in finals and helping team to first Big Ten title since 1967… honorable mention All-American, competing in 200 meters at NCAA Championships… placed third in 100 meters at Big Ten meet, running a school record-setting mark of 10.21 in finals… anchored 400-meter relay that led team with winning 39.86 at Sun Angel Classic and placed fourth (40.97) at Big Ten meet… team-leading relay time ranks third all-time at Iowa… ran second leg on school record-setting sprint medley relay that won at Drake Relays in 3:16.18… won 200 meters at Musco Twilight XII (20.87) and placed eighth at NCAA West Regional (21.08)… letterwinner.
2010 — competed for the University of Kentucky… Indoor – ran an opening split of 47.00 to help 1,600-meter relay to 11th-place finish (3:09.15) at NCAA Championships… ran on 1,600-meter relay that placed third at SEC Championships (3:06.78), which ranks fourth all-time at Kentucky… set freshman 200-meter school record twice during SEC Championships, running season-best 20.99 in finals to place sixth and tie for fourth all-time at UK with teammate Jose Acevedo in the event… also placed eighth in 60 meters (6.73) at conference meet… won 200 meters at Iowa State Classic (21.13) and placed third in 60 meters (6.71) at Kentucky Invite… the 60-meter time ranks eighth all-time at Kentucky… Outdoor – redshirted after incurring an injury after Penn Relays in late April… ran third leg of 400-meter relay that placed sixth at Penn Relays (40.31)… posted a fourth-place time of 10.35 in 100 meters at Sea Ray Relays, which ranks 11th in school history… achieved three regional-qualifying marks in 200 meters and as a member of two relays at Florida Relays… placed seventh in 200 meters (20.99) at Florida Relays, which ranks ninth all-time at UK… ran on 1,600-meter relay that posted a season-best 3:05.77 in Florida and competed on 400-meter relay that placed fifth (40.03).
High School — seven-time state champion and three-time MVP of the year… set state record for most gold medals in track and field career… led team to state title as a senior after two runner-up finishes… set school and state records in 100 meters and as part of 400 and 800-meter relays… also set school records in 200 meters and long jump… coached by Rob Green and Corey Folds.
Personal — born October 8, 1989… son of Tanz Robertson… interdepartmental studies major.
|Austin’s Collegiate Bests|
|60 Meters (I)||6.69||at Big Ten Championships||2/26/11|
|100 Meters (O)||10.21||Big Ten Championships||5/15/11|
|200 Meters (I)||20.80||at NCAA Indoor Championships||3/12/11|
|200 Meters (O)||20.31||at USA T&F Championships||6/23/11|
|400 Meters (I)||47.61||at Adidas Classic||1/21/12|