University of Iowa Athletics
Sprints

Kaitlyn Nelson

Class Fr.
Hometown West Des Moines, Iowa
High School Valley

016 — Indoor – ran season bests in 600 meters (1:33.65) at Big Ten Championships, 800 meters (2:12.05) at Meyo Invite and 200 meters (26.80) at Big 4 Duals… Outdoor – ran lead leg on 3,200-meter relay (8:51.90) and third leg on distance medley relays (11:56.93) at Drake Relays that posted team-leading times… the 3,200-meter relay time ranks fifth all-time at Iowa… ran season bests in 200 (26.27) and 400 meters (58.57) at Baldy Castillo Invite… placed ninth in 800 meters at Texas Invite (2:09.88), running event at Jim Click Shootout (2:11.65), Drake Relays (2:12.11) and Pepsi Florida Relays (2:14.48)… placed third in 600 meters at Musco Twilight (1:32.58)… letterwinner

2015 — Indoor – placed second in 600 yards with a collegiate-best 1:24.52 at Big 4 Duals… that time ranks ninth all-time at Iowa… ran collegiate-best 400 meters at Alex Wilson Invite (56.93)… placed 15th in 600 meters at Big Ten Championships (1:33.25)… placed fifth in 600 meters (1:33.54) and ran 400 meters (57.99) at Husker Invite… ran 200 meters (26.37) at ISU Classic… Outdoor – ran lead leg on team-leading 3,200-meter relay (9:07.51) and third leg on team-leading distance medley relay (12:01.62)… ran third leg on sprint medley relay (3:59.35) at Florida Relays, which ranks 10th all-time at Iowa… placed ninth in 800 meters at Drake Relays (2:11.33), running event at Florida Relays (2:12.13) and Musco Twilight (2:13.99)… ran 400 meters at Beach Invite (58.48)… competed in 200 meters and 400 meters at Baldy Castillo Invite (26.94; 57.80) and Jim Duncan Invite (27.17; 57.95)… letterwinner.

2014 — Indoor – ran 600 meters at Big Ten Championships (1:35.07), placing sixth at Big 4 Duals (1:38.69) and ninth at Jack Johnson Classic (1:38.40)… placed 17th in 800 meters at Tyson Invite (2:12.91), 12th at Bill Bergan Invite (2:13.96) and seventh at Husker Invite (2:14.02)… Outdoor – ran 800 meters at Musco Twilight (2:16.47) and Drake Relays (2:17.25)… letterwinner.

2013 — Indoor – led team in 500 meters (1:15.43)… placed fourth in 800 meters with a collegiate-best 2:09.58 at ISU Qualifier… that time ranks eighth all-time at Iowa… ran collegiate-best 600 meters (1:31.44) at Big Ten Championships… that time ranks sixth all-time at Iowa… won 800 meters at Tyson Invite (2:10.17)… ran third leg on team-leading 1,600-meter relay (3:43.80) and second leg on team-leading distance medley relay (11:47.15) at Big Ten Championships… the 1,600-meter relay time ranks 10th all-time at Iowa… placed sixth in 500 meters (1:15.43) at Meyo Invite… Outdoor – placed 25th in 800 meters with a collegiate-best 2:08.83 at NCAA West Preliminary… that time ranks ninth all-time at Iowa… anchored sprint medley relay (3:58.72) at Alabama Relays, which ranks eighth all-time at Iowa… anchored team-leading 1,600-meter relay (3:43.13) at Jim Click Shootout… won 800 meters at Lee Calhoun Invite (2:09.93), placed fifth at Drake Relays (2:09.96) and Jim Click Shootout (2:09.19), 19th at Big Ten Championships (2:11.66) and second at Musco Twilight XIV (2:13.38)… letterwinner.

High School — placed first in the distance medley and 1,600-meter relay at the state meet her senior year… third in the 3,200-meter relay at the state meet her senior year… two-time conference and district champion.

Personal — born August 21, 1994… daughter of Brett and Vicki Nelson… pre-pharmacy major.

Nelson’s Collegiate Bests
Event Time Meet Date
400 Meters (I) 56.93 at Alex Wilson Invitational 2/21/15
600 Meters (I) 1:31.44 at Big Ten Championships 2/22/13
800 Meters (O) 2:08.83 at NCAA West Prelimiary 5/23/13