University of Iowa Athletics
Sprints/Mid Distance

Keaton Rickels

Class Fr.
Hometown Iowa Falls, Iowa
High School Iowa Falls-Alden
Keaton Rickels - Men's Track & Field - University of Iowa Athletics

2013 — Indoor – led team in 500 meters (1:04.85)… placed second in 600 meters at adidas Classic (1:19.48) and Iowa Open (1:20.28), ran event at Big Ten Championships (1:19.83) and placed fourth at Iowa Invite (1:20.37)… ran third leg on team-leading 1,600-meter relay that placed seventh at Big Ten Championships (3:10.32)… placed seventh in 500 meters at Meyo Invite (1:04.85)… Outdoor – ran second leg on team-leading 1,600-meter relay at Jim Click Shootout (3:10.43)… ran collegiate-best 400-meter hurdles in Big Ten Championships prelims (51.16)… placed 18th in 400-meter hurdles in semifinal round at NCAA West Preliminary (51.86), running a 51.28 in the prelims… won 400-meter hurdles at Musco Twilight XIV (51.60), placed 11th at Drake Relays (52.28), seventh at Jim Click Shootout (52.92), sixth at Big Ten Championships (53.12)… academic All-Big Ten… Dean’s List.

2012 — Indoor – placed fourth in 600 meters with a collegiate-best 1:18.19 at Big Ten Championships… that time ranks third all-time at Iowa… ran second leg on distance medley relay that placed third at Big Ten Championships with a school record-setting 9:45.41… ran third leg on 1,600-meter relay that placed sixth at Big Ten meet (3:10.52)… ran second leg on team-leading 1,600-meter relay at ISU Qualifier (3:09.34)… ran collegiate-bests in 400 meters (48.36) and 600 yards (1:10.59) at Iowa State Classic… won 600 meters at New Year’s Classic (1:20.48) and Iowa Invite (1:19.43), and placed fourth at Adidas Classic (1:19.88)… Outdoor – placed seventh in 400-meter hurdles at Big Ten Championships (51.69), running a collegiate-best 51.43 in prelims… placed fourth in 400-meter hurdles at LSU Invite (51.80) and Musco Twilight XIII (52.34), second at Tom Botts Invite (52.34) and 19th at NCAA West Preliminary (51.86)… academic All-Big Ten… letterwinner.

2011 — Indoor – posted season bests in 400 (50.08) at Razorback Invite, 600 yards (1:12.68) at Iowa State Classic and 600 meters (1:21.14) at Jack Johnson Classic… Outdoor – won 400- meter hurdles with collegiate-best 53.00 at Messersmith Invite… won 400-meter hurdles at Jim Duncan Invite (53.80), placed third at Musco Twilight XII (53.09), fifth at LSU Invite (53.42), eighth at Sun Angel Classic (53.49) and ran 53.59 in Big Ten Championships prelims… academic all-Big Ten… letterwinner.

2010 — Indoor – ran season-best 600 meters at Big Ten Championships (1:21.81)… placed third in the 600 meters at the Iowa Invite (1:22.03)… ran season-best 600 yards at the ISU Classic (1:13.45)… Outdoor – ran season-best 400-meter hurdles at Musco Twilight XI (53.39)… placed fifth in the 400-meter hurdles at the Razorback Invite (55.05)… letterwinner.

High School — two-time all-state, placing second in 800 meters and 400-meter hurdles senior year… five-time conference champion and two-time runner-up… set school records in 400 meters (50.2), 400-meter hurdles (52.98), 800 meters (1:55.6) and 1,600 meters (4:32.8)… two-time first team all-district selection in football… four-time team MVP… five-time team captain (twice in track and wrestling, and once football)… three-time academic all-state in football… four-time honor roll student… National Honor Society member… coached by David and Ronn Rickels.

Personal — born September 17, 1990… son of Ronn & Alene Rickels… his father wrestled and his mother rank track at the University of Northern Iowa… elementary education major.

Rickels’ Collegiate Bests
Event Time Meet Date
400 Meters (I) 48.36 at Iowa State Classic 2/11/12
400 Hurdles (O) 51.16 at Big Ten Championships 5/11/13
500 Meters (I) 1:04.85 at Meyo Invitational 2/2/13
600 Yards (I) 1:10.59 at Iowa State Classic 2/11/12
600 Meters (I) 1:18.19 at Big Ten Championships 2/25/12