University of Iowa Athletics
Sprints

Lake Kwaza

Class Fr.
Hometown Sycamore, Ill.
High School Sycamore

Hawk Item — 2016 Big Ten champion, 60 meters… 2014 Big Ten champion, 400-meter relay… 2014 second-team All-American, 400-meter relay…letterwinner

2016 — Indoor – Big Ten Champion in 60 meters, setting a school record of 6.33… placed third in 200 meters at Big Ten meet with a team-leading and collegiate-best 23.54… that time ranks second all-time at Iowa… won 200 meters at Iowa State Classic (23.85)… ran 60 meters at Meyo Invite (7.41), winning race at Border Battle (7.45) and placed second at Big 4 Duals (7.42)… placed 13th in 200 meters at Razorback Invite (23.99) and second at Meyo Invite (24.02)… Outdoor – second team All-American… NCAA qualifier… ran lead legs on school record-setting 400-meter relay (44.04) and team-leading sprint medley relay that won Drake Relays title in 3:52.62… the sprint medley relay time ranks third all-time at Iowa… ran lead leg on 400-meter relay that placed 14th at NCAA Championships (44.31)… ran lead leg on 400-meter relay that placed sixth (44.59) and ran 200 meters (23.32) at NCAA West Preliminary… won 100 (11.51) and 200 meters (23.17), and ran lead leg on 400-meter relay (44.41) at Jim Click Shootout… the 200-meter time ranks fourth and the relay time ranks second all-time at Iowa… ran lead leg on 400-meter relay that placed third (44.31), and placed sixth in 100 meters (11.62) and eighth in 200 meters (23.91) at Big Ten Championships… placed sixth in 200 meters at Baldy Castillo Invite (23.48)… placed 11th in 100 meters at Pepsi Florida Relays (11.46) and 10th at Texas Invite (11.57).

2015 — Indoor – led team in 60 meters (7.42) and ran lead leg on team-leading 1,600-meter relay (3:37.84)… ran on 1,600-meter relays that posted two of the top-10 all-time marks in school history (7th/3:37.84, 8th/3:38.56)… placed seventh in 60 meters (7.46) and ninth in 200 meters (23.93) and ran lead leg on 1,600-meter relay that placed fifth (3:38.56) at Big Ten Championships… won 60 meters (7.42) and anchored winning 1,600-meter relay (3:42.37) at Big 4 Duals… placed fourth in 60 meters (7.44), running a 7.42 in the prelims, and third in 200 meters (24.36) at Alex Wilson Invite… won 60 meters (7.44) and ran second leg on winning 1,600-meter relay (3:50.96) at Border Battle… Outdoor – broke 30-year-old school 100-meter record, winning event in 11.40 at Mt. SAC Relays… ran third leg on team-leading 400-meter relay (44.71) and ran lead leg on team-leading 1,600-meter relay (3:38.38)… the 400-meter relay time ranks fourth and the 1,600-meter relay time ranks 10th all-time at Iowa… placed 15th in 200 meters (23.43) and 20th in 100 meters (11.50) at NCAA West Preliminary… 200-meter time is a collegiate-best that ranks second all-time at Iowa… ran collegiate-best 11.40 in 100 meters in NCAA West Preliminary prelims… placed fifth in 100 meters (11.56), ran 200 meters (23.70) and ran second leg on 400-meter relay that placed second (44.71) at Big Ten Championships… ran third leg on 400-meter relay that ran 44.93 at Mt. SAC Relays and third leg on 400-meter relay that placed third at Drake Relays (45.20), running a 45.07 in the prelims… those times rank seventh and ninth, respectively, all-time at Iowa… ran third leg on sprint medley relay that placed sixth at Drake Relays in 3:53.29, which ranks third all-time at Iowa… won 200 meters at Musco Twilight (23.60)… letterwinner.

2014 — Indoor – broke 31-year-old school 60-meter record with the 7.41 she ran for first place at Big 4 Duals… placed fifth in 60 meters (7.45) and seventh in 200 meters (23.92) at Big Ten Championships… placed 21st in 200 meters at Tyson Invite (24.16), ninth at Husker Invite (24.28) and second at Big 4 Duals (24.39)… placed second in 60 meters at Jack Johnson Classic (7.44)… Outdoor – second-team All-American… ran lead leg on 400-meter relay that placed 16th at NCAA Championships (45.02) and eighth at NCAA West Preliminary (44.72)… anchored school record-setting 1,600-meter relay (3:34.83), ran lead leg on school record-setting 400-meter relay (44.51) and ran second leg on team-leading sprint medley relay (3:51.18)… ran lead leg on 400-meter relay that won Drake Relays title in a school record-setting 44.51… ran lead leg on Big Ten champion 400-meter relay (44.62)… placed fifth in 200 meters (23.84) and sixth in 100 meters (11.90) and anchored fifth-place 1,600-meter relay (3:37.95) at Big Ten Championships… ran on 400-meter relays that posted two of the top-10 all-time marks in school history (1st/44.51; 2nd/44.62)… ran on 1,600-meter relays that posted five of the top-10 all-time marks in school history (1st/3:34.83, 3rd/3:36.09, 5th/3:36.40, 7th/3:37.73, 8th/3:37.95)… ran second leg on sprint medley relay that placed fourth at Drake in 3:51.18, which ranks second all-time at Iowa… anchored 1,600-meter relay to seventh-place finish at Drake (3:40.23), running a 3:36.09 in the prelims… placed fifth in 100 meters at Drake Relays (12.03), running a season-best 11.66 in prelims… placed fourth in 100 meters (11.82), fifth in 200 meters (23.87) and ran on winning 400-meter (44.65) and school record-setting 1,600-meter relays (3:34.83) at Arkansas Spring Invite… anchored 400-meter relay that placed second at Arizona State Invite (45.30)… placed ninth in 100 meters (11.70) and anchored 1,600-meter relay (3:36.40) to 13th place at NCAA West Preliminary… placed second in 100 meters (11.75) and 200 meters (24.46) at Musco Twilight… letterwinner.

2013 — Indoor – led team in 60 meters, running a season-best 7.55 in prelims at Big Ten Championships… that time ranks fifth all-time at Iowa… won 60 meters at Iowa Open (7.58) and Iowa Invite (7.64)… Outdoor – placed fifth in 100 meters with a team-leading 11.56 at Big Ten Championships… also ran 11.56 in 100 meters at NCAA West Preliminary… ran lead leg on team-leading sprint medley relay that placed fifth at Drake Relays in 3:54.51… that time ranks fourth all-time at Iowa… ran lead leg on 400-meter relay (46.46) and third leg on 1,600-meter relay (3:43.13) that posted team-leading performances at Jim Click Shootout… ran lead leg on sprint medley relay at Alabama Relays (3:58.72), which ranks eighth all-time at Iowa… won 200 meters at Lee Calhoun Invite (24.18), placed 14th at Big Ten Championships (24.10) and placed ninth at Jim Click Shootout (24.81)… placed 20th in 100 meters (11.92) at NCAA West Preliminary semi-final round… won 100 meters at Musco Twilight XIV (11.93) and placed second at Drake Relays (11.60)… letterwinner.

High School — three-time state runner-up in the 100 meters… state runner-up in the 200 meters her junior year… three-time conference champion in the 100 and 200 meters… conference champion in the 1,600-meter relay her senior year… three-time all-state selection… four-time all-section and all-conference honoree… four-time team MVP… track and field athlete of the year her freshman and senior seasons.

Personal — born November 7, 1993… daughter of Nathan and Erica Scott… sports studies major.

Kwaza’s Collegiate Bests
Event Time Meet Date
60 Meters (I) 7.33 2x, last at Big Ten Championships 2/27/16
100 Meters (O) 11.40 2x, last at NCAA West Preliminary 5/28/15
200 Meters (I) 23.54 at Big Ten Championships 2/27/16
200 Meters (O) 23.17 at Jim Click Shootout 4/9/16
400 Meters (O) 55.64 at Arizona State Invitational 3/29/14