University of Iowa Athletics

Lia Love

Class Fr.
Hometown Chapel Hill, N.C.
High School Jordan Senior
Lia Love - Track - University of Iowa Athletics

2024 — Indoor – broke the school record in the 60 meters, running a 7.24 at Jarvis Scott Open… ran a season-best 23.39 in 200 meters at New Mexico Collegiate Classic, which ranks fourth all-time at Iowa… won 60 meters with at Jimmy Grant Invite (7.28) and Hawkeye Invite (7.30).

2023 — Indoor – placed eighth in 200 meters at B1G Championships (23.85)… ran season bests in 60 meters (7.41) and 200 meters (23.73) at B1G Championships, and 300 meters at Jimmy Grant Invite (38.43)… Outdoor – ran collegiate bests in 100 meters (11.21) and 200 meters (23.23) at Texas Relays… those times rank second and sixth, respectively, all-time at Iowa… placed second with a collegiate-best and wind-aided 11.10 at Hurricane Invite… earned B1G Women’s Track Athlete of the Week honors after Hurricane Invite performance… ran second leg on team-leading 4×400-meter relay that clocked 44.08 at NCAA West Preliminary… that time ranks third all-time at Iowa… placed eighth in 100 meters (11.43) and ran second leg on 4×400-meter relay that placed fifth (45.12) at B1G Championships… ran 100 meters at NCAA West Preliminary (11.38)… Big Ten Distinguished Scholar… Academic All-Big Ten… Dean’s List student (Fall 2022, Spring 2023)… letterwinner.

2022 — Indoor – placed seventh in 60 meters (7.42) and 200 meters (23.94) at B1G Championships… ran season-best 60 meters at Larry Wieczorek Invite (7.40), which ranks fourth all-time at Iowa… Dean’s List student (Fall 2021)… Outdoor – second team All-American… ran second leg on 4×400-meter relay that placed 14th at NCAA Championships (43.79)… ran second leg on school record-setting 400-meter relay that placed fourth at NCAA West Preliminary (43.69)… won 100 meters with a season-best 11.33 at Jim Click Shootout… ran season-best 200 meters at Pepsi Florida Relays (23.64)… ran second leg on 400-meter relay that placed third at B1G Championships (44.44)… USTFCCCA all-academic team member… letterwinner.


High School — three-time team MVP… placed fourth at state as a freshman in 100 meters and fourth at New Balance Nationals (11.89)… placed fifth at state meet in 200 meters (24.89), and fourth at state and sixth place at New Balance Nationals in the 100 meters as a sophomore… junior season cancelled due to COVID-19… placed fifth in 200 meters and fourth in 100 meters as a senior at the state meet… set school record in 100 meters (11.63)… coached by her father, Reggie, Crystal Jones and John Gray… four-year honor roll student… received principal’s award… served as SGA vice president and president… National Honors Society president …creative director for the yearbook.

Personal — born November 10, 2002… parents are Reggie and Chelita Love… father played football and ran track at North Carolina, and mother was a cheerleader at North Carolina A&T… has one sibling – Reggie Jr.… her cousin, Bryce Love, was a Heisman Trophy finalist and Doak Walker Award-winning running back at Stanford and currently plays for the Washington Football Team… her cousin, Chris Love, played football and ran track at East Carolina… public health major.

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