University of Iowa Athletics
Mid Distance

Monica Mims

Class Sr.
Hometown Iowa City, Iowa
High School City

2006 — Indoor – led team in 600 yards, running a collegiate-best 1:27.53 at Iowa State Classic… Outdoor – ran collegiate bests in 400 metrs (59.55) at Shamrock Invite and 800 meters (2:18.04) at Musco Twilight VIII… academic all-Big Ten… letterwinner.

2005 — Indoor – placed fifth in 800 meters at Gold Country Classic with collegiate-best 2:24.73… placed third in 600 meters (1:40.66) at Hawkeye Open… ran collegiate-best 600 years (1:30.12) at Iowa State Classic… Outdoor – ran season-best 2:29.48 in 800 meters at Jim Duncan Invite… academic all-Big Ten… letterwinner… Cross Country – did not compete.

2004 — Indoor – runner-up in 600 meters with a collegiate-best 1:40.20 at Hawkeye Invite… ran season-best 800 meters (2:25.65) at Hawkeye Invite… won 600 meters (1:40.52) at Iowa Open… Outdoor – redshirted.

2003 — Cross Country – redshirted.

High School — ran on six state champion and four conference champion relays… set state meet and school record as part of distance medley relay (4:03.56)… set school records as part of 1,600 (3:56.94) and 3,200-meter relays (9:11)… ran on 3,200-meter relay that placed fourth at Adidas National Championships junior year… two-time track team MVP… track and cross country team captain senior year… National Honor Society member… coaches were Tom Mittman and Terry Coleman.

Personal — born December 12, 1984… daughter of Fred and Susan Mims… father played basketball and baseball at Iowa, played baseball for the Houston Astros and is one of Iowa[apos]s Associate Athletics Directors… mother ran track and cross country at Iowa… her brother, Jeremy, runs track for Nike, and her brother, Corey, runs track at the University of Kansas… African-American world studies… major.

Mims’ Collegiate Bests

Event Time Meet Date
400 Meters 59.55 at Shamrock Invite 3/18/06
600 yards (I) 1:27.53 Iowa State Classic 2/11/06
600 meters (I) 1:40.20 Hawkeye Invite 1/17/04
800 meters (O) 2:18.04 Iowa Musco Twilight VIII 4/22/06