University of Iowa Athletics
Multi Events

Ryan Niver

Class Jr.
Hometown Mason City, Iowa
High School Mason City

Career Highlights — set school heptathlon record (5,149 points).

2008 — Indoor – set school heptathlon record (5,149 points) with seventh-place finish at Big Ten Championships… placed fourth in high jump (6-6 3$), fifth in long jump (22-5 3/4), sixth in pole vault (14-3 1/4) and seventh in shot put (39-8) as part of Big Ten heptathlon… placed third in heptathlon (4,933 points) at UNI Invite… Outdoor — placed seventh in decathlon with a collegiate-best point total of 6,837 at Drake Relays… that total ranks second in school history… won discus (142-10) and placed fifth in long jump (22-3 1/2) as part of Drake Relays decathlon… placed seventh in decathlon at Big Ten Championships (6,712 points)… placed second in high jump (6-4 3/4) and third in 100 meters (11.28), 400 metrs (50.71) and discus (124-8) as part of Big Ten decathlon… academic all-Big Ten… letterwinner.

2007 — Indoor – runner-up in high jump with a collegiate-best 6-9 at Gladstein Invite… placed 12th in shot put (40-0) at Hawkeye Invite… placed fourth in pole vault (13-8 1/4) at Iowa Invite… ran 60 meters (7.42) and 60-meter hurdles (8.94) at Cyclone Classic… competed in first day of Big Ten Championships heptathlon, but had to withdraw from competition due to injury… Outdoor – placed eighth in decathlon with a season-best 6,591 points at Big Ten Championships… ran season-best 400 meters (51.51) and placed second in discus (133-10) and third in pole vault (13-11 1/4) as part of Big Ten decathlon… tied for 17th place in high jump (6-6 3/4) at Drake Relays… posted collegiate-best pole vault (14-9), placed seventh in high jump (6-6 3/4) and 13th in discus (136-1) at Musco Twilight IX… letterwinner.

2006 — Indoor – set then-school record in heptathlon at Big Ten meet (4,894 points), placing fourth… led team in that event… recorded season-best marks in 60 meters (7.28) and long jump (22-3) as part of Big Ten heptathlon… Outdoor – placed sixth in decathlon (6,409 points) at Big Ten Championships… runner-up in discus (130-2) and pole vault (14-3 1/4) as part of Big Ten decathlon… letterwinner.

2005 — Indoor – placed eighth in heptathlon at Big Ten meet (4,930 points)… that mark set then-school record and led team… won high jump at Iowa Open with a season-best 6-8 3/4… won high jump (6-6) and placed third in pole vault (13-11 1/4) at Hawkeye Open… Outdoor – placed seventh in decathlon at Big Ten Championships with a season-best and team-leading 6,531 points… also placed 12th in javelin (162-5) at Big Ten Championships… letterwinner.

2004 — redshirted.

High School — two-time conference high jump champion, placing second at state meet senior year… three-time letterwinner in track… team MVP senior year… set school record (6-6 1/2) in high jump… honor roll student… track coaches were Jed Vorba and Chris Siewert.

Personal — born October 11, 1984… son of Don and Patti Niver… communication studies major.

Niver’s Collegiate Bests

Event Mark Meet Date
60 Meters (I) 7.28 at UNI Invite 2/1/08
60 Hurdles (I) 8.70 Iowa Invite 2/22/08
100 Meters (O) 11.28 at Big Ten Championships 5/16/08
100 Hurdles (O) 15.61 Musco Twilight X 5/3/08
400 Meters (O) 51.32 at Tiger Classic 4/5/08
1,000 Meters (I) 3:00.65 at Big Ten Championships 3/1/08
1,500 Meters (O) 5:11.98 at Big Ten Championships 5/17/08
Long Jump (I) 22-5 3/4 (6.85 m) at UNI Invite 2/1/08
High Jump (I) 6-9 (2.06 m) at Gladstein Invite 1/27/07
Pole Vault (O) 14-9 (4.50 m) Musco Twilight IX 4/21/07
Shot Put (I) 41-1 1/2 (12.53 m) at Jack Johnson Classic 1/21/06
Discus (O) 142-0 (43.54 m) at Drake Relays 4/24/08
Javelin (O) 162-5 (49.50 m) at Big Ten Championships 5/15/05
Decathlon (O) 6,837 points at Drake Relays 4/23-24/08
Heptathlon (I) 5,149 points at Big Ten Championships 3/1-2/08