University of Iowa Athletics
Mid Distance

Steven Willey

Class Fr.
Hometown Onawa, Iowa
High School West Monona

2011 — Indoor – All-American, running anchor leg on 1,600-meter relay that placed fourth at NCAA Championships (3:07.16)… anchored 1,600-meter relay that won Big Ten title (3:12.13) and set school record of 3:06.66 at Last Chance Qualifier… set school 600-meter record (1:17.94) and placed second in 200 meters (21.74) at Jack Johnson Classic… also led team in 400 meters (46.82)… placed third in 400 meters (47.39) and seventh in 200 meters (22.01) at Big Ten Championships… anchored winning 1,600-meter relay at Razorback Invite (3:07.84) and Iowa State Classic (3:08.85)… those times rank third and eighth, respectively, all-time at Iowa… won 400 meters at Iowa State Classic (46.91) and Illinois Open (47.72)… Outdoor – ran lead leg on team-leading 1,600-meter relay that placed 10th at NCAA Championships in 3:05.64, earning second team All-America honors… that time ranks sixth all-time at Iowa… runner-up in 400 meters (46.68) and placed seventh in 200 meters (21.55), while anchoring 1,600-meter relay to runner-up finish (3:06.70) at Big Ten Championships, helping team to first Big Ten title since 1967… placed 15th in 400 meters (46.75) and anchored 1,600-meter relay to sixth-place finish in 3:07.58 at NCAA West Regional… ran third leg on school record-setting sprint medley relay that won at Drake Relays in 3:16.18… ran lead leg on 1,600-meter relay that placed second at Drake Relays (3:07.23)… won 400 meters at Sun Angel Classic with team-leading and season-best 46.48… ran season-best 200 meters (21.53) at War Eagle Invite.

2010 — Indoor – set school record in the 400-meter dash with a provisional qualifying 46.75 at Last Chance Qualifier… ran second leg on provisionally qualifying 1,600-meter relay squad with a season-best 3:09.83 at Meyo Invite… placed second and provisionally qualified in the 400-meter dash at Big Ten Championships (47.48), Meyo Invite (47.22), and ISU Classic (47.15)…second team all-Big Ten honoree in the 400-meter dash and 1,600-meter relay…placed second in 600 meters at Iowa Open (1:20.05)… Outdoor – earned All-America honors by placing seventh in the 1,600-meter relay at the NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championships… earned All-American status with a 15th place finish in the 400 meters… ran a collegiate-best 45.98 in the 400 meters at the NCAA Regional…this time ranks fourth all-time at Iowa…anchored NCAA Championships qualifying 1,600-meter relay team at NCAA Regional (3:05.84)…Big Ten Champion in the 400-meter dash (46.12), … first team all-Big Ten honoree… placed second in 200-meter prelims at Big Ten Championships with a collegiate-best and team-leading 21.23… placed fourth in 200-meter Big Ten Championships finals (21.55)… ran lead leg on team-leading 1,600-meter relay team (3:05.73) at Drake Relays…ran third leg on second-place sprint medley relay team at Drake Relays (3:17.74)…won 400 meters at Iowa Invitational (46.72) and Razorback Invite(46.31)

2009 — Indoor – ran lead leg on 1,600-meter relay that led team and ran NCAA provisional qualifying 3:09.62 at Last Chance Qualifier… that time ranks 10th on Iowa[apos]s all-time best performers list… ran second leg on 1,600-meter relay that placed eighth at Big Ten Championships (3:14.73)… placed seventh in 600 meters at Big Ten meet with a collegiate-best 1:19.03 that ranks third in school history… ran season-best 200 meters (22.27) at Iowa State Classic and 400 meters (48.22) at Meyo Invite. Outdoor – ran a team-leading and collegiate-best 46.67 in 400-meter prelims at NCAA Midwest Regional… that time ranks ninth all-time at Iowa… qualified for regional meet in 400 meters (47.04) and as part of team-leading 1,600-meter relay (3:08.81)… placed sixth in 400 meters (47.23) at Big Ten Championships… ran lead leg on 1,600-meter relay that placed fourth at Drake in 3:11.46 and lead leg on 3,200-meter relay that placed 11th in 7:33.08, which ranks second in school history… won 400 meters at John McDonnell Invite (47.04) and Sun Angel Classic (47.70), and placed ninth at Tiger Track Classic (47.98)… letterwinner.

2008 — Indoor – ran first leg on team-leading 1,600-meter relay (3:10.74)… ran lead leg on 1,600-meter relay that placed fourth at Big Ten Championships (3:15.12)… ran season-best 600 meters (1:20.66) at Iowa Invite… Outdoor – ran lead leg on team-leading 1,600-meter relay (3:11.11) that placed seventh at Drake Relays… ran lead leg on 1,600-meter relay that placed fifth at Big Ten Championships (3:11.39)… ran season-best 400 meters (47.47) at Big Ten Championships… letterwinner.

High School — four-time conference champion and three-time runner-up… placed second in 400 (48.9) and 800 meters (1:56), and third in 100 and 200 meters at state meet senior year.

Personal — born September 17, 1988… son of Greg and Rhonda Willey… pharmacy interest.

Willey’s Collegiate Bests

Event Time Meet Date
200 Meters (O) 21.23 at Big Ten Championships 5/15/10
400 Meters (O) 45.78 at NCAA Regional 5/27/10
600 Meters (I) 1:17.94 at Jack Johnson Invite 1/22/11
800 Meters (O) 1:53.39 at Illinois Invite 5/2/09