University of Iowa Athletics

Tess Wilberding

Class Fr.
Hometown Troy, Mich.
High School Birmingham Seaholm

2017 — Indoor – led team in 1,000 meters (2:53.74), mile (4:54.16) and 3,000 meters (9:39.87)… won mile at Larry Wieczorek Invite (4:54.16) and Border Battle (5:00.60), running event at Meyo Invite (4:54.36)… ran 3,000 meters at Iowa State Classic (9:39.87) and Big Ten Championships (9:45.29)… placed second in 1,000 meters at Hawkeye Invite (2:53.74) and sixth in 800 meters at Black & Gold Premier (2:15.46)… Outdoor – placed second in 1,500 meters with a team-leading and collegiate-best 4:28.62 at Stanford Invite… placed fifth in 1,500 meters (4:29.60) and ran 800 meters (2:14.99) at Baldy Castillo Invite… placed fifth in 1,500 meters at Musco Twilight (4:31.57) and Drake Relays (4:32.80)… academic All-Big Ten… Dean’s List student… letterwinner.

2016 — Indoor –ran team-leading  3,000 meters at Iowa State Classic (9:46.61)… ran mile at Big 4 Duals (5:03.38), and 3,000 meters at Big Ten Championships (9:48.55) and Meyo Invite (9:49.26)… Outdoor –  led team in 1,500 meters (4:30.75), ran third leg on team-leading 3,200-meter relay (8:51.90) and lead leg on team-leading distance medley relays (11:56.93)… the 3,200-meter relay time ranks fifth all-time at Iowa… ran season-best 1,500 meters at Stanford Invite (4:30.75), placing seventh at Musco Twilight (4:33.00), 10th at Baldy Castillo Invite (4:33.51) and 11th at Texas Invite (4:38.41)… academic All-Big Ten… letterwinner… Cross Country – named Most Outstanding team member… Iowa’s top finisher in all seven races she competed in… led team in 3,000 (10:20.4), 5,000 (17:48.78) and 6,000 meters (21:20.3)… placed 51st at NCAA Regional (21:20.3), second at Regional Preview (21:30.3-6,000 meters), 47th at Big Ten Championships (22:30-4-6,000 meters) and second at Illinois State Invite (17:48.78-5,000 meters)… won Hawkeye Invite in 10:20.4, which ranks fifth all-time at Iowa… Iowa’s Big Ten Sportsmanship Award winner… academic All-Big Ten… letterwinner.

2015 — Indoor – ran mile at ISU Classic (5:01.57) and Big 4 Duals (5:04.66)… placed ninth in 3,000 meters at Husker Invite (10:08.83)… Outdoor – ran third leg on team-leading 6,400-meter relay at Drake Relays (19:59.72), which ranks seventh all-time at Iowa… ran 800 meters at Baldy Castillo Invite (2:16.15)… ran 1,500 meters at Beach Invite (4:36.60)… academic All-Big Ten… letterwinner… Cross Country – competed in all six races… placed 15th in 3,000 meters at Early Bird Invitational in season-best 10:45.4… ran 5,000 meters at Notre Dame Invitational (17:59.8) and Illinois State Invitational (18:17.5)… raced to a collegiate best in 6,000 meters (21:16.9) at Bradley Pink Classic and ran that distance at Big Ten Championships (79th; 22:06.0) and NCAA Midwest Regional (22:08.4)… Dean’s List student… letterwinner.

2014 — Indoor – ran season-best mile at Jack Johnson Classic (5:08.27)… Outdoor – ran third leg on team-leading 6,400-meter relay that placed eighth at Drake Relays in 20:23.27… that time ranks eighth all-time at Iowa… ran 1,500 meters at Big Ten Championships (4:44.33), placing sixth at Arkansas Spring Invite (4:45.13) and eighth at Illinois Twilight (4:46.95)… ran 800 meters at Musco Twilight (2:18.13)… Dean’s List student… letterwinner… Cross Country – competed in six of seven races… ran season-best 6,000 meters at NCAA Midwest Regional (80th; 21:31.0) and 5,000 meters at Notre Dame Invite (45th; 17:44.3)… team earned USTFCCCA all-academic honors… academic All-Big Ten… letterwinner.

2013 — Cross Country – competed in five of six races… placed third at Hawkeye Early Bird Invite (11:08.26/3,000 meters) in collegiate debut… ran season-best 6,000 meters at Pre-National Invite (22:36.41)… team earned USTFCCCA all-academic honors… letterwinner.

High School — three-time all-state in cross country… placed 12th at the 2012 cross country championships to lead team to a state title… member of the school-record 4×800-meter relay team… conference champion in the 3,200 and 1,600 meters as a junior… competed for the Motor City Track Club of Detroit Michigan.

Personal — born February 12, 1995… parents are James and Nan Wilberding… has five siblings; Carly, Ross, Kevin, Mallory and Aubrey… sisters Aubrey (Michigan State) and Mallory (Butler) compete collegiately in cross country and track and field… marketing major.

Wilberding’s Collegiate Bests
Event Time Meet Date
800 Meters (O) 2:14.99 at Baldy Castillo Invitational 3/18/17
1,000 Meters (I) 2:53.74 Hawkeye Invitational 1/14/17
1,500 Meters (O) 4:28.62 at Stanford Invitational 3/31/17
Mile (I) 4:54.16  Larry Wieczorek Invitational 1/21/17
3,000 Meters (I) 9:39.87 at ISU Classic 2/10/17
3,000 Meters (CC) 10:20.4 Hawkeye Invitational 9/2/16
5,000 Meters (CC) 17:44.3 at Notre Dame Invitational 10/3/14
6,000 Meters (CC) 21:16.9 at Bradley Pink Classic 10/16/15