University of Iowa Athletics
Mid Distance

Tia Saunders

Class RS Sr.
Hometown Iowa City, Iowa
High School West

2020 — Indoor – placed eighth in 600 meters at B1G Championships (1:30.82), running a collegiate-best 1:29.83 in prelims… that time ranks fifth all-time at Iowa… won 600 meters with a facility record-setting 1:30.92 at Rod McCravy Memorial… ran collegiate-best 800 meters (2:08.83) at Iowa State Classic, which ranks seventh all-time at Iowa… ran 600 and 800 meters at Meyo Invite (1:31.76, 2:09.46)… ran collegiate-best 400 meters at Larry Wieczorek Invite (56.36)… academic All-Big Ten… USTFCCCA all-academic team member.

2019 — Indoor – placed second in 600 meters at Jimmy Grant Invite with a season-best 1:33.30… ran 800 meters at Meyo Invite (2:12.81) and Iowa State Classic (2:12.89)… Dean’s List student… Outdoor – ran third leg on school record-setting 3,200-meter relay that placed second at Drake Relays (8:31.84)… ran collegiate-best 800 meters at Bryan Clay Invite (2:08.94)… ran 800 meters at B1G Championships (2:10.01)… academic All-Big Ten… letterwinner… Cross Country – academic All-Big Ten.

2018 — Indoor – ran season-bests in 600 meters (1:34.44) at Meyo Invite and 800 meters (2:11.93) at B1G Championships… Outdoor – ran season-best 2:09.51 in 800 meters at Florida Relays… anchored team-leading sprint medley relay (4:00.57) and ran lead leg on team-leading distance medley relay (12:03.04) at Florida Relays… ran 400 meters (57.93) at Willie Williams Classic… academic All-Big Ten… Dean’s List student… letterwinner… Cross Country – academic All-Big Ten… Dean’s List student.

2017 — Indoor – ran 800 meters at B1G Championships (2:12.21) and Iowa State Classic (2:13.11)… ran 400 and 600 meters at Larry Wieczorek Invite (59.93, 1:35.67) and Black & Gold Premier (58.29, 1:35.17)… Outdoor – led team in 800 meters (2:11.17), and ran on team-leading sprint medley (3:59.51) and 3,200-meter relays (8:56.21)… ran 800 meters at Big Ten Championships (2:11.17), Drake Relays (2:11.99), Mt. SAC Relays (2:12.11), placing fourth at Jim Click Shootout (2:12.77) and seventh at Baldy Castillo Invite (2:12.88)… placed third in 600 meters at Musco Twilight (1:33.70)… Dean’s List student… letterwinner… Cross Country – academic All-Big Ten.

2016 — Cross Country – ran 3,000 meters at season-opening Hawkeye Invite (11:20.8).

High School — state runner-up in 800 meters senior year and as part of distance medley relay junior year… two-time academic all-state… two-time elite all-state and conference champion… set school records in 400 (58.1) and 800 meters (2:12)… also played soccer and basketball… coached by Mike Parker.

Personal — born November 4, 1997… daughter of Edmund and Katherine Saunders… sibllings are Holly and Trae… pre-health and human physiology major.

Tia Saunders’ All-Time Results via TFRRS.org