University of Iowa Athletics
Distance

Tommy Tate

Class Fr.
Hometown Galesburg, Ill.
High School Galesburg

2008 — Indoor – redshirted… Outdoor – placed second in 10,000 meters (33:13.33) at Central Invite and ninth in 3,000 meters (8:57.97) at Hawkeye Invite…Cross Country – ran collegiate-best 8,000 meters (23:46) at Auburn Invite… that time ranks fifth in school history… also competed at Iowa Invite (19:43), Roy Griak Invite (26:15), NCAA Pre-Nationals (25:19), at Big Ten Championships (26:16) and NCAA Midwest Regional (32:55)… letterwinner.

2007 — Indoor – placed 14th in 3,000 meters (8:31.28) at Big Ten Championships… ran collegiate-best mile (4:21.14) at Iowa Invite… Outdoor – led team in 3,000 meters (8:31.67)… placed 10th in 10,000 meters (31:05.23) at Big Ten meet … letterwinner… Cross Country – ran season-best 8,000 meters (25:04) at NCAA Pre-Nationals and collegiate-best 10,000 meters (32:08) at NCAA Midwest Regional… placed third (25:51) at Early Bird Invite, fifth (25:33) at Hawkeye Open, 18th (25:25) at Loyola Lakefront Invite and 50th (25:09) at Big Ten Championships… team earned USTFCCCA academic all-America honors… letterwinner.

2006 — Indoor – won 3,000 meters (8:53.86) at Panther Invite… ran season-best 3,000 meters (8:47.05) at Iowa State Classic… Outdoor – redshirted. Cross Country – won Early Bird Invite with collegiate-best 18:41 in 6,000 meters… that time ranks fifth on Iowa’s all-time best performers list… placed 65th at NCAA Midwest Regional (32:47)… placed 75th at Big Ten Championships (27:02)… placed 11th (19:12) at Hawkeye Open, 175th (27:14) at Roy Griak Invite, 193rd (25:42) at NCAA Pre-Nationals and 238th (34:44) at NCAA Championships… letterwinner.

2005 — Cross Country – redshirted.

High School — two-time conference track champion… regional cross country champion and all-state honoree senior year… trained in karate for nine years, earning a gold medal in weapons… coaches were Jerry Albright and Craig Hiller.

Personal — born April 7, 1987… son of Thomas and Jean Tate… attended same high school as Hawkeye teammate Cody Mixon.

Tate’s Collegiate Bests

Event Time Meet Date
3,000 Meters (I) 8:31.28 at Big Ten Championships 2/24/07
6,000 Meters (CC) 18:41 at Early Bird Invite 9/1/06
8,000 Meters (CC) 23:46 at Auburn Invite 10/4/08
10,000 Meters (O) 31:05.23 at Big Ten Championships 5/11/07
10,000 Meters (CC) 32:08 at NCAA Regional 11/10/07