University of Iowa Athletics
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William Dougherty

Class Fr.
Hometown Moville, Iowa
High School Woodbury Central

2018 — Indoor – placed sixth in heptathlon with a school-record setting 5,606 points at Big Ten Championships… placed second in 1,000 meters (2:42.11) and shot put with a collegiate-best 47-3 3/4 (14.42m) as part of Big Ten heptathlon… won heptathlon with a then-school record-setting 5,572 points at Wieczorek Invite… posted season-bests in 60-meter hurdles (8.25) and pole vault (15-5, 4.70m) as part of Wieczorek Invite heptathlon… Outdoor – All-American, placing 13th in decathlon at NCAA Championships (7,467 points)… broke his own school decathlon record, scoring 7,673 points at Bryan Clay Invite…  posted collegiate bests in 100 meters (11.02), long jump (23-2, 7.06m), high jump (6-7, 2.01m) and pole vault (15-9, 4.80m) as part of Bryan Clay Invite… placed ninth in decathlon at Texas Relays (7,222 points) and 10th at Big Ten Championships (5,434 points)… won shot put (49-6 1/2, 15.10m), discus (141-4, 43.07m) and javelin (189-2, 57.65m) and placed second in 400 meters (49.28) with collegiate-best marks as part of Big Ten decathlon… letterwinner.

2017 — Indoor – placed third in heptathlon with a then-school record-setting 5,504 points at Big Ten Championships… placed second in 1,000 meters (2:45.64) and third in pole vault (15-5, 4.70m) and 60-meter hurdles (8.36) as part of Big Ten hepathlon… set then-school heptathlon record (5,386 points) at Black & Gold Premier, posting collegiate bests in long jump (22-3 3/4, 6.75m) and high jump (6-3 1/2, 1.92m) as part of competition… threw season best shot put at Hawkeye Invite at Iowa Open (45-9 3/4, 13.96m) and ran collegiate-best 60-meter hurdles at Larry Wieczorek Invite (8.36)… Outdoor – honorable mention All-American, placing 17th in decathlon at NCAA Championships (7,199 points)… broke his own school decathlon record, scoring 7,471 points at Mt. SAC Relays… placed eighth in decathlon at Big Ten Championships (6,602 points)… letterwinner.

2016 — earned team Keatinge/Cretzmeyer and Inspiration awards… Indoor – placed ninth in heptathlon at Razorback Invite with a team-leading 5,172 points… posted season bests in long jump (21-3 1/4, 6.48m) and shot put (42-5 1/2, 12.94m) as part of Razorback Invite heptathlon… placed 10th in heptathlon at Big Ten Championships (5,153 points), winning 1,000 meters as part of that competition… posted season bests in 60 meters (7.28), 1,000 meters (2:39.97) and shot put (42-5 1/2, 12.94m) as part of Big Ten Championships heptathlon… Outdoor – placed fifth in decathlon at Big Ten Championships, posting a then-school-record 7,311 points… NCAA qualfier in decathlon, competing in six events before withdrawing due to injury at NCAA Championships… placed fourth in decathlon at Jim Click Shootout (6,253 points)… letterwinner.

2015 — Indoor – placed 12th in heptathlon at Big Ten Championships (5,054 points)… posted season bests in 60 meters (7.31), 60-meter hurdles (8.56), 1,000 meters (2:43.77) and pole vault (13-5 1/4, 4.10m) as part of Big Ten Championships heptathlon… placed seventh in heptathlon at Husker Invite (4,991 points)… placed sixth in high jump (6-2, 1.88m) and pole vault (11-11 3/4, 3.65m) at Border Battle… placed fifth in long jump (21-2 3/4, 6.47m) at Big 4 Duals… Outdoor – placed 12th in decathlon at Big Ten Championships (6,862 points)… letterwinner.

2014 — redshirted… Indoor – placed 12th in heptathlon at Husker Invite (4,406 points) while competing unattached… placed fourth in 1,000 meters (2:43.87) as part of Husker Invite heptathlon… placed fifth in long jump (19-11 1/2, 6.08m), 12th in shot put (37-7 1/4, 11.46m) and ran 60-meter hurdles (8.91) at Iowa Invite while competing unattached… Outdoor – placed eighth in decathlon at Drake Relays (6,496 points) while competing unattached.

High School — state champion in 1,600-meter relay his junior year… conference champion in 110-meter hurdles his senior season… three-time conference champion in 800 meters.

Personal — born May 8, 1995… son of James and Mary Dougherty… chemical engineering major.

Dougherty’s Collegiate Bests
Event Mark Meet Date
Heptathlon (I) 5,606 points at Big Ten Championships 2/23-24/18
Decathlon (O) 7,673 points at Bryan Clay Invitational 4/18-19/18