University of Iowa Athletics
Sprints

Zach Splan

Class So.
Hometown Naperville, Ill.
High School Neuqua Valley

2009 — Indoor – placed fifth in 600 meters at Iowa open (1:22.76) and Jack Johnson Classic (1:22.75)… Outdoor – placed second in 400-meter hurdles with a season-best 53.76 at Illinois Invite… also ran 400-meter hurdles at Tiger Track Classic (54.93), Messersmith Invite (55.02) and Big Ten Championships (56.71)… letterwinner.

2008 — Indoor – led team in 600 meters (1:20.25) and ran second leg on team-leading 1,600-meter relay (3:10.74)… ran collegiate-best 400 meters (49.14) at Last Chance Qualifier… Outdoor – ran on team-leading distance medley relay (10:17.87) at Drake Relays… ran second leg on fifth-place finishing 1,600-meter relay (3:11.39) and ran season-best 400-meter hurdles (55.41) at Big Ten Championships… letterwinner.

2007 — Indoor – led team in 600 yards (1:13.62) and 600 meters (1:19.39), and ran on team-leading 1,600-meter relay (3:12.18)… ran collegiate-best 600 meters (1:19.39) at Big Ten Championships prelims, which ranks ninth in school history… Outdoor – placed third in 800 meters with a collegiate-best 1:53.83 at Central Open… ran season-best 400 meters (49.41) at John Jacobs Invite… letterwinner.

High School — placed fourth in 400 meters (48.2)… two-time all-state, all-conference and team captain… team MVP and all-section honoree as a senior… lettered three times in football and once in cross country… coached by Mike Kennedy.

Personal — born September 27, 1987… son of Chris and Angela Splan… art major.

Splan’s Collegiate Bests

Event Time Meet Date
400 Hurdles (O) 53.76 at Illinois Invite 5/2/09
600 Meters (I) 1:19.39 Hawkeye Invite 1/13/07
800 Meters (O) 1:53.83 at Central College Open 5/4/07