University of Iowa Athletics
Sprints

Zeke Sayon

Class So.
Hometown Rockford, Ill.
Previous School University of Illinois-Chicago

2011 — Indoor – posted season bests in 60 meters (6.86) and 200 meters (22.94) at Jack Johnson Classic… placed third in 60 meters at Iowa Open (6.93), fourth at Illinois Open (6.89) and Iowa Invite (6.94), fifth at Jack Johnson Classic (6.86) and sixth at Last Chance Qualifier (6.93)… Outdoor – placed eighth in 100 meters (11.54) at Big Ten Championships, helping team to first Big Ten title since 1967… ran third leg on 400-meter relay that placed fourth in 40.97 at Big Ten Championships… ran second leg on team-leading 400-meter relay that won at Sun Angel Classic (39.86)… that time ranks third all-time at Iowa… ran lead leg on school record-setting sprint medley relay that won at Drake Relays in 3:16.18… ran season-best 100 meters (10.62) at War Eagle Invite and collegiate-best 200 meters (21.61) at Messersmith Invite.

2010 – Indoor – ran a collegiate-best 6.82 60-meter dash at the Last Chance Qualifier which ranks sixth all-time at Iowa… ran a season-best 22.49 in the 200 meters at the ISU Classic and the Razorback Invitational… placed second in the 60 meters at the Iowa Invite (6.92)… Outdoor – ran team-leading collegiate-best 100 meters (10.51) at Razorback Invite and NCAA West Regional… earned second-team all-Big Ten honors, placing second in the 100 meters at the Big Ten Championships (10.64)… ran second leg on team-leading 400-meter relay squad, winning at the Iowa Invitational (40.43), placing second at Musco Twilight XI (40.49), and placing third at Big Ten Championships…. ran second leg on 400-meter relay team at NCAA West Regional (17th, 40.31)… letterwinner.

2009 — Indoor – won 60 meters with season-best 6.86 against Illinois… that time ranks sixth on Iowa[apos]s all-time best performers list… Outdoor – ran second leg on 400-meter relay that placed fifth at NCAA Midwest Regional (40.33)… that relay ran a team-leading and season-best time of 39.94 in the prelims, which ranks third all-time at Iowa… ran on 400-meter relay that won title at Drake Relays (40.71), running a regional-qualifying 40.58 in the prelims… ran second leg on 400-meter relay that placed third at Big Ten Championships (40.85)… placed fifth in 100 meters (10.72) at Big Ten meet, and ran collegiate-best 200 meters (21.96) in prelims… letterwinner.

2007-08 — competed at University of Illinois-Chicago, leading the Flames in the 55 (6.45), 60 (6.97) and 200 meters (22.67) indoors, and the 100 (10.76) and 200 meters (22.30) outdoors… won 55 meters (6.45) at Carthage College Last Chance Meet, and 60 meters (6.97) at UWM Tune-Up…won 100 meters (11.05) at Chicagoland Championships… won 200 meters (22.30) and placed second in 100 meters (10.76) at Marquette Invitational.

High School — three-time state qualifier and conference champ… USATF and AAU national qualifier as a senior, placing third in 100 meters, seventh in 200 meters and third as part of 400-meter relay at AAU regional meet… competed for Ben Newson TC… set club records in 100 meters (10.69) and 400-meter relay (41.9)… club coach was Brian Newson and high school coach was Richard Johnson.

Personal — born July 27, 1989… son of Judele Kpor and Annie Kpor.

Sayon’s Collegiate Bests

Event  Time Meet Date
55 Meters (I) 6.45 at Carthage Last Chance 3/7/08
60 Meters (I) 6.82 at NCAA Qualifier 3/6/09
100 Meters (O) 10.51 at NCAA Regional 5/27/10
200 Meters (O)  21.61 at Messersmith Invite 5/7/11