University of Iowa Athletics

Kevin Docherty

Class So.
Hometown St. Paul, Minn.
High School Cretin Derham Hall

2018 — Iowa’s Big Ten Medal of Honor winner… Indoor – ran 800 meters at Alex Wilson Invite (1:53.31) and 1,000 meters at Hawkeye Invite (2:27.90)… ran mile at Meyo Invite (4:11.30) and Wieczorek Invite (4:11.72)… Outdoor – ran 1,500 meters with a collegiate-best 3:47.98 at Florida Relays… placed sixth in 1,500 meters at Drake Relays (3:50.93)… academic All-Big Ten… letterwinner. 

2017 — Indoor – ran 1,000 meters at Hawkeye Invite (2:28.36) and mile at Meyo Invite (4:15.31)… ran 600 meters (1:25.07) and 800 meters (2:01.35) at Larry Wieczorek Invite… Outdoor – ran 1,500 meters at Baldy Castillo Invite (4:06.49)… academic All-Big Ten… letterwinner… Cross Country – placed 21st at Hawkeye Invite (18:39.0) while competing unattached.

2016 — Indoor – placed sixth in 800 meters (1:55.59) at Big 4 Duals… ran mile at ISU Classic (4:09.74)… Outdoor – ran team-leading and collegiate-best 5,000 meters at San Francisco Distance Carnvial (14:37.15)… anchored team-leading 6,400-meter relay (17:00.30), which ranks fourth all-time at Iowa… placed second in 1,500 meters with a collegiate-best 3:49.24 at Musco Twilight… that time ranks 10th all-time at Iowa… placed fourth in 1,500 meters at Texas Invite (3:49.36), running event at Baldy Castillo Invite (3:53.23)… academic All-Big Ten… Dean’s List student… letterwinner… Cross Country – placed 86th at Big Ten Championships (26:33.0)… also competed at NCAA Regional (32:29.9) and Pre Nationals (26:53.0)… academic All-Big Ten… letterwinner.

2015 — Indoor – placed fourth in mile at Border Battle (4:17.06) and ran event at Big 4 Duals (4:20.54)… Outdoor – did not compete… letterwinner… Cross Country – competed in all six races… posted season bests at Early Bird Invitational (6,000 meters/19:47.6) and Bradley Pink Classic (8,000 meters/25:01.2)… ran 10,000 meters (80th; 31:46.3) at NCAA Midwest Regional… letterwinner.

2014 — Indoor – led team in 3,000 meters (8:16.58)… placed third in 3,000 meters with a collegiate-best 8:16.58… ran collegiate-best mile (4:07.82) at Big Ten Championships… won 3,000 meters at Big 4 Duals (8:37.87)… placed third in mile (4:12.26) and ran 800 meters (1:58.79) at Jack Johnson Classic… Outdoor – anchored team-leading distance medley relay to 12th place at Drake Relays (9:59.69)… ran 1,500 meters at Stanford Invite (3:53.73), Musco Twilight (3:55.49), Arizona State Invite (3:57.22) and Drake Relays (3:58.79)… ran 5,000 meters at Mt. SAC Relays (14:39.43)… letterwinner… Cross Country – ran season bests at Notre Dame Invite (five miles/24:39.2), Big Ten Championships (8,000 meters/24:39.0) and NCAA Midwest Regional (10,000 meters/30:58.5)… team earned USTFCCCA all-academic honors… academic All-Big Ten… letterwinner.

2013 — Cross Country – competed in all six races… won Hawkeye Early Bird Invite (4,000 meters/12:34.52) in collegiate debut… placed fifth at Black & Gold Invite (6,000 meters/18:56.64)… ran season-best 8,000 meters at Pre-National Invite (25:05.61) and 10,000 meters at NCAA Midwest Regional (32:42.94)… letterwinner.

High School — two-time all-state and three-time all-conference honoree in cross country… three-time team MVP in cross country… earned a sixth-place finish at 2011 cross country state meet… finished seventh at 2012 cross country state meet… two-time all-conference selection in track… finished sixth in 1,600 meters at 2012 state meet.

Personal — born June 13, 1995… son of Jim and Bev Docherty… has three siblings Jennie, Danny and Laura… both parents and his sister, Jennie, ran cross country and track for Iowa… National Honor Society member… finance major.

Docherty’s Collegiate Bests
Event Time Meet Date
1,500 Meters (O) 3:47.98 at Florida Relays 3/30/18
Mile (I) 4:07.82 at B1G Championships 2/28/14
3,000 Meters (I) 8:16.58 at ISU Classic 2/15/14
5,000 Meters (O) 14:37.15 at San Francisco Distance Carnival 4/1/16
8,000 Meters (CC) 24:39.0 B1G Championships 11/2/14