University of Iowa Athletics

Ian Eklin

Class Fr.
Hometown Plymouth, Minn.
High School Wayzata
Ian Eklin - Men's Cross Country - University of Iowa Athletics

2019 — Indoor – ran collegiate-best mile at Meyo Invite (4:10.60) and 5,000 meters at Iowa State Classic (14:24.17)… ran 3,000 meters at Larry Wieczorek Invite (8:17.76)… Outdoor – ran 1,500 meters at at Baldy Castillo Invite (3:57.48)and 10,000 meters at Mike Fanelli Track Classic (30:10.40)… Academic All-Big Ten.

2018 — Indoor – ran collegiate-best 3,000 meters at Iowa State Classic (8:16.75) and fourth in mile at Hawkeye Invite (4:14.01)… ran season-best 5,000 meters at Big Ten Championships (14:33.82)… Outdoor – ran 3,000 meters at Musco Twilight (8:35.86), 5,000 meters at Drake Relays (15:15.28) and 10,000 meters at Mt. SAC Relays (30:48.80)… academic All-Big Ten… Dean’s List student… letterwinner… Cross Country – competed in all six races… ran collegiate best 8,000 meters at the Big Ten Championships (24:58.7)… placed 10th at the Hawkeye Invitational (18:44.3-6,000 meters)… academic All-Big Ten… letterwinner.

2017 — Indoor – ran mile at Hawkeye Invite (4:17.68) and Black & Gold Premier (4:18.07)… ran 3,000 meters at Iowa Open (8:29.37)… ran 5,000 meters at Meyo Invite (14:56.65)… Outdoor – placed fourth in 10,000 meters with a team-leading and collegiate-best 29:47.06 at Drake Relays… that time ranks seventh all-time at Iowa… won 3,000 meters at Musco Twilight (8:23.41)… academic All-Big Ten… Dean’s List student… letterwinner… Cross Country – Iowa’s top finisher at Hawkeye Invite, setting a school record of 18:10.7 (6,000 meters)… ran collegiate-best 10,000 meters at NCAA Regional (32:32.88)… placed second at Woody Greeno Invite (25:45.2-8,000 meters)… one of six Hawkeyes to compete in all six races… academic All-Big Ten… letterwinner.

2016 — Indoor – redshirted… Outdoor – ran second leg on team-leading 6,400-meter relay at Drake Relays (17:00.30)… that time ranks fourth all-time at Iowa… ran 1,500 meters at Texas Invite (3:55.85), Baldy Castillo Invite (3:57.27), Musco Twilight (3:58.05) and Kip Janvrin Open (3:58.34)… letterwinner…. Cross Country – competed in seven of eight races… placed 62nd at NCAA Regional (31:33.6-10,000 meters) and 13th at Hawkeye Invite (18:37.8-6,000 meters) with season best times… academic All-Big Ten… letterwinner.

2015 — Cross Country – one of two freshmen to compete in all six races… placed third in collegiate debut to lead team at Early Bird Invitational (6,000 meters-19:13.5)… ran a collegiate-best 8,000 meters (25:02.7) at Bradley Pink Classic… competed at Big Ten Championships (74th; 8,000 meters-25:03.8) and NCAA Midwest Regional (10,000 meters-33:03.9)… Dean’s List student… letterwinner.

High School — two-time all-conference and all-state selection in cross country and track and field… helped cross country team to two state titles, including a 10th-place finish at state senior year… member of cross country team that placed second at Nike Cross Nationals… ran leg of school record-setting distance medley relay… track and field team placed first at state senior season… state qualifier in Nordic skiing.

Personal — born July 9, 1997… son of Jon and Karen Eklin… has a sister, Madeline… pre-economics and finance major.

Eklin’s Collegiate Bests
Event Time Meet Date
1,500 Meters (O) 3:57.48 at Baldy Castillo Invitational 3/15/19
Mile (I) 4:10.60 at Meyo Invitational 2/2/19
3,000 Meters (I) 8:16.75 at ISU Classic 2/9/18
5,000 Meters (I) 14:24.17 at Iowa State Classic 2/8/19
6,000 Meters (CC) 18:10.7 Hawkeye Invitational 9/1/17
8,000 Meters (CC) 24:58.7 at B1G Championships 10/28/18
10,000 Meters (O) 29:47.06 at Drake Relays 4/27/17
10,000 Meters (CC) 30:32.88 at NCAA Regional 11/10/17