University of Iowa Athletics
Sprints

Lia Love

Class Fr.
Hometown Chapel Hill, N.C.
High School Jordan Senior
Lia Love - Women's Track & Field - University of Iowa Athletics

High School — three-time team MVP…finished fourth at state as a freshman in the 100 meters and was fourth place at New Balance Nationals (11.89)…fifth place at state in the 200 meters (24.89), fourth at state and sixth place at New Balance Nationals in the 100 meters as a sophomore…junior season cancelled due to COVID-19…finished fifth in the 200 meters and fourth in the 100 meters as a senior at the state championships…ran 11.63 in the 100 meters to set a school record her senior season…coached by her father, Reggie, Crystal Jones and John Gray…named to the honor roll all four years of high school and received the principal’s award…served as SGA vice president and president while in high school and was president of the National Honors Society…creative director for the yearbook.

Personal — born November 10, 2002 in Raleigh, North Carolina…daughter of Reggie and Chelita Love…father played football and ran track at North Carolina, and mother was a cheerleader at North Carolina A&T…has a brother, Reggie Jr.…cousin, Bryce Love, was a Heisman Trophy finalist and Doak Walker Award-winning running back at Stanford and currently plays for the Washington Football Team…cousin, Chris Love, played football and ran track at East Carolina…majoring in public health.