Track & Field Recruit Information

Greetings and thank you for your interest in The University of Iowa Track and Field/ Cross Country Programs. Please review the scholarship and walk-on standards found on the page below before moving forward. If you have met the standards please complete a RECRUIT QUESTIONNAIRE and a member of the coaching staff will be in contact with you.

Keep in mind that due to NCAA legislation, we are not permitted to call prospective student athletes before July 1st of their senior year. With the volume of emails received daily it can take some time to respond to all requests for additional information. Therefore, if you have met the standards below and I have not gotten back to you in timely manner, feel free to contact me directly.

Thank you and Go Hawks!
Jason Wakenight
Recruiting Coordinator/Assistant Coach
University of Iowa
(319) 335-9257

University of Iowa Track & Field and Cross Country
Athletic Standards for Scholarship and Walk -on Consideration

Event Target Recruit Men Scholarship Standards Men Walk-on Standard Men Target Recruit Women Scholarship Standards Women Walk-on Standards Women
60m 6.70 6.85 7.00 7.45 7.60 7.75
100m 10.30 10.50 10.70 11.50 11.80 12.10
200m 20.80 21.30 21.80 23.80 24.40 25.00
400m 46.60 47.40 48.20 54.00 55.50 57.00
800m 1:50.0 1:52.0 1:54.0 2:09.0 2:12.0 2:15.0
1600m 4:06.0 4:12.0 4:18.0 4:45.0 4:55.0 5:05.0
3200m 8:50.0 9:05.0 9:20.0 10:25.0 10:45.0 11:05.0
100/110H 13.80 14.10 14.40 13.60 14.00 14.40
300H 36.80 37.40 38.20 41.50 43.00 44.50
400H 51.50 52.50 53.50 59.0 61.0 63.0
High Jump 7’1 6’10 6’8 5’11 5’9 5’7
Pole Vault 17’3 16’3 15’3 13’6 12’9 12’0
Long Jump 25’0 24’0 23’0 20’0 19’0 18’0
Triple Jump 53’0 50’0 47’0 41’0 39’6 38’0
Shot Put 66’0 63’0 60’0 49’0 46’0 43’0
Discus 195’0 185’0 175’0 165’0 150’0 135’0
Hammer 220’0 200’0 180′ 0 190’0 170’0 150’0
Javelin 230’0 210’0 190’0 150’0 140’0 130’0
Heptathlon 5200 4700pts 4200pts
Decathlon 7100 6700pts 6300pts
Detweiler Park (IL XC) 14:15.0 14:30 14:45 16:40.0 17:10 17:40

The Chart above lists athletic performances that will be considered for athletic aid. Athletic scholarship may range from 1-100%. Achieving standards in multiple events increase the chance of receiving athletic aid. Factors which influence decision: (1) Present team strengths (2) Academic Excellence (3) Coaches Evaluation (4) Potential for development (5) Competition background (6) Years of Participation and any items deemed important by coaching staff.