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Missouri Alumni Report Kern Sorrell Mar 15, 2016

Missouri Alumni Report for the week of 3/7/16-3/13/16 spotlight is: Daniel Everett of Iowa State, Aaron Mallett of Iowa, and Oladapo Akinmoladun of Nebraska.

Pro-Tips: Erik Sowinski on perseverance Ryan Waite Feb 20, 2013

Erik Sowinski was a five-time first team All-American at the University of Iowa. In 2011, he placed 4th at the NCAA indoor championships in the 800 meters. In 2012, he placed 3rd indoors and 2nd outdoors. He has a personal best of 1:45.90 and was a competitor in the Olympic Trials. While Erik had a lot of success in college, he is currently without a professional endorsement deal. That has not stopped Erik however from continuing to chase his dream. On February 16, Erik ran at the Millrose Games in the 600m and took down Olympians Duane Solomon and Nick Symmonds and broke the American Record by running a 1:15.61. On Sunday, March 3, he took another big step in his career by winning the 800m at the USA Indoor Championships. We talked with Erik and he gave us valuable insight into never giving up on your dream and always believing in what you know you can accomplish. 

Hawkeyes Make it 9 Straight Mar 7, 2012

The University of Iowa women's cross country program has been named to the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Association (USTFCCCA) All-Academic Team for the ninth straight season. The 2011 Hawkeyes compiled a team cumulative 3.45 GPA and placed fourth at the NCAA Midwest Regional.

48 Hawkeyes Named Fall Academic All-Big Ten Dec 7, 2011

Forty-eight University of Iowa student-athletes have been named to the 2011 Big Ten Fall Academic All-Conference team. The list includes student-athletes from field hockey (11), football (14), men's cross country (1), women's cross country (9), women's soccer (9) and women's volleyball (4).

Thode Competes at NCAA Championships Nov 21, 2011

University of Iowa junior Jeff Thode finished 78th at Monday's NCAA Division I Men's Cross Country Championships at the LaVern Gibson Championship Course in Terre Haute, Ind. Thode finished the 10,000 meter race with a time of 30:38.5.

Thode Returns to National Championships Nov 18, 2011

As a sophomore in 2010, University of Iowa cross country runner Jeff Thode became the sixth All-American in school history. On Monday he aims to become the third repeat Hawkeye All-American, joining Kevin Herd (1992-93) and his head coach, Larry Wieczorek (1966-67).

Thode Travels to NCAA Championships Nov 17, 2011

University of Iowa junior Jeff Thode will return to the NCAA Championships for the second consecutive season. Thode earned an individual automatic bid to the Championships with his eighth place finish at the NCAA Midwest Regional on Nov. 12. Thode ran the 10K in 31:23.67.

Thode, Holmes, Melander and Beattie Earn All-Region Honors. Nov 12, 2011

Hawkeye juniors Jeff Thode and Nick Holmes, senior McKenzie Melander and freshman Kayla Beattie earned all-region honors at Saturday's NCAA Midwest Regional Cross Country Meet at the NIU North 40 cross country course in DeKalb, Ill. The University of Iowa women's team placed fourth out of 28 teams with 146 points, while the Hawkeye men placed ninth out of 25 teams with 278 points.

Hawkeyes Compete at Big Ten Championships Oct 30, 2011

The University of Iowa cross country squads competed at the Big Ten Championships Sunday in Champaign, Ill., with the women placing sixth (149 points) and the men 10th (260 points). The Hawkeyes were led by senior McKenzie Melander on the women's side and junior all-American Jeff Thode of the men's side. Melander received second team all-Big Ten honors. The event was hosted by Illinois at the University of Illinois Arboretum.

Hawkeyes Head to Big Ten Championships Oct 25, 2011

The University of Iowa men's and women's cross country teams are set to compete in the Big Ten Championships this weekend. The event will be held Sunday in Champaign, Ill. The championships will be tape-delay televised Friday, Nov. 11, at 11 a.m. (CT). Jay Wilson will have the call.

Q&A with Brooke Eilers Oct 19, 2011

University of Iowa cross country runner Brooke Eilers is a senior from Holland, Mich. Eilers and the Hawkeyes have big goals for the final three meets of the season.

Hawkeye Women Finish 18th at Wisconsin Adidas Invitational Oct 14, 2011

The University of Iowa women's cross country team finished 18th at the Wisconsin Adidas Invitational Friday in Madison, Wis. The Hawkeyes posted a score of 489. Iowa finished the 6K race faster than 26 other teams, including Big Ten rivals Minnesota, Wisconsin, Indiana, Northwestern, Nebraska, Ohio State, and Illinois.

24 Hawkeyes to Watch: Kevin Lewis Oct 11, 2011

The University of Iowa men's cross country program is in "RE" mode: rebuild, recreate, reload. So Larry Wieczorek -- in his 25th season as the head Hawkeye -- was more than a bit elated when he signed a reliable, record-breaking, home-grown recruit named Kevin Lewis from Ottumwa.

Hawkeyes Ready for the Stretch Oct 11, 2011

The University of Iowa men's and women's cross country teams will both compete this weekend. The women's team will make the trip to Madison, Wis., for the Wisconsin Inter-Regional. The women are set to run the 6K Friday at 1 p.m. The men's team will race at the Chile Pepper Festival in Fayetteville, Ark. on Saturday. The men's 10K event will begin at 8:45 a.m.

In Search of Ms. October Oct 5, 2011

It took a pair of All-America efforts for the University of Iowa women's cross country team to finish 10th at the 2007 NCAA Championships. In 2011, it will take a collaborative team approach and a special effort from a 'runner to be named later.'

Women Win Invite Title Oct 3, 2011

The University of Iowa women's cross country team took the title at the Sean Earl Lakefront Invite Saturday afternoon with a total of 27 points. The Hawkeyes are ranked No. 27 nationally and finished the 5K race faster than 52 other teams, including Big Ten rivals Illinois, Michigan State and Wisconsin.

Nationally-Ranked Hawkeyes Set to Hit the Road Sep 29, 2011

The University of Iowa women's cross country team will compete at the Loyola Lakefront Invitational on Saturday in Chicago. The 5K event will take place at the Montrose Avenue Beach, beginning at 12 p.m.

Hawkeye Men Finish 18th at Roy Griak Invitational Sep 24, 2011

The University of Iowa men's cross country team finished 18th at the Roy Griak Invitational Saturday in Minneapolis, Minn. The Black and Gold posted a score of 482. The meet was Iowa's third event of the season and first away from the Ashton Cross Country Course in Iowa City.

Hawkeye Men Set to Hit the Road Sep 22, 2011

The University of Iowa men's cross country team will compete at the Roy Griak Invitational Saturday in Minneapolis Minn. The Hawkeyes will compete against 25 other teams. The men's 8K event will begin at 12:20 p.m.

Hawkeyes Win Iowa Invitational Sep 16, 2011

The University of Iowa men's and women's cross country teams won the Iowa Invitational on Friday at the Ashton Cross Country Course in Iowa City. The Hawkeye women's team defeated Northern Iowa (15-47), while the men's team defeated the Panthers (15-48).

Hawkeyes to Host Iowa Invitational Sep 13, 2011

The University of Iowa men's and women's cross country teams will compete in their second meet of the 2011 season Friday at the Iowa Invitational. The Hawkeyes will compete against the University of Northern Iowa at the Ashton Cross Country Course. The men's 8K event will begin at 6 p.m. before the women's 3K at 6:30 p.m.

Unlimited Potential Sep 6, 2011

Layne Anderson guided the University of Iowa women's cross country team to 10th place at the 2008 NCAA Championship. He thinks the 2011 Hawkeyes have the potential to be better.

Young Hawkeyes Making Early Strides Sep 5, 2011

One race into the 2011 season and the freshmen are already leaving their mark on the University of Iowa men's and women's cross country teams.

Hawkeyes Open Season at Iowa Open Sep 2, 2011

The University of Iowa cross country teams went 1-1 at the Iowa Open to kick off its 2011 season Friday evening at the Ashton Cross Country Course in Iowa City. The Hawkeye men's team defeated Illinois State (18-39) while the women's team suffered a 32-23 defeat.

Hawkeyes Begin the Rebuild Aug 31, 2011

Larry Wieczorek recalls a stretch from 2002-06 where his University of Iowa men's cross country program qualified for the NCAA Championship in four-of-five seasons. He is aiming to start rebuilding that tradition of success in 2011.

Nationally-Ranked Hawkeyes Ready for Iowa Open Aug 30, 2011

The University of Iowa men's and women's cross country teams will open the 2011 season Friday at the Iowa Open. The Hawkeyes will compete against Illinois State at the Ashton Cross Country Course. The women's 4K event will begin at 6 p.m. before the men's 6K at 6:30 p.m.

24 Hawkeyes to Watch: Betsy Flood Aug 29, 2011

Running is running for Betsy Flood. The University of Iowa senior has competed and excelled in every distance from 600 to 10,000 meters, but she knows that close doesn't count in her sport.

Nukuri Continues to Shine Aug 15, 2011

Former University of Iowa student-athlete and volunteer assistant coach Diane Nukuri placed 48th overall among more that 10,000 competitors at the New Balance Falmouth Road Race Aug. 14. Nukuri finished second among women competitors, finishing the 7.1 mile course in 37:13.

Nukuri Turns in a Pair of Strong Performances Aug 8, 2011

Former University of Iowa cross country and track and field standout Diane Nukuri continues to impress as she trains across the country in preparation for the 2012 London Olympics. The 2008 UI graduate notched a pair of top 5 finishes over the past two weekends, including a third-place finish at the Bix 7 and a fourth-place finish at the Beach to Beacon 10K Road Race.

34 Hawkeyes Receive Distinguished Scholar Award Jul 14, 2011

Thirty-four University of Iowa student-athletes have been honored by the Big Ten Conference with the Distinguished Scholar Award. Among the 34 Hawkeye honorees, 10 maintained a perfect 4.0 grade point average during the previous academic term.

Nukuri Adds Another Title Jun 21, 2011

Former University of Iowa cross country and track and field standout Diane Nukuri captured the 4-mile championship at Steamboat Classic in Peoria, Ill., June 18. She finished the race in 20:41, five seconds ahead of Romanian-born Adriana Nelson.

Iowa Set to Run in Eugene May 24, 2011

The University of Iowa track and field team travels to Eugene, Ore. to compete at the NCAA West Regional, May 26-28. The student-athletes will work to secure a place on the final NCAA Championships performance list at the Historic Hayward Field on the campus of Oregon University. The championships will be held in Des Moines, Iowa, June 8-11.

33 Hawkeyes are NCAA Qualifiers May 19, 2011

The final field for the West Region of the NCAA Track and Field Championships was announced today, sending 33 student-athletes from the University of Iowa track team to Eugene, Ore., for three days of competition beginning Thursday, May 26.

Wieczorek, Austin Lead Long List of Big Ten Honorees May 18, 2011

University of Iowa head track and field coach Larry Wieczorek has been named Big Ten Coach of the Year and sophomore Justin Austin has been named Big Ten Track Athlete of the Year and Athlete of the Outdoor Championships. A total of 14 Hawkeyes were named to the all-Big Ten teams announced today.

Another Shoulder Ride for `Wiz' May 17, 2011

Larry Wieczorek is no stranger to shoulder rides. The first came 24 years ago; he received another Sunday on Francis X. Cretzmeyer Track.

Big Ten Title Leads to National Ranking May 17, 2011

The University of Iowa men's track and field team appeared at No. 21 in the USTFCCCA Division I team rankings released today. The Hawkeyes made their first appearance of the season in the national rankings after capturing the Big Ten Championship last weekend in Iowa City.

The Wizard of Championships May 15, 2011

The University of Iowa men's track and field team used a late burst to capture its first Big Ten Championship since 1967 in front of the home crowd Sunday afternoon at Cretzmeyer Track. Iowa's runner-upe finish in the 1,600-meter relay secured the win over second place Minnesota, 125.5-123. The Iowa women placed with eighth with 59 points.

Hawkeyes Qualify 16 for Sunday Finals May 14, 2011

Sixteen members of the University of Iowa track and field team have advanced to the finals of the 2011 Big Ten Championships following premilinary competition Saturday at Cretzmeyer Track in Iowa City. Seven Hawkeye men will chase multiple Big Ten titles, including sophomore Justin Austin, who qualified for the finals in three events.

Flood Finishes Runner-Up in 10,000 May 13, 2011

Betsy Flood and Matt Banse paced the University of Iowa track and field team at the opening day of the Big Ten Track and Field Championships at Cretzmeyer Track. Flood ran to a runner-up finish in her 10,000-meter debut and Matt Banse scored a fourth place finish with a personal best in the hammer throw.

Track & Field Alums Give Back May 13, 2011

When the University of Iowa hosts the Big Ten Track Outdoor Championships on May 13, 14 and 15, Cretzmeyer Track will boast a new state-of-the-art mobile scoreboard, thanks to gifts from former UI track and field student-athletes.

`Underdog Contenders' May 12, 2011

The Big Ten Conference track and field meet has returned to Iowa City and the 2011 Hawkeyes will show off a 'doggone good track and field team.'

24 Hawkeyes to Watch: Matt Byers May 12, 2011

Fatherly advice helped University of Iowa sophomore Matt Byers go from an adequate high school quarterback to an elite collegiate javelin thrower.

Iowa Set to Host Big Ten Championships May 11, 2011

The University of Iowa hosts the 2011 Big Ten Outdoor Track & Field Championships Friday-Sunday at the Francis X. Cretzmeyer Track in Iowa City, IA. All-session tickets are $20 for adults and $10 for youth. Single day passes are $10 for adults and $5 for youth.

Hawkeyes Crown 4 at Messersmith Invitational May 6, 2011

The University of Iowa track and field team captured four titles and set six personal-best marks at the Mark Messersmith Invitational Friday afternoon on the campus of Northern Iowa.

Musco XII is on the Air May 6, 2011

If you missed the University of Iowa track and field team dominate the Musco Twilight Meet April 23rd, you have a chance to relive the 12th annual event this weekend. A tape-delay broadcast of the meet will air on the Big Ten Network Sunday at 6 p.m. CDT. Bernie Guenther and Craig Virgin provide event coverage and analysis. Christina Meister reports from the field.

Hawkeyes Set to Compete at Messersmith Invitational May 5, 2011

The University of Iowa track and field team travels to Cedar Falls, Iowa, to compete at the Mark Messersmith Invitational Friday on the campus of Northern Iowa. Field events at the Messersmith Outdoor Track and Field complex start at 11 a.m. Running events begin at noon.

Gold Times 2 on the Blue May 3, 2011

There was a seven-minute stretch Saturday when the University of Iowa track and field program owned the blue oval at the 102nd Drake Relays.

Hawkeyes Find Success At Drake Apr 30, 2011

The University of Iowa track and field team concluded the 102nd Drake Relays with two school records and two relay champions bringing the flags home.

Hawkeyes Send Relays To Finals Apr 29, 2011

The University of Iowa track and field teams concluded the second day of competition at the Drake Relays with runners advancing to Saturday's finals and a top-five finisher in Matt Byers.

Embracing the Challenge Apr 29, 2011

It didn't take long for Matt Byers to remind people he was the defending Big Ten javelin champion. In his first throw of the 2011 season -- yes, his first throw -- he broke a nine-year old school and conference record with a toss of 245 feet, eight inches.

Hawkeyes Open Drake Relays Apr 28, 2011

The University of Iowa track and field teams opened the Drake Relays Thursday afternoon with the women's 4x1,600 meter relay. The Hawkeyes took second in the event with a time of 19:17.52.

102nd Drake Relays on the Block Apr 26, 2011

The University of Iowa Track and Field team travels to Des Moines, Iowa, to compete in the 102nd Drake Relays at Drake Stadium Thursday-Saturday. The Hawkeyes open the relays Thursday at 4:40 p.m. with the women's 4xmile Relay.

24 Hawkeyes to Watch: Ashley Liverpool Apr 21, 2011

About the only time you can keep up at a track meet with University of Iowa freshman Ashley Liverpool is when she is calming pre-race nerves and listening to "pump-up" songs.

Admiration at 1st Sight Apr 21, 2011

Dr. Georgina Dodge officially began her tenure as the University's Chief Diversity Officer and Associate Vice President on July 1, 2010. One month later, she officially became an honorary member of the Iowa track and field team. This weekend, she'll be introduced as the honorary referee at the 12th annual Musco Twilight Meet.

Hawkeyes Prepare for Championship Phase Apr 19, 2011

Fireworks are planned at the conclusion of the 12th running of the Musco Twilight Invitational on Saturday at Cretzmeyer Track. University of Iowa head coaches Larry Wieczorek and Layne Anderson are looking for explosiveness during the meet as well.

Make it an Even Dozen - Musco XII is Here Apr 18, 2011

The University of Iowa Track and Field team returns home this weekend to host the 12th annual Musco Twilight Meet Saturday. Field events at Francis X. Cretzmeyer Track will begin at 2 p.m. Running events will start at 3:30 p.m. and final sections will begin at 6 p.m. Participating teams include Iowa, Drake, Illinois (men), Iowa State, Minnesota, North Central, Northern Iowa, Western Illinois and Wisconsin.

Praska Runs To School Record Apr 16, 2011

The University of Iowa track and field team crowned six champions at Auburn University's War Eagle Invite and Drake's Jim Duncan Invite throughout the weekend. One Hawkeye standout in Auburn was Bethany Praska, the new school record holder in the women's 800 meters

Hawkeyes Announce 2011 Recruiting Class Apr 13, 2011

The University of Iowa women's track and field team has announced its 2011 recruiting class. The team welcomes six student-athletes to the team from all over the map.

Dual Action on Deck for Hawkeyes Apr 13, 2011

The University of Iowa track and field team will compete this weekend at the Jim Duncan Invitational in Des Moines, Iowa, and War Eagle Invitational in Auburn, Ala. Live results for both events can be found on the track and field schedule page at hawkeysports.com.

Sowinski Earns Conference Award Apr 13, 2011

University of Iowa junior Erik Sowinski was named the Big Ten conference's male track athlete of the week following his performances at the Sun Angel Classic last weekend.

Tutson Sets School Record Apr 10, 2011

The University of Iowa track and field team concluded competition at the Sun Angel Classic Saturday. The event was held at Sun Devil Stadium on the campus of Arizona State. Three Hawkeye student-athletes and a relay team were crowned champions, including sophomore Majesty Tutson who set the school record in the women's discus throw.

Curry, Stahle Provisionally Qualify for NCAA Championships Apr 9, 2011

Members of the University of Iowa men's and women's track team competed at the Cornell Open in Mt. Vernon Saturday. Two Hawkeyes provisionally qualified for the NCAA Championships with their efforts and eight were crowned champions.

Stancombe Crushes Previous Personal Best Apr 9, 2011

University of Iowa sophomore Ben Stancombe and redshirt freshman Jasmine Simpson recorded big throws in the men's and women's collegiate hammer throw competitions held Friday night at the 32nd annual Sun Angel Classic.

Fun in the Sun Angel Classic Apr 6, 2011

The University of Iowa track and field team is sending student-athletes to compete at the Sun Angel Classic and the Cornell Open this weekend. Hawkeyes traveling to ASU will compete Friday and Saturday, while competitors at Cornell will be in action Saturday.

Iowa Men, Women Place Third At LSU Apr 2, 2011

The University of Iowa track and field teams competed at the LSU Invite Saturday in Baton Rouge, La. The Hawkeyes took third place as a team on both sides of the competition, propelled by the performance of the field athletes. The women claimed third with 71 points, while the men racked up 127.50 points in the team race.

Outdoor Season Begins in the Bayou Mar 31, 2011

The University of Iowa track and field team travels to SEC country this weekend to compete at the LSU Invitational in Baton Rouge, La. The event will be the first of the outdoor season for the Hawkeye men, who are fresh off an eighth place finish at the NCAA Indoor Championships. Saturday's competition will be held at Bernie Moore Stadium on the campus of Louisiana State University.

Hawkeyes Set To Compete At LSU Invite Mar 28, 2011

The University of Iowa track and field team travels to Baton Rouge, La., to compete in the LSU Invite Saturday. The invite will be held at the Bernie Moore Stadium.

Three Hawkeyes Move Up Top Performers List Mar 26, 2011

Members of the University of Iowa women's track and field team competed at the Stanford Invitational Friday. Seven Hawkeyes raced in the 5k, while four runners competed in the 1,500 meter run and one student-athlete ran the 3k steeplechase.

Former Hawkeye Still Running Strong Mar 25, 2011

Former Iowa track and cross country star, Meghan Armstrong, ran the USA 15km Road Championship, March 13. The 34th annual event was held in Jacksonville, Fla., and showcased the nation's most avid distance runners, ranging in age from 7 to 86.

Wieczorek Adds to Recruiting Class Mar 23, 2011

University of Iowa men's track and field coach Larry Wieczorek has announced Ben Witt has signed a National Letter of Intent to compete for the Hawkeyes in 2011-12.

Former Hawkeye Places 4th at LA Marathon Mar 21, 2011

Former University of Iowa cross country and track and field standout Diane Nukuri raced to a fourth place finish in the Los Angeles Marathon Sunday, March 20. Nukuri finished the 26.2-mile course in 2:33.47 to pass the Olympic "A" Standard. She is now eligible to compete for Burundi in the 2012 London Olympics.

10 Hawkeyes Earn All-America Honors Mar 14, 2011

Ten members of the University of Iowa track and field program have earned USTFCCCA All-America honors following last weekend's NCAA Indoor Track and Field Championships. The U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association announced the All-America teams Monday.

Iowa Men Take Eighth at NCAA Championships Mar 12, 2011

The University of Iowa men's and women's track and field teams finalized competition at the 2011 Indoor NCAA Championships in College Station, Texas, Saturday. The men's team claimed a top-ten finish in the team race, scoring 20 points and claiming steak in a two-way tie with Stanford for eighth place.

4x4 Chases NCAA Title Saturday Mar 12, 2011

In a season painted with new records and new faces, one variable has remained constant for the Iowa track program -- and even that has benefited from a fresh coat.

Four Hawkeyes Advance To NCAA Finals Mar 11, 2011

The University of Iowa men's and women's track and field teams completed the first day of competition at the 2011 Indoor NCAA Championships in College Station, Texas. Four men and two women ran at Gilliam Indoor Track Stadium Friday on the campus of Texas A&M.

Nationally Ranked Hawkeyes to Host Elite Camp Mar 10, 2011

The nationally ranked University of Iowa track and field program is hosting a pair of elite clinics Sunday, March 20 at the UI Rec Building and Iowa Football Bubble. Hawkeye assistant coaches Scott Cappos and Joey Woody will host the throws and hurdles clinic from 12-4 p.m. High school coaches and student-athletes are invited to attend.

A Perfect 10 Mar 8, 2011

The men's and women's track and field team is sending 10 competitors to the NCAA Indoor Championships this weekend in College Station, Texas. Iowa will be represented in seven individual events and one relay race.

Woody Earns National Coaching Honor Mar 7, 2011

University of Iowa assistant track coach Joey Woody has been named USTFCCCA Midwest Region Assistant Coach of the Year. The announcement was made today by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association.

Hawkeyes Running To Nationals Mar 5, 2011

The University of Iowa track and field teams sent competitors to the last chance meets held in Ames, Iowa and South Bend, Ind. A number of Hawkeye runners posted low times, but sophomore Jeff Thode's time was low enough to automatically qualify and secure a place in the mile run at the National Championships.

Hawkeyes Set to Compete at Last Chance Qualifier Mar 2, 2011

Three Iowa student-athletes will travel to South Bend, Ind., this weekend to compete at the last chance NCAA qualifier event held on the campus of Notre Dame. Hawkeye distance runners Jeff Thode, Lauren Hardesty and McKenzie Melander will all compete in the mile run.

Hawkeyes Run Into Conference Honors Feb 28, 2011

The Big Ten Conference announced Sunday that seven University of Iowa track and field student-athletes have earned first team all-conference honors. Six members of the team were named to the all-conference second team.

Hawkeyes Atop Victory Stand In Champaign Feb 27, 2011

The 15th ranked University of Iowa men's track and field team captured three titles to finish the 2011 Indoor Big Ten Championships in fourth place, it highest finish since 1997. The Hawkeyes racked up 88 team points and crowned champions in the 200 meters, triple jump and 1,600-meter relay. The 2011 Championships were the most successful since the 1997 team placed fourth and the 1963 team crowned four individual champions and a relay team champion.

Praska Wins Big Ten Title Feb 27, 2011

The University of Iowa women's track and field team finalized competition at the 2011 Indoor Big Ten Championships Sunday afternoon. The Hawkeyes finished the two-day competition held at Lambert Fieldhouse on the campus of Purdue University with 56 team points and tied for eighth place. Iowa crowned a first time conference champion in Bethany Praska, the third Iowa indoor champion under Layne Anderson. Ohio State took its first ever team title with 122.5 points.

Austin Runs to School Record Feb 27, 2011

The University of Iowa men's track and field team completed the first day of competition at the 2011 Indoor Big Ten Championships Saturday. The 15th ranked men's team competed in Champaign on the campus of University of Illinois.

Hawkeyes Run to Finals at Big Ten Championships Feb 26, 2011

The University of Iowa men's track and field team completed the first day of competition at the 2011 Indoor Big Ten Championships Saturday. The 15th ranked men's team competed in Champaign on the campus of University of Illinois.

24 Hawkeyes to Watch: Troy Doris Feb 25, 2011

Junior Troy Doris worked hard to gain admission to the University of Iowa. It didn't take him as long to jump into the Hawkeye record book.

Iowa Track and Field Runs At Big Ten Championships Feb 23, 2011

The 14th ranked men's team travels to Champaign, Illinois this weekend to compete in the 2011 Indoor Big Ten Championships. The event, held on the campus of the University of Illinois, is scheduled to begin Saturday morning at 10 a.m. with the Heptathlon 60 meters.

Hawkeyes Named All-Academic Team Feb 22, 2011

The University of Iowa men's cross country team has been named to the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) All-Academic Team. The 2010 Hawkeyes compiled a team cumulative 3.05 GPA and placed seventh at the NCAA Midwest Regional.

No. 14 Hawkeyes Sign Three Recruits Feb 21, 2011

The nationally ranked University of Iowa men's track and field team has signed three recruits to its 2011 class. Head Coach Larry Wieczorek announced today that Brennan Davey, Gabe Hull and Kevin Lewis have signed a National Letter of Intent to begin competing for the Hawkeyes next fall.

Taylor Obliterates School Record Feb 18, 2011

The University of Iowa track and field teams hosted the Iowa Invitational Friday evening at the UI Rec Building. The Hawkeyes completed the event with 13 champions and a new school record in the women's weight throw.

Watch for Falling Records Feb 17, 2011

If records weren't meant to be broken, the University of Iowa track team would have a lot of explaining to do. From sprints and relays to weight throws and triple jumps, school records are falling at an unprecedented pace.

Hawkeyes Break Into Top-25 Feb 16, 2011

The University of Iowa track and field team hosts the Iowa Invitational Friday night. The Hawkeyes welcome the Coe Kohawks, Drake Bulldogs, St. Ambrose Fighting Bees and Western Illinois Leathernecks to the UI Rec Building.

8 Straight for Hawkeye Cross Country Feb 16, 2011

The University of Iowa women's cross country program has been named to the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Association (USTFCCCA) All-Academic Team for the eighth straight season. The 2010 Hawkeyes compiled a team cumulative 3.34 GPA and placed seventh at the NCAA Midwest Regional.

Berndt Wins 3,000, Tutson Sets School Record Feb 11, 2011

The University of Iowa track and field teams competed at the Iowa State Classic Friday. The women's team had five student-athletes finish among the top-five, including Danielle Berndt who placed first in the 3,000-meters and Majesty Tutson who finished second in the weight throw with a record-setting toss. The men's team finished the day with three competitors in the top-5.

Track and Field - What:2 Watch:4 Feb 10, 2011

The University of Iowa track and field team travels to Ames, IA to compete at the Iowa State Track and Field Classic Friday and Saturday. The event will be held at the Lied Recreation Center.

Hawkeyes Run to Ames Feb 8, 2011

The University of Iowa track and field team travels to Ames, IA, to compete at the ISU Classic Friday and Saturday at the Lied Recreation Complex. The Hawkeyes will challenge in-state rivals Iowa State, Northern Iowa and Drake, as well as Big 12 members Kansas State and Missouri.

Hawkeyes Run Well Among Elite Competitors Feb 5, 2011

The University of Iowa men's track and field team sent competitors to the Meyo Invite held on the campus of Notre Dame Saturday. Iowa's runners competed well at the event which features over 1,000 elite student-athletes from around the country.

Track and Field - What:2 Watch:4 Feb 3, 2011

Senior Mark Battista, senior James Paul and sophomore Jeff Thode will represent the University of Iowa track and field team Saturday at the Meyo Track & Field Invitational in South Bend, IN. Battista will compete in the 3,000-meters at 3:35 p.m. CT. Paul and Thode will run the mile. The men's mile run begins at 10:10 and the prestigious Meyo Mile begins at 2 p.m. CT.

A Familiar Theme: Hawkeyes Setting Records Jan 29, 2011

The University of Iowa track and field teams finalized competition at the Razorback Invitational Saturday. Iowa runners on the men's team have shown they are not content with where the bar is set, as they have continued to compete above it and break records at multiple events this year.

Austin Sets Two School Records Jan 28, 2011

The University of Iowa track and field teams competed Friday in the first day of the Razorback Invitational. The men's team rallied behind sophomore Justin Austin's two school record setting performances to compete among national collegiate track and field's elite.

Sprinters Dominate Day 1 Jan 21, 2011

The University of Iowa sprinters dominated Day 1 of the Jack Johnson Minnesota Classic Friday night at the University of Minnesota Fieldhouse. Freshman Erin Jones captured first place in the women's 200 meters and sophomore Justin Austin led a pack of Hawkeyes with a record performance in the men's 200 meters.

Hawkeyes Head North Jan 19, 2011

The University of Iowa track and field teams travel to Minneapolis, MN to compete in the Jack Johnson Classic Friday and Saturday.

Hawkeyes Dominate At Home Jan 15, 2011

The University of Iowa track and field teams hosted the Iowa Open Saturday. The men's and women's team each finished the day with ten first place finishers.

Tom Ferree to Serve as Honorary Referee Jan 14, 2011

Former Hawkeye student-athlete Tom Ferree will be the honorary referee at Saturday's Iowa Open track meet. Ferree was a four-time letterwinner at Iowa, earning varsity letters in cross country from 1978-80 and track and field in 1978. He is a member of the National Iowa Varsity Club and a long-time contributor to Hawkeye athletics.

New Kid on the Starting Block Jan 14, 2011

The Iowa men's track roster is peppered with All-Americans, Big Ten champions, NCAA qualifiers and school record holders. But prior to this week, the Big Ten Athlete of the Week honor had eluded the bunch.

Iowa Opens By Winning 10 Events Jan 12, 2011

Larry Wieczorek, one of the most optimistic track and field coaches on the planet, admitted to being a bit pessimistic before the University of Iowa opened the men's indoor track and field season Jan. 8 against Illinois in Champaign.

Austin Named Big Ten Athlete of the Week Jan 11, 2011

University of Iowa sophomore Justin Austin was recognized Monday as the Big Ten conference's men's Track Athlete of the Week. Austin made his debut as a Hawkeye at the Illinois Open last weekend, running in the 60 meters and 200 meters. He finished first in both events.

Hawkeyes Set to Host Iowa Open Jan 10, 2011

The University of Iowa track and field team hosts the Iowa Open Saturday at the Iowa Recreation Building. Field events are scheduled to begin at 11 a.m. and running events are set to start at 12:15 p.m. Admission to the event is free.

Hawkeyes Set The Bar High In Season Opener Jan 8, 2011

The University of Iowa men's track team opened the 2011 indoor season in Champaign with the Iowa vs. Illinois meet. This is the third year for the event and the Hawkeyes earned their third victory with an 83-74 decision. Iowa took first in 10 of the 14 events it competed in and 10 of 15 overall with no one entered in the pole vault competition. The Hawkeyes set the bar high in the first event of the season with eight finishes ranking among Iowa's all-time bests.

Hawkeyes Hold Annual Banquet Dec 10, 2010

The University of Iowa men's track and field program recently held its annual banquet. Members of the team and coaches honored multiple student-athletes for their accomplishments and dedication to the team during the 2010 season. Fourteen awards were presented to 12 athletes. Student-athletes were also recognized for being letterwinners, senior members, academic All-Americans, all-Big Ten and All-American honorees.

Hawkeyes To Host Sprinter And Hurdle Clinic Dec 9, 2010

The University of Iowa track and field program is inviting coaches and athletes to join the Hawkeyes at the 2011 University of Iowa Track and Field Sprinter's and Hurdle Clinics February 20 and March 6 at the UI Recreation Building.

Thode Not Basking in All-American Glory Dec 8, 2010

There is at least one reason University of Iowa distance runner Jeff Thode climbs cross country performance lists while leaves are falling and temperatures dip.

Hawkeyes Impress At Annual Intrasquad Dec 4, 2010

The University of Iowa track and field squads kicked off their indoor season today with the 2010 Intrasquad meet at the University of Iowa Recreation Building. The Hawkeyes welcomed back a wealth of talent as well as a group of newcomers. The women's competition was won by the Gold Squad (47-45), while the Black Squad claimed the men's title (68-50) and the overall victory (113-97).

Iowa Track And Field Opens Indoor Season Nov 30, 2010

The Hawkeyes open the 2010-11 track and field season Saturday with the Intrasquad meet. The event will be held at the Recreation Building and is scheduled to begin at 4 p.m.

Thode Earns All-America Status Nov 22, 2010

University of Iowa sophomore Jeff Thode earned All-America status at Monday's NCAA Division I Men's and Women's Cross Country Championships at the LaVern Gibson Championship Course in Terre Haute, Ind. Betsy Flood also represented the Hawkeyes on the women's side.

Thode and Flood Qualify for NCAA Championships Nov 14, 2010

The NCAA Division I Men's and Women's Track and Field Committee announced today that sophomore Jeff Thode and junior Betsy Flood have qualified for the 2010 NCAA Division I Men's and Women's Cross Country Championships.

Thode, Flood Earn All-Region Honors Nov 13, 2010

Hawkeye sophomore Jeff Thode and junior Betsy Flood earned all-region honors at Saturday's NCAA Midwest Regional Cross Country Meet at Newman Golf Course in Peoria, IL. The University of Iowa men's team placed seventh out of 24 teams with 215 points, while the Hawkeye women placed seventh out of 27 teams with 208.

Hawkeyes Head To NCAA Midwest Regional Nov 9, 2010

The University of Iowa men's and women's cross country teams travel to the NCAA Midwest Regionals this weekend. The event will be held Saturday in Peoria, Ill.

Hawkeyes To Host Throwers Clinic Nov 9, 2010

The University of Iowa track and field program is inviting coaches and athletes to join the Hawkeyes at the 2011 University of Iowa Track and Field Throws Clinics February 20 and March 6. Participants are encouraged to join Iowa assistant coach Scott Cappos, Iowa record holders AJ Curtis and John Hickey, and current Hawkeye student-athletes at the Iowa Football Bubble from Noon - 4 p.m.

Hawkeyes Compete at Big Ten Championships Oct 31, 2010

The University of Iowa cross country squads competed at the Big Ten Championships Sunday in Verona, Wis. The men's team finished ninth (205 points) and the women's team carded an eighth place finish (190 points). The races were host by Wisconsin at the Thomas Zimmer Championship Cross Country Course.

UI-MAG: An Inside Look at the Hawkeyes Oct 27, 2010

Friends, fans, alumni and future Hawkeyes can now get an inside look inside the University of Iowa cross country program like never before thanks to the introduction of the UI-Mag. Rich in detail, information and video, the UI-Mag offers the most comprehensive introduction to the Hawkeye program... coaches biographies, student-athlete biographies, an overview of the UI's facilities including a peek ahead to the revitalized Carver-Hawkeye Arena and much more including a taste of what it means when UI friends, fans, and student-athletes say "It's Great to be a Hawkeye!"

Hawkeyes Head To Big Ten Championships Oct 26, 2010

The University of Iowa men's and women's cross country teams travel to the Big Ten Championships this weekend. The event will be held Sunday in Madison, Wis.

UI-MAG: An Inside Look at the Hawkeyes Oct 26, 2010

Friends, fans, alumni and future Hawkeyes can now get an inside look inside the University of Iowa track and field program like never before thanks to the introduction of the UI-Mag. Rich in detail, information and video, the UI-Mag offers the most comprehensive introduction to the Hawkeye program... coaches biographies, student-athlete biographies, an overview of the UI's facilities including a peek ahead to the revitalized Carver-Hawkeye Arena and much more including a taste of what it means when UI friends, fans, and student-athletes say "It's Great to be a Hawkeye!"

Jeff Thode Named Big Ten Co-Runner of the Week Oct 19, 2010

The Big Ten Conference has named University of Iowa sophomore Jeff Thode Men's Cross Country Co-Runner of the Week. Thode shared the honor with Indiana junior Ben Hubers. This is Thode's first career Big Ten weekly honor and the first for the Hawkeye men's team this season.

Hawkeye Women Finish 10th at Pre-Nationals Oct 16, 2010

The University of Iowa women's cross country team finished 10th at the Pre-Nationals Meet Saturday in Terre Haute, Ind. The Black and Gold, ranked fifth in the Midwest Region, posted a score of 353, finishing just one point out of ninth place. The 6K race was held at the LaVern Gibson Championship Cross Country Course, the site of the NCAA Championships.

Hawkeye Men Win Bradley Classic Oct 15, 2010

The University of Iowa men's cross country team finished first at the Bradley Classic Friday in Peoria, Ill. The Black and Gold, ranked sixth in the Midwest Region, posted a score of 67. The men's 8K was held at the Newman Golf Course, the site of the NCAA Midwest Regionals. The win marked the third of the year for the Hawkeye men's team. Iowa also won the Hawkeye Invitational and the Iowa Invitational earlier this fall.

Wieczorek Announces 2011 Captains Oct 14, 2010

University of Iowa head men's track and field coach Larry Wieczorek announced today that junior Ryan Lamparek, senior Zeke Sayon and junior Erik Sowinski have been named team captains for the 2011 season. They join senior Mark Battista, who was named cross country team captain prior to the season.

Hawkeyes Ready For Stretch Run Oct 12, 2010

The University of Iowa men's and women's cross country teams both hit the road this weekend. It will mark the fourth event of the year for both squads and the second away from the Ashton Cross Country Course in Iowa City. The Hawkeye men will compete at the Bradley Classic Friday and the Iowa women will compete at the Pre-Nationals meet Saturday.

24: Hardesty seeks 3rd trip to NCAA championship Oct 12, 2010

An ideal senior season is icing on the cake; personal record after personal record and highlight after highlight. University of Iowa senior distance runner Amanda Hardesty has time to put frosting on an exceptional career, though the beginning to the 2010 cross country campaign hasn't followed script.

Hawkeye Men Finish 14th at Wisconsin Invite Oct 2, 2010

The University of Iowa men's cross country team competed at the Wisconsin adidas Invitational Saturday in Madison, WI. The Black and Gold, ranked fifth in the Midwest Region, finished 14th overall, posting a score of 361. The meet was held at the Zimmer Championship Cross Country Course. It marked Iowa's third event of the season and first away from the Ashton Cross Country Course in Iowa City.

Hawkeye Women Finish 13th at Notre Dame Invite Oct 1, 2010

The University of Iowa women's cross country team competed at the Notre Dame Invitational Friday in South Bend, IN. The Black and Gold, ranked second in the Midwest Region and 24th nationally, finished 13th overall, with a score of 366. The meet was held at Burke Memorial Golf Course. It marked Iowa's third event of the season and first away from the Ashton Cross Country Course in Iowa City.

Q&A: Betsy Flood Sep 30, 2010

Betsy Flood is into her junior season at the University of Iowa and she has already participated in three NCAA national championships in cross country (2008) and track and field (2009, 2010).

Hawkeyes Set To Hit The Road For First Time Sep 29, 2010

The University of Iowa men's and women's cross country teams both hit the road this weekend. It will mark the third event of the year for both squads and the first away from the Ashton Cross Country Course in Iowa City. The Hawkeye women will compete at the Notre Dame Invitational Friday and the Iowa men will compete at the Wisconsin adidas Invitational Saturday.

Hawkeyes Win Iowa Invitational Sep 18, 2010

The University of Iowa cross country teams competed in their second event of the season Saturday, hosting the Iowa Invitational at the Ashton Cross Country Course in Iowa City. The Hawkeyes battled Northern Iowa and Wichita State, with both the men and women's squads posting victories. The Iowa women's team recorded a score of 22, downing Wichita State (35) and Northern Iowa (83). The Hawkeye men's team tallied a total score of 19, defeating Northern Iowa (55) and Wichita State (65).

Hawkeyes Set To Host Iowa Invitational Sep 15, 2010

The University of Iowa men's and women's cross country teams will host the Iowa Invitational Saturday. It will be the second event of the year for both squads. The Hawkeyes will host Northern Iowa and Wichita State at the Ashton Cross Country Course, with the men's 8K beginning at 8 a.m. and the women's 3K following at approximately 8:45 a.m. Admission is free.

24: Healthy Holmes Eyes Strong Season Sep 13, 2010

University of Iowa cross country runner Nick Holmes spent the offseason in Iowa City, close to the training room, but miles away from his key source of inspiration.

Lauren Hardesty Named Big Ten Co-Runner of the Week Sep 8, 2010

The Big Ten Conference has named University of Iowa senior Lauren Hardesty Women's Cross Country Co-Runner of the Week. Hardesty shared the honor with Penn State junior Caitlin Lane. This is Hardesty's first career Big Ten weekly honor and the first for the Hawkeyes this season.

Hawkeyes Open Season In Impressive Fashion Sep 3, 2010

The University of Iowa cross country teams opened their 2010 season Friday evening at the Ashton Cross Country Course in Iowa City. The Hawkeyes battled Illinois State and Missouri-Kansas City, with both the men and women's squads posting double dual victories. The Iowa women's team defeated Illinois State (16-47) and Missouri-Kansas City (15-50), while the Hawkeye men posted identical 20-35 wins over the Redbirds and Kangaroos.

Hawkeyes Set To Open 2010 Season Friday Aug 31, 2010

The University of Iowa men's and women's cross country teams will open the 2010 season Friday at home with the Hawkeye Invitational, facing the University of Northern Iowa, Illinois State University and the University of Missouri-Kansas City. Events will be held at the Ashton Cross Country Course, with the women's 3K beginning at 6 p.m. and the men's 6K at approximately 6:30 p.m

Women Chase Down Academic Honor Aug 5, 2010

The University of Iowa women's track and field team has earned academic honors from the United States Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association for the sixth straight season. The Hawkeye women's team posted a team GPA of 3.22 during the 2010 indoor and outdoor seasons.

Former Hawkeyes Enjoy International Success Aug 2, 2010

The University of Iowa was represented in the 2010 Central American Caribbean Championships last week. Three former Hawkeyes, Peaches Roach, Tammilee Kerr and Rachael Marchand, competed at the CAC Championships held in Mayaguez, Mexico last week.

Six Hawkeyes Earn Academic Honors Jul 30, 2010

A school-record six University of Iowa track and field student-athletes were recently named to the 2010 United States Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) Division I all-academic track and field team.

Varner and Willey Advance at USA Nationals Jun 25, 2010

On the heels of the NCAA Track and Field Championships, three Hawkeye student-athletes laced up their spikes to compete at the USA Track and Field National Championships in Des Moines, IA, this week. All-Americans Erik Sowinski and Steven Willey and Big Ten Champion Ray Varner competed in the preliminary round at Drake Stadium Thursday.

Four Hawkeyes Earn all-America Honors Jun 16, 2010

Four members of the University of Iowa track and field team have earned United States Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) all-America honors. Patrick Richards, Steven Willey, Erik Sowinski and Chris Barton each earned honors by placing seventh in the 1,600-meter relay at the NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championships last weekend.

Hawkeyes Conclude Season at NCAA'S Jun 12, 2010

The NCAA Championships concluded Saturday with a tight race in the men's 1,600-meter relay, with Iowa running a season-best performance to place seventh against the top competition in the nation.

Men's 4x4 Advances to Final Round at NCAA'S Jun 10, 2010

A rainy day two of the NCAA Championships in Eugene, OR is in the books and the Iowa men's 1,600-meter relay team will advance to Saturday's finals for a chance to contend for a national title.

Varner and Willey Edged Out in NCAA Preliminary Round Jun 9, 2010

University of Iowa senior Ray Varner and junior Steven Willey were in action Wednesday for the first day of competition at the NCAA Championships in Eugene, OR. Both athletes' individual seasons ended sooner than they would have liked, as they were eliminated from competition in Wednesday's preliminaries.

Hawkeye Alum Preps for 2012 Olympics Jun 7, 2010

University of Iowa alum Racheal Marchand recently wrapped a busy month of the May competing south of the border. The 2009 Hawkeye graduate won the Puerto Rican National Title last month, completing the 5k race in 16:14. She also set the Puerto Rican 10k road record in 34:30.

Hawkeyes Aim Northwest for NCAA Championships Jun 7, 2010

Nine Hawkeyes will travel to Eugene, OR to compete in the 2010 NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships. Ten qualifiers will compete in six events, including five individual events and one relay at Hayward Field on the campus of the University of Oregon. The four-day event runs Wednesday-Saturday. Non-televised portions of the Championships will be streamed live on NCAA.com. CBS College Sports will broadcast live Friday from 7-9 p.m. (CT). CBS will provide live coverage of the finals Saturday from 12-2 p.m. (CT).

Date Announced for Summer Throws Meet Jun 4, 2010

The University of Iowa track and field program will host its Iowa Summer Throws Meet June 16 at 3 p.m. The meet is a USATF sanctioned event and will be held at the Cretzmeyer Track and Field Complex on the campus of The University of Iowa.

Seventy-Four Hawkeyes Named Spring Academic All-Big Ten Jun 2, 2010

The Big Ten Conference has announced that 74 University of Iowa student-athletes have been named to the 2010 spring Academic all-Conference team. The list includes student-athletes from women's rowing (18), women's track (17), men's track (10), baseball (8), women's tennis (6), men's golf (5), men's tennis (5), softball (3) and women's golf (2).

Iowa Concludes NCAA Preliminary, Nine Championship Bound May 29, 2010

The University of Iowa track teams completed the third and final day of competition Saturday at the NCAA West Region Preliminaries. Five more Hawkeyes earned bids to the NCAA Championships, including one relay team, bringing Iowa's total qualifiers to ten. Nine individuals will compete in six events, consisting of five individual events and one relay.

Two More Advance To NCAA Championships May 28, 2010

Day two of the NCAA Preliminaries in Austin, TX, is in the books, and with that two more Hawkeyes are heading to the NCAA Championships in Eugene, OR starting June 9. Friday's action brings Iowa's total NCAA qualifiers to four student-athletes.

Ten Advance in NCAA's, Thode Breaks School Record May 27, 2010

A handful of Hawkeyes were in competition on day one of the NCAA Preliminaries in Austin, TX, with ten advancing to Eugene, OR, or competing in quarterfinal events later this weekend, including freshman Jeffery Thode setting an Iowa record in the 1,500 meters.

Varner Wants More than Big Ten Gold May 25, 2010

University of Iowa senior Ray Varner has a diploma and a Big Ten Conference gold medal. Now he wants to be All-American in the 400-meter hurdles.

34 Heading to NCAA First Round May 21, 2010

The final field for the West Region's preliminary round of the NCAA Championship's was announced Friday, sending 34 student-athletes from the University of Iowa track team to Austin, TX, for three days of competition beginning Thursday, May 27.

Byers, Varner and Willey Nab First Team Honors May 19, 2010

The Big Ten Conference has announced that eight University of Iowa track and field athletes have earned all-conference honors. The Big Ten announced its all-conference teams and individual awards Wednesday.

Stage Set for Big Ten Sunday Finals May 15, 2010

The University of Iowa track and field teams set themselves up for numerous scoring opportunities for Sunday following Saturday's preliminary action at the 2010 Outdoor Track and Field Big Ten Championships. Iowa earned 16 scoring opportunities for Sunday, including two relay teams. The men's and women's teams are currently in 10th place with Minnesota's squads at the top of the leader boards.

Iowa Concludes Day One of Championships May 14, 2010

The University of Iowa track and field team kicked off the Big Ten Championships today at the Robert C. Haugh Track & Field Complex in Bloomington, IN, hosted by Indiana University. The first day of the three-day competition included the decathlon, heptathlon, hammer throws, pole vault and 10,000-meter runs.

24: Willey, Hawkeyes sprinting ahead of the pack May 13, 2010

For the Willey's of Onawa, Iowa, succeeding at the sport of track and field has become a family custom. Steven, a junior at the University of Iowa, emerged from his father Greg's shadow at West Monona High School and is now making a dent on the Hawkeye leader board.

Case in Paper Points: Hawkeyes are a Contender May 12, 2010

University of Iowa head track and field coaches Larry Wieczorek and Layne Anderson are prepared for an exciting -- and successful -- Big Ten Conference championship run this weekend in Bloomington, Ind.

Iowa Begins Postseason at Big Ten Championships May 11, 2010

The University of Iowa track teams head to Bloomington, IN, and Indiana University for the 2010 Big Ten Outdoor Track and Field Championships. Three days of competition kick off on Friday, May 14. The Big Ten Network will air a tape-delay broadcast of the championships on Saturday, May 22 at 3 p.m. CDT.

Flood Earns Big Ten Weekly Honor May 5, 2010

University of Iowa sophomore Besty Flood was named Big Ten Women's Track co-Athlete of the Week for her personal record-breaking performance at last week's 11th annual Musco Twilight Meet. Flood, a native of Des Moines, IA, captured first-place in the 3,000-meters with a collegiate-best time of 9:22.63, the third-fastest time in program history. She shared the weekly award with Illinois' Angela Bizzarri.

Three Facility Records Fall Under the Lights of Musco XI May 1, 2010

Under the lights and fireworks of Musco Twilight XI Saturday, the University of Iowa showed some fireworks of their own on the track. Freshman Jeff Thode set a meet and facility record in the 1,500 meters, and two other competitors broke facility records.

Musco Returns Following One-Year Hiatus Apr 27, 2010

The University of Iowa Track and Field team returns home this weekend to host the 11th annual Musco Twilight Meet Saturday, May 1. Field events at Francis X. Cretzmeyer Track will begin at 2 p.m. Preliminary running heats will start at 3 p.m. and final sections will begin at 6 p.m.

Making its Presence Known Apr 26, 2010

The University of Iowa men's track and field team left the 101st Drake Relays without a championship flag, but the Hawkeyes also left quite an impression on the track and field community.

Rainy Saturday Concludes Drake Relays Apr 24, 2010

Although mother nature wasn't very cooperative, the 101st Drake Relays did manage to finish Saturday after a lightning and rain delay. There were plenty of close races for the University of Iowa teams, with five second-place finishes to round out the weekend in Des Moines, IA.

Men's 4x4 Wins Preliminary, Six Others Qualify for Saturday's Finals Apr 23, 2010

Friday's events at the 101st annual Drake Relays were largely preliminary running events and the University of Iowa track squads took full advantage of their opportunities, qualifying two relay teams and two individuals to Saturday's final events. Additionally, Friday saw the beginning of the field events and high finishes for a few Hawkeyes.

Rolling Sets Decathlon School Record Apr 22, 2010

With day two of the 101st annual Drake Relays is in the books, senior Dan Rolling wrapped up the decathlon, placing eighth with 6,957 points and setting a new school record.

Rolling Leads Decathalon at Drake Relays Apr 22, 2010

University of Iowa senior Dan Rolling set four personal records to grab a Day 1 lead of the Drake Relay's decathalon Wednesday. Rolling, a native of Milford, IA, set personal bests in the 100 meters (11.08), long jump (6.78m), shot put (11.87) and 400 meters (49.41).

Returning Champions Head to Drake Relays Apr 20, 2010

The University of Iowa track team will travel to the 101st annual Drake Relays, hosted by Drake University in Des Moines, IA. The meet will take place over three days, starting Thursday Apr. 23 at 2:30 p.m. Events are set to start at 8:00 a.m. on Friday and Saturday.

Iowa Reopens Track With Style Apr 17, 2010

The University of Iowa track teams competed in their outdoor home opener with the Iowa Invitational Saturday. Iowa welcomed teams from Illinois, Marquette, Drake, Chicago State, Northern Iowa, and Western Illinois to the first competition at the Francis X. Cretzmeyer Outdoor Track since the 2008 season. Iowa performed well as a team, taking 19 of the 38 events.

Iowa to Host Iowa Invitational Apr 14, 2010

The University of Iowa track squad return home for the first of two home meets this outdoor season. The Iowa Invitational takes place on Saturday, April 17 with events set to start at noon. Admission is free. Visiting teams include Illinois, Chicago State, Northern Iowa, Marquette, Drake, and Western Illinois.

Banse Takes Hammer Toss Apr 10, 2010

The University of Iowa track teams were in action Friday at the Lee Calhoun Memorial at Western Illinois University in Macomb, IL.

Hawkeyes Run to Arizona and Illinois Apr 6, 2010

The University of Iowa men's and women's track and field teams will split competition between the Sun Angel Classic and the Lee Calhoun Memorial this weekend.

Iowa Wraps Up Tiger Track Classic and Central Invitational Apr 3, 2010

The University of Iowa track and field squads competed in day two of the Tiger Track Classic Saturday in Auburn, AL, as well as the Central Invitational in Pella, IA. Student-athletes in both places finished well with some earning spots in the all-time record books.

Youthful Hawkeyes Debut Well Apr 2, 2010

The University of Iowa track and field teams completed day one in a weekend of competition at the Tiger Track Classic hosted by Auburn University.

SEC Awaits Hawkeye Track Mar 29, 2010

The University of Iowa men's and women's track teams will split competitors between the Auburn Tiger Track Classic and the Central Invitational this weekend.

Men's Squad Caps Weekend in Arkansas Mar 27, 2010

The University of Iowa men's track and field team competed Saturday at the Razorback Spring Invite in Fayetteville, AK. Iowa wrapped up a weekend of competition winning three events with two student-athletes earning top-ten all-time marks.

Distance Runners Compete on West Coast Mar 26, 2010

The University of Iowa track and field teams were represented by a group of distance runners in Friday action at the Stanford Invite. Numerous student-athletes set collegiate-best marks and some earned their way into the Iowa record books.

Iowa Women's Squad Kicks Off Outdoor Season Mar 21, 2010

The University of Iowa women's track and field team kicked off the 2010 outdoor season heading east for two days of competition at the Coastal Carolina University Shamrock Invitational. Iowa left Myrtle Beach, SC, earning three event titles and placing numerous athletes in the all-time record books.

Women to Open Outdoor Season in S.C. Mar 16, 2010

The University of Iowa women's track and field team will kick off the 2010 outdoor season this weekend at the Coastal Carolina University Shamrock Invitational. Iowa will send 27 student-athletes to the two-day meet in Myrtle Beach, SC. Multi events and field events start Friday at 10 a.m. (CT). Track events will begin at 3:30 p.m. Saturday's field events will start at 9 a.m. with track events beginning at 10 a.m.

Women's XC Runs to Academic Honor Mar 8, 2010

The University of Iowa women's cross country program has been named to the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Association (USTFCCCA) All-Academic Team for the seventh straight season. The 2009 Hawkeyes compiled a team cumulative 3.50 GPA and placed fifth at the Midwest Regionals.

Fourteen Hawkeyes Head to NCAA's Mar 8, 2010

Iowa will close out the indoor season, sending fourteenindividuals in nine events to the 2010 NCAA Indoor Championships in Fayetteville, AK. Friday events at the Randal Tyson Track Center are set to begin at 10 a.m. CST, and Saturday events at 11:00 a.m.

Willey and Thode Break School Records Mar 6, 2010

he University of Iowa track teams made the most out of their last NCAA qualifying opportunity of the indoor season at this weekend's NCAA Qualifier Meet in Ames, IA.

Eilers Earns Academic Honor Mar 4, 2010

University of Iowa sophomore Brooke Eilers was named to the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) Division I Women's All-Academic team. To be eligible for the award student-athletes must carry a minimum 3.25 cumulative grade point average and must finish in the top 15 (or top 10-percent) at their respective NCAA regional meet.

Men Finish Fifth at Big Tens, Women Ninth Feb 28, 2010

The University of Iowa track teams wrapped up day two of the 2010 Indoor Big Ten Championships Sunday, with the men's squad finishing in fifth place with 56 points, while the women placed ninth with 36. The respective host teams came out on top, with Minnesota earning the men's title with 160.5 points and Penn State winning the women's with 111.

Women's Distance Medley Provisionally Qualifies Feb 27, 2010

The University of Iowa track teams completed day one of the 2010 Indoor Big Ten Championships Saturday. The men's championships were at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis, MN, while the women traveled east to Penn State University in State Park, PA. At the end of day one, the men find themselves in eighth place with seven points, and the women are in tenth with six points. Minnesota is in the lead for both the men's and women's, with 49.5 and 41 points, respectively.

24: Hardesty Living the Lifestyle Feb 26, 2010

Becoming fit and fast required more than running shoes and a training log for University of Iowa junior Amanda Hardesty. The primary necessity was a lifestyle modification.

24: Sowinski Runs for Gold, Grandpa Feb 24, 2010

Erik Sowinski will compete at the Big Ten Conference indoor track and field championships this weekend in Minneapolis where the University of Iowa sophomore will demand the attention of the top middle distance runners in the nation.

Hawkeye Track & Field Performing Well Feb 18, 2010

Individual lifetime bests and other impressive performances were the norm for the University of Iowa track and field teams Feb. 12-13 at the Iowa State Classic at the Lied Center.

Iowa Returns Home For Iowa Invitational Feb 15, 2010

The University of Iowa track and field teams return home for the Iowa Invitational this Friday. The meet will take place at the UI Recreation Building with events slated to start at 5 p.m. CST.

Walk-On Oest Wins Collegiate Debut High Jump Feb 12, 2010

The University of Iowa track and field teams kicked off a weekend of action in Ames, IA, at the Iowa State Classic. Iowa made their presence known on the track with high finishes and in the record books with the men's high jump, distance medley relay, and the women's 200-meter dash.

Praska Shines in 800-meter Run Feb 10, 2010

Bethany Praska is a sprinter on the University of Iowa women's track and field team, and as most sprinters will tell you, any race beyond 600 meters is for the distance gang.

Friday Sees Multiple Collegiate Bests at Nebraska Feb 5, 2010

The University of Iowa Track and Field program kicked off a weekend of competition Friday at the University of Nebraska's Husker Invitational. It was a productive day, seeing four new collegiate-best marks, as well as placing sophomore Matt Banse sixth-all time at Iowa in the men's weight throw.

Iowa Hits The Road After a Weekend Off Feb 1, 2010

The University of Iowa will again split competitors between two meets, this time in South Bend, IN at the Meyo Invite and in Lincoln, NE, for the Husker Invitational. Both meets start in the evening on Friday, Feb. 5 and will conclude in the afternoon the following day.

Hawkeyes Among Best in the Nation Jan 25, 2010

Following this weekend's action at the Razorback Invitational in Fayetteville, AK, a select group of University of Iowa runners find themselves ranked nationally in their respective events.

Iowa Finishes Day One at Minnesota and Arkansas Jan 23, 2010

The University of Iowa track and field teams completed day one of a pair of two-day weekend competitions on Friday. The men's squad competed in the 200 meters at the Razorback Invitational, hosted by the University of Arkansas, and freshmen Missy Miller, Kyle Reid, and Katie Truedson were in action at the Jack Johnson Invite in Minneapolis, MN.

Iowa Performs Well at Home Jan 16, 2010

The University of Iowa track squads competed at the Iowa Invite today, hosting Central Methodist, Truman State, and Western Illinois at the UI Recreation Building.

Iowa Open Awaits Hawkeyes Jan 12, 2010

The University of Iowa track and field team will compete in the first of two home meets for the 2010 indoor season with the Iowa Open Jan. 16. Events are set to begin at 11 a.m. at the UI Recreation Building. Participating teams include Central Methodist, Truman State, and Western Illinois.

Off and Running in 2010 Jan 5, 2010

The University of Iowa men's track and field squad will hit the road for its first true competition of the season Saturday against the University of Illinois. The dual meet will take place at the U of I Armory Track & Floor, with field events slated to begin at 12 p.m. CT and running events to begin at 1 p.m.

Hawkeyes Announce Banquet Award Winners Dec 11, 2009

University of Iowa Head Men's Track Coach Larry Wieczorek announced the 2008-09 award winners from its annual awards banquet held this week. Twelve Hawkeyes shared 13 awards, including Most Valuable Competitor, Paul Chaney.

Iowa Kicks Off Season With Intrasquad Meet Dec 6, 2009

The University of Iowa track squads kicked off their indoor season today with the 2009 Intrasquad Meet at the UI Recreation Building. Old and new faces competed side-by-side as a preview for the rest of the 2009-10 indoor track season.

Hawkeyes to Host Annual Coaches Clinic Dec 2, 2009

The University of Iowa track program today announced the date for the 2010 coaches clinic. The Hawkeyes will hold the annual event for high school and middle school track and cross country coaches Jan. 17th at the University of Iowa Recreation Building in Iowa City.

Hawkeyes Announce Dates for Throwers Clinic Dec 1, 2009

The University of Iowa track program is inviting coaches and athletes, children 10 years or older, to join the Hawkeyes at the 2010 Iowa Hawkeyes Track and Field Shot Put & Discuss Clinics. Participants are encouraged to join Iowa assistant coach Scott Cappos, Illinois coach Mike Turk and Hawkeye throwers of past and present at the Iowa Football Bubble from Noon - 4 p.m. February 21st and March 7th.

Harriers Wrap Up 2009 Cross Country Season Nov 19, 2009

The University of Iowa's cross country season is officially over following last weekend's NCAA Midwest Regional meet. Despite strong All-Regional performances by sophomore Brooke Eilers, freshman Jeffrey Thode, and junior Mark Battista, Iowa failed to earn any individual at-large bids for the NCAA Championships. In the final US Track & Field and Cross Country Association Poll of the season, the women's team is ranked fifth in the Midwest Region, while the men are ranked sixth.

Three Hawkeyes Earn All-Region Honors Nov 14, 2009

The University of Iowa cross country teams continued the championship portion of the season Saturday at the 2009 NCAA Midwest Regional, hosted by Missouri State University. The women finished fifth with 160 points in the 6,000-meters and the men finished sixth with 170 points in the 10,000-meters.

Cross Country Begins Championship Action Oct 27, 2009

The championship portion of the season begins for the University of Iowa cross country teams with the Big Ten Championships, hosted by Penn State University. The men will be running a 5.2 mile race at 9:45 a.m. CT, and the women will follow with a 6,000-meter race at 10:45 a.m.

Women's Team Climbs the National Ranks Oct 20, 2009

In the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) week four poll, released early this week, the University of Iowa women's cross country team finds itself ranked 23rd nationally, their highest ranking this season. They jumped six spots from week three, having previously been ranked 29th two weeks in a row.

Harriers Compete at Pre Nationals Oct 17, 2009

The University of Iowa cross country squads were in action Saturday in Terre Haute, IN, for the Pre National Invite. The women's team finished eighth in the Blue 6,000-meter race in a field of 37 teams earning 283 points. Junior Brooke Eilers was Iowa's top finisher at 29th with a season-best time of 21:17.6. The men's team placed 16th out of 34 teams in the Blue 8,000-meter race with 422 points. Once again, freshman Jeffrey Thode was the leader of the Hawkeye pack, finishing 19th overall with a time of 24:15.9.

Hawkeyes to Compete at Pre NCAA Invite Oct 13, 2009

The University of Iowa cross country teams will travel to Terre Haute, IN, for the Pre NCAA Invite, hosted by Indiana State University. The men will run an 8,000-meter race and the women will run a 5,000-meter race. Events are slated to begin at approximately 10:00 a.m. CDT.

Cross Country Squads See Rise in National Rankings Oct 8, 2009

In the latest U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) poll, released this week, both the University of Iowa women's and men's squads have raised their national standings. The women cracked the top 30, coming in at 29th in the nation receiving 33 votes, having previously been ranked 33rd. The men's team received ten votes, putting them at 34th nationally. This is the first time this season the men have been ranked nationally.

CROSS COUNTRY SQUADS PERFORM STRONGLY AT WISCONSIN Oct 3, 2009

The University of Iowa cross country squads competed at the Wisconsin adidas Invitational Saturday, hosted by the University of Wisconsin. The men's squad placed fifth overall in the 8,000-meter race with 176 points and were led by freshman Jeff Thode, who placed second overall with a collegiate-best mark of 23:55 that ranks seventh all-time at Iowa. In the women's 5,000-meter race, Iowa placed sixth with 157 points with sophomore Brooke Eilers leading the Hawkeyes with a tenth-place finish of 17:31.

Cross Country Squads Head to Madison, WI Sep 29, 2009

Iowa will head to Madison, WI, on October 3rd for the inaugural Wisconsin Adidas Invitational, the first race on the new Thomas Zimmer Championship Cross Country Course at University Ridge. Events are slated to begin at 11:00 a.m., with the men running an 8,000-meter race and the women running a 5,000-meter race at 11:45 a.m.

Former Hawkeye Nikki Chapple Places Fourth at BUPA Great North Race Sep 24, 2009

Former University of Iowa distance standout Nikki Chapple finished fourth in the 2009 BUPA Great North Race, held on Sep. 20. Chapple finished fourth in a field of some of the best distance runners in the world with a time of 1:10.03 for the 13 mile run. The race, held annually since 1981 for men and 2003 for women, is the world's most popular half marathon event. Athletes start in Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom, and finish at South Shields.

Hawkeye Men Take First at Ames Sep 21, 2009

The University of Iowa men's and women's squads were at Iowa State University this weekend for the 2009 Iowa Intercollegiate Cross Country Meet. Iowa won the men's 8,000 meters and the women finished fifth in the 5,000 meters.

USTFCCCA Releases Preseason Coaches Poll Sep 17, 2009

The US Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association released their preseason coaches' poll for the 2009 cross country season. The USTFCCCA releases a preseason poll, seven weekly polls throughout the season, as well as a final poll at the end of the season.

24: Bailin evolves into a running sensation Sep 15, 2009

Much like acing a biology Honor's research project, the development of a distance runner -- or in Sam Bailin's case, the evolution of a distance runner -- requires patience, persistence and of course, practice.

Iowa Sophomore Betsy Flood Earns Big Ten Weekly Honors Sep 8, 2009

University of Iowa sophomore Betsy Flood was one of three student-athletes named Big Ten Women's Cross Country Runner of the Week. This is Flood's first weekly honor, with the last Hawkeye to earn this honor being Racheal Marchand on October 7, 2008.

Hawkeyes Kick Off 2009 Cross Country Season Sep 4, 2009

The University of Iowa Men's and Women's Cross Country teams kicked off their season with the Hawkeye Invite against the University of Northern Iowa. The Iowa women's squad ran a 3,000 meter race and beat the Panthers 15-50, while the men ran a 6,000 meter race and won by an identical score of 15-50. Hawkeye sophomore Betsy Flood and freshman Jeffrey Thode each took first place in their races with collegiate-best finishes.

Hawkeyes Ready to Kick Off 2009-10 Sep 1, 2009

For women's Head Coach Layne Anderson, this season is all about adding depth and filling the gaps for an already established foundation of talent. The sum of that talent should add up to a formidable team that Anderson would like to see become a fixture near the top of the Big Ten standings.

Hawkeyes to Open Cross Country Season Sep 1, 2009

The University of Iowa men's and women's cross country teams will open the 2009 season Friday at home with the Hawkeye Invitational, facing the University of Northern Iowa. Events will be held at the Ashton Cross Country Course, with the women's 3K beginning at approximately 6 PM CDT and the men's 6K at 6:30 PM.

Hawkeyes Add Recruits Aug 13, 2009

The University of Iowa men's track and field team has signed five student-athletes to national letters of intent for the 2010 season. Head Coach Larry Wieczorek is excited about the immediate impact that sprinter Kevin Dibbern (Iowa City, IA), hurdler Jordan Mullen (Atlantic, IA), pole vaulter Kyle Reid (Conant, IL) and high jumpers Matt Newman (Buffalo Grove, IL) and Jeff Herron (University of Texas-San Antonio) will have on the Hawkeyes next season.

Woody to appear at State Fair Aug 12, 2009

University of Iowa Assistant Track and Field Coach Joey Woody will be a featured presenter at the Governor's Charity Steer Show Aug. 15 at the Iowa State Fair.

Women's Track Team Earns Academic Honor Jul 17, 2009

The University of Iowa women's track and field team has earned academic honors from the United States Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association for the fifth straight season.

37 Hawkeyes Receive Distinguished Scholar Award Jul 16, 2009

The Big Ten Conference has announced its inaugural Distinguished Scholar Award and the University of Iowa has 37 student-athletes on the list. The list features student-athletes who have earned a minimum-grade-point average (GPA) of 3.7 or higher for the previous academic year.

Curtis Earns Academic Honor Jul 14, 2009

Former University of Iowa thrower A.J. Curtis was named to the 2009 United States Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) Division I Men's All-Academic Track and Field team Tuesday.

Hawkeye Duo Earns Academic Honors Jul 13, 2009

University of Iowa senior Hannah Roeder and sophomore McKenzie Melander were recently named to the 2009 United States Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) Division I All-Academic Track and Field team.

Hawkeyes Compete At USA Outdoor Championships Jun 29, 2009

University sophomores D'Juan Richardson and Chase Kadlec, and former Hawkeye Racheal Marchand posted Iowa's top performances at the 2009 USA Track and Field Outdoor Championships last weekend in Eugene, OR.

UI places 45th in Learfield Sports Directors' Cup Jun 29, 2009

The University of Iowa has scored a school-record number of points in the annual Learfield Sports Directors' Cup, a national program that honors institutions offering broad-based intercollegiate athletics programs that achieve at the highest level competitively, the UI Athletics Department announced today.

UI places 45th in Learfield Sports Directors' Cup Jun 29, 2009

The University of Iowa has scored a school-record number of points in the annual Learfield Sports Directors' Cup, a national program that honors institutions offering broad-based intercollegiate athletics programs that achieve at the highest level competitively, the UI Athletics Department announced today.

Hawkeyes End NCAA Competition Jun 12, 2009

Hawkeye senior Renee White and sophomore Karessa Farley saw their 2009 outdoor track and field seasons come to an end earlier tonight at the NCAA Outdoor Championships in Fayetteville, AR. The pair was Iowa's final two NCAA competitors.

Farley Moves On At NCAA Championships Jun 11, 2009

Hawkeye sophomore Karessa Farley advanced to Friday's 100-meter semifinals at the NCAA Outdoor Championships in Fayetteville, AR, Thursday evening, while four other Hawkeyes saw their outdoor seasons come to an end.

Hawkeye Trio Advances At NCAA Championships Jun 10, 2009

Hawkeye senior John Hickey and juniors Adam Hairston and Ray Varner accomplished their first mission of the 2009 NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships in Fayetteville, AR, Wednesday by advancing out of the preliminary rounds in their respective individual events.