UI track and field opens weekend at California Invite and Mt. Sac Relays
Competition begins Friday at 3 p.m. (CT).
Mallett races to first team AA honors, Amosu earns second team accolades
Lewis, Amosu, and Mallett set to compete at NCAA Championships
UI track and field completes final day of the B1G Championships
Hawk Item -- 2014 Big Ten champion, indoor triple jump... 2014 second team All-American, outdoor triple jump.
2014 -- Indoor - Big Ten triple jump champion, posting a winning and collegiate-best 51-7 3/4 (15.74) at conference championships... that mark ranks fourth all-time at Iowa... Outdoor - Second team All-American... placed 13th in the triple jump at the NCAA Championships (51-11 3/4 (15.84m)... led team in triple jump (52-4 3/4, 15.97m)... won triple jump at Mt. SAC Relays with a collegiate-best 52-4 3/4 (15.97m), which ranks third all-time at Iowa... named Big Ten Field Athlete of the Week after his performance at Mt. SAC Relays... NCAA qualifier, placing 12th in triple jump at West Preliminary (51-3 3/4, 15.64m)... won triple jump at Musco Twilight (51-9 1/4, 15.78m) and placed sixth at Big Ten Championships (50-4 3/4 (15.36m)... ran 100 meters at Arizona State Invite (10.98) and Arkansas Spring Invite (11.01)... Iowa's recipient of the Inspiration Award... letterwinner.
2013 -- Indoor - Big Ten triple jump runner-up with a collegiate-best leap of 50-10 3/4 (15.51m)... that mark ranks fourth all-time at Iowa... placed fifth in triple jump at Meyo Invite (49-2 1/2, 15.00m)... Outdoor - placed eighth in triple jump with a collegiate-best 50-3 1/4 at Drake Relays (15.32m), that mark ranks sixth all-time at Iowa... suffered season-ending injury at Drake... placed ninth in 100 meters (11.04) and ran 200 meters (23.56) at Lee Calhoun Invite... ran 100 meters at Jim Click Shootout (11.14) and Musco Twilight XIV (11.25).
2012 -- competed at Texas A&M... runner-up in the triple jump (50-2 1/2, 15.30m) at the 2012 Big XII Indoor Championships.
High School -- Graduate of Selhurst High School in London ... Coached by Steve Knight ... Produced best marks of 52-0 (15.85) in triple jump and 22-3 ¾ (6.80) in long jump ... Also competed for Croydon Harriers in club track and field for five years, coached by Mike Fleet ... In summer of 2011, produced a personal best of 52-0 to place fourth at the McCain Jumps & Throws Fest ... Matched his previous career best of 51-7 ¾ (15.74) set in 2010 in winning the Surrey County Championships in May of 2011 ... Then improved to 51-8 ¼ (15.75) to win the CAU Inter Counties Championships ... Won the 2010 English Schools Championships with a 51-7 ¾ mark, which improved on his previous career best of 50-10 ¼ (15.50) from a 2009 victory at the Surrey County Championships.
Personal-- Babatunde Abayomi Amosu is the son of Moshood and Kodirat Amosu ... Born November 1, 1991 in Nigeria ... Has three siblings, Tayo, Wale, and Sola... Starting competing at age 14, also plays ping pong as a hobby ... Architecture major.
|Babatunde's Collegiate Bests|
|100 Meters (O)||10.98||at Arizona State Invitational||3/29/14|
|200 Meters (O)||23.56||at Lee Calhoun Invitational||4/13/13|
|Triple Jump(I)||51-7 3/4 (15.74m)||at Big Ten Championships||3/1/14|
|Triple Jump(O)||52-4 3/4 (15.97m)||at Mt. SAC Relays||4/18/14|