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Matt Byers
Matt Byers

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Wichita, Kan.

High School:
Wichita East

Event:
Throws

06/08/2013

5 Hawkeyes Named First Team All-American

Austin, Delaunay and 4x1 team crack top 8 at NCAA Championships

06/07/2013

Hull Earns Second Team All-America Honor

Sophomore placed 15th in discus at NCAA Championships

06/06/2013

Austin Advances, Mullen and Tutson Earn All-America Honors

Justin Austin advanced to the finals of the 200 meters at the NCAA Championships

06/03/2013

Hawkeyes Fly to Eugene for NCAA Finals

Eight Hawkeyes compete in 10 events at the 2013 Outdoor NCAA Championships

04/23/2013

Hawkeyes Debut at No. 12 in USTFCCCA Rankings

Iowa's ranking is the highest in program history

05/25/2013

NCAA West Preliminary Track & Field

NCAA West Preliminary Track & Field Saturday, May 25, 2013

04/26/2013

2013 Drake Relays

2013 Drake Relays Friday, April 26, 2013

04/21/2013

Musco Twilight XIV

Musco Twilight XIV Saturday, April 20, 2013

06/07/2012

NCAA Track & Field Championships

NCAA Track & Field Championships Thursday, June 7, 2012 Des Moines, Iowa

05/24/2012

NCAA West Region Preliminary

NCAA West Region Preliminary Austin, Texas Thursday, May 24, 2012

2013 -- Indoor - did not compete... Outdoor - second team All-American, placing 14th at the NCAA Championships in the javelin (222-11, 67.96m)... placed second in javelin with a team-leading 237-8 (72.45m) at Big Ten Championships... won javelin at Musco Twilight XIV (234-8, 71.54m), placed seventh at NCAA West Preliminary (234-1, 71.34m), and second at Jim Click Shootout (233-8, 71.24m) and at Drake Relays (229-6, 69.96m)... letterwinner.

2012 -- Indoor - did not compete... Outdoor - Big Ten javelin champion, winning third-straight title with a throw of 222-10 (67.94m)... placed 10th in javelin at NCAA Championships with a team-leading 237-6 (72.39m)... won javelin at Arkansas Spring Invite 223-3 (68.06m), placed fourth at Drake Relays (213-11, 65.20m) and 11th at NCAA West Preliminary (223-8, 68.18m)... letterwinner.

2011 -- Indoor - did not compete... Outdoor - Big Ten javelin champion (235-4, 71.73m), helping team to first Big Ten title since 1967... set school javelin record with winning throw of 245-8 (74.89m) at LSU Invite... placed fourth in javelin at Drake Relays (223-5, 68.10m), third at Sun Angel Classic (207-11 1/2, 63.39m) and 19th at NCAA West Regional (211-4, 64.41m).

2010 -- Indoor - did not compete... Outdoor- Big Ten Champion in the javelin (220-6, 67.22m)...first team all-Big Ten honoree...threw a collegiate-best 232-2 (70.76m) in his freshman debut...this ranks second all-time at Iowa...placed third at Drake Relays (205-8, 62.69m) and Musco Twilight XI (205-0 3/4, 62.50m)

High School -- member of 2009 USA Pan-American team... two-time runner-up in javelin at USA Junior National Championships... two-time conference javelin champion, placing second at state meet twice... set school javelin record (219-8)... also lettered three years in basketball... coached by Brian Byers and Mike Draut.

Personal -- born November 12, 1990... son of Brian and Debbie Byers... American studies major.

Byers' Collegiate Bests
Event Mark Meet Date
Javelin (O) 245-8 (74.89m) at LSU Invitational 4/2/11
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