UI track and field competes in day 2 of the Big Ten Outdoor Championships
UI track and field continues competition tomorrow at 8:30 a.m. (CT)
UI track and field hosts the 16th annual Musco Twilight on May 2
UI track and field competes at the Drake Relays beginning Thursday at 4 p.m. (CT)
UI track and field opens weekend at California Invitational and Mt. Sac Relays
Frank Sevigne Husker Invitational Saturday, Feb. 7, 2015
Musco Twilight XV Saturday, May 3, 2014
Drake Relays Thursday, April 24, 2014
Iowa Invitational Friday, Feb. 21, 2014
Action from the Iowa Invitational Track and Field Meet
2014 -- Indoor - led team in pole vault (15-5, 4.70m) and heptathlon (5,116 points)... placed ninth in heptathlon at Big Ten Championships with a collegiate-best 5,116 points... that total ranks fourth all-time at Iowa... posted collegiate bests in long jump (20-6 1/2, 6.26m) and pole vault (15-5, 4.70m), and placed second in 1,000 meters (2:43.63) as part of Big Ten heptathlon... placed second in pole vault (15-5, 4.70m), fourth in long jump (20-2 1/2, 6.16m) and ran 60-meter hurdles (8.54) at Iowa Invite... placed fifth in heptathlon (4,956 points) at Bill Bergan Invite... won 1,000 meters (2:47.48) and placed second in pole vault (14-5 1/4, 4.40m) as part of Bill Bergan Invite heptathlon... placed 15th in pole vault at Husker Invite (14-10 1/4, 4.53m)... placed 14th in pole vault (14-8, 4.47m) and ran 60-meter hurdles (8.83) at Jack Johnson Classic... Outdoor - leads team in pole vault (15-8 1/4, 4.78m) and decathlon (6,768 points)... placed fifth in decathlon at Drake Relays (6,768 points) and eighth at Big Ten Championships (6,759 points)... placed second in pole vault (15-1, 4.60m) and 1,500 meters (4:33.68) and fourth in high jump (6-2 3/4, 1.90m) and javelin (179-10, 54.82m) as part of Drake Relays decathlon...won 1,500 meters (4:30.87), placed fourth in javelin (176-5, 53.77m) and pole vault (14-5 1/4, 4.40m) and posted collegiate-best discus (119-8, 36.47m) as part of Big Ten decathlon... placed 12th in javelin at Big Ten Championships (184-10, 56.34m)... placed seventh in pole vault (15-8 1/4, 4.78m) and long jump (20-6 1/2, 6.26m), and 11th in 110-meter hurdles (15.56) at Illinois Twilight... placed third in javelin (187-0, 56.99m), seventh in 110-meter hurdles (15.74) and 13th in long jump (20-1 1/2, 6.13m) at Arizona State Invite... academic All-Big Ten... Dean's List student... letterwinner.
2013 -- Indoor - placed 11th in heptathlon at Big Ten Championships with a collegiate-best 5,071 points... that total ranks fourth all-time at Iowa... posted collegiate bests in long jump (20- 3 1/2, 6.18m), shot put (40-6, 12.34m), 60-meter hurdles (8.73) and 1,000 meters (2:40.06) as part of Big Ten heptathlon... placed ninth in heptathlon at Bill Bergan Invite (4,963 points)... Outdoor - placed seventh in decathlon with a season-best 6,727 points at Jim Click Shootout... posted collegiate-bests in high jump (6-1 1/2, 1.87m) and shot put (39-10, 12.14m) as part of that event... won javelin at Lee Calhoun Invite (182-5, 55.60m)... ran 100 meters (12.06) and 110-meter hurdles (15.42) at Alabama Relays... placed second in javelin (184-8, 56.29m), fi fth in pole vault (15-1 1/2, 4.61m) and seventh in discus (103-7, 31.57m) at Musco Twilight XIV... placed 25th in javelin at Drake Relays (166-11, 50.88m)... letterwinner.
2012 -- Indoor - placed 18th in hepathlon at Razorback Invite with a collegiate-best and team-leading 4,840 points... that total ranks fourth all-time at Iowa... posted collegiate bests in four of seven events at Razorback Invite heptathlon... placed 17th in heptathlon at Big Ten Championships (4,222 points), posting collegiate bests in 60 meters (7.52) and pole vault (15-5, 4.70m) as part of that competition... runner-up in pole vault with collegiate-best 15-5 (4.70m) at Iowa Invite... Outdoor - placed 14th in decathlon with 6,813 points, which ranks fourth all-time at Iowa... won Big Ten decathlon 1,500 meters (4:24.81) and posted collegiate bests in eight of the 10 events... placed third in javelin (187-0, 57.01m) and sixth pole vault (15-3 1/2, 4.66m) at Tom Botts Invite, posting collegiate-best performances in each event... javelin mark ranks eighth all-time at Iowa... ran collegiate-best 2:01.32 in 800 meters at LSU Invite... academic All-Big Ten... letterwinner.
2011 -- Track - did not compete.
High School -- set school records in pole vault (15-1) and 300-meter hurdles (39.26)... unable to participate in track senior season due to injury... won pole vault (14-9) and 400 meters (51.1), and placed third in long jump (18-8) at 2009 conference meet... also won conference pole vault title freshman year (13-8) and placed second (14-6) as a sophomore... all-state as a junior and all-conference as a freshman... won regional pole vault title and sectional 300-meter hurdles title as a junior... also competed in cross country, basketball and swimming... Army National Guard Award winner in 2010... National Honor Society member....coaches were Todd Balmer and Al Eckert.
Personal -- born July 3, 1991... parents are Al and Wendy Eckert... father competed in cross-country at Indiana University Southeast... undeclared engineering and art major.
|Eckert's Collegiate Bests|
|60 Meters (I)||7.46||at Bill Bergan Invitational||1/30/14|
|60 Hurdles (I)||8.54||Iowa Invitational||2/21/14|
|100 Meters (O)||11.62||at Drake Relays||4/23/14|
|110 Hurdles (O)||15.42||at Alabama Relays||3/23/13|
|400 Meters (O)||50.55||at Big Ten Championships||5/11/12|
|800 Meters (O)||2:01.32||at LSU Invitational||4/7/12|
|1,000 Meters (I)||2:40.06||at Big Ten Championships||2/23/13|
|1,500 Meters (O)||4:24.81||at Big Ten Championships||5/12/12|
|High Jump (I)||6-3 1/4 (1.91m)||at Razorback Invitational||1/27/12|
|High Jump (O)||6-2 3/4 (1.90m)||at Drake Relays||4/23/14|
|Pole Vault (I)||15-5 (4.70m)||3x, last at Big Ten Championships||2/25/12|
|Pole Vault (O)||15-8 1/4 (4.66m)||at Illinois Twilight||4/12/14|
|Long Jump (I)||20-6 1/2 (6.26m)||at Big Ten Championships||2/28/14|
|Long Jump (O)||20-7 (6.27m)||at Big Ten Championships||5/11/12|
|Shot Put (I)||40-6 (12.34m)||at Big Ten Championships||2/22/13|
|Shot Put (O)||39-10 (11.86m)||at Jim Click Shootout||4/4/13|
|Discus (O)||119-8 (36.47m)||at Big Ten Championships||5/17/14|
|Javelin (O)||187-0 (57.01m)||at Tom Botts Invitational||4/14/12|
|Heptathlon (I)||5,116 points||at Big Ten Championships||2/28-3/1/14|
|Decathlon (O)||6,813 points||at Big Ten Championships||5/11-5/12/12|