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Betsy Flood
Betsy Flood

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Des Moines, Iowa

High School:
Dowling

Position:
Middle Distance

05/30/2012

Gatens, Flood Earn B1G Outstanding Sportsmanship Awards

Senior duo led by example athletically, academcially, and socially

05/21/2012

Hawkeyes Set for West Regional

34 Hawkeyes will compete at the NCAA Championships beginning May 24

05/17/2012

34 Hawkeyes NCAA Bound

20 men and 14 women will compete May 24-26 in Austin, Texas

05/16/2012

6 Hawkeyes Earn All-Big Ten Honors

Byers, Doris and Melander nab first team honors

05/15/2012

Melander Meanders to 5K Championship

After 4 years of near misses, the Hawkeyes crown a Big Ten distance champ

05/13/2012

B1G Track & Field Championships

B1G Track & Field Championships Sunday, May 13, 2012

04/26/2012

103rd Annual Drake Relays

103rd Annual Drake Relays Thursday, April 26, 2012

04/21/2012

Musco Twilight XIII

Musco Twilight XIII Saturday, April 21, 2012

02/11/2012

Iowa State Classic

Iowa State Classic Saturday, Feb. 11, 2012

2012 -- Indoor - placed third in mile (4:57.77) at Adidas Classic, sixth in 3,000 meters (9:34.84) at Iowa State Classic and 14th in 3,000 meters (9:42.00) at Big Ten Championships... Outdoor - ran lead leg on team-leading and Drake Relays champion 6,400-meter relay (19:16.73)... that time ranks third all-time at Iowa... placed second in 5,000 meters (16:21.21) and fourth in 1,500 meters (4:19.62) at Big Ten Championships... the 1,500-meter time led team... placed 13th in 1,500 meters at Drake Relay (4:28.77)... ran 5,000 meters at Stanford Invite (16:57.03) and placed 24th at NCAA West Preliminary (17:06.54)... academic All-Big Ten... Iowa's Female Outstanding Big Ten Sportmanship Award honoree... Iowa women's track and field Big Ten Sportsmanship Award honoree... letterwinner.

2011 -- Indoor - runner-up in 3,000 (9:17.09) and 5,000 meters (16:15.67) at Big Ten Championships, posting team-leading and collegiate-best times... the 3,000-meter time ranks fourth and the 5,000-meter time ranks seventh all-time at Iowa... ran collegiate-best 800 meters (2:12.73) at Iowa Open... anchored distance medley relay to second place (11:24.47) at Razorback Invite... that time ranks fourth all-time at Iowa.... Outdoor - placed 15th in 5,000 meters (16:08.63) at NCAA Championships, earning second team All-America honors... placed fifth in 5,000 meters with collegiate-best and team-leading 16:04.46 at NCAA West Regional... that time ranks third all-time at Iowa... placed second in 5,000 (16:12.01) and 10,000 (35:05.10) meters at Big Ten Championships... the 10,000-meter time led team and ranks eighth all-time at Iowa... won 3,000 meters at Musco Twilight XII with team-leading 9:29.89... ran on runner-up 6,400-meter relay that clocked 19:17.52 at the Drake Relays, which ranks third all-time at Iowa... placed seventh in 1,500 meters (4:22.94) at Drake Relays... academic All-Big Ten... letterwinner... Cross Country - placed 21st at Big Ten Championships (20:52-6,000 meters) and 43rd at NCAA Midwest Regional (22:15-6,000 meters)... placed fifth at Loyola Lakefront Invite (17:33-5,000 meters) and posted a 21:12 (6,000 meters) at Adidas Invite... academic All-Big Ten... team earned USTFCCCA all-academic honors... letterwinner.

2010 -- Indoor - ran collegiate-best, provisional qualifying mile at Big Ten Championships (4:42.70), which ranks sixth all-time at Iowa... ran provisional qualifying 3,000-meter at Meyo Invite (9:32.09)... ran lead leg on provisional qualifying distance medley that placed third at Big Tens (11:25.01)... that time ranks fifth all-time at Iowa... Outdoor - placed third at Big Tens in 1,500 meters with team-leading collegiate-best 4:17.75, which ranks second all-time at Iowa... placed 10th in 1,500 meters at NCAA Regional (4:20.20) and 15th at NCAA Championships (4:19.75)... won 3,000 meters at Musco Twilight XI with a team-leading collegiate-best 9:22.63, which ranks third all-time at Iowa... placed second in 5,000 meters at Stanford Invite with a team-leading 16:32.34... ran lead leg on second-place 6,400-meter relay (19:05.63) and fourth-place 3,200-meter relay (8:54.45) at Drake Relays... 6,400-meter time set a school record and the 3,200-meter relay time ranks seventh all-time at Iowa... Cross Country - earned all-region and second-team all-Big Ten honors... placed ninth at NCAA Regional, running a collegiate best time of 20:22 in 6,000 meters to earn a NCAA Championships bid... the time ranks fifth in school history... placed 66th out of 253 competitors at NCAA Championships (21:06)... led team at Big Ten Championships, placing eighth in 6,000 meters (20:36)... was team's top finisher at Pre NCAA Invite, placing 34th in 6,000 meters (20:54)... ran a collegiate best time of 17:28 in 5,000 meters at Notre Dame Invite to finish 45th... ran a collegiate best in 3,000 meters at Iowa Invite (10:18), placing third... that time ranks fourth all-time at Iowa... finished second in 3,000 meters at Hawkeye Invite (20:24)... academic All-Big Ten... team earned USTFCCCA all-academic honors... letterwinner.

2009 -- Indoor - ran third leg on team-leading distance medley relay that placed third in 11:27.34 at Big Ten Championships to provisional qualify for NCAA meet... that time ranks sixth all-time at Iowa... led team in mile (4:51.75) at Iowa State Classic... ran 4:52.35 mile at Big Ten Championships... ran collegiate-best 600 meters (1:35.42) at Iowa Invite and season-best 800 meters (2:16.67) at Jack Johnson Classic... Outdoor - ran a team-leading 4:24.11 in 1,500 meters at NCAA Championships prelims... placed fourth in 1,500 meters (4:25.98) at NCAA Midwest Regional to earn all-region honors and a NCAA automatic bid... qualified for regional meet in 1,500 meters (4:24.91)... placed 10th in 1,500 meters (4:27.39) at Big Ten meet, running a 4:24.91 in the prelims... ran team-leading and collegiate-best 800 meters (2:11.69) at Illinois Invite... ran lead legs on team-leading 3,200-meter (8:53.81) and 6,400-meter (19:36.43) relays at Drake Relays... those times both rank fourth all-time at Iowa... Iowa's women's track Big Ten Sportsmanship Award winner... letterwinner... Cross Country - placed 26th at Big Ten Championships with a collegiate-best 21:29 (6,000 meters)placed 26th at Big Ten Championships with a season-best 21:29 (6,000 meters)... placed 44th at NCAA Regional (21:57) and 46th at NCAA Pre-Nationals (21:33)... won Hawkeye Invite with a season-best 10:20 (3,000 meters)... placed 37th at Wisconsin Adidas Invite (17:52)... team earned USTFCCCA all-academic honors... academic All-Big Ten... letterwinner.

2008 -- Cross Country - ran season bests in 3,000 meters (10:41) at Hawkeye Invite, 5,000 meters (17:34) at Auburn Invite and 6,000 meters (21:37) at NCAA Midwest Regional... placed 39th at Big Ten Championships (22:03) and 40th at NCAA Midwest Regional (22:06)... team earned USTFCCCA all-academic honors... letterwinner.

High School -- four-time state champion in track, earning four all-state honors... cross country team won state title her senior year after placing second in 2006... set school records in 800 (2:11) and 1,500 meters (4:33), and as part of 3,200 (9:17) and distance medley relays (4:02)... won 1,500 meters (4:35) and set new 3,200-meter relay record (8:58) at 2006 USATF Nationals... also competed in swimming and basketball... honor roll student, earning academic excellence medal... cross country team MVP as a junior... coaches were Father Jim Kirby and Larry Weier.

Personal -- born March 24, 1990... daughter of Steve and Ann Flood... international studies major.

Flood's Collegiate Bests
Event Time Meet Date
600 Meters (I) 1:35.42 Iowa Invite 2/19/10
800 Meters (I) 2:12.73 Iowa Open 1/15/11
800 Meters (O) 2:11.69 at Illinois Invite 5/2/09
1,500 Meters (O) 4:17.75 at Big Ten Championships 5/14/10
Mile (I) 4:42.70 at Big Ten Championships 2/27/10
3,000 Meters (I) 9:20.09 at Big Ten Championships 2/27/11
3,000 Meters (O) 9:22.63 Musco Twilight XI 5/1/10
3,000 Meters (CC) 10:18 Iowa Invite 9/18/10
5,000 Meters (I) 16:20.67 at Big Ten Championships 2/27/11
5,000 Meters (O) 16:04.46 at NCAA West Regional 5/28/11
5,000 Meters (CC) 17:28 at Notre Dame Invite 10/1/10
6,000 Meters (CC) 20:22 at NCAA Regional 11/13/10
10,000 Meters (O) 35:05.10 Big Ten Championships 5/13/11
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