The Big Ten Championships are set to begin Friday at 10 a.m. (CT)
3 UI student-athletes boast a 4.0 cumulative GPA
The Iowa track and field team hosts the 14th annual Musco Twilight
The 14th annual Musco Twilight is set to begin Saturday at 1 p.m.
Women finish first with 212 points, while the men finish second with 170.5
2014 NCAA Track and Field West Preliminary Day 3 Field Events
2014 Musco Twilight
Musco Twilight XV Saturday, May 3, 2014
Drake Relays Saturday, April 26, 2014
Action from the Iowa Invitational Track and Field Meet
2014 -- Indoor - led team in weight throw (61-11, 18.87m)... placed fifth in weight throw at ISU Classic (61-11, 18.87m), second at Iowa Invite (60-9 1/2 (18.53m), third at Jack Johnson Classic (59-5, 18.11m), first at Big 4 Duals (57-8, 17.59m) and 12th at Big Ten Championships (57-5, 17.52m)... Outdoor - placed fifth in hammer throw at Arizona State Invite (189-0, 57.62m), fourth at Musco Twilight (188-4, 57.41m), second at Arkansas Spring Invite (183-7, 55.96m), 19th at Mt. SAC Relays (176-9, 53.87m), first at Illinois Twilight (174-3, 53.13m), 39th at NCAA West Preliminary (167-10, 51.16m) and 14th at Big Ten Championships (165-2, 50.34m)... USTFCCCA All-Academic honoree... Big Ten Distinguished scholar... academic All-Big Ten... letterwinner.
2013 -- Indoor - placed third in weight throw with a collegiate-best toss of 62-6 1/2 (19.06m) at Bill Bergan Invite... that mark ranks second all-time at Iowa... placed eighth in weight throw at Big Ten Championships (61-2 3/4, 18.66m), fifth at Iowa State Classic (60-10 1/2, 18.55m) third at Iowa Invite (59-11 1/4, 18.27m), won event at adidas Classic (59-11, 18.26m) and placed fourth at Iowa Open (59-9, 18.21m)... Outdoor - set school record in hammer throw, winning event at Alabama Relays (197-7, 60.23m)... won hammer throw at Musco Twilight XIV (191-1, 58.25m), placed seventh at Big Ten Championships (186-1, 56.73m), 33rd at NCAA West Preliminary (185-11, 56.68m), seventh at Jim Click Shootout (182-9, 55.72m), second at Lee Calhoun Invite (181-6, 55.33m) and 19th at Drake Relays (171-4, 52.22m)... academic All-Big Ten... letterwinner... Dean's List.
2012 -- Indoor - placed fourth in weight throw with a collegiate-best 57-7 (17.55m) at Iowa Invite... that mark led team and ranks fourth all-time at Iowa... placed 11th in weight throw at Adidas Classic (51-4 1/4, 15.65m), 12th at Iowa State Classic (54-0, 16.46m) and 29th at Big Ten Championships (51-7 3/4, 15.74m)... placed fifth in shot put at New Year's Classic (42-4, 12.90m) and ninth at Adidas Classic (41-11, 12.78m)... also competed in weight throw at New Year's Classic (50-6 3/4, 15.41m) and New Balance Invite (50-9 1/2, 15.48m)... Outdoor - won hammer with a collegiate-best 181-10 (55.42m) at Musco Twilight XIII, which ranks fourth all-time at Iowa... placed third in hammer at Tom Botts Invite (181-1, 55.20m), ninth at LSU Invite (179-2, 54.60m) and 13th at Big Ten Championships (177-11, 54.24m)... academic All-Big Ten... letterwinner.
2011 -- Indoor - placed third in shot put with collegiate-best 42-11 (13.08m) at Iowa Open... Outdoor - recorded collegiate bests in shot put (37-10 3/4, 11.55m) and hammer throw (180-2, 54.93m) at Musco Twilight XII... the hammer throw mark ranks third all-time at Iowa... placed eighth in hammer at Sun Angel Classic (180-1, 54.89m), 13th at Big Ten Championships (165-1, 50.33m), 18th at Drake Relays (175-0, 53.34m) and fourth at LSU Invite (167-4, 51.00m)... academic all-Big Ten... letterwinner.
2010 -- Track - redshirted.
High School -- two-time all-conference in shot put and discus, winning two conference shot put titles... team captain as a junior... set school records in indoor shot put (40-7)... lettered two years in basketball... four-year honor roll student... National Honor Society member... coached by Ryan Chrissey and Mark Tacchi.
Personal -- born April 9, 1991... daughter of Kevin and Sandra Simpson... her sister, Nikki, currently plays softball at the University of Illinois... secondary education major.
|Simpson's Collegiate Bests|
|Shot Put (I)||42-11 (13.08m)||Iowa Open||1/15/11|
|Shot Put (O)||37-10 3/4 (11.55m)||Musco Twilight XII||4/23/11|
|Weight Throw (I)||62-6 1/2 (19.06m)||at Bill Bergan Invitational||1/26/13|
|Hammer Throw (O)||197-7 (60.23m)||at Alabama Relays||3/23/13|