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Kaitlyn Nelson
Kaitlyn Nelson


West Des Moines, Iowa

High School:



Hawkeyes Deliver at Big 4 Duals

The University of Iowa track and field team captured 12 event titles.


Hawkeyes Prepare for Big 4 Duals

The University of Iowa Track and Field team travels to Ames, Iowa for the Big 4 Duals on Jan. 24.


Iowa Crowns 12 Champions at Musco Twilight

The Iowa track and field team hosts the 14th annual Musco Twilight


Hawkeyes Set to Host Musco Twilight

The 14th annual Musco Twilight is set to begin Saturday at 1 p.m.


Hawkeye Women Take Invite Title

Women finish first with 212 points, while the men finish second with 170.5


Iowa Track & Field Intrasquad

Iowa Track & Field Intrasquad Saturday, Dec. 6, 2014


Musco Twilight XV

Musco Twilight XV Saturday, May 3, 2014


Drake Relays

Drake Relays Thursday, April 24, 2014


39th Annual Frank Sevigne Husker Invitational

Frank Sevigne Husker Invitational Saturday, Feb. 8, 2014


Iowa Intrasquad Meet

Iowa Intrasquad Meet Saturday, Dec. 7, 2013

2014 -- Indoor - ran 600 meters at Big Ten Championships (1:35.07), placing sixth at Big 4 Duals (1:38.69) and ninth at Jack Johnson Classic (1:38.40)... placed 17th in 800 meters at Tyson Invite (2:12.91), 12th at Bill Bergan Invite (2:13.96) and seventh at Husker Invite (2:14.02)... Outdoor - ran 800 meters at Musco Twilight (2:16.47) and Drake Relays (2:17.25)... letterwinner.

2013 -- Indoor - led team in 500 meters (1:15.43)... placed fourth in 800 meters with a collegiate-best 2:09.58 at ISU Qualifi er... that time ranks sixth all-time at Iowa... ran collegiatebest 600 meters (1:31.44) at Big Ten Championships... that time ranks fifth all-time at Iowa... won 800 meters at Tyson Invite (2:10.17)... ran third leg on team-leading 1,600-meter relay (3:43.80) and second leg on team-leading distance medley relay (11:47.15) at Big Ten Championships... the 1,600-meter relay time ranks 10th all-time at Iowa... placed sixth in 500 meters (1:15.43) at Meyo Invite... Outdoor - placed 25th in 800 meters with a collegiate-best 2:08.83 at NCAA West Preliminary... that time ranks seventh all-time at Iowa... anchored sprint medley relay (3:58.72) at Alabama Relays, which ranks sixth all-time at Iowa... anchored team-leading 1,600-meter relay (3:43.13) at Jim Click Shootout... won 800 meters at Lee Calhoun Invite (2:09.93), placed fifth at Drake Relays (2:09.96) and Jim Click Shootout (2:09.19), 19th at Big Ten Championships (2:11.66) and second at Musco Twilight XIV (2:13.38)... letterwinner.

High School - placed first in the distance medley and 1,600-meter relay at the state meet her senior year... third in the 3,200-meter relay at the state meet her senior year... two-time conference and district champion.

Personal - born August 21, 1994... daughter of Brett and Vicki Nelson...pre pharmacy major.

Nelson's Collegiate Bests
Event Time Meet Date
500 Meters (I) 1:15.43 at Meyo Invitational 2/2/13
600 Meters (I) 1:31.44 at Big Ten Championships 2/22/13
800 Meters (I) 2:09.58 at ISU Qualifier 3/2/13
800 Meters (O) 2:08.83 at NCAA West Prelimiary 5/23/13

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