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Kaitlyn Nelson
Kaitlyn  Nelson

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
West Des Moines, Iowa

High School:
Valley

Event:
Sprints

04/18/2015

Personal Bests Flood Beach Invitational

UI track and field wraps up competition in the Golden State before Drake Relays

04/11/2015

Hawkeyes Crown 5 at Jim Duncan Invitational

UI track and field hits final meet before Mt. Sac Relays (April 17-18).

04/04/2015

Hawkeyes Conclude Action at Florida Relays

UI track and field competes eight relays during final day in Gainesville, Fla.

04/03/2015

Mallett Stays Hot in Sunshine State

UI track and field opens day one of competition at Florida Relays on Friday.

02/21/2015

Hawkeyes Unleash Top Performances at Notre Dame

UI track and field wraps up final meet before Big Ten Championships (Feb. 27-28).

04/25/2015

Drake Relays

Drake Relays Saturday, April 25, 2015

02/07/2015

Frank Sevigne Husker Invitational

Frank Sevigne Husker Invitational Saturday, Feb. 7, 2015

02/06/2015

Frank Sevigne Husker Invitational

Frank Sevigne Husker Invitational Friday, Feb. 6, 2015

12/06/2014

Iowa Track & Field Intrasquad

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

05/03/2014

Musco Twilight XV

Musco Twilight XV Saturday, May 3, 2014

2015 -- Indoor - placed second in 600 yards with a collegiate-best 1:24.52 at Big 4 Duals... that time ranks ninth all-time at Iowa... ran collegiate-best 400 meters at Alex Wilson Invite (56.93)... placed second in 400 meters (59.90) and sixth in 200 meters (27.31) at Border Battle... placed 15th in 600 meter at Big Ten Championships (1:33.25)... placed fifth in 600 meters (1:33.54) and ran 400 meters (57.99) at Husker Invite... ran 200 meters (26.37) and 800 meters (2:13.80) at ISU Classic... Outdoor - ran lead leg on team-leading 3,200-meter relay (9:07.51) and third leg on team-leading distance medley relay (12:01.62)... ran third leg on sprint medley relay (3:59.35) at Florida Relays, which ranks 10th all-time at Iowa... placed ninth in 800 meters at Drake Relays (2:11.33), running event at Florida Relays (2:12.13) and Musco Twilight (2:13.99)... ran 400 meters at Beach Invite (58.48)... competed in 200 meters and 400 meters at Baldy Castillo Invite (26.94, 57.80) and Jim Duncan Invite (27.17, 57.95)... letterwinner.

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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