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Kaitlyn Nelson
Kaitlyn  Nelson

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
West Des Moines, Iowa

High School:
Valley

Event:
Sprints

04/28/2016

Hawkeyes Open at Drake Relays

UI track & field returns to the Blue Oval on Friday at 9:32 a.m. (CT)

04/20/2016

T&F Notebook: Musco Twilight XVII

Iowa hosts lone home meet of the season Saturday at the Francis X. Cretzmeyer Track

04/02/2016

Tuufuli, Relays Shine at Pepsi Florida Relays

Reno Tuufuli ranks 5th nationally, 2 relays break school record on final day

01/20/2016

T&F Notebook: Big Four Duals

UI track & field heads to Ames, Iowa, for competition on Saturday at 2 p.m. (CT)

01/19/2016

Mid-Distance, Hurdles Look to Capitalize in 2016

Veteran leaders and freshmen potential show great promise for championship season

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

2016 -- Indoor - ran season bests in 600 meters (1:33.65) at Big Ten Championships, 800 meters (2:12.05) at Meyo Invite and 200 meters (26.80) at Big 4 Duals... Outdoor - ran lead leg on 3,200-meter relay (8:51.90) and third leg on distance medley relays (11:56.93) at Drake Relays that posted team-leading times... the 3,200-meter relay time ranks fifth all-time at Iowa... ran season bests in 200 (26.27) and 400 meters (58.57) at Baldy Castillo Invite... placed ninth in 800 meters at Texas Invite (2:09.88), running event at Jim Click Shootout (2:11.65), Drake Relays (2:12.11) and Pepsi Florida Relays (2:14.48)... placed third in 600 meters at Musco Twilight (1:32.58).

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 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) 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), 18th at Big Ten Championships (2:11.49) and ran event at Florida Relays (2:12.13)... 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 Qualifier... that time ranks eighth all-time at Iowa... ran collegiate-best 600 meters (1:31.44) at Big Ten Championships... that time ranks sixth 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 ninth all-time at Iowa... anchored sprint medley relay (3:58.72) at Alabama Relays, which ranks ninth 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
400 Meters (I) 56.93 at Alex Wilson Invitational 2/21/15
600 Meters (I) 1:31.44 at Big Ten Championships 2/22/13
800 Meters (O) 2:08.83 at NCAA West Preliminary 5/23/13

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