Sophomore Jahisha Thomas breaks school record in women’s long jump
Melchert cracks all-time list with lifetime best in men's mile
UI track & field heads to Ames, Iowa, for competition on Saturday at 2 p.m. (CT)
Veteran leaders and freshmen potential show great promise for championship season
UI track and field returns to action Jan. 15-16 hosting the Iowa Dual
Frank Sevigne Husker Invitational Saturday, Feb. 7, 2015
Frank Sevigne Husker Invitational Friday, Feb. 6, 2015
Iowa Track & Field Intrasquad Saturday, Dec. 6, 2014
2014 NCAA Track and Field West Preliminary Day 1
2014 Musco Twilight
2014 -- Indoor - anchored team-leadiang 1,600-meter relay to fourth-place finish at Big Ten Championships (3:37.16)... ran on three 1,600-meter relays that posted three of the top-10 all-time marks in school history (3:37.16-2nd, 3:38.62-4th, 3:41.57-8th)... ran collegiate-best 800 meters at Big Ten Champinships (2:08.79), whichranks fifth all-time at Iowa... placed sixth in 800 meters at Bill Bergan Invite (2:09.90)... ran second leg on winning 1,600-meter relay at Jack Johnson Classic that set meet and facility record of 3:43.46... placed second in 600 meters at Big 4 Duals (1:33.01) and fourth at Jack Johnson Classic (1:34.59)... ran 400 meters at Husker Invite (56.97)... Outdoor - led team in 800 meters (2:08.58)... anchored team-leading sprint medley relay to fourth place at Drake Relays in 3:51.18... that time ranks second all-time at Iowa... placed second in 800 meters with a collegiate-best 2:08.58 at Musco Twilight... that time ranks seventh all-time at Iowa... ran second leg on 1,600-meter relay that placed seventh at Drake Relays (3:40.23), running a 3:36.09 in the prelims... the prelims time ranks third all-time at Iowa... ran second leg on 1,600-meter relay that placed seventh at Mt. SAC Relays in 3:37.73, which ranks eighth all-time at Iowa... ran lead leg on winning 1,600-meter relay at Musco Twilight with a meet record-setting time of 3:40.03... placed 24th in 800 meters at Mt. SAC Relays (2:09.07) and third at Arkansas Spring Invite (2:10.16), running event at Big Ten Championships (2:09.67)... letterwinner.
High School -- three-time all-state and four-time all-district and all-conference selection in cross country... cross country MVP her sophomore and junior seasons... cross country team captain her senior season... three-time all-state, all-district and all-conference selection in track and field... 2012 800 meters state champion and 400 meters runner-up... state runner-up in the 800 and 4,000 meters in 2011.
Personal -- born May 19, 1995... parents are Derek Watts and Kim Roberts... has three siblings; Xavier, Kiera and Malique... open major.
|Watts' Collegiate Bests|
|400 Meters (O)||55.69||at Arizona State Invitational||3/29/14|
|600 Meters (I)||1:32.07||at Big Ten Championships||2/27/15|
|800 Meters (O)||2:08.58||at Musco Twilight||5/3/14|