Mahnee Watts becomes Iowa's first 800-meter Drake Relays champion
Hawkeyes compete at Drake Relays, Thursday through Saturday
UI track & field breaks 1 school record, grabs 13 titles in front of home crowd
1 school record, 10 all-time marks conclude Texas Invitational on Saturday
Hawkeyes leave Arizona with 16 career bests, 14 event titles, 7 nationally-ranked marks
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
2015 -- Indoor - led team in 600 yards (1:22.82) and ran second leg on team-leading 1,600-meter relay (3:37.84)... won 600 yards (1:22.82) and ran second leg on winning 1,600-meter relay (3:42.37) at Big 4 Duals... ran on 1,600-meter relays that posted two of the top-10 all-time marks in school history (3:37.84-7th, 3:38.56-8th)... ran season-best 600 meters (1:32.07) and ran second leg on 1,600-meter relay that placed fifth in 3:38.56 at Big Ten Championships... Outdoor - anchored sprint medley relay at Florida Relays (3:59.35), which ranks 10th all-time at Iowa... ran 400 meters at Baldy Castillo Invite (57.73) and Mt. SAC Relays (59.71)... ran 200 meters (26.57) and 400 meters (58.45) at Beach Invite... ran 800 meters at Jim Duncan Invite (2:19.46).
2014 -- Indoor - anchored team-leading 1,600-meter relay to fourth-place finish at Big Ten Championships (3:37.16)... ran on two 1,600-meter relays that posted two of the top-10 all-time marks in school history (3:37.16-5th, 3:38.62-9th)... ran collegiate-best 800 meters at Big Ten Championships (2:08.79), which ranks 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 fifth 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-meter state champion and 400-meter 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)||1:30.41||at Big Ten Championships||2/26/16|
|800 Meters (O)||2:08.58||at Musco Twilight||5/3/14|