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Matt Byers
Matt Byers


Wichita, Kan.

High School:
Wichita East



5 Hawkeyes Named First Team All-American

Austin, Delaunay and 4x1 team crack top 8 at NCAA Championships


Hull Earns Second Team All-America Honor

Sophomore placed 15th in discus at NCAA Championships


Austin Advances, Mullen and Tutson Earn All-America Honors

Justin Austin advanced to the finals of the 200 meters at the NCAA Championships


Hawkeyes Fly to Eugene for NCAA Finals

Eight Hawkeyes compete in 10 events at the 2013 Outdoor NCAA Championships


Hawkeyes Debut at No. 12 in USTFCCCA Rankings

Iowa's ranking is the highest in program history


NCAA West Preliminary Track & Field

NCAA West Preliminary Track & Field Saturday, May 25, 2013


2013 Drake Relays

2013 Drake Relays Friday, April 26, 2013


Musco Twilight XIV

Musco Twilight XIV Saturday, April 20, 2013


NCAA Track & Field Championships

NCAA Track & Field Championships Thursday, June 7, 2012 Des Moines, Iowa


NCAA West Region Preliminary

NCAA West Region Preliminary Austin, Texas Thursday, May 24, 2012

2013 -- Indoor - did not compete... Outdoor - second team All-American, placing 14th at the NCAA Championships in the javelin (222-11, 67.96m)... placed second in javelin with a team-leading 237-8 (72.45m) at Big Ten Championships... won javelin at Musco Twilight XIV (234-8, 71.54m), placed seventh at NCAA West Preliminary (234-1, 71.34m), and second at Jim Click Shootout (233-8, 71.24m) and at Drake Relays (229-6, 69.96m)... letterwinner.

2012 -- Indoor - did not compete... Outdoor - Big Ten javelin champion, winning third-straight title with a throw of 222-10 (67.94m)... placed 10th in javelin at NCAA Championships with a team-leading 237-6 (72.39m)... won javelin at Arkansas Spring Invite 223-3 (68.06m), placed fourth at Drake Relays (213-11, 65.20m) and 11th at NCAA West Preliminary (223-8, 68.18m)... letterwinner.

2011 -- Indoor - did not compete... Outdoor - Big Ten javelin champion (235-4, 71.73m), helping team to first Big Ten title since 1967... set school javelin record with winning throw of 245-8 (74.89m) at LSU Invite... placed fourth in javelin at Drake Relays (223-5, 68.10m), third at Sun Angel Classic (207-11 1/2, 63.39m) and 19th at NCAA West Regional (211-4, 64.41m).

2010 -- Indoor - did not compete... Outdoor- Big Ten Champion in the javelin (220-6, 67.22m)...first team all-Big Ten honoree...threw a collegiate-best 232-2 (70.76m) in his freshman debut...this ranks second all-time at Iowa...placed third at Drake Relays (205-8, 62.69m) and Musco Twilight XI (205-0 3/4, 62.50m)

High School -- member of 2009 USA Pan-American team... two-time runner-up in javelin at USA Junior National Championships... two-time conference javelin champion, placing second at state meet twice... set school javelin record (219-8)... also lettered three years in basketball... coached by Brian Byers and Mike Draut.

Personal -- born November 12, 1990... son of Brian and Debbie Byers... American studies major.

Byers' Collegiate Bests
Event Mark Meet Date
Javelin (O) 245-8 (74.89m) at LSU Invitational 4/2/11
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