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Hannah Simonson
Hannah Simonson


Jefferson, Iowa

High School:



Hawkeyes Earn Academic Honors

Women's team nabs eighth straight honor while 13 Hawkeyes earn individual accolades


66 Hawkeyes Earn Spring Academic All-Big Ten Honors

Three UI student-athletes have maintained a perfect 4.0 GPA


Hawkeyes Set for West Regional

34 Hawkeyes will compete at the NCAA Championships beginning May 24


34 Hawkeyes NCAA Bound

20 men and 14 women will compete May 24-26 in Austin, Texas


Melander, Byers, Doris Grab Gold

Hawkeyes collect 10 medals at 2012 Big Ten Championships


103rd Annual Drake Relays

103rd Annual Drake Relays Friday, April 27, 2012


Iowa State Classic

Iowa State Classic Saturday, Feb. 11, 2012

2012 -- Indoor - ran lead leg on 1,600-meter relay that placed sixth with a team-leading 3:41.78 at Big Ten Championships... that time ranks sixth all-time at Iowa... ran lead leg on 1,600-meter relay that placed second at Iowa State Classic in 3:42.42... that time ranks seventh all-time at Iowa... ran collegiate-best 400 meters (56.59) at Razorback Invite... placed third in 600 meters at Adidas Classic with collegiate-best 1:35.43... placed fourth in 600 yards with collegiate-best 1:23.18 at Iowa State Classic... that time ranks sixth all-time at Iowa... placed second in 400 meters at Iowa Invite (56.83) and third in 500 meters at New Year's Classic (1:16.02)... Outdoor - led team in 400-meter hurdles (59.54) and ran on team-leading 400 (45.45) and 1,600-meter relays (3:37.57)... placed 10th in 400-meter hurdles at Drake Relays with a collegiate-best 59.54, which ranks fourth all-time at Iowa and qualified her for NCAA West Preliminary... ran lead leg on team-leading 1,600-meter relay (3:37.57) at LSU Invite, which ranks fourth all-time at Iowa... anchored 400-meter relay that placed fourth (45.51) and ran lead leg on 1,600-meter relay that placed fifth (3:38.49) at Big Ten Championships... the 400-meter relay ran a team-leading 45.45 in prelims, which ranks ninth all-time at Iowa... the 1,600-meter relay time ranks sixth all-time at Iowa... placed second in 400-meter hurdles at Musco Twilight XIII (59.72) and fifth at Arkansas Spring Invite (59.83)... ran collegiate-best 400 meters (55.54) at Tom Botts Invite... academic All-Big Ten... letterwinner.

2011 -- Indoor - ran season-best 600 meters (1:35.43) at Big Ten Championships and 800 meters (2:17.13) at Iowa State Classic... Outdoor - won 400-meter hurdles with collegiate-best 1:01.35 at Musco Twilight XII... that time ranks 10th all-time at Iowa... won 400-meter hurdles at Central Invite (1:01.84), placed 15th at Sun Angel Classic (1:01.94) and ran 1:02.43 in Big Ten prelims... academic all-Big Ten... letterwinner.

2010 -- Indoor - ran season-best 400 meters at the Iowa Invite, placing third at 1:01.59... ran a collegiate-best 300 meters at the Iowa Open (43.70)... Outdoor - did not compete.

High School -- placed third in 100-meter hurdles and fourth in 400-meter hurdles at state meet senior year... 12-time state qualifier... set school records in 100-meter hurdles (14.7) and 400-meter hurdles (1:05.05), and as part of shuttle hurdle relay (1:07.67)... four-time team MVP... two-year letterwinner in basketball and swimming... set medley relay school record in swimming and earned honorable mention all-conference honors in basketball... academic all-state in track and basketball... four-year high honor roll student... National Honor Society member... coached by Kelly Simpson.

Personal -- born March 13, 1991... daughter of David and Janie Simonson... integrative physiology major.

Simonson's Collegiate Bests
Event Time Meet Date
300 Meters (I) 43.70 Iowa Open 1/16/10
400 Meters (I) 56.59 at Razorback Invitational 1/27/12
400 Meters (O) 55.54 at Tom Botts Invitational 4/14/12
400 Hurdles (O) 59.54 at Drake Relays 4/28/12
500 Meters (I) 1:16.02 New Year's Classic 1/14/12
600 Yards (I) 1:23.18 at Iowa State Classic 2/11/12
600 Meters (I) 1:35.43 at Adidas Classic 1/21/12
800 Meters (I) 2:17.13 at Iowa State Classic 2/12/11
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