May 11, 2013
COLUMBUS, Ohio - University of Iowa track and field senior Kyle Reid broke the decathlon school record in the second day of competition at the Big Ten Outdoor Championships. After seven scored events, the Hawkeye men (9 points) and women (8 points) are in 11th place.
Reid recorded three personal-best marks and tallied a school record-breaking point total (7,203) to finish sixth overall in the men's decathlon competition. The senior earned a first-place finish in the pole vault when he cleared a personal-best height of 16-8 ¾ (5.10m). That mark ranks second all-time at Iowa. He also recorded personal bests in the 1,500 meters (4:24.88; 2nd) and the discus (109-10; 33.48m; 10th). Reid recorded the previous school-record total of 7,025 at the 2013 Jim Click Shootout on April 5.
Gabe Hull put six points on the board for the Hawkeye men. The sophomore earned a third-place finish in the men's discus. Hull recorded a toss of 188-11 (57.58m). Senior Rachel Curry recorded a personal-best mark in the women's shot put. Curry's toss of 47-9 ¼ (14.56m) earned her a ninth-place finish. Her mark also ranks seventh all-time at Iowa.
Junior Amanda Stahle scored points for the Hawkeye women in the javelin. Stahle finished seventh with a mark of 138-2 (42.12m).
Seniors Josh Larney and Justin Austin each qualified for 100-meter finals. Larney clocked the best overall preliminary time (10.49), while Austin finished first in his heat and second overall with a time of 10.53. Lake Kwaza qualified for the women's 100-meter finals. The freshman recorded a time of 11.66. The 100-meter finals are set for tomorrow at 12:50 p.m. (CT).
Austin also qualified for the 200-meter finals. The senior crossed the line in a season-best time of 20.54 to finish first in his heat. The 200-meter finals are scheduled to begin tomorrow at 1:42 p.m. (CT).
Holmes and senior Keaton Rickels qualified for the 400-meter hurdles final. The pair won their respective heats. Holmes clocked a time of 50.73, while Rickels crossed the line in a personal-best time of 51.16. The 400-meter hurdles final is scheduled to begin tomorrow at 1:28 p.m. (CT).
The men's 400-meter relay team of Mullen, Austin, Holmes and senior Josh Larney qualified for the event finals. The quartet clocked the second-fastest overall time (40.37).
Lisa Gordon qualified for the women's 1,500-meter finals. Gordon crossed the line in a personal-best time of 4:29.16. The 1,500-meter finals are scheduled for 12:05 p.m. (CT).
"It was a solid day in a variety of events," said head coach Layne Anderson. "The men are positioned well going into the final day and the women will need to battle for every point. Sunday is a new day and there is tremendous potential to crown a number of Big Ten Champions in a number of events."
The Big Ten Championships resume Sunday at 10 a.m. (CT).