Jan. 29, 2014
The University of Iowa track and field team travels to Ames, Iowa for the Bill Bergen Invitational Thursday through Saturday. The event begins at noon (CT) on Thursday and continues through Saturday at the Lied Recreation Athletic Center on the campus of Iowa State University.
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Follow @IowaXC_TF on twitter for updates on the team. Live results are also available on the track and field schedule page at hawkeyesports.com.
School record holders Brittany Brown and Lake Kwaza continue to run stride-for-stride. Brown and Kwaza recorded a 60 meters school record time of 7.41 at the Big 4 Duals on Jan. 18. Their time currently ranks fourth in the Big Ten and 25th nationally. The duo is also ranked among the top five in the conference in the 200 meters. Brown's converted time of 23.83 ranks third in the Big Ten (17th nationally), while Kwaza's converted time of 24.02 ranks fifth (25th nationally).
MINCY MOVES UP
Tevin-Cee Mincy claimed the 60 meters title at the Big 4 Duals on Jan. 18 and the Jack Johnson Classic on Jan. 25. The senior has recorded personal best times at each of the meets. His current collegiate best of 6.74 currently ranks second in the Big Ten and third all-time at Iowa.
GUSTER RANKS SECOND
Freshman Elexis Guster's personal-best converted 400 meters time of 54.45 currently ranks second in the Big Ten. Her actual clocked time of 55.17 ranks sixth all-time at Iowa. Sophomore MonTayla Holder's converted season best time of 55.98 currently ranks 10th in the Big Ten. Times are converted for Big Ten and National rankings due to track size.
WILSON MAKING LEAPS
Freshman O'Shea Wilson jumped to No. 7 on Iowa's all-time list when he recorded a long jump mark of 24-8 1/2 (7.53m) at the Big 4 Duals. Wilson's mark currently ranks second in the Big Ten and 15th in the nation.
600 METERS DEPTH
Three Hawkeyes rank in the 600 meters top 10 conference rankings. Sophomore MonTayla Holder's season best converted time of 1:31.26 ranks sixth in the Big Ten. Katharina Trost's season best converted time of 1:31.26 ranks 8th, while freshman Mahnee Watts' converted time (1:31.89) ranks 10th.
DELAUNAY MAKES SEASON DEBUT
Klyvens Delaunay made his season debut at the Jack Johnson Classic on Jan. 25. The sophomore took the triple jump title when he recorded a leap of 50-5 1/4 (15.37m). His mark currently ranks third in the Big Ten and 20th nationally. Delaunay led the team in the event a year ago, and earned a fourth-place finish at the 2013 Big Ten Indoor Championships.
TRIPLE JUMPERS IN TOP 10
Seniors Zinnia Miller and Carisa Leacock are both rank among the top 10 triple jumpers in the Big Ten. Miller's personal best mark of 40-5 (12.32m) ranks sixth in the Big Ten and fourth all-time at Iowa. Leacock's season best mark of 39-11 1/4 (12.17m) ranks eighth in the Big Ten, while her collegiate best mark of 40-5 1/2 (12.33m) ranks third all-time at Iowa.
MEET THE RECORD HOLDERS
Senior Ashlyn Gulvas set the indoor weight throw school record (63-6; 19.35m) at the 2013 Iowa Invitational, while Brittany Brown and Lake Kwaza set the 60 meters record (7.41) at the Big 4 Duals on Jan. 18. Ethan Holmes ran the second leg on the school-record holding 1,600-meter relay team (3:06.66).
TEUBEL CLOCKS PERSONAL BEST
Will Teubel clocked a personal best 600 meters time at the Jack Johnson Classic on Jan. 25. His converted time of 1:18.82 currently ranks sixth in the Big Ten.
4X4 IN TOP 20
The women's 1,600-meter relay team took the Big 4 Duals title on Jan. 18. The quartet of freshman Elexis Guster, sophomore Lake Kwaza, freshman Alexis Hernandez, and sophomore MonTayla Holder clocked a converted time of 3:40.51. That time ranks second in the Big Ten and 20th nationally. Their actual time of 3:43.43 ranks 10th all-time at Iowa.
NEXT ON THE BLOCK
The Hawkeyes travel to Lincoln, Neb., for the Husker Invitational on Feb. 7-8.