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Peaches Roach
Peaches Roach

Hometown:
Kingston, Jamaica

High School:
Alpha Academy

Event:
Jumps/Sprints

05/13/2014

T&F Notebook: Big Ten Outdoor Championships

The Big Ten Championships are set to begin Friday at 10 a.m. (CT)

Career Highlights -- four-time all-American... five-time Big Ten high jump champion... only Hawkeye in school history to win five conference titles in one event... 2004 Big Ten Outdoor Freshman of the Year... set school indoor (6-0 3/4) and outdoor (6-1 1/4) high jump records... holds school record for most times qualified to regional meet (10) with teammate Tiffany Johnson... four-time all-region honoree... ran on four of the top 10 400-meter relays in school history.

2007 -- Indoor - won fourth Big Ten high jump title... placed ninth in 200 meters (24.62) at Big Ten Championships... provisionally qualified for NCAA Championships and tied the Iowa Recreation Building record in the high jump (6-0) at Iowa Invite... named co-Big Ten Field Athlete of the Week (Feb. 24) for her record-setting performance... led team in high jump (6-0) and 60 meters (7.56)... placed 11th in high jump (5-10 3/4) at NCAA Championships... ran season-best 200 meters (24.09) at Cyclone Invite, which ranks sixth in school history... also won high jump at Jack Johnson Classic (5-10), Carle/Health Alliance Invite (5-10) and Frank Sevigne Husker Invite (5-10)... Outdoor - all-American, placed seventh in high jump (5-10 3/4) at NCAA Championships... won fifth Big Ten high jump title (6-0)... tied for seventh in high jump (5-9 1/4) at NCAA regional, earning all-region honors in that event for the third consecutive year... qualified for NCAA regional in high jump (6-0 3/4), 100 meters (11.71) and as part of 400-meter relay (45.21)... placed sixth in special invitation high jump (6-0 3/4) at Drake Relays... part of fourth-place 400-meter relay (45.21) at Drake Relays... that time ranks sixth in school history... placed fourth in 100 meters (11.77) at Big Ten Championships... placed second in 100 meters (11.71) at Missouri Relays, running a team-leading and wind-aided 11.64 in the prelims... won high jump at Auburn Tiger Classic (5-8 3/4) and Musco Twilight IX (5-10 3/4)... academic all-Big Ten... letterwinner.

2006 -- Indoor - all-American... placed sixth in high jump (5-10 3/4) at NCAA Championships... provisionally qualified for NCAA Championships in high jump at Iowa Open (6-0) and Iowa State Classic (5-10 3/4)... placed fifth in high jump (5-8 1/2) and 60 meters (7.48) at Big Ten Championships... led team in 60 meters (7.51)... ran season-best 200 meters (24.42) at Panther Invite... won 60 meters at Hawkeye Open (7.55) and Panther Invite (7.69) and placed second at Jack Johnson Classic (7.64)... Outdoor - all-American... placed fourth in high jump at NCAA Championships with a school record-setting leap of 6-1 1/4... placed third in high jump (6-0 1/2) at NCAA regional, earning all-region honors... qualified for regional in 100 meters (10.71), high jump (6-0 3/4) as part of 400-meter relay (45.11)... the 400-meter relay ranks fifth on Iowa's all-time best performers list... placed second in high jump (5-8 3/4), fourth in 200 meters (24.28) and ran on 400-meter relay that placed fourth (45.90) at Big Ten Championships... second team all-Big Ten... ran collegiate-best 24.01 in Big Ten 200-meter prelims, which ranks ninth on Iowa's all-time bests list... placed fifth in high jump at Mt. SAC Relays (6-0 3/4), winning event at Springtime Invite (5-10 3/4) and Messersmith Invite (5-8 3/4)... won 100 meters (11.71) at Musco Twilight VIII... placed sixth in special invitation high jump (5-11 1/4) at Drake Relays... ran on winning 800-meter relay (1:36.19) at Messersmith Invite, which ranks second in school history... academic all-Big Ten... letterwinner.

2005 -- Indoor - all-American... placed sixth in high jump (6-0) at NCAA Championships... automatically qualified for NCAA meet in high jump with school-record setting 6-0 3/4 at Husker Invite... Big Ten high jump champion (5-10 3/4)... placed fourth in 60 meters at Big Ten meet with a collegiate-best 7.45, which ranks second in school history... won 60 meters and high jump at Iowa Open (7.68, 5-10 3/4) and Gold Country Classic (7.56, 6-0 1/2)... Outdoor - placed ninth in high jump at NCAA Championships (5-10 3/4)... runner-up in high jump with a season-best 5-11 1/4 at NCAA regional to earn all-region honors and qualify for NCAA Championships... ran second leg on 400-meter relay that placed eighth at Drake Relays (45.30), which qualified for NCAA regional, led the team and ranks seventh on Iowa's all-time bests list... placed second in high jump (5-8 3/4) and third in 100 meters (11.66) at Big Ten Championships... second-team all-Big Ten... ran collegiate-best 11.60 in 100 meters during Big Ten prelims, which ranks fifth on Iowa's all-time bests list, qualified for NCAA regional and led the team... won 100 meters (11.70) and high jump (5-10 3/4) at Messersmith Invite... placed third in special invite high jump (5-9 3/4) at Drake Relays... academic all-Big Ten... letterwinner.

2004 -- Indoor - Big Ten high jump champion, jumping an NCAA provisional qualifying mark of 5-11 1/4... placed fifth in 60 meters (7.50) at Big Ten meet, running a season-best 7.48 in prelims... led team in those events... tied for 15th in high jump (5-8) at NCAA Championships... Outdoor - Big Ten high jump champion (5-11 1/4)... Big Ten Freshman of the Year... qualified for NCAA Championships in high jump, placing fifth (5-10 1/2) at NCAA Midwest Regional meet to earn all-region honors... tied for ninth place in high jump (5-11 1/4) at NCAA Championships... placed fourth in high jump (5-10 3/4) at Drake Relays... led team in that event and 100 meters (11.80)... won high jump (5-10 1/4) at Texas Southern Relays... runner-up in high jump (5-8) and placed third in 100 meters (11.80) at Texas-Arlington Relays... ran second leg on team-leading 400-meter relay that placed seventh at Big Ten Championships (46.44) after running a season-best 46.18 in prelims... letterwinner

High School -- placed sixth in high jump (6-0) at 2002 World Junior Championships... 2003 Jamaican National Champion and High School National Champion in high jump... best jump is 6-1 3/4 (1.87 meters)... placed ninth (5-10 3/4) in high jump at 2003 Pan American Games... coaches were Lorna Vernon and Kavon Lewis.

Personal -- born December 21, 1984... daughter of Eslie Roach and the late Euphemia Wilke... biology major.

Roach's Collegiate Bests

EventTimeMeetDate
60 meters (I)7.45Big Ten Championships2/26/05
100 meters (O)11.60Big Ten Championships5/14/05
200 meters (I)24.01at Big Ten Championships5/13/06
High Jump (O)6-1 1/4 (1.86m)at NCAA Championships6/9/06