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UI Track and Field — 23 Hawkeyes qualify for NCAA Championships

logo_iowa_hawkeyesIOWA CITY, Iowa – The NCAA announced today that 23 student-athletes from the University of Iowa have qualified for the 2013 NCAA Track and Field Outdoor Championships. The NCAA first round will be held May 23-25 in Austin, Texas, at Mike A. Myers Stadium.

“We are very proud of the Iowa student-athletes who qualified for this competition, as it requires a performance that ranks amongst the Division I elite,” said head coach Layne Anderson. “It is a well-rounded group with student-athletes in all event groups, further illustrating the comprehensive nature of our program.”

The men’s team is represented by a total of 16 qualifiers, made up of 13 student-athletes competing in 15 individual events and one relay. The men are seeded 10th or higher in seven events, including the 400-meter relay, where the reigning conference champions earned the No. 4 seed.

Justin Austin, the Big Ten Track Athlete of Year, earned a pair of top 10 seeds. Austin enters the 100 meters as the No. 8 seed, and the 200 meters as the No. 7 seed.

Ten Hawkeye women qualified for 10 individual events, led by Majesty Tutson and Khanishah Williams. Tutson, the school record holder in the discus, earned the event’s No. 7 seed. Williams earned the No. 7 seed in the high jump. Three Hawkeyes – Jasmine Simpson, Ashlyn Gulvas and Annemie Smith – qualified in the hammer throw.

“It may very well be one of the more competitive groups we have qualified relative to previous years,” added Anderson. “We have a number of the student-athletes ranked high and positioned well with regard to qualifying on to the semifinal and final round in Eugene.”

The top 12 individuals or relays in each event from each preliminary site (East and West) will move on to the NCAA Championships final round in Eugene, Ore., on June 5-8.

QUALIFIERS BY EVENT (SEED, ATHLETE, QUALIFYING TIME/MARK)

Women’s 100 meters

30. Lake Kwaza                  11.56

 

Men’s 100 meters

8. Justin Austin                  10.22

19. Josh Larney                 10.39

 

Men’s 110-meter hurdles

9. Jordan Mullen              13.76

 

Men’s 200 meters

7. Justin Austin                  20.54

 

Women’s 400-meter hurdles

42. Montayla Holder       59.90

 

Men’s 400-meter hurdles

10. Ethan Holmes             50.67

15. Keaton Rickels            51.16

 

Women’s 800 meters

39. Adrianna Alexia         2:08.61

46. Kaitlyn Nelson            2:09.19

 

Men’s 800 meters

37. Ryan Weir                    1:50.01

 

Women’s 5,000 meters

22. Mareike Schrulle       16:12.66

 

Men’s 5,000 meters

42. Kevin Lewis                 14:08.04

 

Women’s high jump

7. Khanishah Williams     5-11 1/4 (1.81m)

 

Women’s discus

7. Majesty Tutson            181-1 (55.19m)

 

Men’s discus

5. Gabe Hull                        196-2 (59.80m)

 

Women’s hammer

22. Jasmine Simpson      197-7 (60.23m)

33. Ashlyn Gulvas             189-6 (57.76m)

38. Annemie Smith          188-4 (57.41m)

 

Men’s hammer

44. Ben Stancombe         193-6 (58.98m)

 

Men’s pole vault

46. Kyle Reid                      16-8 3/4 (5.10m)

 

Men’s triple jump

29. Klyvens Delaunay     50-6 1/4 (15.40m)

 

Men’s shot put

38. Gabe Hull                     56-9 1-4 (17.30m)

 

Men’s javelin

9. Matt Byers                     234-8 (72.45m)

43. Sam Joens                    206-9 63.03m

 

Men’s 4×100 meter relay

4. IOWA

     39.35

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