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The Daily Iowan

The independent newspaper of the University of Iowa community since 1868

The Daily Iowan

The independent newspaper of the University of Iowa community since 1868

The Daily Iowan

Iowa second-year javelin thrower Mike Stein preparing for Olympic Trials

Iowa second-year javelin thrower Mike Stein preparing for Olympic Trials

Brad Schultz, Assistant Sports Editor June 18, 2024

The 2024 Summer Olympics are right around the corner, and Hawkeye javelin thrower Mike Stein is in search of the opportunity of a lifetime. Athletes continue their rigorous training sessions with...

Iowa’s Austin West competes in the 60-meter hurdles during the 2022 Hawkeye Invitational track and field meet at the University of Iowa Recreation Building on Saturday, Jan. 15, 2022. West completed the race with a time of 8.20 seconds. The Hawkeye Invitational hosted Arkansas State, Bradley, Hawkeye Community College, Indian Hills Community College, Iowa Central Community College, Loyola-Chicago, Northern Iowa, South Dakota, UW-Milwaukee, and Western Illinois.

Iowa track and field finishes outdoor season with four All-Americans despite West’s withdrawal

Colin Votzmeyer, Managing Summer Editor June 9, 2024

The Iowa track and field program concluded its 2024 outdoor season with four All-Americans and one disappointing finish at the 2024 NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships in Eugene, Oregon, over...

Iowa’s Kalen Walker smiles after setting a meet and personal record time of 6.59 in the men’s 60-meter dash during the Jimmy Grant Alumni Invitational at the Hawkeye Indoor Track Facility on Saturday, Dec. 9, 2023. The Hawkeyes hosted Western Illinois and Wisconsin, competing in events including the pentathlon, weight throwing, field events, and various running events at the indoor track.

Sprinter Kalen Walker’s home stretch as a Hawkeye

Mia Boulton, Sports Reporter May 7, 2024

Before walking the University of Iowa graduation stage in May, fourth-year sprinter Kalen Walker took the biggest stage in college track and field: the NCAA Championships. Walker is the second fastest...

Iowa mid distance runner Clare Pitcher leads a pack with teammate Alli Bookin-Nosbisch close behind in the 800m run premier during the second day of the Larry Wieczorek Invitational on Saturday, Jan. 23, 2021 at the University of Iowa Recreation Building. Pitcher and Bookin-Nosbisch finished sixth (2:12.74) and seventh (2:12.90), respectively. Iowa’s Mallory King won the race with a time of 2:06.00. Due to coronavirus restrictions, the Hawkeyes could only host Big Ten teams. Iowa men took first, scoring 189, and women finished third with 104 among Minnesota, Wisconsin, Nebraska, and Illinois.

Q&A | Iowa fourth-year mid-distance runner Clare Pitcher talks Drake Relays

Mia Boulton, Sports Reporter May 2, 2024

The Daily Iowan: What is the most rewarding aspect of Track and Field? Clare Pitcher: Getting to see all the hard work pay off. We are in season all year, so it can be taxing on our bodies. Once we...

Public address announcer, Mike Jay announces during a high school track and field meet at Prairie High School in Cedar Rapids Iowa.

Voice of Iowa track and field announces ‘Weekend Warrior’ event

Mia Boulton, Sports Reporter May 1, 2024

In 1990, the University of Iowa hosted the Big Ten Indoor Track and Field Championships. With no one to announce the biggest meet of the season, all eyes fell on Mike Jay out of Columbus Junction,...

Iowa’s Lizzie Korczak competes in the Javelin during the first rounds of the NCAA Men’s and Women’s Outdoor Track and Field Championships at Hornet Stadium in Sacramento, California, on Thursday, May 25, 2023. (Jerod Ringwald/hawkeyesports.com)

Iowa track and field’s Lizzy Korczak embarks on a journey with the javelin

Mia Boulton, Sports Reporter April 30, 2024

 In the middle of a game of rounders — the European version of softball — Lizzy Korczak was recruited to throw on a middle school track and field team. About a decade later, the University of...

Iowa’s Paige Magee competes in the 60-meter hurdle during the Larry Wieczorek Invitational at the Hawkeye Indoor Track Facility in Iowa City on Saturday, Jan. 20, 2024. Magee set a new personal and school record of 8.00.

Iowa track and field braves the storm, claims more lifetime bests in split across the country

Mia Boulton, Sports Reporter April 28, 2024

The Iowa track and field program persevered through storm delays to compete in three meets over the weekend in split up across the country to the Desert Heat Classic in Tucson, Arizona; Drake Relays...

Iowa’s Brayden Burnett warms up during a practice outside the Hawkeye Indoor Track Facility in Iowa City on Thursday, Nov. 2, 2023.

Q&A | Iowa second-year track and field distance runner Brayden Burnett

Mia Boulton, Sports Reporter April 23, 2024

The Daily Iowan: What is your favorite thing about track and field? Brayden Burnett: I would say the comradery across different groups. From the throwers to the long-distance guys, the energy in the...

Iowa women’s shot put thrower Kat Moody releases a throw during the Musco Twilight track meet hosted at Francis X. Cretzmeyer Track in Iowa City Iowa on Saturday, April 20, 2024.

Field events fly at Iowa’s Musco Twilight

Mia Boulton, Sports Reporter April 21, 2024

Despite the cool, breezy conditions, the Hawkeyes put on a show at the Musco Twilight —Iowa’s first and only home track and field meet of the outdoor season. Field event finishes The field...

Runners competing in the en’s 1500m final run down the front stretch during the Musco Twilight track meet hosted at Francis X. Cretzmeyer Track in Iowa City Iowa on Saturday, April 20, 2024.

Photos: Musco Twilight track meet

Ethan McLaughlin, Photojournalist April 21, 2024

Fans came to Francis X. Cretzmeyer Track on a cold Saturday afternoon to watch the Musco Twilight meet for the conclusion of the Iowa track home season on Saturday.  Athletes competed under 14 different...

Iowa’s Amber Aesoph cheers on runners during the women’s mile during the Larry Wieczorek Invitational & Multi at the Hawkeye Indoor Track Facility in Iowa City on Saturday, Jan. 20, 2024.

Iowa track and field prepares for first home outdoor meet

Mia Boulton, Sports Reporters April 18, 2024

Before Iowa’s first home track meet of the season, the team competed coast to coast. Coastal competition  On April 11, a duo of Hawkeyes took the track for the Bryan Clay Invitational in California...

Iowa’s Mariel Bruxvoort prepares to race the women’s 4x400m during the 2023 Hawkeye Invitational at the University of Iowa Recreation Building in Iowa City on Saturday, Jan. 14, 2022. Bruxvoort’s team placed first with a time of 3:38.28. The Hawkeye Invitational hosted Ball State, Bradley, Indian Hills, Iowa, Iowa Central, Missouri, Northern Iowa, Western Illinois, Wis.-River Falls, and unattached individuals.

Q&A | Get to know Iowa fourth-year track and field hurdler Mariel Bruxvoort

Mia Boulton, Sports Reporter April 16, 2024

The Daily Iowan: Do you have any pre-meet superstitions? Mariel Bruxvoort: I always do the same hairstyle: two little braids on the side of my head and a high pony. I always take two scoops of creatine,...