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A shot put sits at a throwers feet at the Musco Twilight Invitational at the Cretzmeyer Track on Saturday, April 13, 2019. The Hawkeyes won 10 events during the meet. The Iowa women ranked first with 183 points, and the men ranked fifth 76 points.

Iowa track and field names Ray Robinson new throws coach

Chloe Peterson, Summer Sports Editor July 7, 2021

Iowa track and field named Ray Robinson the new Hawkeye throws coach, Iowa Athletics announced Wednesday. Robinson spent 11 years as the associate head track and field coach at Division II Tiffin...

Iowas Laulauga Tausaga watches her throw during the 18th annual Musco Twilight at Francis X. Cretzmeyer Track on Saturday, April 22, 2017. Iowas men and womens track and field finished first overall in the Musco Twilight with a 237.5 and 203 respectively.

The Daily Iowan names Laulauga Tausaga Co-Female Athlete of the Year

Robert Read, Summer Editor June 30, 2021

Laulauga Tausaga’s Hawkeye career was supposed to end in 2020. After the pandemic cut short what was initially thought to be her final campaign as a thrower for the Iowa track and field team last...

Iowa head coach Joey Woody holds the trophy for first place after the 2018 Drake Relays at Drake Stadium in Des Moines, Iowa on Saturday, April 28, 2018. Iowa placed first in the meet.

The Daily Iowan names Iowa track and field director Joey Woody 2020-21 Coach of the Year

Chloe Peterson, Summer Sports Editor June 30, 2021

The Hawkeye track and field program had to adjust to a multitude of changes in the 2020-21 season. First, the Big Ten postponed all 2020 fall sports to spring 2021. As many athletes compete in cross...

Iowa hurdlers Gratt Reed, Jamal Britt, Iowa alum Aaron Mallett––who ran unattached––compete in the 60m hurdle premier final during the second day of the Larry Wieczorek Invitational on Saturday, Jan. 23, 2021 at the University of Iowa Recreation Building. Reed, Britt, and Mallett finished fifth, second, and first, respectively. 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.

Former Hawkeye track athlete Aaron Mallet to compete for an Olympic spot

Isaac Goffin, Sports Reporter June 23, 2021

Former Iowa track and field athlete Aaron Mallett will attempt to qualify for the 2020 Olympics at the U.S. Track and Field Olympic Trials at Hayward Field in Eugene, Oregon, this week. Mallet,...

Iowa thrower Laulauga Tausaga competes in the women’s shot put premiere during the fourth annual Larry Wieczorek Invitational at the University of Iowa Recreation Building on Friday, Jan 17, 2020. Tausaga’s 16.72m throw earned her sixth place, behind five throwers who surpassed the previous meet record of 17.13m.

Former Hawkeye thrower Laulauga Tausaga prepares for Olympic track and field trials

Chloe Peterson, Summer Sports Editor June 16, 2021

One week after her runner-up finish in discus at the 2021 NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships, former Hawkeye thrower Laulauga Tausaga will compete in the 2020 U.S. Olympic Team Trials in...

Iowa hurdler Jaylan McConico crosses the finish line of the men’s 60m hurdles during the Jimmy Grant Invitational at the University of Iowa Recreation Building on Saturday, Dec. 14, 2019. McConico’s final time of 7.66 won him the race over teammates Josh Braverman and Will Daniels.

Iowa senior Jaylan McConico wins Big Ten Men’s Outdoor Track Athlete of the Year

Chloe Peterson, Summer Sports Editor June 16, 2021

The Big Ten conference announced Wednesday Jaylan McConico as the Big Ten Men’s Outdoor Track Athlete of the Year. McConico, a fifth-year senior, came back for an extra outdoor season after the...

Iowa Director of Track and Field Joey Woody coaches from the infield during the 4x400m relay during the Larry Wieczorek Invitational at the University of Iowa Recreation Building on Jan. 18, 2020.

Iowa director Joey Woody puts Hawkeye track and field on the map

Chloe Peterson, Summer Sports Editor June 15, 2021

As Joey Woody ends his seventh season at the helm of the Iowa track and field program, the Iowa City native is keeping his program on the rise. In the 2020-21 campaign, Iowa men’s track and field...

Iowas Laulauga Tausaga winds up to throw during the womens shot put at the 2019 Drake Relays in Des Moines, IA, on Friday, April 26, 2019. Tausaga earned 2nd with a distance of 16.36m.

Tausaga clinches second place in discus, Iowa men’s track and field finishes 12th in 2021 NCAA Outdoor Championships

Chloe Peterson, Summer Sports Editor June 12, 2021

On Saturday, Iowa track and field senior thrower Laulauga Tausaga placed second in the NCAA women’s discus finals, hitting a career-best 63.53-meter mark. Tausaga could not defend her 2019 NCAA...

Iowa hurdler Jaylan McConico crosses the finish line of the men’s 60m hurdles during the Jimmy Grant Invitational at the University of Iowa Recreation Building on Saturday, Dec. 14, 2019. McConico’s final time of 7.66 won him the race over teammates Josh Braverman and Will Daniels. (Jenna Galligan/The Daily Iowan)

Iowa track and field sends complete team to 2021 NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships

Chloe Peterson, Summer Sports Editor June 8, 2021

This week, the Iowa track and field teams will see the NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships for the first time in two years. After the 2020 NCAA Indoor and Outdoor Championships were canceled...

Iowa thrower Laulauga Tausaga competes in the women’s shot put premiere during the fourth annual Larry Wieczorek Invitational at the University of Iowa Recreation Building on Friday, Jan 17, 2020. Tausaga’s 16.72m throw earned her sixth place, behind five throwers who surpassed the previous meet record of 17.13m.

‘Unfinished business’ brings senior thrower Laulauga Tausaga back to NCAA Championships

Chloe Peterson, Summer Sports Editor June 8, 2021

Iowa track and field saw its first NCAA Champion in 16 years when thrower Lausaga Tausaga, now a fifth-year senior, won gold in 2019. Before Tausaga stood at the top of the podium as the 2019 NCAA...

Iowas Laulauga Tausaga winds up to throw during the womens shot put at the 2019 Drake Relays in Des Moines, IA, on Friday, April 26, 2019. Tausaga earned 2nd with a distance of 16.36m.

Woody, Tausaga earn USTFCCCA honors

Chris Werner, Sports Reporter June 4, 2021

University of Iowa Director of Track and Field Joey Woody and Hawkeye senior thrower Laulauga Tausaga were named Midwest Region Men’s Coach of the Year and Midwest Region Women’s Field Athlete...

Iowa thrower Laulauga Tausaga competes in the women’s shot put premiere during the fourth annual Larry Wieczorek Invitational at the University of Iowa Recreation Building on Friday, Jan 17, 2020. Tausaga’s 16.72m throw earned her sixth place, behind five throwers who surpassed the previous meet record of 17.13m.

Seventeen Hawkeyes qualify for 2021 NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships

Chloe Peterson, Summer Sports Editor May 30, 2021

After a rainy week at the NCAA West Regional in College Station, Texas, 17 Iowa track and field athletes qualified for the NCAA Championships. The Hawkeyes will be sending athletes from 10 individual...

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