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Nine Hawkeye track and field athletes earn All-American honors

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.

Robert Read, Sports Editor

May 26, 2020

Nine Iowa track and field athletes have earned All-American honors for the 2020 NCAA Division I Indoor season, the United States Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association announced Tuesday. Wayne Lawrence earned All-American honors in the 400 meters and the 4x400-meter relay. Lawre...

Iowa track’s Joey and Drake Woody confident heading into 2020-21 season after spring cancellations

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.

Lucy Liautaud, Sports Reporter

May 13, 2020

Every May, college and high school track teams across the country are usually in the thick of the outdoor season and preparing for a conference meet. The COVID-19 pandemic prevented that from happening this year. “It’s disappointing for all the seniors,” Iowa director of track and field...

Iowa thrower Laulauga Tausaga to finish record-breaking Hawkeye career next outdoor season

Iowa's Laulauga Tausaga winds up to throw during the women's 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.

Robert Read, Sports Editor

May 12, 2020

Between breaking records and winning events, Iowa thrower Laulauga Tausaga has developed a ritual. Ahead of every meet, Tausaga and Iowa throws coach Eric Werskey find a local sandwich shop to eat at. March 12 — the day before the 2020 NCAA Indoor Track and Field Championships, in Albuquerque, New M...

Tausaga named Big Ten Women’s Indoor Field Athlete of the Year

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.

Robert Read, Sports Editor

May 12, 2020

Make it two track and field honors for the Hawkeyes on Tuesday. After sprinter Wayne Lawrence was named the Big Ten Men's Indoor Track and Field Athlete of the Year Tuesday morning, the conference announced that thrower Laulauga Tausaga was this year's recipient of the Big Ten Women's Indoor Field...

Lawrence named Big Ten Men’s Indoor Track Athlete of the Year

University of Iowa sprinter Wayne Lawrence runs his leg of the 4x400m relay during the Hawkeye Invite at the UI Recreation Building on Jan. 11. He and the other members of the Iowa B relay finished in ninth place.

Robert Read, Sports Editor

May 12, 2020

Iowa sophomore sprinter Wayne Lawrence has been named the Big Ten Men's Indoor Track Athlete of the Year, the conference announced Tuesday. Lawrence is the first Hawkeye in program history to earn the honor. As a sophomore, Lawrence broke records all season long and won three gold medals at th...

Spring-sport athletes to receive extra year of eligibility, winter-sport athletes denied

Players prepare to take the field during the baseball game against Nebraska at Duane Banks Field on Sunday, April 21, 2019. The Cornhuskers defeated the Hawkeyes, 3-2.

Pete Ruden, Pregame Editor

March 30, 2020

It's been a tough and unprecedented time for student-athletes who compete at the Division I level. On Monday, some received some good news while others did not. The NCAA Division I Council approved a blanket waiver for all spring-sport athletes to receive an extra year of eligibility after...

Iowa track athlete leads petition for NCAA eligibility

University of Iowa Junior Allison Wahrman throws the hammer during the first day of the Big Ten Track and Field Outdoor Championships at Cretzmeyer Track on Friday, May 10, 2019. Wahrman placed twenty-first in the hammer throw at a distance of 166' 10

Robert Read, Sports Editor

March 13, 2020

After the NCAA canceled all winter and spring championships due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Iowa senior thrower Allison Wahrman created a petition on Change.org that called for student-athletes to gain another year of eligibility. The petition currently has over 189,000 digital signatures just over 24 hours after being posted. ...

Hawkeye student-athletes react to season cancellations

Iowa's Ryan Kriener looks to pass the ball past Illinois forward Kipper Nichols during a game on Sunday, March 8, 2020 at the State Farm Center in Champaign, Ill. The Hawkeyes lost to the Fighting Illini, 76-78.

Pete Ruden, Pregame Editor

March 12, 2020

The NCAA and Big Ten's decision to cancel winter and spring sports for the remainder of the season has sent shock waves throughout the sports world. The student-athletes involved are at the center of it. Multiple Hawkeyes have tweeted their emotions since the decision, which the Big Ten annou...

NCAA postseason events, Big Ten events canceled

Fans leave the game after the men's basketball game against Western Carolina at Carver-Hawkeye Arena on Tuesday, December 18, 2018. The Hawkeyes defeated the Catamounts 78-60.

Austin Hanson, Assistant Sports Editor

March 12, 2020

March 12, 2020 is a day sports fans will not soon forget. The sports world seemed to stop spinning Thursday afternoon as NCAA announced that it would not conduct any of its postseason championships, including the NCAA Division I men's and women's basketball tournaments. The Big Ten Conference then...

Big Ten to conduct winter and spring sporting events without fans

University of Iowa Athletic Director Gary Barta dresses Faculty Senate members during a Faculty Senate meeting on Oct. 29, 2019.

Austin Hanson, Assistant Sports Editor

March 11, 2020

The Big Ten Conference announced Wednesday evening that fans will not be granted entry to any of its remaining 2020 winter or spring events. Those granted access include student-athletes, coaches, credentialed media, and immediate family members of event participants. Sports affected inclu...

Tausaga continues stellar senior season

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.

Lucy Liautaud, Sports Reporter

March 10, 2020

For the second year in a row, Iowa senior thrower Laulauga Tausaga was named the Midwest Regional Female Track Athlete of the Year by the United States Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association. Receiving the honor twice marks the first time in Iowa history where a female track athle...

Opinion: Iowa track and field is not getting the respect it deserves

University of Iowa sprinter Wayne Lawrence runs his leg of the 4x400m relay during the Hawkeye Invite at the UI Recreation Building on Jan. 11. He and the other members of the Iowa B relay finished in ninth place.

Robert Read, Sports Editor

March 10, 2020

Over the past couple weeks, Kathleen Doyle, Spencer Lee, and Luka Garza have all been recognized by the Big Ten for being the best athlete in the conference in their sport. Tom Brands was also named the Big Ten Wrestling Coach of the Year honor, and Lisa Bluder and Fran McCaffery have been prais...