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Iowas Carter Lilly is narrowly beaten by Nikes Erik Sowinski during the Musco Twilight event at Francis X. Cretzmeyer Track on Saturday, April 23, 2016. The Musco Twilight brings in track and field athletes from all over Iowa to compete for Iowa City fans. (The Daily Iowan/Anthony Vazquez)

Tracksters pumped up for Drake

Adam Hensley, [email protected] April 28, 2016

The Hawkeye men’s track and field team has traveled to Des Moines for one Iowa’s biggest sports events of the year, the Drake Relays. Competition for the 107th Drake Relays began Thursday; it will...

during the Musco Twilight event at Francis X. Cretzmeyer Track on Saturday, April 23, 2016. The Musco Twilight brings in track and field athletes from all over Iowa to compete for Iowa City fans. (The Daily Iowan/Anthony Vazquez)

Track trains sights on Drake

Connor Sindberg, [email protected] April 28, 2016

When talking to track and field fans across the state, the conversation often ends up at the Drake Relays, and Thursday through Saturday, the Hawkeyes will get their chances to impress fans in plenty of...

Iowa runner Aaron Mallett pushes to the finish line in the mens 110 meter hurdles at the Iowa Musco Invitational in Iowa City on Saturday, May 3. Mallett placed first in the event. (The Daily Iowan/Rachael Westergard)

Big Ten honors Mallett

April 27, 2016

Aaron Mallett become the second Hawkeye trackster to claim Big Ten Track Athlete of the Week this outdoor season. The junior shares this weekly award with Brannon Kidder, a  Penn State distance runner. The...

Tuufuli tossing his way to prominence

Tuufuli tossing his way to prominence

Adam Hensley, [email protected] April 20, 2016

Reno Tuufuli is hard to miss. The redshirt freshman has left a sizable impression on the Hawkeye track team, and he’s not done. The thrower’s motivation is simple — to win. “I hate losing,...

Iowa runner Brendan Thompson hands the baton off to Keith Brown in the mens 4x200 meter relay at Drake Stadium on Friday, April 25, 2014. (The Daily Iowan/Joshua Housing)

Relay flashes record time

Adam Hensley, [email protected] April 5, 2016

In only their second meet of the year, the Florida Relays on April 2, the Hawkeyes tore down a school record in the 800-meter relay, an event Iowa does not normally compete in. Brendan Thompson, Christian...

Illustration by Zebedia Wahls

On the brink of greatness

Adam Hensley, [email protected] March 31, 2016

Just wait. They aren’t there yet. But they will be. Three athletes on the Iowa men’s track team will try to close the gap between being members of a good team and being members of an elite team. James...

Iowa runner Aaron Mallett pushes to the finish line in the mens 110 meter hurdles at the Iowa Musco Invitational in Iowa City on Saturday, May 3. Mallett placed first in the event. (The Daily Iowan/Rachael Westergard)

Track Notebook: Tracksters try to turn up the heat

Adam Hensley, [email protected] March 28, 2016

Hawkeye freshman Christian Brissett aims to continue his top Big Ten performance this weekend. The Wyncote, Pennsylvania, native earned Big Ten Track Athlete of the week following his times in the 400-meter...

Tough competition in Alabama

Tough competition in Alabama

Adam Hensley, [email protected] March 10, 2016

Just as college basketball reaches its peak in March, the indoor track season does as well. Starting on Friday, the top athletes in the country will compete in Birmingham, Alabama, in the NCAA Indoor Championships. Oregon...

Iowa runner Kaitlyn Nelson is shown on the blocks before the womens 600 meter race at the Border Battle indoor track meet on Saturday, January 10, 2015. The Hawkeyes scored 6 titles Saturday as the women beat both Mizzou and Illinois and the men came in second. (The Daily Iowan/Sergio Flores)

Women’s track hopes to go the distance

February 25, 2016

The women’s track distance crew hopes to contribute at the Big Ten Championships. By Connor Sindberg [email protected] While sprinters and jump squad have carried the point load for the...

Iowa womens swim team member Emma Sougstad is shown during the 200 IM at the University of Iowa Rec. and Wellness Center on Saturday, Oct. 4, 2014. The Iowa womens team came in second place Saturday defeating Nebraska but falling to Michigan. (The Daily Iowan/Sergio Flores)

Sports briefs

February 18, 2016

Gymnasts to compete Three Iowa gymnasts will compete this weekend in hopes to find themselves on the U.S. men’s gymnastics national team. Junior Andrew Botto as well as seniors Jack Boyle and Matt...

Iowas Brendan Thompson (relay A) and Mitch Wolff (relay B) make their way to the hand-off exchange zone during the Mens 4X400 Meter Relay at the Iowa Dual meet on Saturday, Jan. 16, 2016. Iowas A relay consisting of Brendan Thompson, Aaron Mallett, Ryan Dorman and Maryea Harris finished in first place with a combined time of 3:16.06. (The Daily Iowan/Brooklynn Kascel)

Strength in the 800 club

Adam Hensley, [email protected] February 16, 2016

Heading into the Iowa State Classic, the Hawkeyes’ middle-distance group had made great strides. In Ames, the group churned out its best performances of the season. Iowa’s Carter Lilly, Will Teubel,...

Competitors race towards the finish line in the Mens 60 Meter Dash during the Iowa Dual indoor track and field meet on Saturday, Jan. 16, 2016. Along with Iowa, teams from Western Illinois and Iowa Central Community College were also in attendance. (The Daily Iowan/Brooklynn Kascel)

Harris commands the anchor at Meyo Invitaitonal

Adam Hensley, [email protected] February 9, 2016

Mar’yea Harris steps on the track, plants his feet, and turns his head, awaiting the baton from his Hawkeye teammate. This is the last event of the Meyo Invitational, the 1,600-meter relay. When...

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