Iowans at ISU Last Chance Meet

Whitney Westrum-Waukee-Drake©Doug Wells

Whitney Westrum-Waukee-Drake
©Doug Wells

Many current Iowa college athletes and former Iowa preps compete in Ames this past weekend at ISU Last Chance Qualifier.  Former Tipton 15 time state champion and Nebraska Big 10 champ and All American, Ashley Miller won the 800 in 2:08.02.  (It was her dad’s birthday Sunday!) Iowa’s Khanishah, Burlington, jumped a personal best 5′ 11 3/4′ to win the high jump. Complete Results CLICK HERE! 

Drake 

Saturday saw a host of personal and season best performances for the Drake men’s and women’s track and field teams at the ISU Qualifier hosted a the Lied Recreational Center.

The athletes used the meet as a final attempt to reach the top-16 qualifying marks nationally in order to advance to the NCAA Championships next weekend in Fayetteville, Ark.

  • Senior  Whitney Westrum, Waukee,  finished an outstanding indoor season in the 400 meters for the women’s squad with a season best time of 56.09 to finish fourth.
  • Senior Sarah Yeager, Cardinal-Eldon, matched her personal best set a week ago of 8.41 in the 60-meter hurdles. The 2013 MVC Indoor Champion in the event, Yeager ran 8.41 to finish third. The time ranks in the top 50 nationally and is a personal best.
  • In fourth was senior Marissa Smith (Ajax, Ontario) in 8.46, a season best for her. Smith was the two-time defending MVC champion in the event before being disqualified for incidental contact last weekend.
  • Senior Briana Isom-Brummer (St. Louis, Mo.) was sixth in 8.80 and freshman Destani Welch, Des Moines Roosevelt, was ninth in 9.05.
  • Saturday saw a host of personal and season best performances for the Drake men’s and women’s track and field teams at the ISU Qualifier hosted a the Lied Recreational Center.
  • The athletes used the meet as a final attempt to reach the top-16 qualifying marks nationally in order to advance to the NCAA Championships next weekend in Fayetteville, Ark.
  • Senior Isaac Twombly (Baldwin, Kan.) was fifth in the weight throws with a mark of 63-8.25. Twombly broke his own school record in the event last weekend, throwing 68-7.25 to win the MVC Championships.
  • As of 8 p.m. Saturday Twombly’s throw at the MVC Championships is the 16th best in the nation this year. If the results stand he will advance to the NCAA Indoor Championships.
  • Andy Curtis, Manchester, West Delaware, was seventh in the weight throw. His toss of 57-7.50 tied his season best in the event.
  • The meet ends the indoor season for the Drake women. Twombly will wait to see if his throw of 68-7.25 holds up and qualifies the senior for the NCAA Championships.
Ethan Holmes-Clinton-Iowa©Jim Kirby

Ethan Holmes-Clinton-Iowa
©Jim Kirby

HAWKEYES CAPTURE 6 TITLES AT IOWA STATE QUALIFIER

The University of Iowa track and field team captured six titles at the Iowa State Qualifier on Saturday. The Iowa State Qualifier was held in the Lied Recreational Center in Ames, Iowa. No team scores were kept at the event.

  •  Josh Larney grabbed titles in the 60 meters and the long jump. The senior’s long jump leap of 24-3 (7.39m) earned him a first-place finish. Larney recorded a personal-best time in the 60-meter prelims when he crossed the line in 6.74. That time ranks third all-time at Iowa. He clocked a time of 6.75 in the finals to win the event. Tevin-Cee Mincy, SE Polk, also competed in the 60. The sophomore finished third with a time of 6.82.
  •  Sophomore Khanishah Williams, Burlington, took the women’s high jump title. Williams recorded a personal-best jump of 5-11 ¼ (1.81m). That mark ranks third all-time at Iowa.
  •  Ethan Holmes, Clinton, took the men’s 200 meters title. The senior crossed the line in 21.27. Holmes also competed in the 60-meter hurdles. He clocked a personal best time of 7.82 in the prelims. That time ranks second all-time at Iowa. Holmes went on to finish second in the finals with a time of 7.84. Freshman Mitch Wolff also competed in the event. Wolff clocked a hurdles time of 8.96 to finish tenth.
  •  Senior Ryan Weir captured the men’s 800 meters title. Weir recorded a personal best time of 1:49.11. That time ranks second all-time at Iowa. Nathan Prom finished second in the event. The junior clocked a time of 1:50.91.
  •  Klyvens Delaunay earned a first-place finish in the men’s triple jump. The freshman recorded a leap of 51-2 ¾ (15.61m).
  •  Freshman Kaitlyn Nelson, WDM Valley, and junior Adrianne Alexia finished fourth and fifth, respectively, in the women’s 800 meters. Nelson crossed the line in a personal best time of 2:09.58, while Alexia recorded a time of 2:13.65. Nelson’s personal-best time ranks sixth all-time at Iowa.
Daren Miller©Jim Kirby

Daren Miller
©Jim Kirby

Happy Birthday Darren!

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