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Hawkeye tracksters run into success in Ames, Fayetteville

BY TOMMY REINKING | FEBRUARY 11, 2013 5:00 AM

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The Iowa men’s track and field team recorded a handful of top-five finishes and personal bests in the Iowa State Classic in Ames and the Tyson Invitational hosted by Arkansas this past the weekend.

Senior Ryan Weir ran a personal best time of 1:49.28 seconds to finish second in the 800 meters.

Junior Nathan Prom finished just behind him with a time of 1:49.29 seconds to finish third.

“Reordering our top-ten performance list was certainly a highlight for us this weekend,” head coach Larry Wieczorek said in a release. “It was a particularly great weekend for our 800-meter runners.”

Jordan Mullen broke the school record in the 60-meter hurdles in the preliminaries of the event. The time of 7.73 seconds barely edged out his previous record time of 7.74 seconds. Senior Josh Larney also set a personal best in the semifinal of the 60 meters with a time of 6.75 seconds.

Sophomore Kevin Lewis placed fourth in the 5,000 meters with a personal best of 14:27.28 seconds.

Freshman Ardian Asani recorded a personal best leap of 7.06 meters to place first in the long jump.

Senior Kyle Reid also took the title in the pole vault with a mark of 4.81 meters. Third place in the event went to junior Jack Eckhart with a vault of 4.66 meters.

Sophomore Gabe Hull finished third in the weight throw with a personal best 18.13 meters.

The Black and Gold will return to the track Friday, when they host the Iowa Invitational at 4 p.m.


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