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BY DI STAFF | JULY 09, 2014 5:00 AM

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Hawk Blythe named to watch list

After several of his teammates were named to different watch lists Monday, Iowa center Austin Blythe was named to the Rimington Trophy Watch List Tuesday. The award is presented to the most outstanding center in Division-I football each year.

During his sophomore campaign, Blythe started all 13 games and was an honorable mention All-Big Ten.

The Williamsburg native played every offensive down 10 times last season.

— by Danny Payne

McDonough takes bronze in world games

Former Iowa 125-pounder Matt McDonough took the bronze medal at 57 kilograms at the University World Championships on Tuesday.

In Pécs, Hungary, McDonough beat Turkey’s Ziya Daylak, 16-6, in the opening round, then lost to Fumitaka Morishita of Japan, 10-7 in the semifinals.

The two-time NCAA champion garnered a 12-2 techical fall over Peto Bileichuk of Ukraine for his first international medal.

Americans Tyler Caldwell — formerly of Oklahoma State — and former Kent State grappler Dustin Kilgore won gold at 74 kilos and 97 kilos, respectively.

— by Danny Payne

Incoming Hawk frosh to represent Spain

After placing seventh in the steeplechase at the 2013 World Youth Track and Field Championships, incoming Iowa freshman Marta Bote Gonzalez has been named to Team Spain in the same event at the World Junior Championships.

Bote Gonzalez’s personal record in the 2,000 meter race is 6:45.88, which she set in 2013.

The preliminaries in the 3,000-meter steeplechase are scheduled for July 24 and the finals on July 26 in Eugene, Oregon.

“Marta is a great addition who is distinguishing herself on the international stage,” Iowa head coach Layne Anderson said. “She will immediately affect the program in the steeplechase, and we could not be more thrilled to have her represent Spain at a global championship.”

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