Hawkeyes Set 5 All-Time Marks in Fla, Cali

GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- The 2018 Pepsi Florida Relays ramped up competition with a full day of track and field where the University of Iowa track and field set five more all-time marks on Friday afternoon.


Mallory King (800 meters), Tysen VanDraska (800 meters),) Matt Manternach (800 meters), Kevin Docherty (1,500 meters), and Nathan Mylenek (3,000-meter steeplechase) all entered Iowa’s all-time top-10.

Nathan Mylenek set a new personal best in the 3,000-meter steeplechase at the Stanford Invitational with a time of 8:48.66. Mylenek’s time is second in school history behind Deacon Jones’ 8:47.40 from 1956.

VanDraska ran 1:49.65 in the 800 meters to place 18th overall and eighth all-time, while Manternach finished 22nd with a time of 1:49.80 to enter at No. 9.

King ran a six-second personal best, running 2:08.76 to record the ninth-fastest time in program history.

Kevin Docherty’s personal best in the 1,500 meters ranks ninth in program history. He ran 3:47.98 for 16th place.


  • Dan Soto set a new personal best in the 5,000 meters with a time of 14:20.18.
  • Karson Sommer set a seven second personal best in the 1,500 meters with a time of 3:50.16.


  • Laulauga Tausaga finished runner-up in the discus throw invitational with a seasons best mark of 57.33m.
  • Anthony Williams recorded a new personal best in the 110-meter hurdles with a time of 14.56. He finished 32nd.
  • Chris Douglas finished third overall in the 400-meter hurdles. He ran a personal best 51.44.
  • Sheridan Champe ran a personal best 54.65 in the 400 meters.
  • Tia Saunders recorded a big lifetime best in the 800 meters, finishing with a time of 2:09.51.


The Hawkeyes conclude the Florida Relays tomorrow at 10 a.m. (CT). Live results are available at hawkeyesports.com/tracklive.

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