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D1 and D2 Indoor Nationals Preview

Jessica Janeck-Dubuque Wahlert-Grand Valley State

Jessica Janeck-Dubuque Wahlert-Grand Valley State

The state of Iowa will be well represented at the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville this weekend.

  • Arizona State-Shelby Houlihan (SC East) will be in Heat 1, lane 7 in the Mile prelims on Fiday at 6:00 PM
  • Shelby will run the 3K final on Saturday at 8:00 PM
  • UNI-Sebastian Barth will be in Heat 1, lane 8 in the 60HH prelims on Friday at 6:45 PM
  • Iowa-Aaron Mallett will be in Heat 1, lane 4 in the 60HH prelims on Friday at 6:45 PM
  • Kevin Lewis (Ottumwa) will be in the 5,000M finals on Friday at 8:45 PM.
  •  Iowa State-Edward Kemboi will be in Heat 2, lane 4 in the 800M prelims on Friday at 7:55 PM.
  • The Cyclones will be in the Men’s DMR on Friday at 9:20 PM.
  • Katie Moen (Wapsie Valley Fairbank) will run the 3k final on Saturday at 8:00 PM
  • Arkansas-Former Iowa Central CC national champion Stanley Kebenei will run the 3K final on Saturday at 8:15 PM

Complete D1 meet info Click Here!  

D2-

  • Black Hills State-Alec Baldwin (Spirit Lake Park) will be in Heat 2, lane 4 in the Mile prelims on Friday at 4:45 PM
  • Baldwin will be on the DMR at 7:50 PM on Friday
  •  Grand Valley State-Jessica Janecke (Dubuque Wahlert) will be in 5k final on Friday at 7:10 PM
  • Augustana SD-Paul Yak (Storm Lake St Mary’s) will be in the 5K final on Friday at 7:10 PM
  • Leah Seivert (Sibley Ocheyden) will be in the 5k final on Friday at 6:45 PM and the 3k final at 5:40 PM on Saturday

Results Click Here!  

 

 

 

 

Complete D2 meet info is here: http://www.ustfccca.org/weekly-results/national-championships-central-indoor-track-field#d2

 

Sebastian Barth-UNI ©Panther Athletics

UNI’s Barth Set For Nationals!

Sebastian Barth-UNI ©Panther Athletics

Sebastian Barth-UNI ©Panther Athletics

Senior hurdler Sebastian Barth will represent the University of Northern Iowa track and field program this week as he heads to Fayetteville, Ark. to compete at the 2015 NCAA Division I Indoor Track and Field Championships.

Courtesy Panther Athletics

Barth has had a standout year where he went undefeated in the 60 meter hurdles and turned in blazing times throughout the season. Barth’s school record time of 7.72 that he ran in January is tied for the second fastest time in the country this season.

“No question this has been a crazy season for Sebastian,” head coach Dan Steele said. “He’s worked incredibly hard to improve and has finally put things together technically.”

Barth will be one of just 16 athletes in the hurdles competing for a national title and the only one from the Missouri Valley Conference. The Gauting, Germany native is a three-time All-Conference honoree and a three-time NCAA West Regional qualifier in outdoors and is hungry for a chance at the championship.

According to a NCAA Championships preview by FloTrack, Barth has been named a contender for the title after “throwing down a scary fast time at the UNI Team Invite back in January.” Unfortunately for Barth, he was unable to contend for the MVC title due to a minor injury that arose a few days before the meet.

“It killed him to miss the MVC meet because he is a team captain and wanted to be there for his teammates,” Steele said. “When you’re responsible for the career of an elite athlete, you have a responsibility to protect them and that sometimes means looking beyond conference championships. He looks sharp and healthy now and is clearly one of the best hurdlers in the country.”

Barth’s road to the championship will begin Friday, March 13 with the men’s 60 meter hurdle semifinal. The race will begin at 6:45 p.m. with live results being available here. A full recap and set of results can also be found at www.UNIPanthers.com following the completion of the race.