Loras College to Host 2013 Iowa Conference Track and Field Championships

SummerYouthProgramsLoras College will host the 2013 Iowa Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (IIAC) Track and Field Championships May 9-11 at the Rock Bowl Stadium. The event returns to the Rock Bowl for the first time since 2005. That year, the Loras men’s team claimed the title and the women’s team finished in second place.

Tickets for the event are $6 for adults and $3 for students (K thru college). Loras College students, faculty and staff are admitted free with their IDs.

Fans can watch the event live beginning at 3:00 p.m. on Friday via Loras’ GameCentral stream. Fans can also follow the championships on Twitter, @IIAC_Track and @LorasAthletics.

The Duhawks currently have five student-athletes atop the IIAC performance lists. On the men’s side, Josh Goerdt (’14) (Dyersville, Iowa) owns the fastest time in the 400 with a 49.23. Austin Steil (’13) (Cedar Rapids, Iowa),  who won the steeplechase at the Loras open in late April, owns the top time in that event with a 9:40.64. Michael Meersman (’14) (Chicago, Ill.) has the top javelin throw with a 183’, 9” effort. All three are the defending champions in their respective events. On the women’s side, Katie Langmeier (’14) (Cuba City, Wis.) and Rachel Kolbeck ('13) (Richfield, Wis.) will also try to defend their titles. Langmeier owns this season’s top high jump at 5’, 5.75”. Kolbeck’s best pole vault is 11’, 1.75”.

Loras student-athletes hold three Iowa Conference records. Brian Kult (’90) threw the league’s best discus distance in 1990 and Andy Stoecken (’07), who went on to win the national championship in the high jump in 2005, still owns that mark. Dana Klemm (’07), another national champion, set the mark for the IIAC’s best shot put on the women’s side in 2007.

“We are excited to host the event at the Rock Bowl and on the Loras College campus,” said Bob Schultz, head men’s and women’s coach. “We have done a great job across the board when hosting championships in other sports, and this will be no different. We’re all looking forward to it!”

Order of Events — Championship Meet

Multi-events begin at 3:00 PM

1:00p                   Women’s Javelin – Followed by Women’s Hammer
                              Men’s Hammer – Followed by Men’s Javelin
                              High Jump – Women followed by Men
                              Long Jump – Men followed by Women
3:00p                     100 meter Hurdles Semi-Finals – Women
3:15p                     110 meter High Hurdles Semi-Finals – Men
3:30p                     400 meter Dash Semi-Finals – Women
3:45p                     400 meter Dash Semi-Finals – Men
4:00p                     100 meter Dash Semi-Finals – Women
4:15p                     100 meter Dash Semi-Finals – Men
4:30p                     800 meter Run Semi-Finals – Women
4:45p                     800 meter Run Semi-Finals – Men 
5:00p                     400 meter Hurdles Semi-Finals – Women
5:15p                     400 meter IM Hurdles Semi-Finals – Men
5:30p                     200 meter Dash Semi-Finals – Women
5:45p                     200 meter Dash Semi-Finals – Men
6:00p                     10,000 meter Run Final – Women
6:50p                     10,000 meter Run Final – Men
7:35p                     4x800 meter Relay – Women
7:50p                     4x800 meter Relay – Men
10:00a                 Men’s Discus – Followed by Men’s Shot Put
                              Women’s Shot Put – Followed by Women’s Discus
                              Triple Jump – Men followed by Women
                              Pole Vault – Women followed by Men
1:00p                     3,000 meter Steeplechase Final – Women
1:15p                     3,000 meter Steeplechase Final – Men
1:30p                     4x100 meter Relay – Women
1:40p                     4x100 meter Relay – Men
1:50p                     1500 meter Run Final – Women
2:05p                     1500 meter Run Final – Men
2:20p                     100 meter High Hurdle Final – Women
2:30p                     110 meter High Hurdle Final – Men
2:40p                     400 meter Dash Final – Women
2:45p                     400 meter Dash Final – Men
2:55p                     100 meter Dash Final – Women
3:00p                     100 meter Dash Final – Men
3:05p                     800 meter Run Final – Women
3:15p                     800 meter Run Final – Men
3:25p                     400 meter Low Hurdle Final – Women
3:35p                     400 meter IM Hurdle Final – Men
3:45p                     200 meter Dash Final – Women
3:50p                     200 meter Dash Final – Men
4:00p                     5,000 meter Run Final – Women
4:25p                     5,000 meter Run Final – Men
4:45p                     4x400 meter Relay- Women
4:55p                     4x400 meter Relay – Men


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