IOWA CITY — In a competition moved up two days because of expected bad weather over the weekend, the Northern Iowa track and field was more than ready to run, throw and jump.
The Panthers claimed seven victories at the Musco Twilight Thursday afternoon .
Isaac Holtz (shot put), Cameron Cantrall (high jump) and Jacob Smith (400 hurdles) won on the men’s side, while Sarah Pate (hammer), Maddie Bell (400), Brette Correy (800) and McKayla Cole (3,000) won for the women.
Holtz’ throw of 58 feet, 8 1/2 inches led a 1-2-3 finish by UNI throwers as Keegan Tritle went 58-4 1/4 for second, and Darius King tossed it 57-11 1/4 for third. Kyler Yodts finished fifth with a best throw of 55-11.
Cantrall won with a best clearance of 6-8.
Smith and JoJo Frost went 1-2 in the 400 hurdles with Smith crossing th eline in 51.47, and Frost in 51.91.
Other top performances for the men came from Holtz, second in the discus (176-4), Thomas Yezek was third (169-04). Austin Heitland was second in the pole vault with a best height of 13-3 1/2.
Martavian Borseth took second in the triple jump going 46-11 3/4.
The 4x100 and 4x400 relay teams each took second.
On the women’s side, Pate tossed the hammer 194-11 to win. Maddy O’Brien was third in 187-06.
Bell won the 400 in 56.12, Correy took the 800 in 2:08.97, and Cole won the 3,000 in 9:55.57.
The Panthers got second-place finishes from Sam Fisher in the pole vault, Anna Bentley in the triple jump and Tiffany Christensen in the 1,500.