WATERLOO - The Hawkeye Men's Track & Field team was finally able to return to competition following a break due to mother nature's elongated winter plans.
The RedTails showed no sign of rust due to the weather at the Mustang Open, in Cedar Rapids, IA as they finished 2nd overall in the final team standings behind several strong performances. The RedTails 108 points trailed only William Penn, who would win the meet with 118 points.
Riley Little bolstered an impressive resume following the conclusion of the meet. Little would take home the crown in both the open 100 Meter dash (11.14) and the open 200 Meter dash (22.32). The freshman, Little, was not done there, as he would also sprint to the finish line in 15.26 seconds to finish first in the 110 Meter Hurdles.
Jack Jensen, Konnor Roth, and Cole Willert continued the trend set early on by Little. Jensen, the Iowa City native would win the 400 Meter dash with a time of 50.87 while Roth took the crown in the 800 Meter dash behind a final time of 2:00.92. Willert would also earn a first place finish for the RedTails as his final time of 55.47 was the best in the 400 Meter hurdles.
Nick Durnin got in on the RedTail success. Not only did Durnin finish on the heels of Little in the 110 Meter Hurdles to take home second place, but also produced a first place finish in the Men's Long Jump after a jump of 6.38 Meters.
The RedTail Men's and Women's Track & Field teams will be in action next at the Spartan Open in Dubuque on April 21.