University of Iowa Wins Big Ten Championship on Beynon Surface

Home field advantage propels Iowa to Big Ten Championship for the first time since 1967.

Hunt Valley, MD, May 18, 2011 --( The final day of the 2011 Big Ten Outdoor Track and Field Championships at the Francis Cretzmeyer Track at the University of Iowa saw the Hawkeyes earn its first outdoor conference championship since 1967. In one of the closest championships in conference history, Iowa finished with 125.50 points, besting second-place Minnesota with 123 points and third-place Ohio State with 109 tallies.

The Hawkeyes collected three Big Ten titles on the Francis Cretzmeyer track which was reconstructed and designed by Beynon Sports Surfaces in 2010 in anticipation of the 2011 Big Ten Outdoor Track and Field Championship. The three-day event, included wins by Troy Doris in the triple jump, Matt Byers in the javelin and Justin Austin in the 200-meter dash. Iowa also claimed five runner-up finishes in the 110 and 400-meter hurdles, 400 and 800-meter run, and 4x400-meter relay.

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Shawn Taylor