Coaching the 400m & 800m - Webinar Series

  • Presented by Jason Wakenight, University of Iowa Long Sprints/Mid-Distance Coach
  • These webinars are for COACHES ONLY.  No Prospective Student Athletes are allowed to register.
  • All sessions include time for Q&A at the end of the presentation.
  • Upon registration, participants will receive a Zoom link for their selected session(s).
  • Sessions will be recorded and will be distributed to the participants, along with the PowerPoint presentation, after the session.
  • No refunds.

400m Training: Feb. 14 & Feb. 28

Tuesday, Feb. 14, 7-9pm CST
Session 1: General and Specific Prep for 400m Athletes

Tuesday, Feb. 28, 7-9pm CST
Session 2: Competition Prep and Race Management for 400m Athletes

One session is $65, both sessions are $100. Each session limited to 100 attendees.

800m Training: Feb. 7 & Feb. 14

Wednesday, Feb.15, 7-9pm CST
Session 1: General and Specific Prep for 800m Athletes
Wednesday, Mar. 1, 7-9pm CST
Session 2: Competition Prep and Race Management for 800m Athletes

One session is $65, both sessions are $100. Each session is limited to 100 attendees.

Joey Woody

Joey Woody

DIRECTOR OF TRACK AND FIELD | CROSS COUNTRY

Iowa City native and World Champion runner Joey Woody was named UI director of track and field/cross country in July 2014. He is a three-time Big Ten Coach of the Year and a five-time USTFCCCA Regional Coach of the Year.

Prior to accepting the head coaching position, Woody served as the associate head track and field coach for two seasons. He was assistant coach and director of sprint and hurdle events for the Hawkeyes from 2006-12.

Since arriving on campus, Woody has led Iowa to 46 Big Ten individual titles, 11 conference relay titles, three men’s Big Ten team titles, three Big Ten Athletes of the Year, and 166 All-America honors.

In 2021, Woody was named Big Ten Indoor and Outdoor Coach of the Year, and USTFCCCA Midwest Region Indoor and Outdoor Coach of the Year. The Iowa men won both the Big Ten Indoor and Outdoor Championships. The Hawkeyes scored a school-record 119 points to win their first outright indoor championship since 1929, and set a school record with 127.5 points to win the outdoor title. The Hawkeye women scored 75 points to place third indoors, matching the best indoor conference finish in school history. 

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Randy Hansenbank

Randy Hansenbank

ASSOCIATE HEAD COACH

Randy Hasenbank was named associate head cross country/assistant track and field coach at the University of Iowa in 2017.

The Hawkeyes set one school record and five top-10 marks under Hasenbank’s tutelage in 2021. Nathan Mylenek set the school record in the steeplechase and raced to All-America honors at the NCAA Outdoor Championships. His school-record performance earned him a silver medal at the Big Ten Outdoor Championships, where Iowa won the team title for the second straight season. Mylenek (5,000 meters), Kal Lewis (1,500 meters) and Daniel Soto (10,000 meters) all recorded marks in 2021 that rank second on Iowa’s all-time top 10 list.

During the 2020 indoor track and field season, Hasenbank’s athletes earned a total of 10 points at the Big Ten Indoor Championships, Daniel Soto (5,000M, 6th), Nathan Mylenek (3,000M, 5th), and the Distance Medley relay took sixth with a time 9:46.39, which now ranks No. 5 in Iowa history.

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Coaching Staff

Jason Wakenight

Jason Wakenight
Assistant Coach/Recruiting Coordinator
(Long Sprints / Mid Distance / Men's Long Hurdles)

Ray Robinson

Ray Robinson
Assistant Coach (Throws)

 

Facilities

Iowa’s indoor practice and competition facility, the Hawkeye Indoor Track Facility, reopened in 2016 with a multi-million dollar makeover. Called by some as the ‘fastest track in the world’, the new raised track sits up to five feet off the ground and is a one-of-a-kind competition surface previously used for the 2016 World Championships in Eugene, Oregon.

The Hawkeye Indoor Track Facility also houses renovated locker rooms, weight training and athletic training space for the Iowa track and field, and cross-country teams.

The University of Iowa track and field team practices and competes at the Francis X. Cretzmeyer Track during the outdoor season. Located within walking distance of Carver-Hawkeye Arena and Pearl Field, the track was completed in 1986. The facility was named after the late Francis X. Cretzmeyer, who coached the men's cross country and track teams from 1948-78 and led the Hawkeyes to five Big Ten team titles.

Resurfaced in 1993, the $2 million Olympic-sized outdoor track featured an expansive eight-lane, 400-meter Martin surface, which was considered to be one of the finest running mediums in the world. Destroyed by the flood of 2008, Cretzmeyer Track was reconstructed and refinished in 2010. It features an IAAF certified, BSS 1000 track and field surface designed by Beynon Sports Surfaces. The state of the art full-pour polyurethane surface provides the resiliency and return of energy necessary for NCAA athletes to compete at the highest level.

Iowa hosted the 1987, 2000, 2011 and 2019 Big Ten Championships at the track, winning the men’s team titles in 2011 and 2019. The annual Iowa Musco Twilight Invitational is also hosted at Cretzmeyer Track.

Track and Field facility
Track and Field facility

 

Track and Field facility

Frequently Asked Questions

DO YOU OFFER SCHOLARSHIPS?

  • The UI Athletics Department does not sponsor any scholarships for camp or clinic attendees.  The University offers the E.B. Green Scholarship for attendance at any University-sponsored youth program.  The following website has information listed under E.B. Green Scholarships. www.diversity.uiowa.edu/awards.

HOW DO I GET DOCUMENTATION TO CLAIM CAMP FEES ON MY TAXES?

  • If you are eligible to deduct camp fees for TAX purposes, use TAX ID#426004813.

DO YOU OFFER A SHUTTLE SERVICE FROM THE AIRPORT?

  • The following shuttle services are available from the Eastern Iowa Airport:

    • Anaman Concierge Services, LLC- 319-471-2347 Website

    • Express Limousines - 319-626-5466 or 800-383-2219

WHAT AIRPORT SHOULD I USE?

  • The Eastern Iowa Airport (CID), located in Cedar Rapids, IA is approximately 25 miles north of the University of Iowa campus.

CAN I VISIT MY CHILD WHILE THEY ARE ATTENDING CAMP?

  • You are welcome to come and watch any session your child is attending. If you need to remove your child for any reason, make sure their counselor is notified. 

WHO IS RESPONSIBLE IF MY CHILD IS INJURED OR NEEDS MEDICAL ATTENTION WHILE AT CAMP?

  • If your child is injured during camp, they will be taken to our Athletic Trainer immediately, and the Athletic Trainer will determine what action is required. If necessary, the Athletic Trainer will contact the parent/guardian and discuss care options. We can take the camper to UI Sports Medicine or the UI Emergency Department. Cost for treatment of injuries and/or hospitalization is the responsibility of the parent/guardian. We will have your insurance information from your online registration.

WHO DO I TALK TO IF MY CHILD NEEDS TO TAKE MEDICATION WHILE THEY ARE ATTENDING CAMP?

  • When you go through the check-in process, make certain that you stop at the Athletic Trainers table and discuss your child’s medication.

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