Hawkeyes' Jaylan McConico named Big Ten Men’s Outdoor Track Athlete of the Year

Jaylan McConico, right, competes in the men's 110 hurdles final Friday in Eugene, Oregon. He took second and Hawkeye teammate Jamal Britt (not pictured, in lane 8) was fourth.

A Hawkeyes senior earned the Big Ten's highest men track & field honor Wednesday.

Jaylan McConico, a redshirt senior, was named Big Ten Men’s Outdoor Track Athlete of the Year, the conference announced. McConico set a school record in the 110-meter hurdles (13.23), winning an individual Big Ten championship and setting a Big Ten Championship meet record. Additionally, he finished runner up in the 110-meter hurdles to earn first-team All-American honors at the NCAA Championships. 

Iowa's men's track & field team won the Big Ten outdoor championship in 2021. 

A Bolingbrook, Illinois native, McConico is the fifth Hawkeye in school history to earn the honor and first since Justin Austin in 2013.

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