Iuel Named 2016 Pac-12 Women's T&F Field Athlete Of The Year|
May 18, 2016
USC junior Amalie Iuel was named the 2016 Pac-12 Track & Field Women’s Field Athlete of the Year, it was announced by the conference today (May 18).
The multi-talented Iuel won the 2016 Pac-12 heptathlon title as she scored a PR of 6,011 points in the seven events at the Pac-12 Multi-Events Championships on May 7-8 in Seattle, Wash. She won the event by 431 points, setting personal bests in four events, and moved from third to second on USC’s all-time list, only 68 points behind the school record of 6,079 set by Wendy Brown in 1988. The native of Norway also moved into seventh place on the all-time Pac-12 heptathlon list. Iuel also won the conference heptathlon title in 2014 and finished third in 2015.
Iuel placed fifth in the high jump and reached the 400m IH finals before pulling out of the Pac-12 Championships (May 14-15) with a sprained right elbow sustained in practice the day before the meet. Iuel had the best heptathlon, the best high jump and was on the top 4x400m relay team in the Pac-12 this season and ranked in the top 10 in eight different events.
Iuel had best this season of 23.41 in the 200m, 2:06.34 in the 800m, 13.69 in the 100m HH, 56.37 in the 400m IH, 19-9.75 in the long jump, 6-0.50 in the high jump, 6,011 in the heptathlon and ran on the 4x400m relay which clocked 3:29.73.
While recovering from her elbow injury, Iuel is likely to focus on the high jump, 400m IH and 4x400m relay moving forward this season. She ranks tied for eighth in the country in the high jump and 11th in the 400m IH. Iuel actually qualified for six events at the NCAA West Preliminary Rounds.