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LOCAL ATHLETE UPDATE: ATLANTIC GRAD JORDAN MULLEN PREPARES FOR BIG TEN CHAMPIONSHIPS


(Iowa City) Atlantic High School graduate Jordan Mullen has won the 110 Meter High Hurdles at every meet he has competed at for the University of Iowa this year. He’ll try to continue that string when the Hawkeyes run at the Big 10 Conference meet this weekend.


For the Iowa junior, winning a conference championship in the 110 meter high hurdles would mean upending the nations #1 runner. Iowa Hurdles Coach Joey Woody says Illinois Senior Andrew Riley has run a 13.28 this year which is one of the top times in the world.

 

Mullen’s season best is a 13.88 but the problem for the Iowa high school state meet record holder has been staying healthy. Mullen, a seven time high school state champ, missed almost all of the indoor season and hasn’t run in an outdoor meet since April 21st due to a hamstring injury.

 

Injuries plagued Mullen throughout his freshman and sophomore year as well, but coach Woody says Mullen is doing everything in his power to stay healthy.

 

Mullen holds the University of Iowa record in the 60 Meter Hurdles when he ran a 7.75 during the 2010 indoor season. The Big 10 Outdoor Championships run Friday through Sunday in Madison, Wisconsin.

 

Click here for the interview with Iowa Assistant Coach Joey Woody