Winslow’s Tionna Tobias goes wild with THREE huge performances for Iowa!

Tionnna Tobias was awfully busy Saturday. Busy setting PRs.

Tobias, an Iowa freshman from Winslow, posted PRs in two events and missed a third PR by a fraction at the Big Ten Invite #1 at Billy Hayes Track and Field Complex at Indiana University in Bloomington.

She placed second in the high hurdles in 13.58, second in the long jump at 19-11 and even ran a fast 200, clocking 24.70.

Competing in a number of events at a high level at one meet isn’t new for Tobias, who’s an accomplished multi-event competitor. She placed 5th in the Big Ten pentathlon in February. She hasn’t competed in a heptathlon yet as a collegian but she scored 4,672 when she won the 2018 AAU National Club Championship in Kissimmee, Fla. 

Let’s take a look at each of Tobias’s performances at Indiana:


Tobias placed second to teammate Jenny Kimbro, who ran 13.46. Tobias’s previous PR was a 13.99 at the 2019 state Group 2 meet at Central Regional. Kembro is the school record holder in the heptathlon and an honorable mention All-American in 2019.

Tobias’s hurdles time is No. 6 in Iowa history and No. 11 in NCAA Division 1 so far this year among freshmen. Kimbro and Tobias currently rank No. 1 and 2 in the Big Ten Conference.


Tobias soared 19-11 in the long jump, placing second to Indiana’s Leah Moran, who jumped 20-7 1/4.

She missed her lifetime PR of 19-11 1/2 – from the 2018 state meet at Central Regional – by half an inch, but her mark is No. 7 in Iowa history, No. 7 among NCAA freshmen this year and No. 3 this year in the Big Ten, behind Penn State senior Madeline Holmberg (20-10 1/2) and Moran.


Tobias never ran a 200 in high school, but she ran 24.70 Saturday, No. 9 this year in the Big Ten so far.

In the same race, former high school teammate Shakira Dancy ran a PR of 24.30 in her first outdoor college race. Dancy placed fourth.

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