Special Collections Department
403 Parks Library
Iowa State University
Ames, IA 50011-2140

RS 24/23
Iowa State University

Department of Athletics

Women's Track and Field
News Clippings, 1970-[ongoing]

Descriptive summary

creator: Iowa State University. Department of Athletics. Women's Track and Field
title: Records
dates: 1970-[ongoing]
extent: 0.84 linear feet (1 document box and 2 half document boxes)
collection number: RS 24/23
repository: University Archives, Special Collections Department, Iowa State University.


Administrative information

access: Open for research
publication rights: Consult Head, Special Collections Department
preferred citation: Iowa State University, Department of Athletics, Women's Track and Field Records, RS 24/23, Special Collections Department, Iowa State University Library.


Historical note

Women's Track and Field began at Iowa State University in 1974. The Track and Field program features many indoor and outdoor sports including, but not limited to, sprints, relays, hurdles, long and high jumps, shot put, and discus.

Iowa State has produced many Track and Field athletes that have gone on to success at the Olympics. The most notable of these was Nawal El Moutawakel, a gold medal winner in the 400 meter hurdles at the Los Angeles Olympic games of 1984. She is Iowa State's only Track and Field Olympic gold medalist. Iowa State has also produced many All-Americans while competing at national events.

Head coaches:

  • Chris Murray (1972-1979)
  • Ron Renko (1979-1985)
  • Bill Bergan (1986)
  • Dick Lee (1987-2007)
  • Corey Ihmels (2007-2013)
  • Martin Smith (2013-present)


Collection description

The collection (1970- [ongoing]) contains news clippings, media guides, event programs from the early 1980s and histories written by students.