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Record turnout for 4th annual Carver Black and Gold Mile Run

Date: Tuesday, September 14, 2021
Batons at the Carver Black and Gold Mile Run
Ali Kallner wins the individual women's Carver Black and Gold Mile Run
Students participate in the relay
Brooks Jackson at the Carver Black and Gold Mile Run

Sunny skies and warm temperatures helped bring out a record number of University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine students for the fourth annual Carver Black and Gold Mile Run Sept. 12 at the university’s Francis X. Cretzmeyer Track.

More than 230 students from the college’s MD, PA (physician assistant), and PT (physical therapy) programs participated in this year’s run, which promotes healthy habits and lifestyle choices among medical students and health care professionals.

The students competed for scholarship awards—applied toward tuition and fees—in four race categories: men’s and women’s individual one-mile run and a mixed 4x400 relay. Also, any student who completed the 1-mile run in fewer than 10 minutes was eligible for a scholarship prize. By the end of the event, more than $27,000 in scholarships were earned, and every participating student completed the 1-mile run under the 10-minute mark.

Following are the 2021 Carver Black and Gold Run results:

Men’s individual 1-mile run

  • 1st: Chris Ahlers, M1 (4:32)
  • 2nd: Nolan Redetzke, M2 (4:41)
  • 3rd: Michael Westphal, M1 (4:43)

Women’s individual 1-mile run

  • 1st: Ali Kallner, DPT2 (5:17)
  • 2nd: Kylie Kelchen, DPT2 (5:49)
  • 3rd: Francesca Prospero, M4 (5:59)

Mixed 4x400 relay

1st: Alyssa Drewelow, M2; Kory Ford, M3; Katelyn Paulsen, M2; Joe Haight, M3 (4:12)