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Students set the pace for 5th annual Carver Black and Gold Mile Run

Date: Tuesday, September 27, 2022

Competition and camaraderie were on full display as more than 200 University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine students turned out for the fifth annual Carver Black and Gold Mile Run Sept. 25 at the university’s Francis X. Cretzmeyer Track.

A total of 235 students from the college’s MD, PA (physician assistant), PT (physical therapy), Master of Clinical Anatomy, and Master of Clinical Nutrition programs participated in this year’s run, which promotes healthy habits and lifestyle choices among students and health care professionals.

The students competed for scholarship awards—applied toward tuition and fees—in three race categories: men’s and women’s individual 1-mile run and a mixed 4x400 relay (two men and two women per team). In addition, any student who completed the 1-mile run in fewer than 12 minutes also was eligible for a scholarship prize.

By the end of the event, a total of $28,000 in scholarships was earned, and every participating student completed the 1-mile run under the 12-minute mark.

Since the Carver Black and Gold Mile Run was first held in 2018, a total of $102,900 in scholarships has been awarded.

Following are the 2022 Carver Black and Gold Run results:

Men’s individual 1-mile run
Women’s individual 1-mile run
Mixed 4x400 relay
  • 1st: Chris Ahlers, M2 (4:19)
  • 2nd: Samuel Ahrenholz, M3 (4:27)
  • 3rd: Wade Pingel, M1 (4:33)
  • 1st: Megan Mooberry, M1 (5:32)
  • 2nd: Camryn Reeg, DPT1 (5:39)
  • 3rd: Kaitlin Miller, DPT1 (5:39)

1st: Olivia Jenks, M1; Matthew Benson, M1; Faith Anton, PA1; Steven Van Meeteren, M1 (4:22)