Area student athletes have qualified for this week ends state track and field meet.
After six straight series wins the 24th ranked Iowa baseball team stumbled against Michigan State. The Spartans scored five runs in the seventh inning to rally for a 7-5 win to claim the rubber game of their three game set. The loss drops the Hawkeyes to 12-9 and into sixth place in the Big Ten.
Iowa coach Rick Heller:
All five runs in the seventh for the Spartans were scored with two outs.
The Hawkeyes are 30-19 overall and next up visit Western Illinois on Tuesday in non conference play,
The Iowa men used the home track advantage to win the Big Ten Outdoor Track and Field Championship.
It was the Hawkeyes first title since 2011 and just the fourth in program history, Iowa coach Joey Woody.
The Hawkeye women equaled their best effort with a third place finish.