Big Ten Medal of Honor: Erik Sowinski, Iowa Men's Track & Field

Iowa men's track & field athlete Erik Sowinski

Iowa men's track & field athlete Erik Sowinski

Erik Sowinski
Iowa Men’s Track & Field

Sowinski is a five-time All-American in the middle distance events on the University of Iowa track and field team. The 2012 Big Ten indoor 800-meter champion set school records in the indoor 600 meters (1:16.91) and 800 meters (1:47.62), the outdoor 800 meters (1:46.88), and as part of four relays. Sowinski’s performance at the 2011 Big Ten Outdoor Championships in Iowa City helped the Hawkeyes to their first Big Ten title since 1967. He has qualified for the 2012 NCAA Championships in the 800 meters.