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Cyclone Distance Medley Fourth at Drake Relays

Release: 04/26/2013
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DES MOINES, Iowa -- Iowa State's men's distance medley ran to a fourth-place finish Friday at the Drake Relays in Drake Stadium. UTEP won the race in 9:44.73. The Cyclone quartet of Jacob Aune, Mohamed Hrezi, Nick Efkamp and Alec Baldwin finished in 9:52.28.

Iowa State's Ian Warner’s prelim time of 10.83 against a stiff wind qualified him for the 100-meter final, which is to be run at 2:28 p.m. CDT Saturday.

Four Cyclones captured titles at the Kip Janvrin Open on Friday in Indianola. Bethany Olson won the 3,000-meter steeplechase, both Samantha Bluske and Chris Alvarez earned first in the 1,500-meter run and Jessica Nichols finished won the 200-meter dash.

Bethany Olson’s time of 11:12.67 in the 3,000-meter steeplechase shattered her previous personal best time of 11:27.50. Sydney Lesko earned second place in th the event with a time of 11:19.67.  Erin Valenti also ran a personal best time of 11:31.97 in the race.

Samantha Bluske was the other Cyclone woman to win her race.  Bluske finished her first 1,500-meter run of the season with a personal best time of 4:29.69. Two Iowa State runners also claimed top-five finishes in the race with Katy Moen coming in fourth and Perez Rotich earning fifth.

Chris Alvarez led an Iowa State group that handled the competition in the 1,500-meter run.  Alvarez earned first in the race with a personal best time of 3:55.64.

Cullen Wannarka earned third place in the race and Abdou Seye came in fifth with a personal best time of 3:58.60.

Results will be posted on at the conclusion of the Drake Relays on Saturday.


Kip Janvrin Open Results

200-meter dash: 
1) Jessica Nichols, IOWA STATE, 25.16.

800-meter run: 1) Rebecca Zaiter, UIC, 2:12.44; 3) Emily Meese, IOWA STATE, 2:15.89.

1,500-meter run: 1) Samantha Bluske, IOWA STATE, 4:29.69; 4) Katy Moen, IOWA STATE, 4:36.14; 5) Perez Rotich, IOWA STATE, 4:36.73; 9) Andrea Toppin, IOWA STATE, 4:42.75.

3,000-meter steeplechase: 1) Bethany Olson, IOWA STATE, 11:12.67; 2) Sydney Lesko, IOWA STATE, 11:19.67; 5) Erin Valenti, IOWA STATE, 11:31.97.

Triple jump: 1) Kenna Wolter, Unattached, 41-06.50; 8) Chelsea Jordan, IOWA STATE, 36-01.25.

High jump: 1) Kathie-Lee Laidley, Nebraska-Omaha, 5-07.75; 4) Kelly McCoy, IOWA STATE, 5-01.75; 8) Karly Groon, IOWA STATE, 5-01.75.

Long jump: 1) Sami Spenner, Nebraska-Omaha, 19-11.00; 2) Chelsea Jordan, IOWA STATE, 18-00.50.

Shot put: 1) Jamie Lindstrom, Northern Iowa, 46-09.00; 6) Ashley Thooft, IOWA STATE, 42-09.75


110-meter hurdles: 
1) Luke Hauert, Northern State, 14.17; 9) Brandon Moorman, IOWA STATE, 14.90; 16) Matt Harmeyer, IOWA STATE, 15.97.

200-meter dash: 1) Gabriel Green, William Penn, 21.79; 10) Jacob Hoogenson, IOWA STATE, 23.06

400-meter dash: 1) Eli Smith, NW Missouri, 48.13; 4) Russell Acton, IOWA STATE, 49.59; 16) Jacob Hoogenson, IOWA STATE, 51.17.

400-meter hurdles: 1) Mike Reynoso, Lindenwood, 54.41; 4) Cole Chesnut, IOWA STATE, 56.41.

800-meter run: 1) Kole Seiler, North Dakota, 1:55.07; 7) Brandon Barnes, IOWA STATE, 1:56.87; 27) Chris Alvarez, IOWA STATE, 2:00.44.

1,500-meter run: 1) Chris Alvarez, IOWA STATE, 3:55.64; 3) Cullen Wannarka, 3:57.47; 4) Abdou Seye, IOWA STATE, 3:58.60

3,000-meter steeplechase: 1) Mitch Kraft, Black Hills State, 9:22.73; 2) Brian Llamas, IOWA STATE, 9:32.57; 6) Caleb Abfall, IOWA STATE, 9:43.07; 16) Nick Schulze, IOWA STATE, 10:05.51.

5,000-meter run: 1) John Klecker, Augustana, 14:47.91; 5) Nick Jackoksy, IOWA STATE, 14:58.84; 6) Tyler Jermann, IOWA STATE, 14:59.25; 7) Martin Coolidge, IOWA STATE, 15:00.70.

Long jump: 1) Weston Riesselman, Northern Iowa, 23-03.75; 7) Mark Johnson, IOWA STATE, 22-05; 23) Matt Harmeyer, IOWA STATE, 18-09.75

Shot put: Brandt Berghuis, North Dakota State, 54-08; 19) Matt Harmeyer, IOWA STATE, 32-10.25.

High jump: 1) Xavier McAllester, Iowa Central, 6-08.75; 9) Jordan Cress, IOWA STATE, 6-04.75; 10) Nick Lucs, IOWA STATE, 6-04.75.

Pole vault: 1) Edgar Garza, Lindenwood, 15-09.00; 6) Taylor Sanderson, IOWA STATE, 12-10.25.


Drake Relays Results:

110-meter hurdles prelim:
1) Greggmar Swift, Indiana State, 14.18; 19) Ryan Sander, IOWA STATE, 14.97.

DMR: 1) Texas El-Paso, 9:44.73; 4) IOWA STATE, 9:52.28.

100-meter dash prelims: 1) Isiah Young, Mississippi, 10.43; 3) Ian Warner, IOWA STATE, 10.83.

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