Cyclone Women Reclaim Roy Griak Title
FALCON HEIGHTS, Minn. - The Iowa State women's cross country team reclaimed the team trophy at the Roy Griak Invitational with three runners finishing in the top-15 Saturday at the Les Bolstad Golf Course. The women had a total of 128 team points and tied for first place with California. After a tiebreaker, the Cyclones became the outright meet champions. The women last won the team title in 2009.
Iowa State's women's team was led by senior Dani Stack, who ran to an eighth-place finish on the 6,000-meter course. Stack was followed by juniors Meaghan Nelson and Betsy Saina, who crossed the finish line 13th and 15th, respectively.
The Cyclone men were paced on the 8,000-meter course by senior Rico Loy's 13th-place finish. He was followed closely by sophomore Martin Coolidge, who finished 17th. Iowa State's men finished sixth in the team race with 212 points. North Carolina State won the men's team tropy with 96 points.
The Iowa State cross country team returns to action on October 14 at the Wisconsin Adidas Invitatonal in Madison, Wis.
Iowa State Results
Men's 8,000-Meter Race: 1) Lawi Lalang, Arizona, 23:15.50; 13) Rico Loy, IOWA STATE, 24:29.90; 17) Martin Coolidge, IOWA STATE, 24:32.80; 50) Edward Kemboi, IOWA STATE, 25:02.70; 51) Falko Zauber, IOWA STATE, 25:32.00; 109) Steve Dado, IOWA STATE, 25:44.20; 134) Stephen Saylor, IOWA STATE, 26:04.40; 180) Nick Schulze, IOWA STATE, 26:48.80; 193) Abdou Seye, IOWA STATE, 27:15.40
Women's 6,000-Meter Race: 1) Deborah Miller, California; 8) Dani Stack, IOWA STATE, 20:56.90; 13) Meaghan Nelson, IOWA STATE, 21:01.80; 15) Betsy Saina, IOWA STATE, 21:05.50; 44) India Lee, IOWA STATE, 21:41.10; 48) Morgan Casey, IOWA STATE, 21:44.90; 114) Beth Olson, IOWA STATE, 22:22.60; 146) Maggie Gannon, IOWA STATE, 22:44.80; 148) Maddy Becker, IOWA STATE, 22:45.80; 167) Emily Meese, IOWA STATE, 22:58.30; 192) Kersten Thorgaard, IOWA STATE, 23:25.30.