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Iowa State Women Net Victory; Good Day for Men

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Release: 10/13/2012
         
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MADISON, Wis. - Iowa State's Betsy Saina and Meaghan Nelson placed second and fourth respectively, in a field of 323 runners from 48 teams to pace the Cyclone women's cross country team to a runaway team title Friday at the Wisconsin adidas Invitational on the Thomas Zimmer Cross Country Course. Iowa State won the women's 6,000-meter race with 106 points. Stanford was second with 181 points. The Iowa State men finished 16th in a field of 45 teams and 316 runners. The Cyclone men had 487 points.  Stanford won the men's team crown with 135 points. The men's race was 8,000 meters.

"Both teams did a really nice job today," Iowa State coach Corey Ihmels said. "The women ran aggressively and we talked about doing that before the race. This was a dress rehearsal for the NCAA meet and we treated it that way. They handled the pressure of expectations and a big crowd."

The Iowa State women were ranked fifth nationally coming into the meet but bested No. 7 Stanford (2nd-181 points), No. 2 Arizona (3rd-242 points), No. 3 Washington (4th-252 points), No. 9 Cornell (5th-264 points) and No. 10 Michigan State (9th-420 points) among others.

Saina ended up second to Cal-Poly's Laura Hollander, who won the individual crown in 19:33. Saina finished in 19:35 followed by Weber State's Amber Henry (19:43) and Nelson (19:45). Saina and Nelson are seniors. It was a team effort. Iowa State freshman Crystal Nelson was 26th (20:10), junior Samantha Bluske was 30th (20:14), sophomore Katy Moen was 47th (20:27), senior Taylor Petersen was 139th (21:01) and junior Bethany Olson 225th (21:33) for the Cyclones.

The Iowa State men, who were not ranked in the top 30 heading into the meet, finished just ahead of No. 1-rated host Wisconsin (17th-489 points), No. 24 Georgia (18th-505 points), No. 16 Minnesota (22nd- 542 points) No. 13 Notre Dame (26th-615 points), No. 29 Virginia (27th-639 points) and No. 30 Missouri (31st-674 points).

"We had nine guys run under 25 minutes for 8k and we beat several ranks teams," Ihmels said. "I think we'll be ranked now and I think this group of men is still sorting itself out. The future is promising."

Sophomore Alex Dillenbeck led the Iowa State men with a 41st-place finish (23:58), followed by junior Mohamed Hrezi, who placed 50th in 24:01. Sophomore Edwin Serem was 106th (24:18), senior Charlie Paul was 141st (24:28), sophomore Josh Hietkamp 149th (24:29), sophomore Edward Kemboi 164th (24:34) and junior Falko Zauber 182nd (24:38).

IOWA STATE RESULTS

Women's Team Results:

1. IOWA STATE 109; 2. Stanford 181; 3. Arizona 242; 4. Washington 252; 5. Cornell 264; 6. Providence 265; 7. Duke 364; 8. Penn State 383; 9. Michigan State; 10. Weber State 439; 11. New Mexico 457; 12. Notre Dame 468; 13T. Yale 469, Toledo 469; 15. UCLA 472; 16T. Boston College 482, Minnesota 482; 18. Vanderbilt 489; 19. Connecticut 510; 20. San Francisco 531; 21. North Carolina State 551; 22. Syracuse 595; 23. Harvard 608; 24. BYU 620; 25. Princeton 626; 26. Brown 627; 27. Northwestern 652; 28. North Carolina 707; 29. Georgia 719; 30. Wisconsin 726; 31. Arizona State 735; 32. Cal Poly 755; 33. Ohio State 785; 34. Colorado State 791; 35. Indiana 809; 36. Columbia 826; 37. Iowa 864; 38. Northern Arizona 881; 39. La Salle 344; 40. Virginia 946; 41. Iona 962; 42. California 1001; 43. Missouri 1065; 44. Dartmouth 1078; 45. Purdue 1102; 46. Texas A&M 1155; 47. Kansas 1192; 48. Nebraska 1405

Women's Individual Results:

1. Laura Hollander, Cal Poly, 19:33; 2, Betsy Saina, IOWA STATE, 19:35; 4. Meaghan Nelson, IOWA STATE, 19:45; 26. Crystal Nelson, IOWA STATE, 20:10; 30. Samantha Bluske, IOWA STATE, 20:14; 47. Katy Moen, IOWA STATE, 20:27; 139. Taylor Petersen, IOWA STATE, 21:01; 225. Bethany Olson, IOWA STATE, 21:33.

Women's B Race Team Results:

Team Results: 1. BYU 78; 2. Minnesota 79; 3. Notre Dame 86; 4. Penn State 103; 5T. Michigan State 104, IOWA STATE 104; 7. Northwestern 122; 8. Wisconsin 186; 9. Kansas 269.

Women's B Race Individual Results:

1. Kelli Budd, Minnesota 21:05; 11. Colleen Riley, IOWA STATE, 21:21; 12. Maggie Gannon, IOWA STATE, 21:22; 20. Maddy Becker, IOWA STATE, 21:35; 25. Anna Buenneke, IOWA STATE, 21:41; 36. Ejiro Okoro, IOWA STATE, 22:00; 48. Andrea Toppin, IOWA STATE, 22:26; 52. Erin Valenti, IOWA STATE, 22:46.

Men's Team Results:

1. Stanford 135; 2. Iona 145; 3. Oklahoma 166; 4. Texas 267; 5T. Arkansas 308, Columbia 308; 7. Michigan 338; 8. New Mexico 350; 9. Eastern Kentucky 379; 10. UCLA 381; 11. Syracuse 402; 12. Portland 407; 13. Northern Arizona 447; 14. Princeton 449; 15. Indiana 462; 16. IOWA STATE 487; 17. Wisconsin 489; 18. Georgia 505; 19. Texas A&M 512; 20. Kansas 526; 21. Arizona State 528; 22T. Washington 542, Minnesota 542; 24. Illinois 545; 25. Arizona 608; 26. Notre Dame 615; 27. Virginia 639; 28. Harvard 655; 29. North Carolina 671; 30. Cal-Poly 673; 31. Missouri 674; 32. Dartmouth 732; 33. Colorado State 776; 34. North Carolina State 791; 35. Michigan State 816; 36. California 892; 37. Purdue 914; 38. Providence 919; 39. Ohio State 1021; 40. Yale 1042; 41. Penn State 1065; 42. La Salle 1108; 43. Cornell 1159; 44. Brown 1237; 45. Nebraska 1428

Men's Individual Results:

1. Lawi Lalang, Arizona, 23:03; 41. Alex Dillenback, IOWA STATE, 23:58; 50. Mohamed Herzi, IOWA STATE, 24:01; 106. Edwin Serem, IOWA STATE, 24:18; 141. Charlie Paul, IOWA STATE, 24:28; 149. Josh Hietkamp, IOWA STATE, 24:29; 164. Edward Kemboi, IOWA STATE, 24:34; 182. Falko Zauber, IOWA STATE, 24:38.

Men's B Race Team Results:

1. Wisconsin 60; 2. Syracuse 72; 3. IOWA STATE 97; 4. Minnesota 103; 5. Michigan 106; 6. Princeton, 126;  7. Missouri 146; 8.Kansas 172; 9. Purdue 224; 10. Nebraska 259;

Men's B Race Individual Results:
 
1. Michael Atchoo, Stanford, 24:40; 2. Rico Loy, unattached, 24:23; 11. Stephen Saylor, IOWA STATE, 24:50; 24. Steve Dado, IOWA STATE, 25:16, 26. Steve Dado, IOWA STATE, 25:16; 34. Besu Shannon-Tamrat, IOWA STATE, 25:35; 37. Alec Baldwin, IOWA STATE, 25:42; 40. Abdou Seye, IOWA STATE, 25:50.

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