Two Cyclones Smash School Records At ISU Classic
AMES, Iowa - Two Cyclones set Iowa State school records on day three of the Iowa State Classic in the Lied Recreation Center Saturday. Betsy Saina smashed the 5,000-meter run school record with a time of 15:21.66. In doing so, the 2012 NCAA cross country champion eclipsed the world's fastest time in that event in 2013 by more than 22 seconds.
Previously the school record was 15:29.65, by ISU coach Lisa Uhl in 2010. Saina's time is the fifth-fastest ever run by a collegiate woman indoors. On an oversize track, the Cyclone's clocking trails only the all-time best of 15:01.70 by former Colorado and 2011 world indoor 1,500-meter gold medalist Jenny Barringer, set in 2009.
Obviously, when Betsy steps on the track, we expect big things," Iowa State head coach Corey Ihmels said. "Still, this is special, one of the best times ever."
Iowa State's Laishema Hampton also broke her own school record and won the weight throw with a mark of 67-03.25. Her previous best was 65-04.25. Teammate Danielle Frere placed sixth with 60-00.50.
Sprinter Nick Efkamp won the 200-meter dash, clocking in with 21.18. The time ranks second in Iowa State history, trailing only the 21.16 effort, set by Frank Nwankpa in 1997.
Thrower Jan Jeuschede placed third in the men's shot put with a mark of 59-02.75, set a new personal best mark.
"Our throwers came through from us across the board," Ihmels said. "Laishema has worked her way into national consideration."
Senior Mohamed Hrezi led the Cyclone pack with a third-place finish in the 3,000-meter run (8:13.20). Teammates, Falko Zauber (fourth-8:13.53), Stephen Saylor (eighth-8:17.34) and Rico Loy (10th-8:18.46) also placed among the top 10 finishers.
Ryan Sander won the 60-meter hurdles final in a time of 7.94. Ian Warner tied for first with Sean King from Minnesota with a time of 6.77 in the 60-meter dash final.
Cyclone Edward Kemboi placed first in the 800-meter run with a time of 1:48.19. Jacob Aune (1:50.58) and Chris Avarez (1:55.46) competed unattached, placing sixth and 13th, respectively.
In other women's competition, Cyclone Ese Okoro won the 600-yard dash. Okoro (1:21.41), Krista Shoeman (1:21.65), and Dana Christenson (1:22.78) all set new personal best times. Teammate Donnise Powell placed seventh.
Ejiro Okoro placed second in the 800-meter run with a time 2:06.40.
The women's relay team won the 4x400-meter relay with 3:41.10. The men's teams were led by a fourth-place finish by the 'A' squad. The 'B' squad placed 20th.
Lone Cyclone runner in the 3,000-meter run, Maggie Gannon placed fourth with a time of 9:41.25.
Jumper Hannah Willms placed fourth in the high jump with a mark of 5-04.50.
Kendra White placed sixth in the 400-meter dash with a time of 55.19.
Iowa State hosts the 2013 Big 12 Indoor Track and Field Championships, Feb. 22-23 in the Lied Center.
3,000-meter run: 1) Clerc Simpson, unattached, 9:21.27; 4) Maggie Gannon, IOWA STATE, 9:41.25.
5,000-meter run: 1) Betsy Saina, IOWA STATE, 15:21.66; 4) Meaghan Nelson, IOWA STATE, 16:12.08; 10) Crystal Nelson, IOWA STATE, 16:37.84; 11) Samantha Bluske, IOWA STATE, 16:53.87; 12) Katy Moen, IOWA STATE, 16:56.81; 13) Perez Rotich, IOWA STATE, 16:59.39; 15) Taylor Petersen, IOWA STATE, 17:23.64.
Mile run: 1) Heather Kampf, Team USA Minnesota, 4:37.13; 10) Colleen Riley, IOWA STATE, 4:55.20; 15) Morgan Casey, IOWA STATE, 4:55.90.
400-meter dash: 1) Omoye Uglagbe, unattached, 54.75; 6) Kendra White, IOWA STATE, 55.19.
600-yard dash: 1) Ese, Okoro, IOWA STATE, 1:21.41; 2) Krista Shoeman, IOWA STATE, 1:21.65; 5) Dana Christensen, IOWA STATE, 1:22.78; 7) Donnise Powell, IOWA STATE, 1:23.83.
800-meter run: 1) Christy Cazzola, Wisconsin-Oshkosh, 2:05.76; 2) Ejiro Okoro, IOWA STATE, 2:06.40.
4x400-meter relay: 1) IOWA STATE, 'A', 3:41.10.
Weight Throw: 1) Laishema Hampton, IOWA STATE, 67-03.25; 6) Danielle Frere, IOWA STATE, 60-00.50.
High Jump: 1) Megan Glisar, South Dakota, 5-10.50; 4) Hannah Willms, IOWA STATE, 5-04.50.
Shot Put: 1) Danielle Frere, IOWA STATE, 55-04.75; 2) Christina Hillman, IOWA STATE, 54-05.50; 3) Hayli Bozarth, IOWA STATE, 52:06.50.
60-meter hurdles (finals): 1) Ryan Sander, IOWA STATE, 7.94.
60-meter dash (finals): T1) Ian Warner, IOWA STATE, 6.77.
Mile run: 1) Taylor Wardall, Umkc, 4:08.05; 7) Cullen Wannarka, IOWA STATE, 4:12.35; 10) Alec Bollman, IOWA STATE, 4:14.86; 16) Nick Schulze, IOWA STATE, 4:21.36.
200-meter dash: 1) Nick Efkamp, IOWA STATE, 21.18; 8) Ian Warner, IOWA STATE, 22.07.
800-meter run: 1) Edward Kemboi, IOW STATE, 1:48.19; 6) Jacob Aune, unattached, 1:50.58; 13) Chris Alvarez, unattached, 1:55.46.
3,000-meter run: 1) Jeffrey, Mettler, South Dakota, 8:09.82; 3) Mohamed Hrezi, unattached, 8:13.20; 4) Falko Zauber, IOWA STATE, 8:13.53; 8) Stephen Saylor, IOWA STATE, 8:17.34; 10) Rico Loy, IOWA STATE, 8:18.46; 14) Brian Llamas, IOWA STATE, 8:27.90; 15) Edwin Serem, IOWA STATE, 8:40.40.
4x400-meter relay: 1) Minnesota 'A', 3:09.59; 4) IOWA STATE 'A', 3:12.39; 20) IOWA STATE 'B', 3:21.65.
High Jump: 1) Jeffrey Herron, unattached, 7-00.25; 8) Troy Walls, IOWA STATE, 6-06.25.
Shot Put: 1) Curtis Jensen, unattached, 63-00.75; 3) Jan Jeuschede, IOWA STATE, 59-02.75.