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Hillman Captures Second Conference Title On Day Two Of Big 12s

Release: 05/17/2014
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LUBBOCK, Texas –  Christina Hillman's victory in the shot put highlighted Day 2 of the 2014 Big 12 Outdoor Track and Field Championships for the Cyclones. In total, five Iowa State student-athletes notched scoring performances on the day and five notched or improved performances on the program's all-time lists.

Hillman defended her indoor title in the shot put, winning the event by nearly four feet this afternoon. Hilllman threw a season best 57’08.50” on her third attempt, a distance that would prove to be more than enough to take the top spot on the podium. With the performance, the Dover, Delaware, native now ranks fourth in the NCAA, improving her Iowa State outdoor record by 7.5 inches. Hillman’s showing ranks 16th in the world this outdoor season and is a new Fuller Track Stadium record.

Taylor Sanderson notched the seventh-highest decathlon total, finishing the ten-competition event with a score of 6,925 points. Sanderson notched five personal records in the two-day competition en route to his career-best score. In today’s events, the Bondurant, Iowa, native added PRs in the javelin and in the 1,500m to secure a fifth-place finish and score four team points.

In the women’s heptathlon, Bree Woelber finished with a personal-best 5,058 points to become the third heptathlete in program history to eclipse the 5,000-point barrier. Woelber clocked her fastest 800m of the season, crossing the line in 2:31.41 and was near career marks in both the long jump and javelin on her way to her career performance.

Mark Johnson notched a personal record by over one foot in the long jump competition. The Gilbert, Iowa, native leapt a distance of 24’06.50”, achieving the distance on his third attempt. Johnson previously posted a career mark two weeks ago at Iowa’s Musco Twilight, shattering his previous PR of 23’06” this evening.

With a throw of 59’07.50” in the shot put, Jan Jeuschede notched a fifth-place finish. The mark is his second-best of the season, earning the Rosrath, Germany, native a spot on the Big 12 podium.

Ryan Sander qualified for tomorrow’s final in the 110-meter hurdles. The Cedar Rapids, Iowa, native dropped over one tenth of a second off of his career best in the event, crossing the line in 14.17 seconds. Sander’s performance moves him up to seventh place on Iowa State’s all-time list.

Two career performances landed 400-meter hurdlers Derek Jones and Kris Brander in the final, qualifying fourth and sixth in the event. The Cyclone duo both notched personal bests on the day, as Jones crossed the line in 51.63 and Brander came in at 52.65. On the women’s side, Ese Okoro qualified for the event final with the second-fastest overall time, clocking in at 58.74 seconds.

800-meter runners Edward Kemboi and Ejiro Okoro both qualified easily for tomorrow’s finals. Kemboi took first in his heat, notching the third-fastest qualifying time in1:50.15. Kemboi will go head-to-head with Oklahoma State’s Chad Noelle in the final. Okoro will enter the women’s final with the fifth-fastest mark. The Birmingham, U.K., native clocked a time of 2:10.99. Both Kemboi (1:46.14 PR) and Okoro (2:04.47 PR) will both look to take the top spot on the podium tomorrow evening.

In the women’s 1,500-meter run, Perez Rotich notched an automatic-qualifying spot in tomorrow’s final. Rotich crossed the line in 4:30.08, clocking the sixth-fastest qualifying mark.

100m (M): 1) Trayvon Bromell, Baylor, 10.09; 15) Jared Ingram, 10.89
200m (M): 1) Everett Walker, Baylor, 20.74; 14) Mark Sitek, Iowa State, 21.50; 19) Ivan Tamba, Iowa State, 22.24
800m (W): 1) Katie Hoaldridge, Texas, 2:08.87; 5) Ejiro Okoro, Iowa State, 2:10.99; 15) Maryn Lowry, Iowa State, 2:15.36
800m (M): 1) Chad Noelle, Oklahoma State, 1:50.06; 3) Edward Kemboi, Iowa State, 1:50.15; 19) Joe Gioielli, Iowa State, 1:53.65; 23) Brandon Barnes, Iowa State, 1:54.91
1,500m (W): 1) Marielle Hall, Texas, 4:26.04; 6) Perez Rotich, Iowa State, 4:30.08; 15) Heidi Engelhardt, Iowa State, 4:41.93; 16) Maggie Gannon, Iowa State, 4:42.33; 22) Maddie Nagle, Iowa State, 4:54.53
110H: 1) Michael Stigler, Kansas, 13.77; 6) Ryan Sander, Iowa State, 14.17
400H (W): 1) Danielle Dowie, Texas, 56.77; 2) Ese Okoro, Iowa State, 58.74; 11) Krista Shoeman, 1:02.13
400H (M): 1) Michael Stigler, Kansas, 50.02; 4) Derek Jones, Iowa State, 51.63; 6) Kris Brander, Iowa State, 52.65; 10) Trey Achterhoff, Iowa State, 54.57
Shot Put (W): 1) Christina Hillman, Iowa State, 57’08.50”
Shot Put (M): 1) Ryan Crouser, Iowa State, 70’02.25”; 5) Jan Jeuschede, Iowa State, 59’07.50”
Long Jump (M): 1) Shujaa Benson, Texas Tech, 25’08.75”; 5) Mark Johnson, Iowa State, 24’06.50”
Decathlon: 1) Devin Dick, Kansas State, 7,792; 5) Taylor Sanderson, Iowa State, 6,925
Heptathlon: 1) Lindsay Vollmer, Kansas, 5,786; 9) Bree Woelber, Iowa State, 5,058

Cyclone PRs (All Days)
*Kris Brander (400H): 52.65
*Anna Holtermann (HT): 180’06”
*Mark Johnson (LJ): 24’06.50”
*Derek Jones (400H): 51.63
*Kayla Sanborn (HT): 195’02”
*Ryan Sander (110H): 14.17
*Taylor Sanderson (100m): 11.27
*Taylor Sanderson (400m): 51.31
*Taylor Sanderson (LJ): 23’02”
*Taylor Sanderson (JT): 165’03”
*Taylor Sanderson (1,500m): 4:42.23
*Taylor Sanderson (Dec): 6,925
*Bree Woelber (Hep): 5,058
*Bree Woelber (100H): 14.27
*Bree Woelber (200m): 25.90

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