Season In Review: Iowa State Track & Field
AMES, Iowa - The Iowa State track and field season came to a close with a strong showing at the NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships. The Cyclones came away with a national champion, three first-team All-Americans, two second-teamers and three honorable mentions.
This season marked the first under director of track and field and cross country Martin Smith. The Cyclones excelled on national, conference and individual levels under Smith and his staff, as Iowa State student-athletes took home numerous accolades over the 2014 indoor and outdoor seasons.
Iowa State student-athletes won 12 conference event titles in 2014, taking seven at the Big 12 indoor meet and five more at the outdoor championships. Christina Hillman (wSP), Edward Kemboi (m800) and Ejiro Okoro (w800) swept their respective competitions.
On the individual level, 54 student-athletes notched personal records in 2014, with the majority improving the marks multiple times throughout the year. Of those who set personal records, 30 individuals either posted new marks or improved their previous standing on the program’s all-time top-10 lists. Over the indoor and outdoor seasons, the Cyclones notched a total of 52 spots on the all-time lists, including seven program records.
Here’s a breakdown of the Cyclones’ 2013-14 indoor and outdoor postseasons:
Christina Hillman (SP): Indoor and Outdoor
Big 12 Indoor Team Placing
Big 12 Outdoor Team Placing
*Cyclones notched 52 places on program all-time lists.
*54 student-athletes set personal records in 2014.
*Cyclone women finish 15th at NCAA outdoor championships.
*Edward Kemboi’s ISU-Record 800m
*Christina Hillman takes home both NCAA indoor and outdoor titles, setting program records in both outings.
*Ejiro Okoro sets program indoor record in 800m at ISU Classic, runs second-fastest time in Iowa State outdoor history at NCAA Championships.
*Kendra White sets ISU indoor 400m record at Bill Bergan Invitational.
*7 Cyclones crowned champion at Big 12 Indoors, 5 more at conference outdoor meet.
*Women’s DMR posts three fastest times in program history, running three different lineups.
*Ese Okoro takes home first-team All-America recognition after a PR of 56.67 in the #NCAATF 400H, clocking the fourth-fastest individual performance in program history.
*Kemboi finishes runner-up at NCAA indoor championships.
*Cameron Ostrowski wins Big 12 high-jump title to move up to No. 2 on all-time list.
*Katy Moen wins three straight races at Big 12s (5K, 10K) and NCAA West Prelims (10K), leading to second-team All-America recognition.
*Moen earns USTFCCCA Midwest Women’s Track Athlete of the Year.
*Jan Jeuschede posts top throw by a Cyclone shot putter since 1999 at #NCAATF Championships at 61’6.25”.
*Crystal Nelson takes No. 3 on all-time 5,000m list, crossing the line in 15:49.90 at Mt. SAC Relays.
*Freshman Derek Jones takes third in #Big12TF, clocking a 51.03 to rank No. 8 on ISU all-time list.
*Kelly McCoy clinches NCAA bid on career performance at NCAA West Prelims.
*Women’s 4x400m notched four top-5 spots on all-time lists, two indoor and two outdoor.
*Kayla Sanborn climbs to No. 5 on all-time hammer list.
*Mo Hrezi becomes seventh sub-29 minute 10K runner in program history.
*Bree Woelber becomes the third heptathlete in program history to break 5,000 points.
*Ryan Sander clocks fastest time by a Cyclone in the 110H since 2001 at 14.17.