Cyclones Notch Nine Titles In Season Opener
AMES, Iowa- The Iowa State men's and women's track and field notched nine first-place finishes at the Holiday Classic Friday night. The women's team totaled five individual winners, while the men added four titles.
Christina Hillman got the Cyclones of to a strong start with a victory in the shot put with a longest throw of 17.51 meters. Men’s sophomore Jan Jeuschede equaled Hillman with a first-place finish of his own, throwing the shot 17.31 meters.
Both the men’s and women’s 4x400-meter relay teams finished first, completing the race in 3:19.64 and 3:50.82, respectively. The men competed Russell Acton, Richard Bales, Kris Brander and Trey Achteroff, while Britney Williams, Krista Shoeman, Ese Okoro, Emily Toennies captured the title for the Cyclone women.
Cyclone newcomer Mark Sitek was impressive in his Cyclone debut. The junior transfer placed fourth in the 60-meter dash with a personal-best time of 6.92 seconds.
Iowa State sprints and hurdles coach Glenn Smith was very pleased with Sitek’s performance.
“He was very good for us today,” Smith said. “His previous best in junior college was 7.10 seconds [in the 60-meter dash] and today he ran 6.92 seconds, which is a great improvement. He’s made a lot of gains this year and I still think he has even more in the tank.”
Krista Shoeman was the top finisher in the women’s 600-yard run today. The All-Big 12 runner placed first in a time of 1:23.81.
Next Time Out
The Cyclones return to the track Jan. 18, when the squads travel to Iowa City, Iowa to compete in the Big 4 Duals. The meet with feature talent from in-state rivals UNI, Drake and Iowa.
Triple Jump: 1) Demorrio Leggett, Unattached, 15.47m; 3. Kevin Poster, Unattached 14.28m
Shot Put: 1) Jan Jeuschede, Iowa State, 17.31m; 2) Scott Schilb, Iowa State, 15.65m; 8) Taylor Sanderson, Iowa State 11.62m.
Weight Throw: 1) Nathaniel Marshall, Western Illinios, 19.37m; 3) Henry Kelley, Iowa State, 17.48m; 7) Ben Krynski, Iowa State, 13.78m
60-meter hurdles: 1) Glenn Powell, Western Illinois, 8.14; Troy Walls, Unattached, 8.24.
300-meter dash: 1) Deon Sanders, Unattached, 34.73; 5) Russell Acton, Iowa State, 34.93; 12) Kris Brander, Iowa State, 35.44; 13. Trey Achterhoff, Iowa State, 35.67; 16. Derek Jones, Iowa State, 36.02
4x400-meter relay: 1) Iowa State, 3:19.64.
600-yard run: 1) Brett Wright, Drake, 1:12.38; 3) Rich Bales, Iowa State, 1:14.23.
1,000-meter run: 1) Christian DeLago, Unattached, 2:29.43.
Mile Run: 1) Eli Horton, Central College, 4:19.35; 7) Jordan Schulze, Unattached, 4:31.38
Shot Put: 1) Christina Hillman, Iowa State, 17.51m
Weight Throw: 1) Jamie Lindstrom, UNI, 16.94m; 3) Christina Hillman, Iowa State, 16.18m; 4) Kayla Sanborn, Iowa State, 15.37m; 5) Anna Holtermann, Iowa State, 15.04m
60-Meter Dash: 1) Latoya King, Lincoln, 7.45; 7) Jessica Nichols, Iowa State, 7.85.
60-meter hurdles: 1) Ladonna Richards, Lincoln, 8.51; 10) Kaci Storm, Iowa State, 9.17.
300-meter dash: 1) Althia Maximilien, Missouri State, 39.31; 3) Britney Williams, Iowa State, 40.87; 7) Emily Toennies, Iowa State, 41.61.
4x400-meter relay: 1) Iowa State, 3:50.82.
600-yard dash: 1) Krista Shoeman, Iowa State, 1:23.81.
1-mile run: 1) Madison Nagle, Iowa State, 5:04.12; 2) Erin Hooker, Unattached, 5:06.02; 4) Lauren Benzing, Iowa State, 5:12.43; 5) Julie Wiemerslage, Iowa State, 5:12.70; 8) Heidi Engelhardt, Iowa State, 5:19.20; 9) Kristen Henson, Iowa State, 5:24.55; 12) Maryn Lowry, Iowa State, 5:29.22