ISU Women's Distance Draws Focus In Thursday Action
AMES, Iowa – The women’s distance squad was the Iowa State’s focal point this evening at the Mt. SAC Relays and the Kansas Relays. The night was highlighted by Katy Moen’s career performance in the 10,000-meter run.
Mt. SAC Relays
In one of the more showcased events of the evening, Cyclones Katy Moen and Samantha Bluske took the track in the women’s 10,000-meter run, as freshman Bethanie Brown sat out due to illness.
Moen shattered her personal-best in the event, crossing the line in seventh place with a time of 33:56.80. The time is over 1 minute, 20 seconds faster than her previous mark and is good for the seventh fastest time in program history. Bluske finished 15th in the race with a mark of 34:34.14, just off of her personal best in the event (34:16.40).
In Lawrence, Kan., freshman Heidi Engelhardt got the Cyclones going with a third place finish in the 1,500-meter run. Engelhardt crossed the line in 4 minutes, 40.12 seconds, edging out UN-Kearney’s Liz Damman at the line for third.
The second and final event of the evening for the Cyclones was the 5,000-meter run. Three Iowa State student-athletes competed in the event in Kristen Henson, Anna Buenneke and Julie Wiemerslage. Henson was the top finisher of the group, placing eighth in 17:57.65.
1,500m (W): 1) Monique Thompson, Lincoln (Mo.), 4:32.25; 3) Heidi Engelhardt, Iowa State, 4:40.12
5,000m (W): 1) Grace Morgan, Kansas, 17:11.88; 8) Kristen Henson, Iowa State, 17:57.65; 9) Anna Buenneke, Iowa State, 18:03.54; 15) Julie Wiemerslage, Iowa State, 18:17.55
*Katy Moen (10,000m): 33:56.80