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Cyclones Notch 12 PR's At Stanford Invite & Tiger Classic

Release: 04/04/2014
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AMES, Iowa – Members of the Iowa State track and field team put on career performances at both the Stanford Invitational and Tiger Track Classic Friday. In total, 12 student-athletes notched personal records in their respective events.

Stanford Invitational
Redshirt-freshman Taylor McDowell got things rolling for the Cyclones in the women’s 5,000-meter run. McDowell posted a personal-best of 17.02.26 in the event. The Hartland, Wis., native bested her previous mark of 17:25.09 by over 20 seconds with the performance.

In the women’s 1,500-meter run, five student-athletes notched personal records in Maggie Gannon, Perez Rotich, Colleen Riley, Maryn Lowry and Madison Nagle. Gannon was the top overall finisher for the Cyclones, crossing the line in 4:24.71. The Burlington, Ill., native’s performance was just 0.55 seconds off of cracking Iowa State’s all-time top-10 list in the event.

The women’s 5,000-meter run featured a trio of Cyclone distance runners in Samantha Bluske, Katy Moen and Bethanie Brown. All three notched personal bests, competing in heat two of the event. Moen took second in the race, notching a PR of over 25 seconds and crossing the line in 15:56.53. The performance moves her into fifth in program history in the event. Brown moved into seventh in ISU 5,000m history, running a time of 16:09.17. Clocking in at 16:19.18, Samantha Bluske held her ninth-place slot on the all-time list and passed Bonnie Sons (16:21.50) with the showing.

Mohamed Hrezi was Iowa State’s lone competitor from the men’s team at the Stanford Invitational, running the 10,000-meter run. Entering the race, Hrezi sat in 10th place on the all-time program list. The Naugatuck, Conn., native moved up to sixth on the list with a personal best of 28:51.88 in the event. Hrezi placed 19th in his heat.

1500m (W): Maggie Gannon, Iowa State, 4:24.71; Perez Rotich, Iowa State, 4:32.96; Colleen Riley, Iowa State, 4:35.86; Maryn Lowry, Iowa State, 4:39.18; Maddie Nagle, Iowa State, 4:39.96
5000m (W): Katy Moen, Iowa State, 15:56.53; Bethanie Brown, Iowa State, 16:09.17; Samantha Bluske, Iowa State, 16:19.18
10000m (M): Mohamed Hrezi, Iowa State, 28:51.88

Tiger Track Classic
Today’s competition at the Tiger Track Classic was based solely in the field, as the Cyclones had student-athletes competing in the men’s and women’s hammer throw and men’s triple jump.

Henry Kelley set a personal best for the second-consecutive outing in the hammer throw, hurling a mark of 185’07”. The mark moves him from ninth into sixth place on Iowa State’s all-time top-10 list in the event, passing Zech Scheibout, Mark Boeckmann and Collin Fett. The Waukee, Iowa, native placed fifth overall in the competition.

Kayla Sanborn matched Kelley’s performance on the women’s side. Sanborn placed second overall with a career-best throw of 187’09” in the hammer. She passes Susan Sherman and Emily Nugent to move from eighth up to sixth place on Iowa State’s all-time list.

Kevin Poster placed third in the men’s triple jump with a mark of 49’04.25”. Poster has eclipsed the 49-foot mark in both of his outdoor jumps this season.

Hammer Throw (M): 1. Renaldo Frechou, Southern Alabama, 209’06”; 5. Henry Kelley, Iowa State, 185’07”
Hammer Throw (W): 1. Emily Allen, Samford, 198’11”; 2. Kayla Sanborn, Iowa State, 187’09”; 6. Anna Holtermann, Iowa State, 162’06”
Triple Jump (M): 1. Cordairo Golden, MTSU, 51’08.50”; 3. Kevin Poster, Iowa State, 49’04.25”

Cyclone PR’s
Henry Kelley (HT): 185’07”
Kayla Sanborn (HT): 187’09”
Mohamed Hrezi (10,000m): 28:51.88
Katy Moen (5,000m): 15:56.53
Bethanie Brown (5,000m): 16:09.17
Samantha Bluske (5,000m): 16:19.18
Taylor McDowell (5,000m): 17:02.26
Maggie Gannon (1,500m): 4:24.71
Perez Rotich (1,500m): 4:32.96
Colleen Riley (1,500m): 4: 35.68
Maryn Lowry (1,500m): 4:39.18
Madison Nagle (1,500m): 4:39.96

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