Field Events Highlight Cyclones' Big 4 Dual Showing
IOWA CITY, Iowa - Iowa State men's and women's track and field teams competed at the Big 4 Duals, Saturday, opening up the 2014 season for several competitors. Field event victories from Christina Hillman, Jan Jeuschede, Kelly McCoy and Kevin Poster highlighted the Cyclone effort.
In the shot put, 2013 All-American Christina Hillman continued her impressive start to the year, winning the event with a best throw of 55-01.00. Hillman hit the mark on her second throw of competition and outthrew the field by over eight feet. The Cyclone hurler holds two of the top throws in the nation, including a nation-leading throw of 57-05.50.
On the men's side, Jan Jeuschede also won by an impressive margin. On his first throw of the day, Jeuschede hurled the 16-pound shot a season-best 60 feet, three inches. That throw would be more than enough, as none of his competitors would eclipse the 58-feet mark. The Rosrath, Germany, native is currently ranked just outside of the nation's top-15.
In the men's triple jump, Kevin Poster an indoor personal-record of 47-03.25, besting his previous mark by three inches. Poster lept over eight inches farther than the next closest jumper.
High jumper Kelly McCoy notched a win in the high jump, clearing the bar at 5 feet, 8 inches. The win marks her second of the season.
Maggie Gannon picked up a victory in a very technical 800-meter race. The field ran a slower pace overall and it came down to a final kick to seal Gannon's win. The Burlington, Ill., native crossed the line in 2:16.54.
Cyclone freshman Derek Jones captured the 400-meter title, with an indoor personal best of 50.00 seconds.
Men's Dual Results
Northern Iowa 89.00 54.00 Iowa State
Iowa 97.00 62.00 Northern Iowa
Iowa 99.00 47.00 Iowa State
Northern Iowa 87.00 66.00 Drake
Drake 73.00 64.00 Iowa State
Iowa 104.00 52.00 Drake
Women's Dual Results
Northern Iowa 86.00 59.00 Iowa State
Iowa 91.00 66.00 Northern Iowa
Iowa 91.00 47.00 Iowa State
Northern Iowa 95.00 57.00 Drake
Iowa State 73.00 63.00 Drake
Iowa 102.00 46.00 Drake
60m-dash: 1) Lake Kwaza, Iowa, 7.41; 4) Jessica Nichols, Iowa State, 7.98
400m-dash: 1) Elexis Guster, Iowa, 55.17; 6) Brittney Williams, Iowa State, 58.61; 7) Emily Toennies, Iowa State, 59.78
600m-run: Montayla Holder, Iowa, 1:32.37; 3) Krista Shoeman, Iowa State, 1:33.46; 4) Dana Christensen, Iowa State, 1:37.51
800m-run: 1) Maggie Gannon, Iowa State, 2:16.54; 6) Maryn Lowry, Iowa State, 2:22.74
Mile Run: Katharina Trost, Iowa, 4:52.66; 2) Bethanie Brown, Iowa State, 4:52.74; 3) Samantha Bluske, Iowa State, 4:54.65; 5) Taylor McDowell, Iowa State, 5:06.54; 7) Maddie Nagle, Iowa State, 5:14.84
3000m-run: 1) Alex Wilson, UNI, 10:06.92; 2) Anna Buenneke, Iowa State, 10:17.28; 7) Heidi Engelhardt, Iowa State, 10:28.24; 8) Kristen Henson, Iowa State, 10:32.51
60m-hurdles: 1) Paige Knodle, UNI, 8.75; 7) Kaci Storm, Iowa State, 9.17
4x400: 1) Iowa, 3:43.43; 2) Iowa State, 3:47.94
High Jump: 1) Kelly McCoy, Iowa State, 1.73m; Hannah Willms, Iowa State, 1.70m; Bree Woelber, Iowa State, 1.65m
Shot Put: Christina Hillman, Iowa State, 16.79m; Bree Woelber, Iowa State, 10.08m
Weight Throw: Jasmine Simpson, Iowa, 17.59m; 5) Anna Holtermann, Iowa State, 15.00m; 7) Kayla Sanborn, Iowa State, 14.79
60m-dash: 1) Tevin-Cee Mincy, Iowa, 6.78; 5) Ivan Tamba, Iowa State, 7.03
400m-dash: 1) Derek Jones, Iowa State, 50.00; 6) Trey Achterhoff, Iowa State, 50.66
600m-dash: 1) Will Teubel, Iowa, 1:20.26; 7) Jacob Hoogenson, Iowa State, 1:23.79
800m-run: 1) Nathan Prom, Iowa, 1:55.81; 5) Brian Llamas, Iowa State, 1:58.25
Mile Run: 1) Brogan Austin, Drake, 4:16.79; 2) Brian Llamas, Iowa State, 4:16.93; 6) Matthew Whitlatch, Iowa State, 4:22.13
3000m: 1) Kevin Docherty, Iowa, 8:37.87; 2) Tyler Jermann, Iowa State, 8:38.03; 3) Steve Dado, Iowa State, 8:40.24
4x400m: 1) Iowa, 3:19.47; 2) Iowa State, 3:22.09
High Jump: 1) Kevin Spejcher, Iowa, 2.11m; 6)1.90m
Long Jump: 1) O'Shea Wilson, Iowa, 7.53m; 6) Taylor Sanderson, Iowa State, 6.75m; 7) Mark Johnson, Iowa State, 6.62m
Triple Jump: 1) Kevin Poster, Iowa State, 14.41m
Shot Put: 1) Jan Jeuschede, Iowa State, 18.36m; 5) Scott Schilb, Iowa State, 15.65m
Weight Throw: 1) Adam McDonnell, UNI, 18.57m; 5) Henry Kelley, Iowa State, 17.19m; 8) Ben Krynski, Iowa State, 14.74m