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Okoro, Moen Rise On All-Time Lists At Payton Jordan

Release: 05/04/2014
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STANFORD, Calif. – The Cyclones saw six women post sub-4 minute, 30 second marks in the 1,500-meter run at the Payton Jordan Invitational, along with strong performances from Ejiro Okoro and Edward Kemboi in the women’s and men’s 800-meter run.

Five out of six women competing in the 1,500m posted personal records. Maggie Gannon was the Cyclones’ top overall finisher, crossing the line in 4:22.51. Gannon was just 0.35 seconds off of her personal best in the event, which is sixth in program history at 4:22.16. Katy Moen clocked a PR of 4:22.66, which is good for the eighth fastest mark on the all-time list. Crystal Nelson (4:23.40), Samantha Bluske (4:24.55), Perez Rotich (4:25.77) and Bethanie Brown (4:28.03) also notched personal bests in the event.

Ejiro Okoro moved her name up a notch on the all-time top-10 list in the 800-meter run. Okoro clocked a time of 2:04.49 and setting an outdoor best on the evening. The Birmingham, U.K., native now ranks fourth in Iowa State history.

In the men’s 800m, Edward Kemboi posted a mark of 1:48.47, placing second in his heat. Kemboi finished 9 tenths of a second behind Brooks Beasts’ Casmir Loxsom.

800m (M): 1) Eliud Rutto, Middle Tennessee State, 1:45.37; Edward Kemboi, Iowa State, 1:48.47
800m (W): 1) Karine Belleau-Beliveau, Les Vainqueurs, 2:01.46; Ejiro Okoro, Iowa State, 2:04.49
1,500m (W): 1) Kate Grace, Oiselle, 4:07.35; Maggie Gannon, Iowa State, 4:22.51; Katy Moen, Iowa State, 4:22.66; Crystal Nelson, Iowa State, 4:23.40; Samantha Bluske, Iowa State, 4:24.55; Perez Rotich, Iowa State, 4:25.77; Bethanie Brown, Iowa State, 4:28.03

Cyclone PRs
*Katy Moen (1,500m): 4:22.66
*Crystal Nelson (1,500m): 4:23.40
*Samantha Bluske (1,500m): 4:24.55
*Perez Rotich (1,500m): 4:25.77
*Bethanie Brown (1,500m): 4:28.03

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