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Cyclone Women Break Program DMR Record

Release: 02/07/2014
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LINCOLN, Neb. – Iowa State opened up competition at the Frank Sevigne Husker Invitational Friday evening. Personal bests from Ryan Sander, Kaci Storm and Trey Achterhoff highlighted the night’s action. Elsewhere, the Iowa State women’s distance medley relay team broke the school record and placed second in the event at the Armory Collegiate Invitational.

Armory Collegiate Invitational
The Iowa State women’s distance medley relay team gained national attention this evening, placing second at the Armory Collegiate Invitational. The squad finished the race in 11:11.93 and set a new program record in the process, breaking the previous mark set last season (11:15.65).

Perez Rotich kicked things off in the 1200-meter leg, battling back and forth with athletes from Arkansas, Alabama and Villanova. Iowa State was in fourth place at the first exchange, behind the aforementioned teams.

Ese Okoro brought the Cyclones back into contention after a very strong 400-meter leg. Ese torched the track, passing both Villanova and Alabama before handing off to her twin sister Ejiro for the 800m. The 2013 All-American kept pace with Arkansas and made up ground as the competitors entered the final leg of the race.

Cyclone freshman Bethanie Brown anchored the medley with the mile. Brown, 2013 cross country All-American, hung tough in her section of the relay and held position with a second place finish.

The 11 minute, 11.93 second performance is currently good for the ninth fastest time in the nation this season.

Distance Medley Relay: 1) Arkansas, 10:57.15; 2) Iowa State, 11:11.93

Husker Invitational
Personal bests from Ryan Sander, Kaci StormTrey Achterhoff and Taylor McDowell highlighted the night's action for Iowa State at Day 1 of the Husker Invitational.

Sander and Storm both set personal marks in the 60-meter hurdle prelims, finishing in 8.05 and 9.05, respectively. Achterhoff bested his mark set earlier this season and crossed the line in 49.84 seconds.

McDowell competed in the women's 5,000-meter run, crossing the line in 17:25.09. She finished third overall in the event.

Men’s Results
Weight Throw: 1) Nick Miller, Oklahoma State, 11) Henry Kelley, Iowa State, 56-05.25
Long Jump: 1) Patrick Raedler, Nebraska, 24-09.25; 7) Mark Johnson, Iowa State, 22-11.75
60m-h: 1) Chris Caldwell, Iowa Central, 7.73; 13) Ryan Sander, Iowa State, 8.05
60m: 1) Clayton Vaughn, UT-Arlington, 6.65;25) Ivan Tamba, Iowa State, 7.05
400m: 1) Cody Rush, Nebraska, 47.05; 33) Trey Achterhoff, Iowa State, 49.84; 42) Kris Brander, Iowa State, 51.07

Women’s Results
60m-h: 1) Sharika Nelvis, Arkansas State, 8.14; 19) Kaci Storm, Iowa State, 9.05
60m: 1) Jessica Davis, USC, 7.37; 31) Jessica Nichols, Iowa State, 7.88
5,000m: 1) Martina Tresch, Kansas State, 16:42.53; 3) Taylor McDowell, Iowa State, 17:25.09
400m: 1) Dee Dee Trotter, Saucony, 52.57; 35) Britney Williams, Iowa State, 58.48; 38) Emily Toennies, Iowa State, 59.06
Weight Throw: 1) Destinee Romain, UCF, 65-08.25; 18) Kayla Sanborn, Iowa State, 50-09.50

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