SOUTH BEND, Ind. – Five Iowa State athletes traveled east this afternoon to compete at Notre Dame’s Alex Wilson Invitational. The Cyclones ran in the 400-meter, 800-meter and mile events.
In the 400m, Derek Jones bettered his personal record for the second time in as many weeks. The Glenwood, Iowa, native finished eighth overall with a time of 48.35 seconds, crossing the line .43 seconds faster than his previous mark. Jones’ time is the fastest run by a Cyclone this season.
Three Cyclones notched sub 4-minute, 10-second performances in Alex Dillenbeck (8th), Brian Llamas (9th) and Edward Kemboi (11th). Dillenbeck crossed the line in 4:04.5 for his second-fastest time in the last two years. Llamas and Kemboi finished the race in 4:08.23 and 4:09.27, respectively.
Joe Gioielli was the lone Cyclone to compete in the 800-meter run. Gioielli finished 11th overall in 1:52.27, marking his fastest time of the year.
*Derek Jones (400m): 48.35
400m: 1) Christopher Giesting, Notre Dame, 45.89; 8) Derek Jones, Iowa State, 48.35
800m: 1) Blair Henderson, LSU, 1:49.37; 11) Joe Gioielli, Iowa State, 1:52.27
Mile: 1) De’Sean Turner, Indiana Elite, 3:58.27; 8) Alex Dillenbeck, Iowa State, 4:04.53; 9) Brian Llamas, Iowa State, 4:08.23; 11) Edward Kemboi, Iowa State, 4:09.27