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Kemboi sets new track mark for Iowa State

logo_iowa_state_cyclonesAMES, Iowa – Iowa State’s Edward Kemboi set a Cyclone school record in the 1,000-meter run, winning the event with a time of 2:22.71 Saturday in the Lied Center. It was the second school mark set by Iowa Staters in two days of the ISU Open at the Lied Center.

“It was our first time out and you always have some good things happen and some surprises but Edward’s effort broke a mark made by an All-American and that is noteworthy,” Iowa State head coach Corey Ihmels said.

Kemboi broke the 1,000-meter run school record of 2:22.80, set by David Rotich in 2006. Teammate Alec Bollman placed fourth with a time of 2:29.37.

Kelly Hering earned first in the high jump with a mark of 5-04.25.

“I’m back up to where I was last year for my highest jump,” said Hering. “I was struggling a little bit with belief in myself so it was a bit of a boost to do well today.”

Cyclone throwers Christina Hillman and Jan Jeuschede both earned first in the women’s and men’s shot put, respectively. Hillman won with a mark 54-11.25. Jeuschede threw 56-05.75.

“This meet wasn’t as exciting or competitive filled as the last meet, but it was still a good meet to assess where I’m at,” said Hillman. “Last year my second meet was a big regression from my first meet. But this year I’ve been pretty consistent and I’m excited about that.”

Three Cyclone women took the top spots in the 1,000-meter run. Maggie Gannon placed first (2:53.75), Colleen Riley second (2:56.65) and Emily Meese third (3:00.12). Morgan Casey finished fifth and Madison Nagle 11th.

Iowa State NCAA champion Betsy Saina won the women’s mile run in 4:40.98. Iowa State took 12 out of the top 15 spots, including: Betsy Saina, Ej Okoro, Dani Stack, Meaghan Nelson, Crystal Nelson, Samantha Bluske, Perez Rotich, Katy Moen, Andrea Toppin, Anna Buenneke, Taylor Petersen, and Bethany Olson.

The women’s 4×400 relay team placed first with a time of 3:44.06.

Senior Ian Warner placed second in the 60-meter dash finals with a time of 6.70, tying his personal best time.

Five Iowa State hurdlers qualified for the 60-meter hurdles finals, including Jordon Andreassen, Kelly McCoy, Ryan Sander, Ethan Wilkins, and Troy Walls. Junior Ryan Sander finished second in the finals with a new personal best time of 7.97. Teammate Ethan Wilkins earned fifth with 8.28. Jordon Andreassen led the Cyclone women in the finals with a time of 9.32, Kelly McCoy placed eighth.

Sophomore Nick Efkamp won the 400-meter dash with a time of 46.75.

“Nick showed us something today,” Ihmels said. “He came and ran the way we thought he could,” Ihmels said.

The Iowa State men’s miler runners were led by Alec Baldwin’s fifth-place effort in a time of 4:15.26.

Four Iowa State runners placed in the top 10 of the 600-yard run. Senior Ese Okoro lead the pack finishing second with 1:21.72.

Krista Shoeman and Dana Christensen both set new personal best times, Donnise Powell finished seventh.

Cyclone Kevin Poster placed fourth in the triple jump with a mark of 45-09.00. Nick Lucs also earned fourth in the high jump with a mark of 6-06.00.

The Iowa State track and field team will return next Thursday to host the Bill Bergan Invitational in the Lied Center.

Iowa State Results:


60-meter hurdles (prelims): 1) Sarah Yeager, Drake, 8.78; 6) Jordon Andreassen, IOWA STATE, 9.10; 7) Kelly McCoy, IOWA STATE, 9.14; 20) Anna Holtermann, IOWA STATE, 9.66.

60-meter hurdles (finals): 1) Marissa Smith, Drake, 8.81; 7) Jordon Andreassen, IOWA STATE, 9.32; 8) Kelly McCoy, IOWA STATE, 9.39.

400-meter dash: 1) Bethany Praska, Hawkeye Track Club, 54.70; 2) Kendra White, IOWA STATE, 56.00; 50) Kelly McCoy, IOWA STATE, 1:05.57; 54) Anna Holtermann, IOWA STATE, 1:06.21.

600-yard run: 1) Bethany Praska, Hawkeye Track Club, 1:20.48; 2) Ese Okoro, IOWA STATE, 1:21.72; 3) Krista Shoeman, IOWA STATE, 1:22.75; 5) Dana Christensen, IOWA STATE, 1:24.53; 7) Donnise Powell, IOWA STATE, 1:24.98.

Mile Run: 1) Betsy Saina, IOWA STATE, 4:40.98; 2) Ej Okoro, IOWA STATE, 4:49.04; 3) Dani Stack, IOWA STATE, 4:49.30; 4) Meaghan Nelson, IOWA STATE, 4:49.53; 5) Crystal Nelson, unattached, 4:51.51; 6) Samantha Bluske, IOWA STATE, 4:51.80; 7) Perez Rotich, unattached, 5:05.58; 8) Katy Moen, IOWA STATE, 5:06.60; 11) Andrea Toppin, IOWA STATE, 5:11.93; 12) Anna Buenneke, IOWA STATE, 5:12.15; 13) Taylor Petersen, IOWA STATE, 5:12.19; 15) Bethany Olson, IOWA STATE, 5:13.24.

1,000-meter run: 1) Maggie Gannon, IOWA STATE, 2:53.75; 2) Colleen Riley, IOWA STATE, 2:56.65; 3) Emily Meese, IOWA STATE, 3:00.12; 5) Morgan Casey, IOWA STATE, 3:01.01; 11) Madison Nagle, unattached, 3:09.06.

3,000-meter run: 1) Clerc Simpson, unattached, 9:39.09; 3) Taylor McDowell, unattached, 10:24.90; 4) Erin Valenti, IOWA STATE, 10:25.14.

4×400 relay: 1) IOWA STATE, 3:44.06.

Shot Put: 1) Christina Hillman, IOWA STATE, 54-11.25; 2) Hayli Bozarth, IOWA STATE, 50-00.50; 3) Laishema Hampton, IOWA STATE, 45-09.25; 10) Ashley Thooft, unattached, 41-04.25.

High Jump: 1) Kelly Hering, IOWA STATE, 5-04.25; 2) Alison Tedrow, IOWA STATE, 5-03.00; 7) Hannah Willms, IOWA STATE, 5-03.00; 10) Karly Groon, IOWA STATE, 5-01.00; 13) Kelly McCoy, IOWA STATE, 5-01.00.


60-meter hurdles (prelims): 1) Ryan Sander, IOWA STATE, 8.03; 6) Ethan Wilkins, IOWA STATE, 8.27; 8) Troy Walls, IOWA STATE, 8.34; 23) Taylor Sanderson, IOWA STATE, 8.58; 37) Brandon Ophoff, IOWA STATE, 8.93; 40) Cole Chestnut, IOWA STATE, 8.96.

60-meter hurdles (finals): 1) Keith Hopkins, Wildcat Track Club, 7.96; 2) Ryan Sander, IOWA STATE, 7.97; 5) Ethan Wilkins, IOWA STATE, 8.28.

60-meter dash (prelims): 1) 1) Mark Jelks, Hobson’s Elite, 6.69; 2) Ian Warner, IOWA STATE, 6.77; 7) Ryan Sander, IOWA STATE, 6.95; 23) Jared Ingram, IOWA STATE, 7.11.

60-meter dash (finals): 1) Mark Jelks, Hobson’s Elite, 6.65; 2) Ian Warner, IOWA STATE, 6.70; 6) Ryan Sander, IOWA STATE, 6.92.

400-meter dash: 1) Nick Efkamp, IOWA STATE, 46.75; 12) Ethan Wilkins, IOWA STATE, 49.74; 14) Ivan TAmba, IOWA STATE, 49.96; Taylor Sanderson, IOWA STATE, 51.34; Troy Walls, IOWA STATE, 51.99; Matt Harmeyer, IOWA STATE, 52.43.

600-yard run: 1) Erik Sowinski, Hawkeye Running Club, 1:08.42; 29) Jacob Hoogenson, IOWA STATE, 1:15.56.

800-meter run: 1) Monte Larsen, Morningside, 1:52.89; 14) Brandon Barnes, IOWA STATE, 1:58.20.

Mile Run: 1) Andy Coy, Dakota State, 4:13.53; 5) Alec Baldwin, IOWA STATE, 4:15.26; 6) Mohamed Hrezi, unattached, 4:16.18; 7) Cullen Wannarka, IOWA STATE, 4:17.63; 10) Chris Alvarez, unattached, 4:20.99; 11) Abdou Seye, IOWA STATE, 4:21.01; 12) Stephen Saylor, IOWA STATE, 4:21.96.

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