The Iowa State Basic has grow to be a go-to race for most of the prime school distance runners in America. The two-day occasion last weekend at the Lied Middle in Ames didn’t disappoint, both.
Junior Edwin Kurgat’s faculty-report time in the 5,000-meter invitational highlight the WEEKEND UPDATE of one of the best performances by Iowa-based mostly endurance athletes. Kurgat broke Jonah Koech’s 28-yr-previous document in the race by operating 13:34.54 Friday. Kurgat lost a 3-lap dual with BYU’s Clayton Younger to complete runner-up by .08 of a second, but the time secures the reigning Massive 12 cross nation champion a spot at subsequent month’s NCAA Indoor Championships. Koech’s previous report set on the NCAA Indoor Championships was thirteen:36.sixty four.
Within the men’s three,000, additionally Friday, redshirt senior Dan Curts eclipsed eight minutes for the second time by operating 7:fifty seven.07. Teammate David Too was ninth in 7:fifty nine.fifty seven and have become the eighth Cyclone to interrupt eight minutes in program historical past. The others embrace present Cyclones Kurgat and Andrew Jordan.
Within the ladies’s invitational races, Cyclone freshman Cailie Logue ended up third in the 3,000 in a private-greatest 9:10.47. Logue’s time is sixth-greatest in Iowa State history. She trailed Kansas senior and runner-up Sharon Lokedi (9:06.sixty five), establishing a potential showdown on the Massive 12 indoor meet later this month. Iowa State teammate and sophomore Karly Ackley was 15th in 9:37.ninety eight.
Within the 5,000, sophomore Amanda Vestri moved into fifth all-time in the Cyclone historical past books by operating an enormous personal-greatest time of 15:55.37. Vestri, the sixth Cyclone underneath 16 minutes, took seventh place. Senior Anne Frisbie was 14th in 16:07.seventy two. Iowa senior Andrea Shine was 18th in sixteen:36.ninety three.
In the earlier men’s 5,000 races, reigning USA Marathon champion Brogan Austin ran a personal-greatest time of thirteen:56.89 to put third general. Austin is a former Drake University and Boone High standout who now runs for Tinman Elite and is backed by the Runablaze Iowa staff. Finishing seventh was University of Iowa senior Daniel Soto in a private-greatest 13:fifty nine.82. Soto is a former Valley High prep.
Drake College senior Joshua Yeager completed ninth in the men’s three,000 in 8:eleven.95. Yeager is a former Middle Level-Urbana prep. Iowa State junior John Nownes was one place again in 10th after an eight:12.34 effort. Iowa freshman Noah Healy was 14th in eight:15.32. And sophomore Thomas Pollard continued his comeback in seventeenth in 8:15.67. All 4 occasions have been private bests.
In the ladies’s 5,000, Iowa junior Megan Schott took tenth in 16:39.54. Schott is a former Des Moines Roosevelt runner and Iowa State transfer. Former Charles Metropolis prep McKayla Cole, a Northern Iowa sophomore, ran a personal-greatest 17:01.38 in taking 14th.
Within the ladies’s 3,000, Iowa freshman Anna Hostetler, a former Mid-Prairie of Wellman standout, completed seventh in 9:35.10, a new greatest time. Additionally…