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Lisa Uhl to be Inducted Into Cyclone Hall of Fame!

Lisa Uhl-Ft. Dodge-ISU ©Jim Kirby 2011

Lisa Uhl-Ft. Dodge-ISU
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The Iowa State Letterwinners Club announced today Iowa State Athletics Hall of Fame class of 2020. Five former Cyclone stars will be inducted into the Iowa State Athletics Hall of Fame on Friday Oct. 16 in a ceremony at the Sukup End Zone Club in Ames. All five inductees will be honored at halftime of the Iowa State-Oklahoma game on Saturday Oct. 17.

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To be eligible for the Hall of Fame, athletes must be 10 years removed from their final season of competition at Iowa State. The 10-year eligibility rule was implemented this year from 15 years, which is a standard guideline among peer institutions.

Registration to purchase tickets for the banquet will open at a later date on

Public tickets are $50 and athletic alumni are encouraged to join us for the entire weekend with reunion benefits.

The Iowa State Athletics Hall of Fame was established in 1997 and 193 Cyclone legends have been enshrined. Induction into the Hall of Fame is the highest honor bestowed upon by the Iowa State Athletics Department and decided by a selection committee comprised of Iowa State administrators and athletic alumni.

2020 Iowa State Athletics Hall of Fame Inductees

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Lisa Koll (2007-2010) – Women’s Track & Field/Cross Country

  • Four-time National Champion (2008, 2010)
  • 11-time All-American (2007-10)
  • USTFCCA National Female Track Athlete of the Year (2010)
  • Three-time First-Team CoSIDA Academic All-American (2008-10)
  • CoSIDA Academic All-American of the Year (2009)
  • Big 12 Female Athlete of the Year (2010)
  • Nine-time Big 12 Champion (2007-10)
  • Two-time Iowa State Female Athlete of the Year (2008, 2010)
  • Outstanding Performer at Big 12 Outdoor Championship (2009, 2010)
  • Outstanding Performer at Big 12 Indoor Championship (2010)
  • Collegiate record-holder in the 10,000-meter run at 31:18.07 (2010)
  • U.S. Olympian in the 10,000-meter run (2012)


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Iowans Covey and Yeager Help Jack Rabbits to Big Finish at Conference

Joshua Yeager-Cedar Point-Drake SDST ©Jack Rabbits Athletics 2020

Joshua Yeager-Cedar Point-Drake SDST
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The South Dakota State track and field teams concluded the 2020 Summit League Indoor Track and Field Championships Presented by U.S. Air Force Special Warfare on Saturday at the Lutheran Health Fieldhouse in Fort Wayne, Ind.

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The Jackrabbit men finished second with 179 points, while the women came in third with 94 points.

Sam Zenner won gold in the men’s 200 and also picked up the new Lutheran Health Fieldhouse facility record with his mark of 21.60. Behind Zenner’s, Coby Hilton finished fifth with 21.97and Daniel Clarke ended with a mark of 22.39 to earn seventh.

Addison Eisenbeisz picked up SDSU’s second individual conference title in the women’s high jump. Eisenbeisz leaped for a new personal best of 5-8.75, moving her from eighth to fourth on SDSU’s all-time list. After Eisenbeisz, Chloe Holtz took fourth at a 5-7.00 and Maddie Mingo took 12th with a jump of 5-1.00.

Micah Mather edged teammate Joseph Minor-Williams by five thousandths of a second to earn the conference title in the men’s 5,0000. Mather crossed the line at 14:40.013 while Minor-Williams followed at 14:40.018 to earn silver. Joshua Yeager finished fifth at 14:50.04, Gabe Peters took sixth with a mark of 14:50.82, Lukas Nelson picked up seventh with a 14:57.06 and Thomas Breuckman clocked a 15:26.15 to round out Jackrabbit finishers.

Nick Wessels earned runner-up and a silver medal in the men’s 60m hurdles with his time of 8.10. Jacob Lackas finished sixth with a 8.41 and Reid Pierzinski finished eighth in the event’s finals.

Ellie Friesen took second in the women’s mile, clocking a 4:57.97 to earn silver.

Oksana Covey took silver in the women’s 800 with a mark of 2:11.58. Tori Glazier finished fifth at 2:17.49 and Jessica Christoffercame in eighth with a time of 2:27.38.

Familiar faces found themselves back on the podium today. Lukas Nelson and Joshua Yeager, who took second and third in the men’s 3,000 yesterday, were back today after Nelson took second in the men’s mile with a mark of 4:11.65 and Yeager crossed at 4:12.57 for third.

Caleb Bray earned bronze in the men’s 400 with his time of 48.77.

Sam Zenner won bronze in the men’s 60m dash with a mark of 9.91. Behind him, Coby Hilton took fourth with a 6.94 and Daniel Clarke took seventh, clocking a 7.00.

SDSU’s women’s 4×400 of Lauren Van Dyke, Hannah Whitbread, Rich-Ann Archer and Oksana Covey earned bronze with a mark of 3:52.59, while the men’s 4×400 of double medalists Sam Zenner and Caleb Bray along with Blake Iverson and Landon Larsoncrossed the finish line at 3:21.11 to also take third.

Anna Donnay finished fourth with a 17:19.21 in the women’s 5,000. Noah Huber took sixth in the men’s weight throw with a mark of 62-7.25. Rich-Ann Archer ran a 25.62 in the women’s 200m finals with her seventh place finish in her debit conference championships. Archer (7.932) and Emily Altenburg (7.938) went five and six in the women’s 60m dash.

Blake Iverson (5th place, 1:56.15) and Derek Boekelheide (7th place, 2:00.19) represented  the Jacks in the men’s 800 finals, while Lauren Van Dyke ran a 57.86 in the women’s 400 finals.

Haley Mottinger ended the women’s 60m hurdle finals with a sixth place finish that matches her career-best mark of 8.76 that has her at sixth all-time at SDSU.  The Jacks went 4-5-7-11 in the men’s triple jump with Reid Pierzinski (4th place, 46-1.50), Trey Tiefenthaler (5th place, 46-0.75), Tre Manning (7th place, 45-6.25) and Daniel Clarke (11th place, 43-2.50).


1.) North Dakota State 211.5
2.) South Dakota State 179
3. South Dakota 156.5
4.) Oral Roberts 74.5
5.) North Dakota 21.5
6.) Western Illinois 11
7.) Purdue Fort Wayne 7

1.) North Dakota State 213.5
2.) South Dakota 148
3.) South Dakota State 94
4.) North Dakota 72.5
5.) Oral Roberts 72
6.) Western Illinois 39
7.) Purdue Fort Wayne 18
8.) Nebraska-Omaha 6

Full results of the South Dakota State track and field teams concluded the 2020 Summit League Indoor Track and Field Championships Presented by U.S. Air Force Special Warfare can be found here.

South Dakota State returns for outdoor season March 25-28 at the Texas Relays in Austin, Texas and March 27 and 28 at the Texas State Bobcat Invite in San Marcos, Texas.

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Iowans Propel Cyclones to Big 12 Title!

The Iowa State men’s indoor track and field team are Big 12 Champions. The Cyclones won their first track and field team title in the Big 12 era on Saturday at the Lied Recreation Athletic Center, posting 137 team points.

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Larkin Chapman-Muscatine-ISU ©Luke Lu-Cyclones Athletics 2020

Larkin Chapman-Muscatine-ISU
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Iowa State’s last indoor track and field title came in 1994 during the Big Eight Era. For Director of Track & Field Martin Smith, it ended a 10-year wait to lift the indoor title, as he last won it with Oklahoma in 2010.

The Cyclone men were led by the repeat winner of the Big 12 High Point Award for the Indoor Championships Edwin Kurgat, who did the 3K/5K double for the second-straight indoor season along with taking third in the mile. Roshon Roomes picked up a pair of titles on Saturday, repeating his triumph in the 600-yard run and adding an 800-meter run title to his trophy collection.

The Cyclone men showed their strength in the middle and long distance events, racking up a combined 123 points across the 600-yard, 800-meter, 1,000-meter, mile, 3,000-meter, 5,000-meter runs and the distance medley relay.

The Iowa State women enjoyed a strong day as well, finishing fourth with 74.33 points, with Cailie Loguealso doing a 3K/5K sweep to share the High Point Award for the meet.

ISU entered the men’s 3,000 needing 16 points to guarantee the title. The Cyclones sent Kurgat and Thomas Pollard out on their own while Chad Johnson played defense against the rest of the field. The Cyclone duo was never caught, repeating their 1-2 from the night before in the 5,000. Kurgat got conference title No. 6 in 8:10.48, while Pollard brought home another silver medal in 8:14.85. Johnson was rewarded for his hard work with a sixth-place finish in 8:17.92.

Roomes had a busy day, taking on his section of the 600-yard final at 2:40 p.m. He took care of business to repeat in 1:08.66, and brought teammate Cebastian Gentil with him in second in 1:09.45. 70 minutes later, Roomes returned to the track in the 800 and was again dominant in a wire-to-wire victory. Yet again it was one of his teammates, Daniel Nixon, who joined him atop the podium as he ran to silver in 1:48.65.

Festus Lagat added to his gold medal in the DMR last night, with a pair of silver medals in the mile (4:13.84) and the 1,000 (2:26.98). Lagat was third behind Kurgat (26 points) and Roomes (20 points) in terms of points responsible for at the Big 12 Championships, notching 18.5 points across the two days.

For the second-straight season, Mason Weh was the bronze medalist in the 60-meter hurdles, clocking in at 7.93. In the field, Cody Durbin posted a career-best high jump of 6-10 3/4 (2.09m) to finish in fifth.

For the Cyclone women, Logue took the lead after 1,000 meters and never looked back to pick up her sixth career Big 12 individual crown. It was her teammate Abby Caldwell, who ran to a second silver medal of the weekend, who surprised. The sixth-year senior was sitting in sixth with two laps to go, but showed good strength to record the second place finish.

Another big finisher for the Cyclone women was Larkin Chapman, who went from eighth place to the bronze medal in the 1,000-meter run on the final lap, clocking in at 2:50.21. Katarina Vlahovic finished her indoor season with yet another personal best and a bronze medal in the 60 hurdles, finishing in 8.30. In the field, Keiara Williams had another career-best day, using a top shot put throw of 48-11 1/2 (14.92m) to finish sixth.

Up Next
Qualifiers for the 2020 NCAA Indoor Track & Field Championships will be announced on Tuesday night. The Championships will be in Albuquerque, New Mexico this season on March 13-14.

Team Scores
Men: 1. Iowa State – 137
; Texas Tech – 127; 3. Texas – 118; 4. Oklahoma – 87; 5. Kansas State – 76; 6. TCU – 53; 7. Baylor – 50; 8. Oklahoma State – 46; 9. Kansas – 45
Women: 1. Texas – 180.33; 2. Texas Tech – 131; 3. Kansas State – 91; 4. Iowa State – 74.33; 5. Oklahoma – 72; T-6. Kansas, Oklahoma State – 54; 8. Baylor – 34.33; 9. TCU – 34; 10. West Virginia – 16

Iowa State Results
600-Yard Run (M):
1. Roshon Roomes, Iowa State – 1:08.66; 2. Cebastian Gentil, Iowa State – 1:09.45
600-Yard Run (W): 1. Brooke Jaworski, Texas – 1:19.14; 8. Zakiyah Amos, Iowa State – 1:22.79
800-Meter Run (M): 1. Roshon Roomes, Iowa State – 1:48.39; 2. Daniel Nixon, Iowa State – 1:48.65
1,000-Meter Run (M): 1. Takieddine Hedeilli, Texas Tech – 2:26.67; 2. Festus Lagat, Iowa State – 2:26.98; 7. Leonel Perez, Iowa State – 2:30.27
1,000-Meter Run (W): 1. Kassidy Johnson, Kansas State – 2:44.89; 3. Larkin Chapman, Iowa State – 2:50.21
Mile Run (M): 1. Takiddine Hedeilli, Texas Tech – 4:13.27; 2. Festus Lagat, Iowa State – 4:13.84; 3. Edwin Kurgat, Iowa State – 4:14.28; 8. Milo Greder, Iowa State – 4:20.27
Mile Run (W): 1. Kathryn Gillespie, Texas – 4:36.89; 6. Gwynne Wright, Iowa State – 4:50.27; 11. Brina Kraft, Iowa State – 5:24.80
3,000-Meter Run (M): 1. Edwin Kurgat, Iowa State – 8:10.48; 2. Thomas Pollard, Iowa State – 8:14.85; 6. Chad Johnson, Iowa State – 8:17.92; 9. Mitchell Day, Iowa State – 8:20.45; 10. Gable Sieperda, Iowa State – 8:22.24; 11. David Too, Iowa State – 8:24.02
3,000-Meter Run (W): 1. Cailie Logue, Iowa State – 9:28.88; 2. Abby Caldwell, Iowa State – 9:29.64; 6. Winrose Chesang, Iowa State – 9:38.20; 10. Madelynn Hill, Iowa State – 9:46.68; 11. Grace Dickel, Iowa State – 9:49.01; 29. Norah Korir, Iowa State – 10:07.70
60-Meter Hurdles (M): 1. John Burt, Texas – 7.71; 3. Mason Weh, Iowa State – 7.93
60-Meter Hurdles (W): 1. Gabrielle McDonald, Texas Tech – 8.04; 3. Katarina Vlahovic, Iowa State – 8.30; 7. Kaylyn Hall, Iowa State – 8.46
4×400-Meter Relay (M): 1. TCU – 3:06.90; 9. Iowa State (Gage Clay, Joven Nelson, Nate Kennedy, Cebastian Gentil) – 3:15.60
4×400-Meter Relay (W): 1. Texas – 3:32.64; 9. Iowa State (Kaylyn Hall, Zakiyah Amos, Janette Schraft, Maggie Davis) – 3:55.76

High Jump (M): 1. Tejaswin Shankar, Kansas State – 7-3 3/4 (2.23m); 5. Cody Durbin, Iowa State – 6-10 3/4 (2.09m); T-9. Miles Rupiper, Iowa State – 6-6 1/4 (1.99m)
High Jump (W): 1. Jillian Johnson, TCU – 5-10 3/4 (1.80m); T-8. Megan Durbin, Iowa State – 5-6 (1.68m)
Shot Put (M): 1. Adrian Piperi, Texas – 68-10 (20.98m); 8. Kevin Sakson, Iowa State – 56-1 (17.09m); 15. Zach Timm, Iowa State – 49-10 (15.19m)
Shot Put (W): 1. Elena Bruckner, Texas – 55-2 1/4 (16.82m); 6. Keiara Williams, Iowa State – 48-11 1/2 (14.92m)
Triple Jump (W): 1. Ruth Usoro, Texas Tech – 43-8 (13.31m); 22; Jalaiya Bartley, Iowa State – 38-10 1/4 (11.84m)

Grace Proesch-N. Cedar-Air Force Academy (far left)
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Air Force’s Proesch Helps Cadets Win Mountain West Title

Grace Proesch-N. Cedar-Air Force Academy  ©Air Force Academy 2020

Grace Proesch-N. Cedar-Air Force Academy
©Air Force Academy 2020

The Air Force track and field team kicked off the 2020 Mountain West Indoor Championships this afternoon (Feb. 27) with two medals and the fourth-fastest women’s distance medley relay in Academy history.

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The DMR squad of senior Swathi Samuel, sophomore Grace Proesch, sophomore Brid O’Connell and senior Lindsey Blanks accounted for an altitude-adjusted time of 11:38.54 (11:49.27 actual) to debut in fourth on the program’s all-time standings and earn a spot on the podium, as Blanks used a strong finish to move the Falcons into a third-place finish in the 10-team final.

UNI Track
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Panthers MVC Champions!


Tayshaun Cooper-Waterloo-UNI ©Panthers Athletics 2020

Tayshaun Cooper-Waterloo-UNI
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UNI men’s track and field took first place for the first time in 11 years and 18th overall with a total of 143.5 points, over 30 points better than second-place teams Illinois State and Southern Illinois. The women finished in fifth place overall with 71.5 points, 2.5 points shy of third place.

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Isaiah Trousil and Darius King earned championships and 17 Panthers earned 23 All-Conference finishes. Trousil and King earned gold in the 200-meter dash and shot put respectively.

Tayshaun Cooper and Isaiah Trousil earned three All-Conference honors followed by Darius Kingand Cameron Bauer with two honors. Cooper and Trousil earned honors in 60-meter dash, 200-meter dash, and the 4×400 relay. King medaled in weight throw and shot put. Bauer saw the podium in pole vault and triple jump.

Teammates Jack Sumners, Chase Van Sant, Kyler Yodts, Isabelle Holtzen, Hannah Schau, Megan Hudson, Wal Khat, Cameron Cantrall, Thomas Yezek, Allison Griffin, Elijah Hicks, Thai Thompsonand Dan Blocker join the list of honorees.

On Sunday, the championship resumed with men’s heptathlon where Thompson recorded a personal best in the pole vault at a mark of 4.11m. Thompson ended the events in third place with a total of 5,035 points.

Cantrall earned more points for the Panthers with a third-place finish in high jump with a height of 2.04m. On his last attempt, Bauer recorded a personal best mark of 14.76m in the triple jump placing him in third. Griffin took bronze in the women’s shot put on a season best throw of 14.89m. King and Yezek closed out the field events by going 1-2 in the shot put with distances of 19.09m and 18.71m respectively.

Cooper and Trousil rose onto the podium for the first time with second and third place finishes in the 60-meter dash with times of 6.78 and 6.82. They returned following the 200-meter dash in first and third place with times of 21.49 and 21.72. Hicks and Blocker joined them on the podium after finishing third in the 4×400 relay with a time of 3:19.64.

Schau and Hudson finished back-to-back to take second and third in the 60-meter hurdles with times of 8.72 and 8.78.

Khat came from behind to earn second place in the 800-meter run with a time of 1:54.06.

For most of the team, the championship concludes the indoor season, but for King, who sits 14th in the NCAA in the shot put, will likely take a trip to Albuquerque, N.M. for the Indoor Track and Field Championship on March 13-14. Only the top 16 competitors at every event advance to the NCAA Indoor Championship.

Jack Sumners – LJ (3)
Chase Van Sant – LJ (2)
Darius King – WT (3), SP (1)
Kyler Yodts – WT (2)
Isabelle Holtzen – PV (3)
Cam Bauer – PV (3), TJ (3)
Isaiah Trousil – 60m (2), 200m (1), 4×400 (3)
Tayshaun Cooper – 60m (3), 200m (3), 4×400 (3)
Hannah Schau – 60m H (2)
Megan Hudson – 60m H (3)
Wal Khat – 800m (2)
Cameron Cantrall – HJ (3)
Tom Yezek – SP (2)
Allison Griffin – SP (3)
Eli Hicks – 4×400 (3)
Dan Blocker – 4×400 (3)
Thai Thompson – Hept. (3)

TOP-8 FINISHES (Earned Points):
60m – Isaiah Trousil (2), Tayshaun Cooper (3), Eli Hicks (6)
60m H – Jack Sumers (6)
200m – Isaiah Trousil (1), Tayshaun Cooper (3), Eli Hicks (5)
800m – Wal Khat (2)
Mile – CJ May (7)
High Jump – Cameron Cantrall (3)
Long Jump – Chase Van Sant (2), Jack Sumners (7), Cade Kirkpatrick (8)
Pole Vault – Cam Bauer (3)
Shot Put – Darius King (1), Tom Yezek (2), Kyler Yodts (5), William Blaser (6), Keegan Tritle(7)
Triple Jump – Cam Bauer (3)
Weight Throw – Kyler Yodts (2), Darius King (3), Cam Jones (8)
4×400 Relay (3)
Distance Medley Relay (6)

60m H – Hannah Schau (2), Megan Hudson (3)
200m – Taylor Raines (5), Tyler Gray (6)
800m – Dianna Slight (5), Katie Nimrod (6)
5,000m – McKayla Cole (5)
Pole Vault – Isabelle Holtzen (3), Cierra Laux (5)
Shot Put – Allison Griffin (3), Morgan Nealey (5)
Weight Throw – Alanna Nietert (4), Allison Griffin (6)
4×400 Relay (6)
Distance Medley Relay (5)

Oksana Covey-DM Christian-S. Dakota St.
©Jim Kirby 2017

Jackrabbits’ Covey Celebrates Birthday with New School Record

Oksana Covey-DM Christian-S.Dakota St ©Mike Brynes

Oksana Covey-DM Christian-S.Dakota St
©Mike Brynes

From the SDSU Indoor Classic at the Sanford Jackrabbit Athletic Complex to the Iowa State Classic in Ames, Iowa, the South Dakota State Track and Field teams kept busy Saturday. South Dakota State would end the day having captured seven individual titles, (3 women, 4 men), account for 15 changes to the program’s top 10 list (6 women, 9 men), three new school records and a slew of personal bests across both locations.

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In the end, the Jackrabbits would walk away from the SDSU Indoor Classic with the men’s and women’s team titles.

In her first race wearing a Jackrabbits uniform, newcomer Rich-Ann Archer from Kingston, Jamaica landed herself on the all-time list in the women’s 60m dash. Archer ran a 7.81 in the first qualifying heat of the event, placing her ninth all-time. Later on in prelims, Archer improved her 7.81 mark to a 7.80, tying her for the eighth best mark in Jackrabbit history.

Anna Fasen took third and picked up a new PR in the women’s mile with her 5:00.63 performance.

Three Jacks picked up points in the women’s shot put. Alexis Schmidt came in first with her throw of 46-06.25, which also earned her a PR. After Schmidt, Micayla Ter Wee tied for second with her throw of 46-02.75 and Madi Moorhouse came in fourth place with her mark of 45-05.25.

Micayla Ter Wee went on to second in the women’s weight throw with a mark of 57-05.00, and Caitlin Thilges landed third place with a throw of 55-03.00.

Chloe Holtz and Addison Eisenbeisz tied for second in the women’s high jump with leaps of 5-03.75.

Lauren Van Dyke grabbed the new No. 9 spot on the program’s all-time list in the women’s 400. Van Dyke came in second place with a 57.32.

The Jackrabbits went 1-2-3 in the women’s long jump. Annie Wendt took first with her leap of 18-09.50, Emma Stewart came in second with an 18-06 and Emily Alteburg finished third with her mark of 18-03.75.

Unattached Jackrabbit Jaymie O’Connor took second in the women’s 60m hurdles finals with a time of 8.57.

SDSU took first and second in the women’s triple jump. Chloe Holtz jumped for a distance of 37-03.75 and took second while Sophie Bisgard added her name to the program’s top 10 list with her jump of 37-10.25, placing her ninth.

The South Dakota State ‘A’ relay of Lauren Van Dyke, Hannah Whitbread, Rich-Ann Archer and Elizabeth Kolb took third in the women’s 4×400 with a 3:55.98,

Ellie Friesen PR’d in the women’s mile, tying her with Jodi Smith’s mark of 4:54.06 set in 2000 for fourth place on day two of the Iowa State Classic.

Oksana Covey picked up the first school record of the day for the Jackrabbits, placing ninth with a mark of 2:08.33 in the women’s 800.

1) South Dakota St. 105.25

2) Iowa Central CC 82.75
3) North Dakota 81.5
4) Black Hills St. 66
5) U of Manitoba 51
6) Augustana (S.D.) 38
7) Dordt 35
8) Sioux Falls 24
9) Gustavus Adolphus 23
10) South Dakota Mines 17
11) North Dakota State 15.5
12) Dickinson St. 13
12) Nebraska-Omaha 13
14) Dakota Wesleyan 11
15) MSU-Moorhead 9
15) Northwestern (Iowa) 9
17) Valley City State 7
18) Northern State 5
18) North Iowa Area CC 5
20) Minnesota-Duluth 3
21) Minot State 2
22) Southwestern CC 1

Full results from the SDSU Indoor Classic can be found here.

Lukas Nelson continued to climb the all-time list. His 4-06.63 second place finish in the men’s mile put him at fifth on the list. His previous best was a 4:09.06 that had him at 10th.

Three new personal best marks accompanied three new all-time marks in the men’s weight throw. Noah Huber took first with a throw of 63-11.00, good enough for the third best all-time mark. Sam Coil came in second with his throw of 63-09.25, which placed him fourth on the all-time list and Tyson Jenkins threw for a mark of 57-07.00, placing him fourth in the event and ninth on the program’s all-time list.

Jacob Lackas took third in the men’s 60m hurdles finals with a time of 8,26. Coby Hilton took second in the men’s 60m dash with a 6.89.

Nick Wessels picked up another school record for SDSU. Wessels finished first in the men’s 60m hurdles with his mark of 8.02.Caleb Bray took second in the men’s 400 with a 48.06.

Trent Francom set a new school record in the men’s pole vault, beating his previous best 17-00.75 with a vault of 17-05.00 to take first place.

Tre Manning long jumped for a distance of 3:55.98. Taking second place and the 10th spot on SDSU’s all-time list for the men’s long jump

Noah Huber, Sam Coil, Tyson Jenkins and Trevor Begeman went 1-5 in the men’s shot put. Noah Huber picked up the second best all-time mark with a toss of 57-05.25 and Trevor Begeman moved into ninth on the list with his throw of 53-10.00 that earned him fifth place. Dominick Etherington grabbed second with a throw of 56-05.25, Sam Coil took third with a mark of 55-09.75 and Tyson Jenkins came in fourth with a 54-00.00. These five account for four of the top five shot put marks in program history, and five in the top 10.

1) South Dakota St. 139.75 

2) Iowa Central CC 137.833
3) Dordt 43.5
4) U of Manitoba 38
5) Chadron State 32.75
6) MSU-Moorhead 31.25
7) Dakota State 27
7) Black Hills St. 27
9) North Dakota 21.3333
10) Dakota Wesleyan 15.3333
11) Northwestern (Iowa) 15
12) Valley City State 12.5
13) South Dakota Mines 11
14) Southwestern CC 9
15) North Dakota State 8
15) Gustavus Adolphus 8
17) SDSU Alumni 6
17) Simpson (Iowa) 6
19) Morningside 5
19) Ragnarokac AC 5
21) Mount Marty 4
22) Dickinson St. 3.25
23) Augustana (S.D.) 3
23) Waldorf 3
25) Sioux Falls 2
26) North Iowa Area CC 1

Full results from the SDSU Indoor Classic can be found here.

The Jacks conclude the regular season Friday at the SDSU Last Chance Meet. More information on all home events can be found here.

Sydney Milani-SE Polk-Alabama
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Milani Fitting in Quite Well With the Tide

Track Event Highlights

Sydney Milani-SE Polk-Alabama ©Crimson Tide Athletics 2020

Sydney Milani-SE Polk-Alabama
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  • Fresh off last night’s win in the women’s 200m, junior Tamara Clark continued to dominate in the women’s 60-meter dash, posting a 7.23 to win the final. Clark’s best time of the day came in the prelim with a time of 7.21.
  • Junior Champion Allison was the lone Crimson Tide runner in the men’s 400m, as he raced to a time of 46.41 to finish runner-up.
  • Senior Robert Dunning clocked a time of 7.73 in the prelim of the 60m hurdles to grab the fastest qualifying time and picked up the victory in the finals with a time of 7.76.
  • To end the meet on track for Alabama, seniors Takyera Roberson, D’Jai Baker and Natassha McDonald along with sophomore Sydney Milani combined for a time of 3:31.74 in the women’s 4×400-meter relay to finish second overall.
  •  In the men’s race, senior Stephan Holcombe, junior Joshua St. Clair, freshman Matthew Weaver and sophomore Gabe Serrano clocked a time of 3:12.66 to take home third.

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Alabama will split squads for the first time this indoor season next week, with a contingent heading out west to the Texas Tech Shootout, another group is set to compete at the Vanderbilt Music City Invite, while the remainder head north to Iowa State Classic, all running from February 14-15.

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Familiar Iowan Names Shine For Cyclones

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Larkin Chapman-Muscatine-ISU
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Iowa State track and field saw more big marks put up around the country at its trio of competitions. The Cyclones distance squad shone again in Seattle at the UW Invitational, while the Cyclone women did work on top-10 lists out at the Texas Tech Invite.

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UW Invitational
The highlight of the day belonged to Larkin Chapman, as she smashed her personal best in the mile to win her heat in 4:43.16. A Big 12 champion indoors at 1,000 meters, the Muscatine native now ranks No. 8 in ISU history indoors in the mile. Two other Cyclones were under five minutes via Madelynn Hill(4:53.89) and Gwynne Wright (4:54.56).

For the Cyclone men, Chad Johnson made some history as he became the ninth Cyclone in program history to go sub-eight minutes in the indoor 3,000 meters, finishing third in his section in 7:59.24. Of those nine, five have come in the last three years, with Johnson being the third active Cyclone under eight minutes, joining Edwin Kurgat and David Too.

Texas Tech Invitational
Erika Furbeck went big on her first attempt of the women’s long jump ‘B’ competition, going 20-4 1/4 (6.20m) to ascend into the lead. Though she lost her lead in round five and finished second, Furbeck had one of her best days as a Cyclone. Her best jump moved her up to No. 7 in ISU indoor long jump history, while her second best jump of the day (19-8 3/4, 6.01m) and third-best effort (19-6 3/4, 5.96m), were better than any of her previous indoor collegiate efforts.

Katarina Vlahovic recorded her sixth personal best of the indoor season and second in the 200-meter dash with a 24.71 to win her heat. That time puts her up to No. 6 in Iowa State history. Yesterday, Vlahovic moved up to No. 4 in ISU history in the 60-meter hurdles with an 8.35.

For the ISU men, Daniel Nixon’s effort to improve on his 1:48.58 from last weekend’s Cyclone Open came up just short, as he finished fourth in the men’s 800-meter run in 1:48.60. In his Iowa State debut, Kevin Sakson finished third in the shot put, with the Estonian freshman recording a best effort of 55-5 3/4 (16.91m).

Indiana Relays
With the weekend goal of qualifying for the NCAA Championships in the distance medley relay accomplished with last night’s school-record 9:28.22, the focus shifted to the other members of the Cyclone travel party to Bloomington. Leonel Perez, a redshirt senior transfer from UT-Martin, had his best run as a Cyclone en route to winning heat four of the 800-meter run in 1:52.81, his best indoor 800 of his collegiate career. Konner Roth also won his heat, crossing first in heat five in a PR of 1:55.57.

Heading into the weekend as the top-two nationally in the 800, and having done their part in the DMR last night, Festus Lagat and Roshon Roomes were in recovery mode on Saturday. Lagat finished third in 1:49.12, while Roomes was fifth in 1:50.71

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Next weekend, Iowa State will travel to Lincoln, Nebraska for the Husker Invitational on Friday and Saturday. Meanwhile, Edwin Kurgat heads to the Armory in New York City to run in the Millrose Games in the Dr. Sander Invitational men’s 3,000-meter run on Saturday. His run will start at 3:56 p.m. Central, with NBC broadcasting the action.

Iowa State Results
UW Invitational
800m Run, Heat 2 (W): 1. Elli Eastmond, Utah State – 2:12.32; 2. Janette Schraft, Iowa State – 2:12.47
800m Run, Heat 1 (W): 1. Alexis Gourrier, Iowa State – 2:14.12
Mile Run, Heat 5 (W): 1. Larkin Chapman, Iowa State – 4:43.16
Mile Run, Heat 3 (W): 1. Molly Olsen, Idaho State – 4:52.65; 2. Madelynn Hill, Iowa State – 4:53.89; 3. Gwynne Wright, Iowa State – 4:54.56
3,000m Run, Heat 4 (M): 1. Marc Scott, Bowerman Track Club – 7:49.65; 12. David Too, Iowa State – 8:15.65
3,000m Run, Heat 3 (M): 1. Luke Houser, Washington – 7:58.96; 3. Chad Johnson, Iowa State – 7:59.24
3,000m Run, Heat 3 (W): 1. Rebekah Topham, Wichita State – 9:16.80 3. Cailie Logue, Iowa State – 9:18.04; 9. Abby Caldwell, Iowa State – 9:28.77

Texas Tech Invitational
200m Dash (M): 1. Akeem Sirleaf, North Carolina A&T – 20.90; 55. Jack Garber, Iowa State – 24.04
200m Dash (W): 1. Anavia Battle, Ohio State – 22.86; 36. Katarina Vlahovic, Iowa State – 24.71
800m Run (M): 1. Isaiah Jewett, USC – 1:47.12; 4. Daniel Nixon, Iowa State – 1:48.60
800m Run (W): 1. Charokee Young, Texas A&M, 2:08.38; 7. Maggie Davis, Iowa State – 2:13.43; 21. Laurel Hoogensen, Iowa State – 2:31.40
4x400m Relay (M): 1. Texas A&M – 3:02.77; 13. Iowa State (Joven Nelson, Nate Kennedy, Charlie Johnson, Gage Clay) – 3:13.61
4x400m Relay (W): 1. USC – 3:32.87; Iowa State (Laurel Hoogensen, Kaylyn Hall, Zakiyah Amos, Maggie Davis) – DNF
Long Jump ‘B’ (W): 1. Taryn Milton, Texas A&M – 20-5 (6.22m); 2. Erika Furbeck, Iowa State – 20-4 1/4 (6.20m); 23. Jalaiya Bartley, Iowa State – 17-6 (5.33m)
High Jump ‘B’ (M): 1. Mason Corbin, Texas A&M – 6-10 1/4 (2.09m); T-10. Cody Durbin, Iowa State – 6-4 1/4 (1.94m); T-10. Miles Rupiper, Iowa State – 6-4 1/4 (1.94m)
High Jump ‘B’ (W): 1. Alexa Porpaczy, Arizona – 5-10 3/4 (1.80m); 7. Megan Durbin, Iowa State – 5-5 (1.65m)
Shot Put (M): 1. Jordan West, Tennessee – 63-2 1/4 (19.26m); 3. Kevin Sakson, Iowa State – 55-5 3/4 (16.91m)
Shot Put ‘A’ (W): 1. Latavia Maines, Tennessee – 54-3 3/4 (16.55m); 8. Keiara Williams, Iowa State – 46-6 1/4 (14.18m)
Shot Put ‘B’ (W): 1. Mikayla Deshazer, Baylor – 48-2 (14.68m); 6. Antonella Creazzola, Iowa State – 27-2 1/2 (8.29m)

Indiana Relays
800m Run (M): 1. Cooper Williams, Indiana – 1:48.17; 3. Festus Lagat, Iowa State – 1:49.12; 5. Roshon Roomes, Iowa State – 1:50.71; 12. Leonel Perez, Iowa State – 1:52.81; 17. Joe Schaefer, Iowa State – 1:54.29; 18. Konner Roth, Iowa State – 1:55.57

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Henrich and Jochum Among Iowans Lifting the Coyotes

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Madison Jochum-Heelan-USD
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South Dakota senior Chris Nilsen highlighted six Coyote event champions at Saturday’s Adidas Classic inside the Bob Devaney Sports Center.

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Nilsen vaulted an indoor best of 19 feet, ¾ inch, to break his own South Dakota school record and Devaney facility record. It marked Nilsen’s 12th career vault past the 19-foot barrier. His first-ever 19-foot jump came at the Devaney back in 2018. The vault also gives Nilsen sole possession of the NCAA lead this season, clearing a centimeter higher than Baylor’s KC Lightfoot.

The Coyotes swept the podium in the men’s vault with redshirt-junior Ethan Bray finishing runner-up in 17-11, a quarter-inch off his indoor best, and senior Nick Johnson clearing 16-11 for third. Senior Kaleb Ellis rounded out the crew in fifth.

Freshman Brithton Senior had another stellar performance in winning the 60-meter hurdles. He clocked 7.79 seconds to improve his own mark from last week by three-hundredths of a second. Senior’s now .02 off South Dakota’s school record in the event.

South Dakota swept the top-five spots in the women’s pole vault as well with senior Helen Falda vaulting a winning height of 14-3 ½. She cleared the bar on a first attempt for a new indoor best that ranks third in USD history. Following Falda with her own indoor best, sophomore Landon Kemp jumped 13-9 ¾ on Saturday. The height moves her to fifth in USD history. Freshman Gen Hirata rounded out the podium with a clearance of 13-1 ¾. Sophomore Deidra Marrison and redshirt-junior Makiah Hunt tied for fourth.

Junior Callie Henrich launched a three-foot improvement to win the weight throw in 65-7. The distance ranks second in South Dakota program history. Henrich also took fourth in the shot put with a throw of 48-9. Senior Emilee Shostrom placed fourth in the weight throw with a personal best of 59-2.

Senior Zack Anderson won the high jump with a leap of 7-0 ½. Sophomore Jack Durst finished runner-up in 6-10 ¼ while junior Blake Vande Hoef finished fifth.

The women’s 4×400-meter relay of junior Holly Gerberding, senior Hannah Draayer, junior Alli Wroblewskiand freshman Madison Jochum beat out the competition in 3:50.05. Also racing in open events, Draayer took fourth in the 400 meters and Gerberding placed fifth in the 60-meter hurdles.

Junior Abby Ripperda clocked a big personal best in the 3,000-meter run, crossing the finish line in 9:41.49 for second place. The time ranks fourth in USD’s all-time history. Junior Jonna Bart took third behind Ripperda in the 3,000 and also placed fourth in the mile. Senior Kianna Stewart took fifth place in both races.

Sophomore Jessie Sullivan launched a personal best of 60-4 to place second in the weight throw. The distance ranks sixth in USD history. Junior Matt Slagus and sophomore Kaden Elder placed behind him in third and fourth, respectively.

A pair of top-three finishes highlighted senior Britny Kerr’s meet. She leaped 39-5 on her first attempt in the triple jump to take second. The distance was a centimeter off her personal best. Kerr also placed third in the 60 hurdles in 8.78 seconds, just three-hundredths of a second off her best time.

Sophomore Haley Arens finished runner-up in the 800 meters with a time of 2:18.66.

A quartet of freshmen placed third in their respective events on Saturday. Carly Haring tied her season-best height, placing third in the high jump with a mark of 5-7. Dylan Kautz clocked 6.84 for third in the 60 meters. William Stupalsky leaped 44-11 ½ in the triple jump. Hannah Young clocked 25.48 seconds for third in the 200 meters.

Freshman distance runner Clayton Whitehead doubled in the mile and 3,000 meters on Saturday, placing in the top-five of both. Whitehead took fourth in the mile and fifth in the 3,000 meters.

Senior Tasheka Gordon added a fifth-place finish in the 60 meters and junior Danielle Thompson took ffith in the 200 meters.

South Dakota hosts the Dakota Realty Alumni Meet next weekend, Feb. 7-8, for the Coyotes’ lone home meet of the indoor season.

Kelsey Schweizer-Dowling-Mizzou
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Mizzou’s Schweizer Brings Another Good Performance to Fayetteville

Kelsey Schweizer-Dowling-Mizzou ©Mizzou Athletics

Kelsey Schweizer-Dowling-Mizzou
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Mizzou Track & Field logged ten top-ten finishes on the second day of competition at the Razorback Invitational on Saturday in Fayetteville, Ark. The Tigers competed against some of the top teams in the nation, including 12 teams between both the men’s and women’s sides that are ranked within the top-25 nationally.

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Redshirt senior Thomas George (Gloucester, England) highlighted the second day action, setting a new Mizzou program record in the indoor 3000m run. His time of 8:00.21 in the 3000m Invitational earned him a second-place finish and narrowly beat out teammate Kieran Wood’s previous school record in the event. George also holds the fifth-fastest time in the 5000m run, set during the 2017-18 season.


Redshirt sophomore Jayson Ashford (Fairview Heights, Ill.) also earned a spot in the Mizzou record book with his performance in the 400m dash. Ashford moved into eighth place in program history in the event and set a new PR with a time of 47.58. With this move, Ashford becomes the second active athlete on the top-10 list, a few spots behind teammate Nylo Clarke (Riverside, Mo.). Clarke holds the third-fastest 400m time in program history. He also set the seventh-fastest 200m dash time in yesterday’s competition.

Sophomore Martin Prodanov (Plovdiv, Bulgaria) finished fourth in the Mile Invitational with a time of 4:04.02. This was Prodanov’s first appearance in the mile of the season, but he earned a first-place finish in the 3000m at last week’s Texas Aggie Invitational.

Off of the track, senior Emily Stauffer (Reinholds, Penn) set a new personal record in the women’s shot put with a mark of 15.66m (51-4.5), earning a third-place finish. Stauffer also competed in the weight throw on Friday, earning a mark of 17.78m (58-4).


Head Coach Brett Halter “We had great competitive efforts today and had a lot of competitive integrity. We had some very significant performances on both the field and the track. We’re coming up on an important time as we transition to championship season.”

“It was very exciting to see the marks as a team and we want to progress over the next two to four weeks as we slide into the SEC Championship. I’m extremely proud of both teams. I’m thrilled for Thomas and his effort to set the school record. It was one of many great performances this weekend.”


Mizzou will return to action at home next Friday, February 7 for the Mizzou Open. The meet will take place at the Hearnes Center Fieldhouse, with field events beginning at 10:45 a.m., followed by the track events at 11:30 a.m.

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3000M Run, Men – 25. Marquette Wilhite, 8:34.97

3000M Run, Women – 5. Ginger Murnieks, 9:50.38 PR // 10. Isabelle Christiansen, 10:05.34 // 15. Lexi Maddox, 10:17.81 PR

400m Run, Men – 2. Jayson Ashford, 47.58 PR (SR#8) // 12. Jacob Brunsman, 48.80 PR // 18. Blake Hays 49.24 PR

400M Run, Women – 19. Morgan O’Neal, 56.69 PR

Mile Run, Men – 21. Victor Mugeche, 4:18.42 PR

Mile Run, Women – 6. Melissa Menghini, 4:55.19 // 25. Tori Findley, 5:08.95

60M Dash, Men – 23p. Jalen Knox, 7.01 // 30p. Nyles Thomas, 7.12

60M Dash, Women – 25p. Jazmyn Shumaker, 7.91

800M Run, Men – 8. Jonathan Schmidt, 1:51.60 PR // 17. Robert Kuhlmann, 1:53.32 // 23. Dylan Quisenberry, 1:55.38

800M Run, Women – 29. Kelsey Schweizer, 2:17.07 // 31. Faramola Shonekan, 2:18.17 // 33. Michaela Hackbarth, 2:20.49 // 35. Emma Roth, 2:25.07

3000m Invitational – 2. Thomas George, 8:00.21 PR (SR #1)

Mile Run Invitational, Men – 4. Martin Prodanov, 4:04.02

Mile Run Invitational, Women – 7. Sarah Chapman, 4:42.65 PR

4x400M Relay, Men – 11. Brunsman, Ashford, Hays, Kuhlmann, 3:15.73


Shot Put, Men – 9. Devin Roberson, 16.07m (52-8.75) PR

Shot Put, Women – 3. Emily Stauffer, 15.66m (51-4.5) PR // 9. Emily Offenheiser, 14.36m (47-1.5)


Heptathlon, Men – 10. Jason Edwards, 4899 points

60M Hurdles – 8.95 (757 pts)

Pole Vault – 4.50m (14-9)

10000M Run – 3:15.21