The Iowa State track and field team put up some impressive performances Friday at the Holiday Inn Invitational, hosted by Nebraska. The day saw the Cyclones pick up their first event win of 2016, and saw some great performances by both the ISU women and men.
The first event win of the Iowa State indoor track and field season came from freshman Jasmine Stabler-Clayton Ridge. The Guttenberg, Iowa native led a 1-2-4 effort by the Cyclones in the 1,000-meter run, crossing the line in 2:52.67. She was not far from breaking into ISU’s all-time top-10 for the event, with the cutoff being 2:52.05. Right behind her were fellow freshmen Erinn Stenman-Fahey (second, 2:45.25) and Grace Gibbons-Gilbert (fourth, 2:58.88).
The Cyclones’ women’s distance runners were at it again in the mile, as the Cyclones racked up a 2-3-4-5 finish. Leading that was Maryn Lowry, with the junior taking second in 5:01.13, and she had fellow ISUers Maddie Nagle (third, 5:01.36) and Anne Frisbie (fourth, 5:01.70) with her at the finish line. Freshman Kelly Naumann was not too far back, taking fifth in 5:04.44.
On the men’s side, Taylor Sanderson-Bondurant-Farrar competed in the long jump, and put up a performance that will certainly help his efforts in the heptathlon later in the indoor season. Sanderson took third, recording an indoor personal best in the long jump of 23-4 1/2.
Elijah Young-DSM Lincoln put up a nice season-opening showing in the men’s 60-meter hurdles qualifying round, taking sixth place in 8.34 to advance to tomorrow’s prelims. Freshman Davis Eldridge also made it out of the 60-meter dash qualifiers, taking 23rd in 8.83.
Iowa State returns to the track tomorrow at noon for the second and final day of the Holiday Inn Invitational. Events begin at noon in Lincoln.
Iowa State Results
60-meter hurdles qualifying (W): 1. Sharika Nelvis, Axis Athletics – 8.39; 30. Emma Whigham-Pleasent Valley- Iowa State – 9.90.
60-meter hurdles qualifying (M): 1. Antoine Lloyd, Nebraska – 7.95; 6. Elijah Young, Iowa State – 8.34; 23. Davis Eldridge, Iowa State – 8.83; 25. Trey Achterhoff-Orange City-Iowa State – 8.96.
60-meter dash qualifying (W): 1. Schillonie Calvert, Axis Athletics – 7.30; 30. Lucy Schneekloth-Cedar Rapids Jefferson-Iowa State – 8.23.
800-meter run (W): 1. Cammy Sargent, Northern Colorado – 2:13.55; 5. Jackie Feist, Iowa State – 2:17.19.
1,000-meter run (W): 1. Jasmine Staebler, Iowa State – 2:52.67; 2. Erinn Stenman-Fahey, Iowa State – 2:54.25; 4. Grace Gibbons, Iowa State – 2:58.88.
Mile run (W): 1. Emma Huston-DM Roosevelt-Drake – 4:55.69; 2. Maryn Lowry, Iowa State – 5:01.13; 3. Maddie Nagle, Iowa State – 5:01.36; 4. Anne Frisbie, Iowa State – 5:01.70; 5. Kelly Naumann, Iowa State – 5:04.44.
Long Jump (M): 1. Nikita Pankins, Nebraska – 24-0 1/4; 3. Taylor Sanderson-Bondurant-Farrar-Iowa State – 23-4 1/2.