Cailie Logue and Amanda Vestri wrapped up their long freshman seasons in style with career-best efforts at the IAAF U20 World Championships this week. Logue recorded a personal best in the 5,000-meter run on Tuesday, and came back with another PR on Wednesday in the 3,000 while Vestri joined Logue with a personal best in the 3,000 at the Tampere Stadium in Finland.
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Logue, who claimed the USATF Junior National Championships in the 3,000 and 5,000-meter runs last month, started her competition for Team USA on Tuesday in the 5,000. Logue came home in eighth in a new career-best time of 15:56.00, a nearly four-second drop from the 15:59.91 she ran at the NCAA West Preliminaries in May. She came back on Wednesday to finish 12th in the 3,000 in 9:16.78, another personal best.
Logue’s first season at Iowa State saw her earn All-Big 12 and All-Midwest Region honors in cross country and a silver medal at the Big 12 Outdoor Championships in the 5,000-meter run before her run representing Team USA.
Vestri joined Logue on the track on Wednesday in the 3,000 and ran with her for the majority of the competition. Vestri eventually came home in 14th place with a personal best of 9:21.95, almost eight seconds better than her previous best in the 3K of 9:29.03 ran indoors at the Iowa State Classic in February.
Like Logue, Vestri’s freshman year also saw her earn All-Big 12 and All-Midwest Region honors during the cross country season. She was the bronze medalist in 5,000 at the Big 12 Indoor Championships and the 10,000 at the Big 12 Outdoor Championships. Vestri qualified for the NCAA West Preliminaries in the 5K, where she ran to a PR of 16:10.63.