Dan Curts and Andrew Jordan-ISU
©Jim Kirby 2017

Cyclone Men and Women are Team Regional Champions

 Cailie Logue-ISU ©Jim Kirby 2017

Cailie Logue-ISU
©Jim Kirby 2017

Women

The No. 20 Iowa State cross country team is headed back to the NCAA Championships for the ninth-straight year. The Cyclones won the Midwest Regional, capturing their sixth regional title since 2010 and first since 2014.

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After unofficially trailing by a point through the one mile mark to Minnesota, the Cyclones quickly jumped out to a lead that they wouldn’t relinquish, cruising to victory.

The Cardinal and Gold tallied a team score of 90, edging second-place finishers Oklahoma State (103) by 13 points. Head coach Andrea Grove-McDonough received All-Region performances from freshmen Cailie Logue (3rd) and Amanda Vestri (11th), as well as junior Anne Frisbie (9th).

Today was also the Iowa Corn Cy-Hawk Series showdown with Iowa, as the Cyclone men and women both claimed the points over Iowa. After five events, Iowa State leads this season’s competition 6-5.

Logue and Vestri continued their outstanding freshmen campaigns. Logue secured All-Region honors with a 6k time of 20:14. Vestri finished shortly behind Logue in a time of 20:30.

For the second straight season, Frisbie secured a spot on the Midwest All-Region team. She finished in a time of 20:28. Freshman Karly Ackley and junior Kelly Naumann were the other two Cyclone scoring runners. Ackley finished in 20:50 for 26th place, while Naumann finished 41st in a time of 21:09.

Junior Evelyne Guay and sophomore Megan Schott also ran well for the Cyclones in sub-freezing temperatures. Guay took 49th individually in 21:14, and Schott crossed the finish line in 21:18, good for 54th.

The women will be joined by the men, who also won the Midwest Region, at the NCAA Championships in Louisville, Kentucky. The championships are set for next Saturday, Nov. 18th at E.P. Tom Sawyer Park.

Top-5 Team
1. Iowa State – 90

2. Oklahoma State – 103
3. Minnesota – 119
4. Missouri – 215
5. South Dakota – 252

Iowa State Results
3. Cailie Logue – 20:14
9. Anne Frisbie – 20:28
11. Amanda Vestri – 20:30
26. Karly Ackley – 20:50
41. Kelly Naumann – 21:09
49. Evelyne Guay – 21:14
54. Megan Schott – 21:18

Men

The No. 14 Iowa State men’s team continued its historic postseason run at the Midwest Regional Championships, securing their first ever regional title. With their victory, the men have qualified for the 2017 NCAA Championships.

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Iowa State will be making its second consecutive championships appearance, which marks the first time that it’s done so since 2008-09.

ISU tallied 69 team points, defeating second-place finishers Oklahoma State (75) by five points. All five of the Cyclone scoring runners earned All-Region honors, finishing in the top-25.

Today was also the Iowa Corn Cy-Hawk Series showdown with Iowa, as the Cyclone men and women both claimed the points over Iowa. After five events, Iowa State leads this season’s competition 6-5.

A late push from redshirt junior Dan Curts elevated the Cyclones. At the 8k mark, the Cyclones were in fourth as a team, and Curts was in 13th individually. A strong final stretch for the Ellsworth, Maine, native put him across the finish line in third place at a time of 29:12.97.

Sophomore Andrew Jordan finished just steps behind Curts, taking fourth in 29:13.37. Sophomore Stanley Langat was 18th at 29:37.74, while senior Nathan Rodriguez grabbed 20th individually with a 10k time of 29:40.45. Freshman Milo Greder ran a great race, finishing 24th in a time of 29:42.60.

Junior John Nownes finished 42nd in 20:02.88, while Thomas Pollard rounded out the Cyclone runners, finishing 47th in 30:07.24.

The men will be joined by the women, who also won the Midwest Regional, at the NCAA Championships in Louisville, Kentucky. The championships are set for next Saturday, Nov. 18th at E.P. Tom Sawyer Park.

Top-5 Teams
1. Iowa State – 69

2. Oklahoma State – 74
3. Tulsa – 98
4. Illinois – 98
5. Minnesota – 144

Iowa State Results
3. Dan Curts – 29:12.97
4. Andrew Jordan – 29:13.37
18. Stanley Langat – 29:37.74
20. Nathan Rodriguez – 29:40.45
24. Milo Greder – 29:42.60
42. John Nownes – 30:02.88
47. Thomas Pollard – 30:07.24