Jasmine Staebler-Clayton Ridge-ISU
©Jim Kirby

Cyclone Women Open Season at Number 14

 Jhoanmy Luque-ISU  ©Jim Kirby 2017

Jhoanmy Luque-ISU
©Jim Kirby 2017

The Iowa State women’s track and field team will begin the 2018 indoor season as the No. 14 team in the country, as revealed in Wednesday’s Preseason USTFCCCA National Team Computer Rankings.

Courtesy Cyclone Athletics, click here!  Feature photo: Jasmine Staebler-Clayton Ridge-ISU ©Jim Kirby


The Cyclone women can credit their ranking to the duo of Jhoanmy Luque and Jasmine Staebler. Luque, a senior, was the Big 12 Indoor Track and Field Performer of the Year in 2017, sweeping the conference titles in the long jump and triple jump while also racking up a fourth place finish in the triple jump at the NCAA Indoor Championships.

Staebler was a First Team All-American indoors after finishing sixth place in the 800-meter run at the NCAA Indoor Championships. The Big 12 silver medalist at 800, the junior broke ISU’s school record in the indoor half mile last season with a 2:03.08 at the Iowa State Classic.

Iowa State’s indoor season continues on Saturday with the ISU women at the Hawkeye Challenge, and the Cyclone men in Iowa City, and sending runners to the Nittany Lion Challenge at Penn State.