Senior Abby Caldwell-Waverley Shellrock-ISU ran away from the field at the Hawkeye Invitational to claim the individual title, clocking in a 4K time of 14:02.0. As a team, the No. 17 Iowa State women took second place to Iowa.
Courtesy Cyclones Athletics, click here! Feature photo:Abby Caldwell-Waverley Shellrock-ISU©Michael Scott
Last season, Caldwell finished second at this event. At the halfway mark, she sat in the second position again. A kick down the stretch gave the Waverly, Iowa, native an individual victory, outpacing runner-up finisher, Winrose Chesang, of Iowa Central by three seconds.
Two other Cyclones posted top-10 finishes at Ashton Cross Country Course in Iowa City. Gwynne Wrighttook eighth place in a time of 14:27.0, followed closely by Madelynn Hill, making her collegiate debut, crossing the finish line in 14:29.2.
Morgan Gigandet posted a top-25 finish with a 21st-place showing, finishing in 14:54.8. Alexis Gourrier ran a 4K time of 15:22.3, while Brina Kraft ran it in 15:30.6, finishing 32nd and 37th, respectively. Anna Herriott rounded out the Cardinal and Gold lineup with a 53rd-place finish in 16:22.4.
Iowa State will have a few weeks off before returning to the course on Oct. 4 at the Joe Piane Notre Dame Invitational in South Bend, Ind. Race time is set for 1 p.m. that day.
Abby Caldwell – 1st – 14:02.0
Gwynne Wright – 8th – 14:27.0
Madelynn Hill – 9th – 14:29.2
Dana Feyen – 12th – 14:38.4
Janette Schraft – 17th – 14:49.8
Morgan Gigandet – 21st – 14:54.8
Alexis Gourrier – 32nd – 15:22.3
Brina Kraft – 37th – 15:30.6
Anna Herriott – 53rd – 16:22.4
1. Iowa, 36
2. Iowa State, 47
3. Iowa Central CC, 49
4. Northern Iowa, 110
5. Drake, 123
6. Illinois State, 148
7. Hawkeye CC, 225