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Iowans Come Up Big For Cyclones Over the Weekend

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Megan Schott-DM Roosevelt-ISU
©Jim Kirby

Iowa State’s track and field’s men’s 4×400-meter relay team’s victory capped off an exciting weekend for the Cyclones at the Larry Wieczorek Invitational at the UI Recreation Building. ISU picked up three victories on the day to get up to eight on the weekend. In the team competition, Iowa State finished second on the women’s side with 123 points, and third in the men’s division with 112 points. Hosts Iowa won both team titles.

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The Cyclones showed good potential for the season in the 4×400 last weekend in Iowa City with a second-place finish in the relay. They took another step on Saturday, taking a second off last weekend’s time. Eric Fogltanz had to lead-off from the outside lane, and did well to get down to the inside with the lead at the first exchange. Ben Kelly gave up the lead early in his run, but did well to close the gap to Iowa to be neck-and-neck on the third exchange. The baton went to Roshon Roomes next, who was able to get back ahead marginally at the final exchange. Jaymes Dennison left no doubt to the result as he dominated, and pulled away to the winning time of 3:09.30.

The time, a UI Recreation Building facility record, makes the quartet the fifth-fastest team in school history. The group finished the weekend ranking 11th in Division I in the 4×400-meter relay.

ISU’s other victory on the men’s side came in the Larry Wieczorek Mile by Toby Hardwick, who crossed first in 4:12.84. Hardwick took control of the field with 600 meters to go, and was able to hold off a late charge from Florida State’s Michael Hall to get the victory.

In the men’s 60-meter hurdles, Logan Schneider and Elijah Young each got personal bests in the prelims, with Schneider going 8.06 and Young going 8.12. In the final, Schneider got third in 8.07, while Young came in fourth by matching his 8.12 from the prelim.

On the women’s side, Evelyne Guay opened her indoor season with a victory in the 800-meter premier, crossing the line in 2:09.82 via a last-lap pass of UNI’s Ashley Norem. Jasmine Staebler‘s second-place effort of 55.74 in the 400-meter dash put her in sixth in Iowa State history in the event. Tasha Frazier took fifth in the 60-meter hurdles in 8.62, a time that moves her to fourth in ISU history in the event.

 

Iowa State Results
Running Events
60m Hurdles Prelim (W): 1. Nicole Setterington, Florida State – 8.36; 5. Tasha Frazier, Iowa State – 8.68
60m Hurdles Prelim (M): 1. Aaron Mallett, Iowa – 7.82; 4. Logan Schneider, Iowa State – 8.06; 5. Elijah Young, Iowa State – 8.12
400m Dash (W): 1. Alexis Gay, Iowa; 3. Larkin Chapman, Iowa State – 58.63; 7. Mariah Anderson, Iowa State – 1:00.85
400m Dash (M): 1. Collin Hofacker, Iowa – 49.23; 4. Finn Hoogensen, Iowa State – 50.46; 5. Kyle Werning, Iowa State – 50.51
60m Dash Prelim (W): 1. Shauna Helps, Florida State – 7.46; 6. Jhoanmy Luque, Iowa State – 7.66; 7. Allanah McCorkle, Iowa State – 7.67; 11. Tasha Frazier, Iowa State – 7.89
60m Dash Prelim (M): 1. Brandon Carnes, UNI – 6.60; 11. Trever Ryen, Iowa State – 7.01
400m Dash Premier (W): 1. Brittany Brown, Iowa – 55.32; 2. Jasmine Staebler, Iowa State – 55.74
400m Dash Premier (M): 1. Steven Simpkins, Florida State – 48.76; 2. Derek Jones, Iowa State – 48.83
60m Hurdles Final (W): 1. Peta-Gay Williams, Florida State – 8.24; 5. Tasha Frazier, Iowa State – 8.62
60m Hurdles Final (M): 1. Aaron Mallett, Iowa – 7.77; 3. Logan Schneider, Iowa State – 8.07; 4. Elijah Young, Iowa State – 8.12
800m Run Premier (W): 1. Evelyne Guay, Iowa State – 2:09.82; 5. Erinn Stenman-Fahey, Iowa State – 2:15.90
800m Run Premier (M): 1. Humberto Freire, Florida State – 1:52.20; 2. Dan Curts, Iowa State – 1:52.64; 3. Zach Black, Iowa State – 1:52.86
60m Dash Final (W): 1. Lake Kwaza, Unattached – 7.39; 4. Allanah McCorkle, Iowa State – 7.70; 6. Jhoanmy Luque, Iowa State – 7.70
3,000m Run Premier (W): 1. Carmela Cardama Baez, Florida State – 9:31.54; 2. Anne Frisbie, Iowa State – 9:34.73; 6. Maryn Lowry, Iowa State – 9:53.66
3,000m Run Premier (M): 1. Harry Mulenga, Florida State – 8:21.31; 7. Sam ClausnitzerClick here to hear it, Iowa State – 8:30.94
Jerry Hassard Mile (W): 1. Tess Wilberding, Iowa – 4:54.16; 2. Grace Gibbons, Iowa State – 4:55.72; 3. Gwynne Wright, Iowa State – 4:57.01
Larry Wieczorek Mile (M): 1. Toby Hardwick, Iowa State – 4:12.84; 3. Greyson DolezalClick here to hear it, Iowa State – 4:18.55
4x400m Relay (M): 1. Iowa State (Seeser, Young, Hoogensen, Jones) – 3:17.05; 2. Iowa State (Eldridge, Ryen, Alvarado, Werning) – 3:20.50
4x400m Relay Premier (W): 1. Iowa – 3:42.17; 3. Iowa State (Whigham, Staebler, Chapman, Stenman-Fahey) – 3:49.01
4x400m Relay Premier (M): 1. Iowa State (Fogltanz, Kelly, Roomes, Dennison) – 3:09.30

Field Events
Shot Put (W): 1. Gleneve Grange, Florida State – 52-10 1/4; 9. Kaci Storm, Iowa State – 34-11
Shot Put (M): 1. Avery Meyers, Iowa – 61-4 1/4; 11. Zach Timm, Iowa State – 49-3 3/4; 15. Wyatt Rhoads, Iowa State – 33-8; 16. Devon Alvarado, Iowa State – 32-9 3/4

Friday Events Recap

The Iowa State track and field team picked up five event wins Friday on the first day of the Larry Wieczorek Invitational in Iowa City. The Cyclone women picked up three wins at the UI Recreation Building, while the ISU men got a pair of wins.

There were also many strong individual performances, with three student-athletes putting up marks to move into an all-time top-10 of an event.

After earning three All-America honors in 2016, the bar is set high again for Jhoanmy Luque, and the Venezuelan delivered in her season debut. Her third long jump of 20-5 3/4 gave her the lead, which she would not relinquish. However, she finished on a strong note on her final jump, despite having already locked up the win, by going with her winning jump of 20-6 1/2 on her sixth attempt.

Another Cyclone star making her season debut was Jasmine Staebler. The sophomore was also victorious on the day, taking the women’s 600-meter Premier in 1:31.78.

Megan Schott has shown strong improvement so far in her sophomore season, and did so again on Friday as she went wire-to-wire to win the women’s 3,000-meters in 9:59.23. She dropped nine seconds off her time from last weekend’s Hawkeye Invitational.

The women’s pentathlon got the multi-events season underway. The Cyclones were led by a true freshman, Aleenah Marcucci, in her first career multi-events contest. Marcucci started her day with a win in the 60-meter hurdles, crossing in 8.81, to set the foundation for a second place finish with 3,512 points. Her point total moves her into seventh-place in ISU history in the indoor pentathlon.

On the men’s side, Dan Curts won for the second-straight week in the men’s 1,000-meter run, crossing the line first in 2:26.84. In the field, freshman Cody Durbin got his first career event win in the men’s high jump, clearing 6-6 3/4.

Jaymes Dennison impressed again in the men’s 600-meter run Premier. A two-time junior college national champ at the distance, Dennison finished second in 1:16.84, with only American record holder Erik Sowinski finishing ahead of him.

Another impressive performance came in the men’s 200-meter dash, with Eric Fogltanz finishing third in a personal best of 21.73. Fogltanz’s time is the third-fastest by a Cyclone in the past 15 years, and ranks ninth in Iowa State history. Right behind him was Ben Kelly in 21.81, good for fourth.

Up Next
Iowa State will wrap up the Larry Wieczorek Invite tomorrow. Action begins with field events at noon, with the track competition starting at 3:55 p.m.

Iowa State Results
Pentathlon:
1. Lauren Frederick, UNI – 3,728; 2. Aleenah Marcucci, Iowa State – 3,512; 4. Emma Whigham, Iowa State – 3,338; 5. Carsyn Spurgeon, Iowa State – 3,316
60m Hurdles (Pent.): 1. Aleenah Marcucci, Iowa State – 8.81; 4. Emma Whigham, Iowa State – 9.10; 6. Carsyn Spurgeon, Iowa State – 9.64
High Jump (Pent.): 1. Aubrianna Lantrip, Iowa – 5-4 1/2; 4. Carsyn Spurgeon, Iowa State – 5-2 1/4; 5. Emma Whigham, Iowa State – 4-11 3/4; 6. Aleenah Marcucci, Iowa State – 4-10 1/2
Shot Put (Pent.): 1. Lauren Frederick, UNI – 35-2 1/2; 2. Carsyn Spurgeon, Iowa State – 34-10 1/2; 4. Aleenah Marcucci, Iowa State – 32-1; 5. Emma Whigham, Iowa State – 30-7 3/4
Long Jump (Pent.): 1. Carsyn Spurgeon, Iowa State – 19-1 1/4; 2. Aleenah Marcucci, Iowa State – 18-1 1/2; 5. Emma Whigham, Iowa State – 16-7
800m Run (Pent.): 1. Lauren Frederick, UNI – 2:19.97; 2. Emma Whigham, Iowa State – 2:25.87; 3. Aleenah Marcucci, Iowa State – 2:27.01; 6. Carsyn Spurgeon, Iowa State – 2:50.67

3,000m Run (W): 1. Megan Schott, Iowa State – 9:59.23
200m Dash (M): 1. Collin Hofacker, Iowa – 22.00; 10. Will Seeser, Iowa State – 22.97
1,000m Run (M): 1. Dan Curts, Iowa State – 2:26.84; 2. Ryan Parslow, Unattahced – 2:30.53
600m Run Premier (W): 1. Jasmine Staebler, Iowa State – 1:31.78
600m Run Premier (M): 1. Erik Sowinski, Unattahced – 1:16.45; 2. Jaymes Dennison, Iowa State – 1:16.84; 4. Roshon Roomes, Iowa State – 1:18.36; 5. Frank Hayes, Unattached – 1:19.60
200m Dash Premier (M): 1. Emmanuel Ogwo, Iowa – 21.63; 3. Eric Fogltanz, Iowa State – 21.73; 4. Ben Kelly, Iowa State – 21.81

High Jump (W): 1. Eleonora Omoregie, Florida State – 5-10 3/4; T-3. Katie Reeves, Iowa State – 5-5
High Jump (M): 1. Cody Durbin, Iowa State – 6-6 3/4; Jalen Ford, Iowa State – NH
Long Jump (W): 1. Jhoanmy Luque, Iowa State – 20-6 1/2; 4. Allanah McCorkle, Iowa State – 19-0 1/2; 6. Tasha Frazier, Iowa State – 18-5; 8. Kaci Storm, Iowa State – 17-6 3/4
Long Jump (M): 1. Keniel Grant, Florida State – 24-11 3/4; 9. Jim Hoesley, Iowa State – 20-2 1/4
Weight Throw (W): 1. Sarah Pate, UNI – 62-10 3/4; 2. Ariana Kuhn, Iowa State – 62-3; 3. Christabel Okeke, Iowa State – 57-9 1/2; 9. Tessa Krempel, Iowa State – 49-8 1/4; 12. Megan Wiese, Iowa State – 41-9 3/4
Weight Throw (M): 1. Issac Holtz, UNI – 61-9; 5. Chris Celona, Iowa State – 56-9 1/2; 6. Vlad Pavlenko, Iowa State – 56-1 1/4; 8. Brett Peters, Iowa State – 51-0

 

Up Next
Iowa State heads to University Park, Pennsylvania for the PSU National Open next weekend. Action begins on Friday at 3 p.m. Central Time, with Saturday competition starting at 9:30 a.m.