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Iowans Help Cyclones on to Nationals

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Women

The No. 15 Iowa State women’s cross country team cruised to its third NCAA Midwest Regional title in a row, and its seventh in the last eight seasons. The Cyclones tallied 78 team points, which was 62 points better than second-place Oklahoma State (140).

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With their victory, the Cyclones have qualified for the NCAA Championships in Madison, Wisc., next Saturday, Nov. 17.

Individual Big 12 Champion, Cailie Logue, added to her hardware today. Logue was the individual Midwest Regional Champion with a 6k time of 20:13.5. Logue was at the front of the pack all day before jumping out to the lead in the last 1k.

Joining Logue in earning All-Region honors were Anne Frisbie and Amanda Vestri. Frisbie and Vestri were in that lead pack with Logue. Frisbie finished with a time of 20:29.1 for sixth place and Vestri finished in 20:53.7 for 12th.

Head coach Amy Rudolph received an outstanding performance from senior Abby Caldwell. After being in 75th place at the 2k mark, Caldwell fought her way up, finishing just outside of All-Region contention with a 27th place finish in 21:17.6.

Kelly Naumann, Karly Ackley and Larkin Chapman rounded out the Cyclone Regional lineup. Naumann finished 32nd in 21:23.8, Ackley took 57th with a time of 21:38.2 and Chapman posted a 58th-place finish with a time of 21:38.3.

It was a clean sweep for Iowa State. On the men’s side, Edwin Kurgat claimed the individual title while leading the men’s team to back-to-back Midwest Regional team championships.

Iowa State is off to the NCAA Championships. The women’s race will begin at 11 a.m. CT next Saturday from Madison, Wisc.

Team Results (Top-Five)
1. Iowa State, 78

2. Oklahoma State, 140
3. Minnesota, 185
4. Illinois, 203
5. Northwestern, 205

Individual Results
1. Cailie Logue, 20:13.5
6. Anne Frisbie, 20:29.1
12. Amanda Vestri, 20:53.7
27. Abby Caldwell, 21:17.6
32. Kelly Naumann, 21:23.8
57. Karly Ackley, 21:38.2
58. Larkin Chapman, 21:38.3

Men

The No. 6 Iowa State men’s cross country team successfully defended its NCAA Midwest Regional title on Friday. The Cyclone men were nothing short of dominant, scoring 38 team points, which was 64 points better than second-place Bradley, who hosted the event.

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With their victory, the Cyclones have qualified for the NCAA Championships in Madison, Wisc., next Saturday, Nov. 17.

Big 12 Champion Edwin Kurgat picked up right where he left off at the conference championship. Kurgat was patient in finding the lead, but once he did, he would not relinquish it. Kurgat led the final 3k of the race. He finished with a 10k time of 30:41.6 to claim the individual Midwest Regional crown.

In total, the Cyclones placed six runners on the All-Region medal stand, with Kurgat leading the way.

Andrew Jordan and Dan Curts were neck and neck as they crossed the finished line. Ultimately, Jordan would edge Curts, finishing 6th in 31:03.4 Curts took 7th in 31:03.6. With their finishes, Jordan and Curts were awarded as All-Region performers

Chad Johnson and Milo Greder were next across the finish line for the Cyclones. Johnson, who is just a freshman, finished 11th individually in 31:12.5. Greder finished just behind Johnson in 13th with a time of 31:17.3. Both were All-Region performers.

ISU’s final runner to cross the finish line in the top-25 to earn All-Region honors was John Nownes. Nownes finished 21st in a time of 31:23.1.

It was a clean sweep for the Iowa State cross country programs. Cailie Logue raced to the women’s individual title, while the women secured their third Midwest Region championship in a row, and there seventh in the last eight seasons.

Iowa State is off to the NCAA Championships. The men’s race will begin at noon CT next Saturday from Madison, Wisc.

Team Results (Top-Five)
1. Iowa State, 38

2. Bradley, 102
3. Tulsa, 107
4. Oklahoma State, 124
5. Minnesota, 173

Individual Results
1. Edwin Kurgat, 30:41.6
6. Andrew Jordan, 31:03.4
7. Dan Curts, 31:03.6
11. Chad Johnson, 31:12.5
13. Milo Greder, 31:17.3
21. John Nownes, 31:23.1
123. Zach Black, 33:19.5