Iowa State pads conference title totals on final day of Big 12 Outdoor Championships


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Ejiro and Ese Okoro both came to Iowa State after attending school in London with high hopes and dreams after college.

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Iowa State claimed three more conference titles May 18, the final day of the Big 12 Outdoor Track and Field Championships in Lubbock, Texas.

Redshirt junior Katy Moen earned her second crown of the weekend by winning the 5000-meter run, complimenting her 10,000-meter victory May 16. Redshirt senior Samantha Bluske also performed well in the 5,000-meter run, finishing in fifth place.

Junior Edward Kemboi defended his Big 12 indoor title in the 800-meter run, racing to victory with a time of 1 minute, 49.67 seconds. Redshirt senior Ejiro Okoro completed the Cyclone sweep of the 800-meter event, capturing the women’s title in a time of 2:08.88.

Redshirt senior Ese Okoro finished in second place in the women’s 400-meter hurdles, posting a time of 57.39. Freshman Derek Jones placed in the same event on the men’s side, winding up in third after running a 51.03.

Redshirt junior Cameron Ostrowski made his way to the podium in third place of the high jump competition, skying to a mark of 6 feet, 11 inches.

Sophomore Kevin Poster claimed fifth place in the triple jump on the strength of a 49-7 3/4 posting.

The ISU women’s team earned sixth place overall in the championships and the men’s placed ninth.

The weekend saw 17 ISU personal bests in various events and was capped by five conference titles.