Women’s track notches two titles at Tiger Classic

Chris Wolff

Once again, Ese Okoro highlighted the effort this weekend by the ISU women’s track team, as the senior ran a personal best of 56.78 in the 400-meter hurdle event at the Tiger Classic.

Okoro’s time is good for the second fastest in the nation currently, and fifth fastest in the world. Okoro has now won the 400-meter hurdle event in both outdoor meets she has competed at this season.

Also bringing home a title from the Tiger Classic was the ISU women’s 4×400-meter relay team, consisting of Ese Okoro, Kendra White, Dana Christensen, and Krista Shoeman.

In addition to the two titles, the women’s track and field team also notched 13 personal-best times for their respective events at the Tiger Classic in Auburn, Ala. and the Standford Invite in Palo Alto, Calif.

Kayla Sanborn threw a personal best 187’09” in the hammer throw event en route to a runner-up finish.

Both Maggie Gannon and Collen Riley ran personal bests in the 800-meter run, and a trio of Cyclones ran for personal bests in the 5,000-meter, as Bethanie Brown, Sam Bluske, and Katy Moen all ran career bests.

Gannon, Perez Rotich, Riley, Maryn Lowry, and Madison Nagle all ran for personal records in the 1,500-meter events.