ISU women’s track and field wraps up ISU Classic

Chris Wolff

The final day of the ISU Classic was highlighted by five members of the ISU women’s track team setting new personal records, running against some of the best athletes in the country.

Ejiro Okoro ran the fastest 800-meter run in program history with a time of 2:03.91, breaking Edith Nakiyingi’s record time set in 1991. Okoro’s time was a full second and a half faster than her previous personal best. Okoro’s time is currently the third fastest in the nation so far this season.

Kendra White ran the second fastest 400-meter dash in program history with a time of 54.29. White also owns the fastest time in school history in the event, which she set two weeks ago at the Bill Bergan Invitational.

A trio of Cyclones set personal bests in the 3,000-meter run. Bethanie Brown, Perez Rotich and Taylor McDowell ran times of 9:25.01, 9:35.30, 10:02.29, respectively.

The ISU 4×400 relay team of Krista Shoeman, Ese Okoro, Ejiro Okoro and Kendra White took second place in the event with a time of 3:39.25, which is the second fastest time in program history.

The Cyclones will be back in action next week with athletes competing at the USA Indoor Championships, UNI-Dome Classic, and the Alex Wilson Invitational in South Bend, Ind.