Cyclones wrap up first day at New Balance Invitational


Photo: Chenyan Shan/ Iowa State Daily

Iowa State’s Edward Kemboi set an ISU school record in the 1,000-meter run, winning the event with a time of 2:22.71 on Saturday in the Lied Recreational Center.

Isaac Hunt

After a day in New York City, the ISU track team had a few notable results. The New Balance Invitational hosted nine top 25 women’s teams and 10 top 25 men’s teams.

In a race where he never lost the lead, Edward Kemboi won the men’s 1000-meter run with a time of 2:21.88. Kemboi broke his own record he set two weeks ago, adding to his school record time.

Every race Kemboi has participated in this season on his own has broken an ISU record.

Ejiro Okoro finished third in the women’s 1000-meter run with a time of 2:46.23.

Krista Shoeman finished her 500-meter sprint in 1:14.07, which was good enough for second place.

Distance medleys were once again a strong point for the Cyclones. The men finished first in the college division with a time of 9:59, while the women finished second with a time of 11:38.

The competition resumes tomorrow with the women’s 5000-meter run at 7:30 a.m.