Bill Began Invitational comes to an end

Ryan Berg

After three consecutive days of competition, the Bill Bergan Invitational, hosted by Iowa State, came to an end this weekend.

The meet had several schools competing including Iowa, Kansas State, Minnesota, Marquette, North Dakota, North Dakota State, South Dakota State, Wisconsin and University of Texas at Arlington.

Showcasing schools from different conferences allowed the Cyclones to see how they matched up against them. 

The ISU men took fifth as a team with a score of 56.25 during their second meet of the season. There were several impressive individual results that came out of the meet as well.

The track events were led by Edward Kemboi who won the 800-meter race with a time of 1:47.43 setting a new school record.

Nick Efkamp had an impressive showing in the meet winning the 200-meter dash with a personal best score (21.35), and also taking sixth in the 60-meter dash (6.93).

Ian Warner edged out Efkamp in the 60-meter dash (6.8) taking fourth and also placed third (21.62) in the same event that Efkamp won (200-meter dash).

Nick Lucs placed sixth in the high jump with a mark of 6-04.25. Falko Zauber placed sixth in the men’s mile run (4:12.36).

On the field side of the meet, Jan Jeuschede continued to impress by placing second in shot put with a throw of 57-00.00.

The team will return to competition Friday at the New Balance Invitational in New York, and they will get another opportunity to improve before heading into the Big 12 Championships.