Uhl clocks personal best at Olympics


Photo: Logan Gaedke/Iowa State Daily

Lisa Koll, left, looks on after sharing a hug with Amy Begley at the conclusion of the Women’s 10,000-meter run on Thursday at Drake Stadium. Begley finished first with Koll coming in second at 32.11.72. Photo: Logan Gaedke/Iowa State Daily

Stephen Koenigsfeld

Track and field made its debut at the 2012 Olympics on Friday with field events and a few running ones, too.

Iowa State was first represented in the summer games in Friday afternoon’s 10,000-meter run, ran by former Cyclone Lisa (Koll) Uhl.

Uhl hung with the lead pack for a while before dropping back with teammate Amy Hastings. 

Uhl clocked in with a 31:12 for a 13th-place finish in the 10k, a personal best for the former Cyclone. Hastings also timed in with a personal record of 31:10, just two spots ahead of Uhl.

Two former Cyclones and one current Cyclone are still on deck to represent Iowa State in the 2012 Olympic Games. Check back with iowastatedaily.net for updates on those runners.