Exciting weekend comes to close for women’s track team


Photo: Colin Neumann/Iowa State Daily

ISUunior Ejiro Okoro competes in the women’s 800-meter run at the Last Chance NCAA Qualifier on Saturday, March 3, at Lied Recreation Athletic Center. Okoro finished fourth with a time of 2:05.77. 

Stephen Koenigsfeld

As an eventful weekend of traveling and competition comes to an end, the ISU women’s track team came away with success on all three days.

On Thursday at Mt. San Antonio College, distance runners Ejiro Okoro and Maggie Gannon set their own personal records in the 1,500-meter run. Okoro ran the race in 4:28.00, and Gannon ran a 4:33.13.

Also on Thursday, Samantha Bluske ran unattached in the women’s 10,000-meter run in 35:32.47, which earned her an 18th-place finish.

In her first meet of the outdoor season, distance runner Dani Stack placed 11th in the women’s 5,000-meter. Stack ran in the Olympic Development heat with a time of 15:58.71.

At the Brian Clay Invitational on Friday, distance runner Morgan Casey placed 11th as well in the women’s 1,500-meter run with a time of 4:34.92.

On the final day of the Mt. SAC Relays, 400-meter hurdler Kianna Elahi placed eighth in the invitational event with a time of 57.64. In the Olympic Development event of the 400 hurdles, Ese Okoro placed fifth with a time of 58.31.

The women’s 4×400-meter relay team placed third with a time of 3:39.58.

Action will continue on Thursday for the Cyclones at the Drake Relays.