Several Cyclones set personal bests at Stanford, Arizona State


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Rico Loy comes around the bend in first in the men’s mile with teammates Mohamed Hrezi and Abdou Seye right behind during the NCAA Qualifier track meet at Lied Recreation Athletic Center on Saturday, March 3. Loy placed first with a time of 4:03.35.

Dylan Montz

The ISU men’s track and field team may have been split up this weekend between distance runners and non-distance runners, but that did not dissuade many personal records that were achieved.

On Friday night at the Stanford Invitational, senior Rico Loy ran in the fastest section of the 5,000-meter run and finished with a time of 13:40.03, which was good enough for 16th place. This was a personal record for the native of Bad Wildbad, Germany, by almost one minute.

Also running at the Stanford Invitational was graduate student Daniel Gruber, who competed in section three of the 1,500-meter run. Gruber finished in fifth place with a time of 3:48.74, just five seconds away from a personal best.

At the Sun Angel Classic in Tempe, Ariz., senior Ian Warner led the way with a fifth-place finish, and second collegiate runner finish, in the premier section of the 100-meter dash. Warner clocked a personal best time 10.37 seconds.

The Cyclones will return to competition in Des Moines next weekend at the Jim Duncan Invitational.