Two Cyclones awarded Big 12 honor

Caitlyn Diimig

Seniors Rico Loy and Dani Stack were named Big 12 runners of the week. 

This is only the second time that two ISU runners were awarded the weekly title at the same time, according to a news release.

Loy placed 13th overall and first for Iowa State at Saturday’s Roy Griak Invitational in Minneapolis for the Cyclone men, who came in sixth at the race.

Loy ran the 8,000-meter course in 24:29.90 and was 20 seconds faster than the next Big 12 competitor.

Stack led her fellow Cyclones to a first-place finish at the Griak Invite. Stack placed eighth overall with a time of 20.56.90.

Stack was first against all other Big 12 runners at the 6,000-meter race.

Iowa State is currently ranked No. 8 and beat six nationally ranked teams at the invite.