Cyclones shine at Mount Sac Relays

David Merrill

The western United States has been kind to the Cyclones the past couple of weeks.

After seeing senior Britta Christofferson set a new school record in the hammer throw, Iowa State had another strong showing in the Mount Sac Relays in Walnut, Calif.

On the women’s side, junior Dani Stack turned in one of her best performances of her career in the 5,000-meter run. She finished with a time of 15:55.69. This beat her previous personal best mark of 17:49.71 and is currently second all-time for that event. She trails only Lisa Koll’s 14:55 in that event.

Her new PR is also seventh in the country and second all-time in the Big 12.

Senior Britta Christofferson, who broke the school record for the hammer throw in the Sun Angel Classic finished 34th. Her total distance was 168-07.

Senior Amara Sama led the way for the men’s side. His time of 10.58 in the 100-meter dash was good enough to win his heat and finish second overall. Sama’s time was also a new personal best, beating his previous record by .17 seconds.

Ryan Milus of Arizona State took first overall with a time of 10.46.

Senior Alvin Garnett, who is still chasing a sub-46-second run in an outdoor event, edged closer to that time in the 400-meter dash with a time of 47.64. This was good for 10th overall and beat his best previous time in the Sun Angel Classic of 48.48.