Rain makes for unpleasant meet


Junior Jordon Andreassen competes in the women’s long jump event Friday night during the Iowa State Open at Lied Recreational Athletic Center.

Sally Donlin.Com

Iowa State’s multi-event athletes had their first outdoor meet of the season cut short after the California Multi-event was canceled due to high wind and rain.

The meet was no spring break for the multi-event competitors because of the unpleasant weather they had to endure for the meet. Although the on-and-off rain throughout the day took some energy out of the three ISU multi-event athletes, they were able to work around it.

Junior Jordon Andreassen racked up points for the Cyclones on day one of the meet. She competed in Group A of the women’s heptathlon earning 2,959 points, which put her in fourth place after day one. Andreassen did best in the high jump where she earned third place and came in fourth in the 100-meter hurdles.

Cyclone Jamal Currica came in first place in the men’s 100-meter dash in 11.13 seconds. In the long jump, Currica was just shy of another first-place finish with a leap of 23 feet, 8 inches.

After the first five events of the decathlon, Currica compiled 3,022 points, which put him in 12th place overall.

Freshman Jenny Dillon competed in her first collegiate heptathlon event, coming in seventh place with 2,173 points in group B.

The other freshman multi-event competitor, Anna Holtermann, had to withdraw from the competition due to a bruised ankle.

The multi-event participants will join the ISU track team Friday in Palo Alto, Calif., at the Stanford Invitational.