Cyclone men, women place first in five events at Bill Bergan Invitational

Kevin Shay

Four Cyclones captured five individual titles Saturday at Lied Recreation Athletic Center during the Bill Bergan Invitational.

However, the men and women fell short in team competition as they both finished with distant second-place finishes.

The men finished with 64 points for the meet, 116 points behind Minnesota, who dominated the men’s side of the Invitational. Golden Gopher competitors accounted for half of the victories.

Although the women faired a bit better, they still finished 31.67 points behind winner Missouri.

The women did provide the highlight of the evening for Iowa State as they placed three finishers in the top four during the 3,000-meter run. Betsy Saina edged teammate Dani Stack for first place, while Semehar Tesfaye was not far behind with a fourth-place finish.

Laishema Hampton won the women’s weight throw, and Kianna Elahi took first-place honors in the 400-meter dash for the Cyclones.

Sprinters Ian Warner and Amara Sama were the lone bright spot for the men. Warner won the 60 and 200-meter dashes. Sama finished second behind Warner in both events.