Cross Country gets two top-10 finishes at Nuttycombe Invitational

Members of the Iowa State women’s cross country team compete in the Hawkeye Invitational on Sep. 3, 2021.(Photo courtesy of Iowa State athletic communications)

Ellie Bousson

The Iowa State men’s and women’s cross country teams competed in the Nuttycombe invitational on Friday in Madison, Wisconsin and return to Ames with solid finishes.

The invite took place at the Zimmer Championship Course and hosted 36 teams for the women and 31 teams for the men.

The men ran a 800m and the women ran 600m race. 

Iowa State finished in 9th place as a team for the women, with 306 points. The men’s team finished in 1st place with 88 points. University of New Mexico earned first place as a team for the women.

Senior Callie Logue earned her way into the top 10 finish, her race time was 20:10.7 and came in 7th place right behind University of Minnesota’s, Bethany Hasz. Logue remained consistent throughout the race, at the 200m mark she was right around 56th place; By the 400m mark, Logue was sitting around 10th place. 

Ceili McCabe from West Virginia earned first place at the invite, finishing her race in 19:57.4. 

Junior Wesley Kiptoo took first place title for the invite, finishing .9 seconds faster than the 2nd place finisher. Kiptoo finished the 800m race in 23:11.2. Kiptoo never let anyone take control, throughout the entire race, Kiptoo was leading the group of runners. 

The Cyclones will be heading to the Big 12 Championship on October 29 in Stillwater, Oklahoma.