Cyclones provide strong showing at NCAA Midwest Regional


Jacob Rice

Junior Dana Feyen competes at the ISU Classic at Lied Athletic Center in Ames, Iowa on Feb. 11. Feyen finished sixth in the second heat of the women’s 5000m, running a personal best time of 16:06.26.

Iowa State provided a strong showing at the NCAA Midwest Regional Friday in Columbia, Missouri, as the men’s team was able to finish third place overall and the women’s team finished fourth place overall.

Sieperda and Winders lead the way for men’s team

Sophomore Gable Sieperda punched his ticket into the NCAA Championship as he was the first Cyclone to finish for the men’s team. Sieperda finished the race in eighth place out of all the racers with a time of 29:43.8. Senior Titus Winders also punched his ticket to the NCAA Championship as he finished 10th in the race with a time of 29:47.8. Sieperda and Winders helped lead the Cyclones to a third place finish with 73 points only behind Tulsa and Oklahoma St. 

Feyen and Hill take charge for the women’s squad

Junior Dana Feyen and Junior Madelynn Hill were able to show why they are some of the best racers in the Midwest as they helped carry the Cyclones to a fourth-place finish in Columbia. Feyen ended up finishing the race in fifth place with a final time of 20:13.0. Hill finished close behind Feyen in seventh place with a final time of 20:18.9. Feyen was able to punch her ticket into the NCAA Championship while Hill just missed out. An overall strong performance for Iowa State as they finished with a score of 115 only behind Oklahoma State, Northwestern and Bradley.

Coming up next

While Sieperda, Winders and Feyen were able to secure spots in the Championship, the rest of the runners for Iowa State hope to make it as they will have to wait and see when the NCAA selects the remainder of the teams to compete in the Championship in Stillwater, Oklahoma, at 4 p.m. Saturday.