New Cyclones to be seen in Razorback Invitational


Tyler Coe

Cebastian Gentil (left) and Darius Kipyego (right) walk off the track at Lied Recreational Center in the ISU Holiday Invitational on Dec. 10, 2022.

After their home meet Saturday, Iowa State track and field will prepare for the Razorback Invitational. Iowa State checked in at No. 9 in the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association as they prepare for competition this weekend.

The Cyclones are looking to add to their success from last weekend in both track and field events.

Many Cyclones made their season debut last weekend in the meet that contained 10 teams so multiple Cyclones could be present in the invitational.

Cam Jones broke the weight throw record by over a foot with 72-11.25 (22.23 meters) after setting the second-best weight throw mark in school history the previous week.

Jones is now in good shape to qualify for the NCAA Indoor Championships thanks to the throw, which is ranked fifth in the nation.

Darius Kipyego and Peter Smith raced to sub-1:50 times to PR in the 800-meter run with some of the best times in the nation this season.

Kipyego clocked 1:47.66, topping teammate Cebastian Gentil’s nation-leading time that has stood since December. Meanwhile, Smith clocked 1:48.20, which is currently third-fastest in the nation.

Cailie Logue was one of the runners who recently made her season debut. Starting with a first place finish in 4:42.90, Janette Schraft was right behind Logue with a time of 4:44.17.

Schraft’s time was just under a second from the top-10 all-time ISU performances. Along with Schraft, six other Cyclones put up indoor personal records in the event.

The Cyclones added more victories in the shot put as Rebecca Manteuffel put up a PR of 49-7.24 (15.12 meters) for the women and Kevin Sakson threw 56-10.75 (17.34 meters) for the men.

More top finishes on the track included Kaylyn Hall in the women’s 60-meter hurdles, Jack Noble in the men’s high jump, Mikey McClain in the men’s 200-meter sprint and Makayla Clark in the women’s 1,000-meter run.

The Cyclones will take on the Razorback Invitational starting at 11:45 a.m. Friday with field events and concluding Saturday.