Three Big Takeaways: Cyclones battle it out at the Razorback Invitational


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Senior distance runner Nehemia Too (center) stands on the start line before a relay race at the 2022 Drake Relays in Des Moines, Iowa. Too helped Iowa State to a first-place finish in the men’s 4x1600m relay and eighth in the distance medley relay.

Pavle Markovic, Sports Reporter

Iowa State wrapped up a two-day event in Fayetteville, Arkansas, as the team battled it out in the Razorback Invitational. Both the men’s and women’s teams faced tough competition against tough opponents during these events.

Here are the three big takeaways from the strong showing for the Cyclones.

Too sets a new school record in the mile run

Senior Nehemia Too was the big name for the Cyclones as he set a new school record in the men’s Mile race Saturday finishing with a spectacular time of 3:58.15. Too was able to finish as the fourth-best racer in the mile run for the Cyclones. Senior Chad Johnson was also able to post a solid time of 3:59.12, finishing in ninth out of all the racers competing in the mile. 

The Cyclones could prove to be at their best during the distance races this season.

Feyen and Hill show out in the 3000m race

Junior Dana Feyen and junior Madelynn Hill posted solid times for the Cyclones in the 3000m race Saturday. Feyen finished with a time of 9:22.79 which was good for sixth place in the race. Hill finished with a time of 9:34.30 which was good for 10th place in the race. The Cyclones had five racers finish in the top-20 in the 3000m race as well, showing off that they can compete with the best of the best.

Cyclones look to show out at home next

Iowa State now looks ahead to competing in the Iowa State Classic as the team gets to compete at home for the final time this season. The meet will take place on Feb. 4 as they look to take the top places in their respective competitions.