Cyclones prepare for Big 12 Indoor Championships


Lee Chinyama

Men’s 60m Hurdles at Lied Recreational Center in the ISU Classic on Feb. 4, 2023.

After preparing all season, the time has come for the Big 12 Indoor Championships. The Cyclones will start their postseason in Lubbock, Texas and compete Friday and Saturday.

Iowa State still holds the number one spot for the 800-meter group and will look to make some damage this weekend. Jason Gómez is fourth, Cebastian Gentil is seventh, Darius Kipyego is 18th and Peter Smith is 27th in the NCAA for the event.

Gómez and Gentil are currently in the qualifying position for the NCAA Championships. The 16th place time is currently at 1:47.31. Kipyego is just .07 seconds off a qualifying position in 18th at 1:47.38.

So far, it has been a very historical season for the Cyclones. Four school records have fallen and 36 top-10 program performances or improvements to the standings have been achieved by the men and women.

Thrower Cam Jones has held onto a qualifying spot in the weight throw since Jan. 21 when he threw for the school record at the Cyclone Open. The current distance marks 11th in the nation.

Senior Cailie Logue enters the Championships as the three-time champ in the 500-meter run and took the 3,000-meter title in 2020. She looks to defend her title this weekend.

Events start at 10 a.m. with multi events and running and field events starting at 3 p.m. on Friday. On Saturday, multi events continue at 11 a.m. followed by field events at 1 p.m. and running events at 2 p.m.

Both Days of competition will be streamed on Big 12 Now on ESPN+ and results will be provided by PrimeTime Timing.