Three Big Takeaways: Cyclones grab personal bests in California


Tyler Coe

Lied Recreational Center in the ISU Holiday Invitational on Dec. 10, 2022.

Over the weekend, Iowa State competed in four separate meets in California. At the Mt. Sac Relays, the Cyclones competed in distance and field events.

Iowa State competed in the Bryan Clay Invitational in distance, field and multi events. Throwing events were completed at the Pacific Coast Intercollegiate meet and short-distance, mid-distance, relays and field competitors competed in the Long Beach Invite.

Mt. Sac Relays

In the women’s, Brenna Cohoon cut 35 seconds off of her personal best, clocking 34:26.64. Cohoon finished as the eighth-fastest collegiate athlete and 14th overall in the Elite Invite A Section.

In men’s javelin, Zach Podraza recorded a mark of 213-8, finishing in tenth place.

Bryan Clay Invitational

In the women’s 3000-meter steeplechase, Janette Schraft became the first Cyclone ever to break the ten-minute mark, with a time of 9:57.75 and resulting in a tenth-place finish in the meet.

In the women’s 10,000-meter run, Cailie Logue ran a time of 3:22.36, earning herself fourth place. Dana Feyen grabbed a personal best by more than 20 seconds, running a time of 33:14.55.

In the men’s 3000-meter steeplechase, Gable Sieperda finished three seconds from his personal best with 8:46.02, earning him eighth place.

Sydney Willits finished the heptathlon with a career-best 5,057 points to improve her score as the fifth-best heptathlete in Iowa State history. Kiersten Fisher closed the heptathlon with 4,852 points, which was the seventh-best performance in Iowa State history.

In the men’s 800-meter run, Jason Gómez placed sixth with a season-best 1:47.26. Darius Kipyego also puts up a sub-1:49 time of 1:48.75 in his 800 season opener.

In the men’s decathlon, Thai Thompson set a decathlon personal record of 7,144 moving him to No. 6 all-time in Iowa State history.

Ezekiel Rop ran the 1,500 meter in a time of 3:36.92. This time shattered the previous best time in Iowa State history by more than two seconds. This is the fourth fastest time in the NCAA this year, as well as the 11th fastest time in the world.

Long Beach Invite

Cam Jones had a hammer throw PR of 62.50 meters, making a move up the all-time ranks for the Cyclones. Jones improved from No. 7 to No. 3 in Iowa State history.

In women’s high jump, freshman Brooke Naughton turned in a season-best 5-5 1/4, finishing third.

Kaitlyn Burson got a personal best in the women’s hammer throw with 202-6, improving on her standing as No. 3 in Iowa State history.

Kaylyn Hall picked up the victory in the women’s 100-meter hurdle with a time of 13.23, .01 seconds off her PR that ranks No. 2 in ISU history.

In the women’s 400-meter dash, Rachel Joseph ran to the fifth-fastest time in school history (53.72). This was good enough to earn her first place at the invite.

In the men’s 400-meter dash, Gus Langford ran to a season-best 48.66, coming in eighth place. In the men’s 800-meter, Kipyego placed second with 1:48.58.

Next up for the Cyclones will be the Musco Twilight meet in Iowa City, Iowa, on April 22.