Three Big Takeaways: Cyclone All-Americans highlight final night of NCAA Outdoor Championships


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Cailie Logue smiles during the Cyclone Invite on Jan 23, 2021 inside Lied Recreation Athletic Center. (Photo courtesy of Luke Lu/Iowa State Athletics)

With the dominance Iowa State had in the first half of the NCAA Outdoor Championships, it was no big surprise that more athletes picked up All-American honors to close out nationals.

From Ezekiel Rop earning All-American honors Friday night in the 1,500-meter finals to Emily March and Cailie Logue finishing the event strong, the Cyclones put on a show across the board.

Ezekiel Rop finishes what he started

The sole competitor for the Cyclones Friday night was Rop, who competed in the 1,500-meter race.

After a third-place finish in his heat with a 3:39.77, Rop was ready to dominate the finals. Rop finished in the top 10 overall in the semifinals and had a PR that was ranked fifth-best in the nation.

Rop did not disappoint, as he raced out with the lead pack and stuck near the front throughout the race. As Rop neared the finish line, a top-10 finish looked to be locked up.

Rop finished with a time of 3:43.59 to earn First Team All-American honors. That was the first time Rop earned All-American honors in his career.

Emily March closes out her career in style

As Saturday night got underway, March was looking to finish her Cyclone career with one last dominant performance.

March entered a strong discus field where earning All-American honors wouldn’t be an easy task. March finished the event with a best throw of 49.36 meters.

Marche’s throw was good enough to earn her 24th place and make her an Honorable Mention All-American. That was her second career All-American honor.

Cailie Logue closes out competition yet again

After earning First Team All-American honors Thursday by placing sixth in the 10,000-meter run, Logue just had one event left before nationals were officially over.

Logue lined up to compete in the 5,000-meter run late Saturday night. Logue earned a spot in the race after finishing third in her heat at the West Preliminaries with a time of 15:36.50.

After finishing sixth in the 10K, Logue kept that trend going into the 5K by finishing sixth with at time of 15:49.85. Her efforts were good enough to earn her another First Team All-American honor.

As the night closed on the NCAA Outdoor Championships for Iowa State, Logue walked away as a First Team All-American in both the 10K and the 5K.