Day one of the Iowa State Classic was full of solid performances for Iowa State women track and field


Iowa State junior Jhoanmy Luque competes in the women’s triple jump at the Drake Relays in Des Moines April 29, 2017. Luque finished second with a best jump of 13.12 meters, behind Tori Franklin, who competed unattached. 

Kobe Gaines

The day started with a huge personal record performance as Kelly Naumann ran to fourth place in the 5000-meter with a time of 16:46.47.

“I felt good about my run,” Naumann said. “I haven’t raced in the 5K since my freshman year, so it was nice to get back out there today. If I polish up my technique, then I know that I will be ready for the Indoor Championship in two weeks.”

The women weight throw had three Cyclones finish in the top 10. Christabel Okeke placed fifth with a throw of 61-4 1/4 (18.70m). Tessa Krempel placed eighth with a score 54-8 (16.66m). Megan Wiese finished tenth with a throw of 47-3 (14.40m) to round it out for the group.

The 2016-17 female performer of the year in Jhoanmy Luque finished first in the long jump with a top effort of 20-9 1/4 (6.33m). Luque, who had the top three legal jumps of the competition, moves up to No. 8 in Division I with her effort for the season. Luque was one of of five Cyclones to finish in the top ten.

Jalaiya Bartley placed third with a jump of 18-4 1/2 (5.60m). Emma Whigham placed seventh with a jump of 16-11 1/4 (5.16m). Emily Coghill jumped herself to an eighth place finish with a score of 17-0 1/2 (5.19m) and Tasha Frazier placed 10th with a score of 16-3 (4.95m).

“I had a solid jump with the 6.33m but I wanted the record,” Luque said. “I need to work on my technique and approach because I fouled twice and I do not want to do that come the Indoor Championship. I want to carry this momentum into tomorrow’s triple jump so I can finish strong.”

Anne Frisbie finished ninth in the 5000-meter invite with a run of 15:53.41. That is a 36-second personal record for Frisbie. She is the fifth sub-16 indoor 5000-meter runner in Iowa State history and No. 4 for the indoor 5000-meter in Cyclone history.

The Cyclones will return to the track tomorrow with events starting at noon in Lied Recreation Athletic Center.