Stanford Invitational in the books for the Cyclones

Mike Burvee

The first of two days at the Stanford Invitational featured athletes on and off the track. Though none of the Cyclone men’s competitors won an event, there were a number of finishes in the top five.

Coming off a win last meet, Chris Celona ended up finishing in fourth place in the hammer throw with a distance of 175 feet. The next events to finish off the track included high jump and javelin.

In the high jump two Cyclones, Jalen Ford and Cody Durbin, finished in the top 10. Ford eclipsed a height of 6 feet 9 inches, earning third place. Durbin finished in ninth place, with a jump of 6 feet 5 inches.

In the men’s javelin Trey Achterhoff competed, finishing in eighth place. He reached a distance of 177 feet 4 inches.

On the track, events consisted of short and long distance running.

Two men competed in the 400-meter hurdles in Derek Jones and Will Seeser. Jones finished in second place with a time of 52.40 seconds. Seeser ran a time of 54.57 seconds, earning him 17th place.

In the open 400-meter dash three Cyclones competed in Ben Kelly, Roshon Roomes and Jaymes Dennison, all setting new personal records. Kelly ran a time of 48.29 seconds to finish in 11th place. Roomes ran 47.23 seconds and Dennison 47.08 seconds, finishing in sixth and third respectively.

Up next were the long distance competitions.

Three heats made up the 1500-meter run. Dan Curts finished in sixth of his section, with a time of 3:47.27. Christian Delago ran a personal best at ninth place with a time of 3:45.84 in his section. Finally, Zach Black ran a time of 3:51.45, earning fifth place in his section.

The last competition for day one featured Thomas Pollard and Nathan Rodriguez, running the 5-km. Pollard finished in 12th in his Cyclone track debut, with a time of 14:10.90. Rodriguez finished in 17th place with a time of 14:21.65.

The second day of the Invitational was much shorter for the Cyclones, only involved in three events.

The first competition for the day was the 110-meter hurdles, featuring Logan Schneider and Elijah Young. Schneider finished fourth with a time of 14.46 seconds, while Young ran a time of 14.76 seconds, finishing in sixth.

The lone field event was the shot put, with Zach Timm representing the Cyclones. Timm finished in sixth with a throw of 49 feet 11 inches.

The final event of the Invitational was the 4×400-meter relay. The line-up was Jones, Kelly, Roomes and Dennison. The four ran a combined time of 3:10.41, the first team to cross the finish line.

The relay win was the only win for the Cyclones over the weekend.