More personal records set at Husker Invitational


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Redshirt junior Jomal Wiltz finishes the 4×100-meter at the Drake Relays on April 29.

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Iowa State continued to see success this past weekend when the men’s track and field team traveled to Lincoln, Nebraska, for the Cornhusker Invitational. Several Cyclones looked to improve from their previous meets, and Jomal Wiltz made his season debut.

Day one focused on speed in the 60-meter hurdles prelims, 60-meter dash and 400-meter dash. Four Cyclones competed in the hurdles with Logan Schneider finishing best at 8th place but running a time of 8.04 seconds. Schneider not only set a personal record but also made it into the hurdle finals the following day.

Wiltz and Trever Ryen took part in the 60-meter dash and finished in 17th and 26th place respectively. Wiltz ran a time of 6.94 while Ryen finished in 7.04 seconds.

A handful of men took part in the 400-meter dash, six in total. Freshman Roshon Roomes continued to dominate the event running the best time for the Cyclones at 47.92 seconds, placing him in sixth.

The fourth event of the day took place off the track, men’s weight throw. Chris Celona finished in 15th with a toss of 56’ 11 ¼”.

Day Two contained more events including other field events amongst long and short distance races.

In the 200-meter dash Ryen was the lone Cyclone and ran a time of 21.90, tying his personal best, and the best time in his heat.

In the 600 and 800-meter races two men competed but were unattached, meaning their scores didn’t count. Frank Hayes finished in third place with a time of 1:19.39 in the 600 and Ryan Parslow finished in 13th with a time of 1:55.07 in the 800.

Next up were the 60-meter hurdles finals. Schneider didn’t shave off any time from the previous day but still finished in fourth with a time of 8.06 seconds.

One of the shorter races of the day, 200-meters, featured Eric Folgtanz and Ryen, finishing in 16th and 23rd respectively. Fogltanzs’ time of 21.67 seconds initially won his heat and also tied the seventh fastest time in Iowa State history in the event.

Moving off the track the next two events were high jump and shot put. Jalen Ford and Cody Durbin competed in the high jump, Ford making it the furthest and setting an indoor personal record. He finished tied for third, eclipsing a height of 6’ 10 ¾” while Durbin tied for 12th leaping at 6’ 4 ¾”.

The lone Cyclone who competed in the shot put was Zach Timm, throwing a distance of 49’ 3 ¾” earning him 19th place.

One of the lone long distance races also only featured one Cyclone, Sam Clausnitzer. In the 3000-meter run he ran a time of 8:26.13, taking 10th place.

The final event of the meet was the 400-meter team relays, one of the Cyclones best events this season. Fogltanz, Roomes, Derek Jones and Jaymes Dennison combined to run a time of 3:08.32 which earned them third place.

As of now, that 3:08.32 by the men’s 4×400 puts Iowa State at #14 in the NCAA this season. #Cyclones

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