Cyclone men stay consistent in day one of Iowa State Classic


Mike Burvee | Iowa State Daily

Day one at the Iowa State Classic on February 10 at Lied Recreation Center. Ben Kelly was one of two Cyclones who competed in the 200-meter dash and ran a time under 22 seconds along with Trevor Ryen.

Mike Burvee

The first day of the Iowa State Classic featured long distance events on the track and various events on the field as well. There were a few bright spots for the Cyclones in Trevor Ryen, Ben Kelly and Andrew Jordan.

Three men ran for Iowa State in the preliminary 60-meter dash. Ryen did the best running a time of 6.98 seconds. That time put him in 15th place overall and was also a personal record. Jomal Wiltz finished in 17th with a time of 6.99 seconds and Orien Salters finished in 23rd with a time of 7.11 seconds. None of the three advanced to the 60-meter finals.

Following the 60-meter dash was the 3000-meter run, two Cyclones competed. Greyson Dolezal finished in fifth place overall with a time of 8:21.36, a personal record. Sam Clausnitzer also set a personal record with a time of 8:27.69, ending up in 10th place.

The 200-meter dash was the next event for the Cyclone men which featured Ryen in addition to Kelly. Ryen ran a time of 21.67 seconds, a personal record, putting him in ninth place overall. Ryen ran his second personal record of the day with a time of 21.81 seconds, 12th place overall.

The final event of day one was the 3k invitational run, featuring Jordan and Kevyn Hoyos. Hoyos made his season debut, running a time of 8:08.56, placing him in 18th place. Jordan finished fourth in his section and 15th overall with a time of 8:07.50.