Men’s 400-meter dash featured on day two

Logan Schneider and Devin Alvarado compete in the 60-meter hurdles at the Iowa State Classic on February 11 at the Lied Recreation Center.

Mike Burvee

Day two of the Iowa State Classic at the Lied Recreational Center featured men’s short to medium distance races. 

First up was the preliminary 60-meter hurdles in which four Cyclones (Wyatt Rhoads, Elijah Young, Logan Schneider and Devin Alvarado) competed. All but Rhoads advanced to the final, though he did run a personal record with a time of 8.67 seconds.

In the finals Young ran a personal record of 8.07 seconds to earn him second place. Schneider tied for third place with a time of 8.11 seconds, meanwhile Alvarado finished in seventh at 8.45 seconds. 

Up next on the track for the men’s team was the open 400-meter dash. Roshon Roomes won his section running 46.98 seconds, the eighth fastest time in Iowa State history.

Eric Fogltanz followed up Roomes’ finish by winning his section as well. His finishing time of 46.82 seconds set the seventh fastest time in Iowa State history.

Two more Cyclones ran in two other sections of the 400-meter dash, and both won.

Trevor Ryen ran a time of 49.36 seconds and was followed up by Kyle Werning, who finished with a time of 49.87 seconds. 

The final event was the 400 relay, broken into two different sections for the Cyclone men. 

The first team made up of Will Seeser, Derek Jones, David Eldridge and Werning won their heat with a time of 3:16.76.

The ‘A’ relay team made up of Ben Kelly, Jaymes Dennison, Fogltanz and Roomes ended up finishing in third place with a time of 3:12.33. Iowa State was in good position to take the lead when, on a hand-off, tripped on a Minnesota runner and fell.