Full men’s indoor track and field team ready to compete


Freshman Logan Schneider runs the 60-meter hurdles during the Big 12 Indoor Championship at Lied Recreation Athletic Center on Feb. 27, 2015.

Mike Burvee

The second half of the indoor track and field season will begin this week when Iowa State travels to the Cornhusker state.

Events will get underway at 11:30 a.m. on Friday and Saturday. 

The Husker Invitational will be the last meet before the Cyclones host the Iowa State Classic the next weekend in Ames.

“Most of the program got the weekend off last week,” assistant coach Jeremy Sudbury wrote in an email. “Everyone should be rested up and hungry to compete.”

The Cyclones have been successful in a number of events across the board and will look to improve even more so this weekend. The top 4×400-meter relay team has come in first place in both meets so far and is posting times that haven’t been seen at Iowa State for nearly a decade.

“Consistency, that’s our goal this weekend,” Sudbury wrote. “We’ve seen what we can do and now we just want to lower those times as we push towards the end of the indoor season.”

The Cyclones could be shaving valuable time off each of their events, the track itself is made up of a surface that leads to faster times, Sudbury wrote.

Numerous other teams will be compete as well, including Kansas, Illinois, Kansas State and Texas among others.