Men’s track, field picks up two more wins in Iowa City

Mike Burvee

The Cyclone men’s track and field team won two events in day one of the Larry Wieczorek Invitational in Iowa City. 

The day began with the weight throw with Chris Celona and Vlad Pavlenko. Celona finished with a throw of 56 feet, 9 1/2 inches and fifth place overall. Pavlenko set a personal record and finished in sixth place with a toss of 56′ 1 1/4″.

The field events continued with the men’s high jump, one of the two events the Cyclones won. Cody Durbin reached a height of 6′ 6 3/4″.

The next event on the docket was the 200-meter dash. Eric Fogltanz finished in third place but set a personal record with a time of 21.73 seconds. Ben Kelly was right behind him in fourth place with a time of 21.81 seconds.

From there, the distance events began with the 1,000-meter run. Dan Curts won the event finishing at 2:26.84. He was the only Cyclone to compete in the event. Ryan Parslow also ran and finished second with a time of 2:30.53 but didn’t officially compete.

Day one wrapped up with the 600-meter run and another win. Jaymes Dennison took first with a time of 1:16.84.