Men’s cross-country finishes fifth at regionals

Cassidy Miller )

The ISU men’s cross-country team finished this weekend’s meet in Lawrence, Kan., in fifth place, trailing Oklahoma State, Minnesota, Oklahoma and Tulsa, respectively. The team finished with 157 points, only 30 points behind Tulsa. 

All five of Iowa State’s scoring runners finished in the top 37. Nathan Rodriguez, the Cyclones’ top scorer of the meet, earned his first All-Region award in 23rd place, with a time 30:39.7.

Christian DeLago was the next ISU runner to cross the finish line in 29th place in 30:49.2. Josef Andrews, Brian Llamas and Toby Hardwick came in at 33rd, 35th and 37th place.

This meet also gave the Cyclones a chance to add two points to the Cy-Hawk series, as Iowa finished 15th and Iowa State finished fifth. The ISU women’s cross-country team also picked up two points against the Hawks, bringing the score to 8-4, with Iowa still leading. 

The ISU men’s team did not qualify for the NCAA Championship as a team, or individually, ending its 2015 season.