Kemboi leads ISU men’s track at Big 12s


Senior Edward Kemboi chases after a Baylor runner in the men’s 800-meter run at the Iowa State Classic on Feb. 14. Kemboi finished first in the event.

Trey Alessio

The ISU men’s track and field team finished day two of the Big 12 Indoor Championship with its head held high.

At the end of day one, four Cyclones ran personal bests. Freshman Logan Schneider ran an 8.24 in the 60-meter hurdles, redshirt sophomore Christian DeLago ran a 4:03.90 in the mile run, junior Brandon Wheat ran a 2:25.23 in the 1,000-meter run and junior Jared Ingram ran a 22.24 in the 200-meter run.

But the man who stood out for Iowa State was senior Edward Kemboi. He became the first athlete to ever be crowned both the 1,000-meter and 800-meter champion in back-to-back seasons.

The Cyclone men finished fifth overall with 81 points and beat Kansas for the first time in Big 12 history, according to the ISU coaches.

Iowa State will be back in action March 13 in Fayetteville, Ark. for the NCAA Championships.