Road aspect for ISU men’s track?


Redshirt senior Henery Kelley performs in the weight throw during the Big Four Duals on Jan. 24. Kelley placed first with a distance of 18.86 meters.

Trey Alessio

There may be a road aspect to the Razorback Team Invitational for the ISU men’s track team, but that doesn’t switch up its preparation.

The throwers have been working on the hammer throw, which is an outdoor event, to prepare for the weight throw for indoor meets. Redshirt senior Henry Kelley said hammer throw helps weight throw, but not the other way around.

For sprinters, practice has been about getting back into the groove. They have been working on building speed and endurance. Senior Mark Sitek said they’ve been taking it a little lighter in practice compared to other weeks.

For a distance guy, practice has been about staying poised. Senior Brian Biekert said they’ve just been doing normal training, trying not to overwork for the mile run.

Kelley, Sitek and Biekert all have different takes on the road aspect of meets. Sitek doesn’t think there is one, Biekert said he likes to travel and Kelley said he would prefer to throw at Lied in Ames, but it should be like any other meet with proper planning.

The Cyclones will head to Fayetteville, Ark. on Jan. 30 for the Razorback Team Invitational.