The Iowa State women were highlighted today at the Iowa State Classic by a winning performance from senior leader Jhoanmy Luque. Luque completed her weekend sweep and also moved into the top-5 in NCAA Division I for the season.
“This whole week I was training hard to get better in the triple jump for this weekend,” Luque said. “I wanted to move up in the rankings and I did it. The competition was tough but I was confident in my ability after getting the win yesterday.”
Luque secured the bag this weekend in the long jump and triple jump. The All-American dominated day two by having four best marks of the day. Luque jumped to her season-best 44 (13.41m).
The Cyclones had two top-10 finishes in the shot put as Essence Henderson threw to a score of 45-10 1/2 (13.98m). Henderson’s teammate Keiara Williams threw to a score of 43-5 3/4 (13.25m).
The women’s 800-meter run had three Cyclones running today. In section five, Larkin Chapman finished second with a run of 2:06.97. In section six, both Cyclones finished in the top 10.
Jasmine Staebler finished fifth with a run of 2:05.36. She was followed by her teammate Erinn Stenman-Fahey, who ran herself to seventh with a finish of 2:10.43.
Iowa State will compete at the Alex Wilson Invitational next Saturday in South Bend, Indiana.