Three female Iowa State track athletes captured Second Team All-American status Thursday on the second day of the NCAA Championships with one runner registering a personal best.
The athletes competed in the 800-meter run, the 100-meter hurdles and the 10,000-meter run.
In the 800-meter run, senior Erinn Stenman-Fahey ran a personal best time of 2:05.11 which placed her 16th overall. Nia Akins from Penn finished first and paced all runners with a time of 2:02.88.
Freshman Keira Christie-Galloway finished 16th overall with a time of 13.15 in the 100-meter hurdles which was only behind first place Janeek Brown from Arkansas by .62 seconds.
The last female athlete to compete for the Cyclones was Amanda Vestri in the 10,000-meter run finals. The sophomore finished the best of any Iowa State athlete on Thursday at 14th with a time of 34:02.78 while New Mexico’s Weini Kelati finished first with a time of 33:10.84.
On Friday, two Cyclone male runners will be competing in the final event for their respective races.
At 8:44 p.m., Festus Lagat will be racing in the 800-meter run final and Edwin Kurgat will be competing at 9:25 p.m. in the 5,000-meter run final.
Both runners qualified for their races final on Wednesday as the 4x400-meter hurdle team and hammer thrower Vlad Pavlenko earned Honorable Mention All-American Honors.
Both runners will be able to compete for First Team All-American status which was achieved by Kurgat last year at the NCAA Championships.