By The Numbers: Iowa State’s Success at Big 12 Championshps

By the Numbers

The indoor track and field season came to a close for many Iowa State student-athletes this past weekend at the Big 12 Indoor Championships. The Cyclone women finished fourth overall and the men sixth in team competition. The weekend was filled with historic performances on each the individual, team, program and even conference levels for the Cyclones, ranging in significance from personal records, to all-time top-10 performances, to Big 12 conference meet records.

Here’s a breakdown of Iowa State’s performance at Big 12’s, showing just how much success the Cyclones had at the Big 12 Championships.

1 – Edward Kemboi became the first athlete, male or female, in Big 12 history to win both the 800m and the 1,000m in the same conference meet. Kemboi is also the first Cyclone to win the men’s indoor 800m title.

1 – Cameron Ostrowski won the first men’s Big 12 indoor high jump title in program history.

1 – The women’s distance medley relay team (Maggie Gannon, Kendra White, Perez Rotich and Ejiro Okoro) became the first Cyclone DMR squad, men’s or women’s, to win the indoor title.

Maggie Gannon (1200m), Kendra White (400m), Perez Rotich (800m) and Ejiro Okoro (Mile) celebrate their DMR victory at the top of the podium.

Maggie Gannon (1200m), Kendra White (400m), Perez Rotich (800m) and Ejiro Okoro (Mile) celebrate their DMR victory at the top of the podium.

2 – Conference titles won by Ejiro Okoro (800m, DMR) and Edward Kemboi (800m, 1,000m). Okoro is the first Cyclone to win the indoor title in the 800m.

2 – Christina Hillman is the second female to win the Big 12 indoor shot put title (Lisa Griebel, ‘98, ‘99, ‘00, ‘02).

2:05.43 – Ejiro Okoro’s Big 12 Indoor Championship meet record time in the 800m.

3 – Men’s event titles, the second most won by the Cyclones in Big 12 Indoor Championship history. The total was good for the third-most event titles (3) across all teams (Oklahoma State – 5, Texas – 4).

3 – Kendra White holds the three fastest times in the 400m in program indoor history after this weekend.

3 – Number of scoring runners Iowa State packed into the women’s 5,000m, women’s 3,000m and men’s 1,000m.

4 – Women’s team finish.

4 – Women’s event titles, tying the most won by the Cyclones in Big 12 Indoor Championship history. The title was second only to Texas.

4 – All-time top-10 indoor performances by the Cyclone men.

4 – Cyclone men to set personal records.

4 – Cyclones to set multiple PR’s.

4 – Samantha Bluske is the fourth Cyclone to win the indoor 5,000m title (Sydney Pounds, Lisa Koll, Betsy Saina).

5 – Edward Kemboi is now fifth in conference history in most team points scored by an individual with 22.

5 – Number of bars cleared by Cameron Ostrowski en route to his high jump title.

Cameron Ostrowski is now second in Iowa State indoor history with a mark of 7 feet, 3.75 inches.

Cameron Ostrowski is now second in Iowa State indoor history with a mark of 7 feet, 3.75 inches.

6 – Men’s team finish.

6 – Events where the Cyclone women had two or more athletes score team points.

7 – Combined event titles from both the men’s and women’s teams, the most in Iowa State’s Big 12 indoor conference meet history. The total was second only to Texas.

9 – All-time top-10 indoor performances by the Cyclone women.

10 – Cyclone women to set personal records at the Big 12 Championships.

11 – Events in which the Cyclone women notched All-Big 12 performances.

12 – Events in which the Cyclone men notched All-Big 12 performances.

13 – Total number of events in which Iowa State notched All-Big 12 performances.

13 – All-time top-10 indoor performances notched by the Cyclones.

14 – Cyclone women to earn All-Big 12 accolades.

14 – Personal records set by Cyclone women, from 10 different individuals.

15 – Cyclone men to earn All-Big 12 accolades.

18 – Personal records set by Cyclone student-athletes at the Big 12 Championships

18 – Highest number of retweets by a single tweet from the weekend (Samantha Bluske’s 5K title).

19:28.17 – Time elapsed from when Edward Kemboi crossed the line to win the 1,000m to when he broke the tape to win the 800m.

20 – All-Big 12 honors earned by the Iowa State men.

22 – Team points Edward Kemboi accounted for.

23 – Highest number of favorites by a single tweet from the weekend (Samantha Bluske’s 5K title)

24 – All-Big 12 honors earned by the Iowa State women.

29 Cyclone student-athletes notched All-Big 12 performances at the indoor championships.

29 Cyclone student-athletes notched All-Big 12 performances at the indoor championships.

29 – Iowa State student-athletes to earn All-Big 12 recognition.

44 – All-Big 12 honors earned across both the men’s and women’s teams.

59 – Highest ‘liked’ post on Facebook from the weekend (Bluske’s 5K title).

201 – Retweets the @CycloneTrackXC twitter account received throughout the weekend.

231 – Favorites the @CycloneTrackXC twitter account received throughout the weekend.

338 – Likes the Cyclone Track and Field Facebook page received throughout the weekend.

2,291 – Page views on Cyclones.com generated from recaps.

All-Big 12 (44 honors, 29 individuals, 13 events, 7 titles)
* denotes Big 12 Champion

Women (24 honors, 14 individuals, 11 events, 4 titles)
Kenrdra White: 400m, DMR*
Ese Okoro: 600yd, 4x400m
Krista Shoeman: 600yd, 4x400m
Ejiro Okoro: 800m*, 4x400m, DMR
Maryn Lowry: 800m
Perez Rotich: 1,000m, DMR*
Maggie Gannon: Mile, DMR
Samantha Bluske: 3,000m, 5,000m*
Katy Moen: 3,000m, 5,000m
Bethanie Brown: 3,000m, 5,000m
Dana Christensen: 4x400m
Kelly McCoy: High Jump
Hannah Willms: High Jump
Christina Hillman: Shot Put*

Edward Kemboi broke the tape for two Big 12 titles in less than 20 minutes.

Edward Kemboi broke the tape for two Big 12 titles in less than 20 minutes.

Men (20 honors, 15 individuals, 12 events, 3 titles)
Jacob Hoogensen: 600yd, 4x400m
Edward Kemboi: 800m*, 1,000m*, DMR
Joe Gioielli: 1,000m
Alec Baldwin: 1,000m
Mohamed Hrezi: 3,000m, 5,000m
Ryan Sander: 60m-h
Derek Jones: DMR, 4x400m
Brandon Barnes: DMR
Brian Llamas: DMR
Trey Achterhoff: 4x400m
Kris Brander: 4x400m
Cameron Ostrowski: High Jump*
Jan Jeuschede: Shot Put
Henry Kelley: Weight Throw
Kevin Poster: Triple Jump

Cyclone PR’s
Cameron Ostrowski (HJ): 7’3.75”
Kelly McCoy (HJ): 5’8.75”
Jan Jeuschede (SP): 60’9.25”
Maggie Gannon (Mile): 4:43.73
Heidi Engelhardt (mile): 5:00.21
Henry Kelley (WT): 59’00.25”
Jacob Hoogensen (600yd): 1:11.74
Maryn Lowry (800m): 2:12.25
Christina Hillman (WT): 54-09.50
Anna Holtermann (WT): 51-11.25
Samantha Bluske (5,000m): 16:19.36, (3,000m): 9:18.61
Katy Moen (5,000m): 16:22.09, (3,000m): 9:19.17
Bethanie Brown (5,000m): 16:37.99, (3,000m): 9:19.40
Taylor McDowell (3,000m): 9:51.35
Kristen Henson (3,000m): 10:20.47

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About Nick McVey

McVey is a second-year graduate assistant in the Iowa State Athletics Communications department, serving as the primary media contact for Iowa State cross country, track and field and wrestling. He earned his undergraduate degree from Iowa State in statistics in 2013, and has worked in the athletics communications office for just over three years. You can follow McVey on twitter at @nick_mcvey2.
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