IWC competes against tough competition at ISU
The Iowa Wesleyan College track and field teams competed at the Iowa State University Open on Saturday.
More than 40 teams competed in the meet, including ISU and Drake, as well as 16 other Iowa schools.
The Tigers competed well in the high-caliber meet that included many NCAA All-Americans from each division as well as several elite post-collegians.
Michael Klostermann opened up on his specialty, the hurdles, for the first time this season. Klostermann ran to a 48th place finish in the 60-meter hurdle prelims. He later came back and ran the 400-meter dash, finishing 72nd overall and clocking in at 55.20 seconds.
Duane Lee also had a strong meet for the Tigers. Lee’s top run came in the 400-meter dash, in which he closed hard down the stretch to take third in his heat. Lee’s time of 52.29 seconds placed him 48th overall in the event. Lee also competed in the 60-meter dash, running 7.26 seconds, good for 39th in the prelim.
Jaimee Crosby ran strong for the IWC women, competing in the 600-yard run and the 400-meter dash. Crosby competed for the Tigers for the first time this season on Saturday, running strong in a tough double for the day. In the 600-yard run, Crosby finished 48th overall (1:47.08). She followed that up by finishing 67th in the 400-meter dash (1:13.83).
“It was a great opportunity to run at a high-caliber meet against top-notch competition,” Head Coach Tad Hulst said. “We competed well, and now we have a week off so we can put in some quality work to fine-tune some things.”
The Tigers return to action on Saturday, Feb. 2 when they travel to Cornell College in Mt. Vernon. The meet is scheduled to start at 10 a.m.