State of the Cyclones: Looking at the great finishes in track and field


Welcome friends to our most recent installment of the summer’s State of the Cyclones series. This week we’ll be looking at combined men’s and women’s track and field teams and some of the outstanding performances from the season.

At the Drake Relays, the women’s 4x400m relay team clocked the second-fastest time in school history at 3:36.39.  For anyone not familiar with track results, that means that each woman averaged roughly 54 seconds, which is pretty darn quick.  Two of that group will graduate, but it will help to have two returning.

On the men’s side, their 4×400 team ran a time of 3:12.20, which was the fastest men’s time at the relay.  There were multiple strong performances from the Cyclones at Drake, so feel free to persue the full write-up on the meet here.

The Big 12 outdoor conference meet resulted in more great finishes for our men and women.  Junior Katie Moen captured her second Big 12 title on the year (the first being at the Big 12 indoor), with her finish of  17:01.04 in the 5000m.  It is a good situation that one of the best long-distance runners will be returning for another year in cardinal and gold.

Additionally, both men and women won the 4x800m relays at the meet and return several runners each.  You can find the full write-up for this contest here.

It would appear that both men’s and women’s track & field are in a relatively strong position.  They posted fantastic results this past season and one can presume they will continue to do so in years to come.  Be sure to continue watching this series as we move through the summer.