Track & Field Travels To Iowa State Classic

Posted On Dec 24 2019 by

first_img Live Results Following this weekend’s competition, the Bulldogs return to Lincoln, Neb., for the Nebraska Tune-Up, their final competition before the MVC Championship at the end of the month. Print Friendly Version In addition to last week’s personal bests, the Bulldogs also recorded a school record as Reed Fischer (Minnetonka, Minn.) shattered the Drake mark in the men’s 3,000 meters with a time of 8:04.98. This week he steps up to the 5,000 meters in a heat against runners from BYU, Minnesota, Purdue, Texas Tech and Arkansas Coming off a week where nearly the entire roster set personal bests, the Drake track and field teams aim to push those performances even farther this weekend at the 26th annual Iowa State Classic at the Lied Recreation Athletic Center. The Bulldogs will have 46 other entrants in the deep field aiming to capitalize on their indoor training and improve on this season’s marks and the benchmarks set last season at the same event. Last season at the Iowa State Classic, Bas Van Leersum (Zandaam, The Netherlands) broke the 34-year-old school record in the 400 meters with a time of 47.53 that was one of two school records the Bulldogs set on the weekend. Johnathan Osifuye (Woodbury, Minn.) took fifth in the triple jump to lead a trio of Bulldogs in the top 10 of the event. Competition for the Bulldogs begins Friday at 11 a.m. and resumes on Saturday at noon as the Bulldogs again face a very strong field. Last season, the Iowa State Classic produced 20 NCAA Indoor Championship qualifiers. This season, the Bulldogs line up against competitors from programs such as Nebraska, Kansas, Kansas State, Iowa, Iowa State, Arkansas, Minnesota, Michigan and Wisconsin in addition to Missouri Valley Conference foes like UNI, Illinois State and Bradley. Schedule Live Video Story Linkslast_img read more