Iowa State’s Koll Sets New Collegiate 10k Standard

Courtesy: Iowa State Media Relations

March 27, 2010   

PALO ALTO, Calif. – As if Lisa Koll’s indoor season was not spectacular enough, her first attempt at an outdoor 10,000-meter run earned her the fastest collegiate time ever clocked on an outdoor track. Koll broke the old record by finishing in 31 minutes 18.07 seconds.

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“I think the mark speaks for itself,” head coach Corey Ihmels said. “The record was held by Sally Kipyego from Texas Tech (31:25.45), and she is by far one of the best distance runners to run (as a collegiate athlete). I think it just speaks volumes about what (Lisa) did tonight. Two years ago (Lisa) set the American collegiate record, and I thought that would be pretty hard to top, but today she went out and ran better.”

Koll set the American collegiate record in the 10,000-meter run at the Stanford Invitational in 2008 (32:11.13). Koll bettered her mark at the 2010 Stanford Invitational.

Junior Elphas Sang finished seventh in the men’s 1,500-meter run. Senior Jory Zunich finished third in the fourth section of the 5,000-meter race (14:09.27), a personal best. Sophomore Yonas Mebrahtu finished 12th (14:19.35), a personal record.

Sophomore Meaghan Nelson finished ninth in the second section of the 3,000-meter steeplechase (10:52.45). The Cedar Rapids native set the Iowa State record in the women’s 3,000-meter steeplechase. This was the first time the Nelson competed in the 3,000-meter steeplechase as a Cyclone.

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