Iowa State’s Koll Sets New Collegiate 10k Standard
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.
“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.
Koll’s Closing Minutes of Record Run
Koll Post-Race Interview