ISU’s Kemboi wins NCAA 800 meters

EUGENE, Ore. – Iowa State’s Edward Kemboi charged to the lead down the homestretch to claim the NCAA men’s 800-meter run national championship at the NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships on Friday.

The crowd at Hayward Field saw the Kenyan complete a season sweep of the indoor and outdoor 800-meter titles in a time of 1 minute, 49.26 seconds.

Kemboi, now a six-time All-American, is the first men’s national champion for the Cyclones since Dmitry Drozdov won the 3,000-meter steeplechase in 1996.

Kemboi set the school record with his preliminary time of 1:45.58 on Wednesday.

With Kemboi’s 10 points from winning the 800, Iowa State finished tied for 19th in the final team standings. It’s the first time Iowa State has scored at least 10 points since 2010 and the Cyclones’ highest placing since tying for 19th in 2005.

Best shot helps South Hardin, BCLUW

ELDORA – Hardin County Savings Bank will host a four-person best shot June 25 at Pine Lake Country Club.

Featuring tee times of 8 a.m. and 1 p.m., the HCSB Golf Classic is $200 per team and supports cancer research, South Hardin Fine Arts and BCLUW Special Projects.

Lunch will be served from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Teams can sponsor a hole for an additional $50 and checks should by made payable to HCSB Golf Classic. Registration forms should be sent to Hardin County Savings Bank, PO Box 311, Eldora 50627. The rain date is June 26.

For more information contact Christie or Krista at 641-939-3407.

Morning kickoff to Hawkeyes’ season

IOWA CITY – The University of Iowa’s season-opening football game of 2015 against Illinois State at Kinnick Stadium will start at 11 a.m. and be televised to a national audience by the Big Ten Network.

The opening contest of the season will mark the first ever football contest between the Hawkeyes and Illinois State. Last season the Redbirds won 13 games and advanced to the NCAA Division I Football Championship Subdivision finals.

Start times for six Hawkeye games are now set, including two night games in Kinnick Stadium for the first time ever. Iowa will host Pittsburgh on Sept. 19 and Minnesota on Nov. 14, with both games starting at 7 p.m. BTN will televise both contests.

Iowa will travel to Iowa State for the annual Iowa Corn Cy-Hawk Series game on Sept. 12, with that game slated to start at 3:30 p.m. on FOX.

Iowa’s Homecoming game against Illinois on Oct. 10 will start at 11 a.m.