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|By JACK ROSSI|
|IOWA CITY, Iowa — The buzzword used among the middle distance runners on the University of Iowa track and field team is deeper than just a cliché used by coaches and athletes alike.
This season the Hawkeyes’ middle distance program has had an impressive year, breaking three school records and running numerous personal bests. That has led the team to use the term ‘trust the process.’
“We talk about it all the time,” UI director of track and field Joey Woody said. “Trust the coaches and trust the process. It is easy to question things when you aren’t performing at a high level.”
“I am going to give the credit to Austin Lietz,” assistant coach Jason Wakenight said. “He started it by just putting his hands together and saying trust the process because there are times when things get difficult and you really do not have a lot of fun at practice. Practice hurts and you’re going to be tired, so you just need to trust that at the end of the day, you’re going to get better.”