IOWA CITY, Iowa — Randy Hasenbank is a full-time coach on the University of Iowa track and field team. The announcement was made Friday by UI director of track and field Joey Woody.
Hasenbank was named interim associate head coach cross country/assistant track and field coach in August, 2016.
“We knew Randy was going to be a good fit for this program when he arrived last summer, and he’s proven every day since that he is committed to helping our athletes reach their full potential while training to win championships,” said Woody. “He understands and embraces the challenges and expectations we share as a program and we’re glad he’s here to stay.”
In his first season, the men’s and women’s cross country teams finished 11th and 17th, respectively, at the NCAA Regional. Iowa set a school record in the men’s distance relay at the Big Ten Indoor Championships, and scored multiple points at the Big Ten Outdoor Championships for the first time since 2011. Three Hawkeye distance runners qualified for the NCAA Outdoor Regional in Austin, Texas.
This summer, freshman Nathan Mylenek represented Team USA and won a silver medal in the 3,000-meter steeplechase at the Pan American Junior Championships in Trujillo, Peru.
The Hawkeyes open the 2017 cross country season hosting the Hawkeye Invitational on Friday, Sept. 1. The women’s 4,000-meter race begins at 6 p.m. (CT) and the men’s 6,000-meter race follows at 6: 45 p.m. Admission to the Ashton Cross Country Course is free.