Mylenek, Shine Finish First at Woody Greeno Invitational

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Lincoln, Nebraska  — The University of Iowa men’s cross country team placed first and the women finished third at the Greeno Woody Invite on Saturday morning in Lincoln, Nebraska. The Hawkeye men placed four runners in the top 10 of the 8,000 meters, including a 1-2 finish by sophomore Nathan Mylenek and junior Ian Eklin.
The Hawkeye women were led by junior Andrea Shine, who won the 6,000-meter race with a personal-best time of 21:39. Madison Waymire finished sixth with a time of 22:08
Quoting The Hawkeyes

“I was pleased with how the men operated today. Our primary goal was to move as a team. We had our team in 30th at 1k and patiently moved up from there. Nathan Mylenek, Daniel Soto, and Ian Eklin all had a lot left and pushed hard the last 1k to secure the team win. We had much better team tactics today compared to the season opener.” – UI head coach Randy Hasenbank
“Andrea Shine won the University division. She was beat by one professional athlete and that’s exciting. Andie and Madison both moved to the front of the pack and stayed up front most of the way.” – UI head coach Randy Hasenbank


  • Daniel Soto finished fourth in the men’s race with a time of 25:48.
  • Brandon Cooley was Iowa’s fourth finisher in the men’s race, placing seventh with a time of 26:07.
  • Andrea Shine ran a career-best 21:31.9 in the 6,000 meters.
  • Juliann Hollensbee was Iowa’s third finisher in the women’s race. She finished 10th with a time of 22:24

Next For The Hawkeyes
The Hawkeyes continue their season on Sept. 29, in South Bend Indiana at the Notre Dame Invite.

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