Mylenek Closes Cross Country Season at NCAA Championships

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MADISON, Wisconsin – University of Iowa junior Nathan Mylenek finished 141st at the NCAA Cross Country Championships on Saturday in Madison, Wisconsin. Mylenek is the first Hawkeye to advance to the NCAA finals since 2011.
“Nate had a terrific season. I am proud of his accomplishments,” Iowa head coach Randy Hasenbank said. “It is not about just getting to the meet, but being able to perform at a high level once you get here. This was his first trip to NCAA finals. He pushed hard early which cost him in the end. He went out very hard and ended up struggling a bit toward the end, but he will regroup and be ready for indoor.”
Mylenek crossed the finish line of the 10,000 meters in 30:59.88. Weather conditions for the 252-man field weren’t ideal with snow on the ground.
The Hawkeyes move on to the indoor track and field season in two weeks, hosting the Jimmy Grant at the UI Rec Building on Dec. 8.