University of Iowa senior Nathan Mylenek competes at the 2019 NCAA Cross Country Championships on Saturday, Nov. 23 in Terre Haute, Indiana. The men’s 10,000-meters race begins at 11:15 a.m. (CT). The race is held at the LaVern Gibson Championship Cross Country Course.
LAVERN GIBSON CHAMPIONSHIP CROSS COUNTRY COURSE
Home course to the Indiana State Sycamores, and located miles from the city of Terre Haute, it is the centerpiece of the Wabash Valley Family Sports Center. The course sits on the site of a reclaimed coal mine. It is known for its challenging mix of uphill and downhill sections. Earlier this year, the start line was re-structured.
HOW TO FOLLOW
Results are posted on the Iowa cross country Twitter account: @Iowa XC_TF and online at www.flotrack.org and live results can be accessed at: http://ptti.me/19-NCAAXC.
MYLENEK CONTINUES TO FIGHT
Senior Nathan Mylenek finished fifth at the NCAA Regional meet on Nov. 15 in Stillwater, Oklahoma. His finish earned him all-region honors and an automatic berth to the NCAA Championships for the second year in a row. Mylenek is the school-record holder in the 10,000 meters. He set the mark in 29:53 at the 2017 NCAA Regionals. He placed 141st last year at the NCAA Championships on Nov. 17 in Madison, Wisconsin.
MYLENEK NAMED BIG TEN ATHLETE OF THE WEEK
After leading Iowa to a first-place finish at the Hawkeye Invitational on Sept. 6, Nathan Mylenek was named Big Ten Athlete of the Week. The Big Ten weekly honor is the first of Mylenek’ s career, and the first by a Hawkeye men’s cross country runner since Jeff Thode won the award in 2010.
TOP HAWKEYE FINISHER
Senior Nathan Mylenek has been the men’s top finisher 10 races in a row. Mylenek surpasses Jeff Thode’s record of eight straight races in 2010-11 and will graduate two wins shy of Kevin Herd, who had 12 straight top-finishes from 1993-94.
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