TERRE HAUTE, Ind. – Senior Nathan Mylenek represented the University of Iowa at the 2019 NCAA Cross Country Championships on Saturday in Terre Haute, Indiana. Mylenek placed 85th in the 10,000 meters (31:51.8), 56 spots better than his 2018 performance (141st).
BYU took home the men’s national title with a total of 109 points. Edwin Kurgat from Iowa State finished first in the 10,000 meters with a time of 30:32.7.
QUOTING COACH RANDY HASENBANK
“Nate competed very well today. Overall a better finish than last year. He probably could have positioned himself a little better earlier on in the race. He did make a big move, just past half way, where he moved from 115th at the 5k to 79th by 8. He ended up in 85th. Overall, another terrific season for Nate. We are looking forward to his indoor and outdoor season.”
FIGHT FOR IOWA
- Mylenek is the first Hawkeye to compete at the national championship in back-to-back years since Jeff Thode in 2010-11.
- Senior Nathan Mylenek finishes the season as the Hawkeye’s top runner (11 meets in a row). The last time this was accomplished was in 1993 by Kevin Herd.