2018-19 Men's Track & Field Roster

Nathan Mylenek

Nathan Mylenek

  • Class
    Junior
  • Hometown
    Clarkston, Mich.
  • High School
    Pontiac Notre Dame

Biography

2018 -- Indoor - Big Ten Champion, running lead leg on winning distance medley relay at conference meet (9:45.10)... that time ranks third all-time at Iowa... ran lead leg on school record-setting distance medley relay at Alex Wilson Invite (9:33.90)... ran collegiate bests in 3,000 meters at Meyo Invite (8:19.04) and mile at ISU Classic (4:05.13)... Iowa’s Big Ten Sportsmanship Award honoree... Outdoor - leads team in 3,000-meter steeplechase (8:48.66) and 5,000 meters (14:09.43), and ran lead leg on team-leading distance medley relay (9:50.70)... placed third in 3,000-meter steeplechase (8:49.49) and fifth in 5,000 meters (14:28.98) at Big Ten Championships... placed third in 1,500 meters (3:47.87) and ran lead leg on team-leading distance medley relay (9:50.70) that placed third at Drake Relays... the 1,500-meter time ranks 10th and the relay time ranks fifth all-time at Iowa... placed ninth in 3,000-meter steeplechase at Stanford Invitational with a collegiate-best 8:48.66... that time ranks second all-time at Iowa... ran collegiate-best 5,000 meters at Mt. SAC Relays (14:09.43), which ranks ninth all-time at Iowa... letterwinner... Cross Country - competed in all six races… earned All-Big Ten and All-Region honors… best finish by a Hawkeye at the NCAA Regionals since Micah VanDenend won the event in 2006… first Hawkeye to make the NCAA Championships since Jeff Thode in 2011… set career best 8,000 meters at the Big Ten Championships… led the Hawkeyes at the NCAA Pre-Nationals (24:39.7, 57th), Big Ten Championships (24:00.5,11th), and NCAA Regionals (30:55.2, 3rd)… letterwinner.

2017 -- earned team's Inspirational award... Indoor - placed 12th in 3,000 meters at Big Ten Championships (8:23.83) and third at Iowa Open (8:25.64)... placed fourth in 800 meters at Black & Gold Premier (1:55.84) and sixth in 1,000 meters at Hawkeye Invite (2:28.42).... Outdoor -  placed eighth in 3,000-meter steeplechase with with a team-leading 8:56.78 at Big Ten Championships... placed fifth in 3,000-meter steeplechase at San Francisco Distance Carnival (8:56.93).... won 2,000-meter steeplechase (5:53.48) and ran 800 meters (1:54.88) at Baldy Castillo Invite... earned team Inspirational award... letterwinner... Cross Country - set 10,000-meter school record at NCAA Regional with a collegiate-best and team-leading 29:53.15... Iowa’s top finisher in five of six races... one of six Hawkeyes to compete in all six races... won Bradley Invite (24:26.2-8,000 meters) and Woody Greeno Invite (25:42.8-8,000 meters)... placed 28th at Big Ten Championships (24:57.6-8,000 meters)... ran collegiate bests at Hawkeye Invite (18:26.4-6,000 meters) and Bradley Classic (24:26.2-8,000 meters)... the Hawkeye Invite time ranks sixth all-time at Iowa and the Bradley Classic time led team... letterwinner. 

2016 -- Cross Country - led team in 8,000 meters (25:09.3)... ran season bests in 6,000 meters at Hawkeye Invite (18:48.5), 8,000 meters at Bradley Classic (25:09.34) and 10,000 meters at NCAA Regional (32:02.0)... also competed at Illinois State Invite (25:44.67-8,000 meters)... letterwinner. 


High School -- 2015 USATF Junior Olympic All-American in 1500 meters… three-time All-State selection in cross country… four-time All-State selection in track… 2015 AAU Junior Olympic All-American in 1500 meters and 2000 meter steeplechase… five-time team MVP.

Personal -- son of Raymond and Amy Mylenek.

Mylenek's Collegiate Bests
Event Time Meet Date
1,500 Meters (O) 3:47.87 at Drake Relays 4/27/18
Mile (I) 4:05.13 at ISU Classic 2/10/18
3,000-Meter Steeplechase (O) 8:48.66 at Stanford Invitational 3/30/18
10,000 Meters (CC) 29:53.15 at NCAA Regional 11/10/17