University of Iowa Athletics
Distance

Nathan Mylenek

Class RS Sr.
Hometown Clarkston, Mich.
High School Pontiac Notre Dame

2020 — Indoor – ran collegiate-best and team-leading 3,000 meters at UW Invite (7:58.37)… that time ranks second all-time at Iowa… ran team-leading mile at Meyo Invite (4:05.82)… won 800 meters at Hawkeye Invite (1:55.04)… placed fifth in 3,000 meters at B1G Championships (8:16.19)… ran mile at Larry Wieczorek Invite (4:06.98) and 3,000 meters at Iowa State Classic (8:00.20).

2019 — Indoor – ran collegiate-best mile (4:04.88) at Meyo Invite… that time ranks sixth all-time at Iowa… ran 1,000 meters at Hawkeye Invite (2:27.55) and mile at Larry Wieczorek Invite (4:04.97)… Outdoor – All-American… broke the 63-year-old school record in the 3,000-meter steeplechase, placing second in 8:38.53 at Mt. SAC Relays… placed ninth in 3,000-meter steeplechase at NCAA Championships (8:49.40), earning All-America honors… placed second in 1,500 meters with a team-leading and collegiate-best 3:44.49 at Drake Relays… that time ranks fourth all-time at Iowa… placed ninth in 3,000-meter steeplechase at NCAA West Preliminary (8:41.89) and third at B1G Championships (8:48.72)… anchored team leading distance medley relay at Drake Relays (9:53.14)… that time ranks sixth all-time at Iowa… letterwinner… Cross Country – All-Region honoree, placing fifth at NCAA Regional (30:51.0-10,000 meters)… NCAA qualifier, placing 85th in 31:51.8 (10,000 meters)… placed 10th at B1G Championships (24:16.9-8,000 meters), earning second team All-Big Ten honors… placed 20th at Pre-Nationals with a collegiate-best 23:53.6 (8,000 meters), which ranks ninth all-time at Iowa… runner-up at Hawkeye Invite with a collegiate-best 18:16.0 (6,000 meters), which ranks third all-time at Iowa… that performance earned him B1G Cross Country Athlete of the Week honors… Iowa’s top finisher in all seven races… letterwinner.

2018 — Indoor – B1G 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 season 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 – led 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 relay time ranks fifth all-time at Iowa… placed ninth in 3,000-meter steeplechase at Stanford Invitational (8:48.66)… 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 qualify for NCAA Championships since Jeff Thode in 2011… led Iowa at NCAA Pre-Nationals (24:39.7, 57th), B1G Championships (24:00.5,11th), and NCAA Regionals (30:55.2, 3rd)… letterwinner.

2017 — 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 B1G Championships (24:57.6-8,000 meters)… ran season bests at Hawkeye Invite (18:26.4-6,000 meters) and Bradley Classic (24:26.2-8,000 meters)… 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) 3:44.49 at Drake Relays 4/26/19
Mile (I) 4:04.88 at Meyo Invitational 2/2/19
3,000 Meters (I) 7:58.37 at UW Invitational 2/1/20
3,000-Meter Steeplechase (O) 8:38.53 at Mt. SAC Relays 4/19/19
8,000 Meters (CC) 23:53.6 at Pre-Nationals 11/3/19
10,000 Meters (CC) 29:53.15 at NCAA Regional 11/10/17