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Kyle Kepler--Utah
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Moreno Helps Utes Shock the XC World!

Trina Moreno-Urbandale-Utah ©Utes Athletics

Trina Moreno-Urbandale-Utah
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After taking just under a month off from racing, the Utah women’s cross country team had a historic day at the 64th annual Joe Piane Invitational on Friday where the Utes took home the team title in one of the program’s best races of all-time.

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In a tight race, Utah battled against the top-ranked team in the nation, Colorado, throughout the race and ultimately was able to come out victorious upsetting Colorado by six points (110-116) at the Burke Golf Course. Utah’s scoring runners placed 11-16-19-27-37 to outscore Colorado’s runners that placed 10-12-20-21-53. In a stacked field, the Utes proved that they could compete with the nation’s best and beat out 11 teams ranked inside the top-30 of the USTFCCCA National Coaches’ poll, which also included five teams inside the top-10.

“Honestly, it was very impressive and it’s awesome to win any meet, let alone a meet of this stature,” said Utah head coach Kyle Kepler. “Our kids got out, they were impressive, really ran it well and hung on to bring home the victory.”

Kepler continued, “Certainly, I am very proud of this group. They have believed in each other all season, they’ve come together and it’s just been a pleasure to coach these gals. There is still a lot of season in front of us, but we’re certainly very excited and it’s a great way to start by winning a meet like this one.”

It was a total team effort for Utah on Friday with five scoring runners placing inside the top-40 of the 168 athletes that competed. With six of Utah’s seven competitors running in their first race of the season, the fresh legs were on display as all were able to record new PR’s to push the Utes to the top. Junior Bella Williams had a stellar performance and led the way finishing in 11th with a huge PR time of 16:31.69.

Senior Poppy Tank didn’t waste any time after not competing last season, finishing in 16th overall and second for the Utes in a time of 16:41.53. Senior Sarah Feeny finished three places behind Tank in 19th at 16:42.50. Rounding out the five scorers for Utah were sophomores Cara Woolnough (16:51.58) and Scarlet Dale (16:57.79) placing 27th and 37th, respectively.

Rounding out the Utah runners in the blue race, junior Trina Moreno returned to action for Utah and finished in 90th place (17:28.45) after not competing during the 2018 cross country season, while junior Emma Christensen earned 106th (17:36.84) and senior Sarah Newton completed Utah’s entries in 149th (18:01.81).

#17 Florida State finished in third place (129), #8 North Carolina State in fourth place (139), while #6 Washington (144) rounded out the top five teams.

Utah Runners | 5K (Blue Race)
11. Bella Williams – 16:31.69
16. Poppy Tank – 16:41.53
19. Sarah Feeny – 16:42.50
27. Cara Woolnough – 16:51.58
37. Scarlet Dale – 16:57.79
90. Trina Moreno – 17:28.45
106. Emma Christensen – 17:36.84
149. Sarah Newton – 18:01.81

Top 10 Teams (Blue Race)
1. Utah (RV) – 110
2. #1 Colorado – 116
3. #17 Florida State – 129
4. # 8 North Carolina State – 139
5. #6 Washington – 144
6. #9 Wisconsin – 157
7. #2 New Mexico – 181
8. #12 Notre Dame (Host) – 244
9. #29 Minnesota – 265
10. #14 Ole Miss – 288

The Utes also had seven student-athletes run in the women’s open 5K. Two Utes headed the charge in the open race, led by sophomore Kennedy Powell recording 18th overall with a time of 17.53.20. Just behind Powell, freshman Ellie Lundgreen placed 19th with a time of 17.53.34.

Sophomore Brooke Manson notched a time of 18:07.46 to finish in 29th place, while freshman Grace Burnett crossed the finish line in 18:11.86 to earn 33rd overall. Sophomore Sara Leonard finished in 38th (18:21.31), senior Jade Mulveynotched 43rd place (18:30.13), while freshman Karli Branch placed 60th (18:49.97) to round out Utah’s runners in the open race.

In a field of 130 runners, Utah’s seven placed in the top-60 finishers and all except Leonard clocked in with new PR’s.

Utah cross country will be back in action next Saturday, Oct. 12 when the team heads to the Color Country Invitational. Hosted by Southern Utah, the meet will take place in Cedar City, Utah. Fans can follow the Utah cross country program on Twitter (@Utah_trackfield), Facebook (UtahTrackXC) and on Instagram (@UtahTrackXC).

Drake Henrichs-Urbandale-UNI 
©Jim Kirby 2019

Fast Debut For Cole and the Panthers at Griak

McKayla Cole-Charles City-UNI ©Jim Kirby 2019

McKayla Cole-Charles City-UNI
©Jim Kirby 2019

McKayla Cole made her first appearance this season and finished a team-high 36th with a time 22:34.9 to pace the UNI women’s cross country team to a 13th-place finish. Wal Khat finished 31st with a time of 25:36.6 to the UNI men to an 11th place finish at the Griak invite in Minneapolis.

Courtesy Panthers Athletics, click here! Feature photo:  Drake Henrichs-Urbandale-UNI ©Jim Kirby 2019

Freshman Cassady Inhs finished 60th with a time of 23:09.1 and Katie Nimrod placed 65th with a time of 23:14.1. Junior Tess Roorda finished the course in a time of 23:18.9 and sophomore Paige Holub closed out the scoring with a time of 23:32.0.

Sophomore Drake Henrichs was second for the Panthers, finishing 52nd with a time of 26:03.6. Junior Logan Murray finished 64th with a time of 26:24.6, sophomore Sam McCool finished with a time of 26:54.9. David Holesinger finished with a time of 27:55.1 and Addy Khalb finished with a time of 28:27.0.

The Panthers are off next week before traveling to the Bradley Classic on Friday, Oct. 18 in Peoria, Ill.

ISU Women's Cross Country 2018
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Cyclone Women Head to Notre Dame

Gwynne Wrigh-Pekin-ISU ©Mike Byrnes 2018

Gwynne Wrigh-Pekin-ISU
©Mike Byrnes 2018

The No. 16 Iowa State women’s cross country team is set to race at the Joe Piane Notre Dame Invitational on Friday, Oct. 4 at noon. The women will be running in the Blue Division 5K race from the Burke Golf Course in Notre Dame, Ind.

Courtesy Cyclone Athletics, click here! Feature photo: ISU Women’s Cross Country 2018©Des Moines Register 2018

 

The last time out, the women opened the season at the Hawkeye Invitational a month ago. The Cyclones finished second as a team and Abby Caldwell was the individual race winner. Caldwell was later named the USTFCCCA Female Athlete of the Week and the Big 12 Women’s Runner of the Week.

Live results from the Joe Piane Invitational can be accessed in the link above. Fans can also follow @CycloneTrackXC on Twitter for live updates from Burke Golf Course.

Iowa State Projected Lineup
Abby Caldwell
Dana Feyen
Cailie Logue
Janette Schraft
Gwynne Wright

Edwin Kurgat-ISU
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Cyclones Ranked High in Early Season Polls

Thomas Polalrd-Gilbert-ISU ©Michael Scott 2017 http://miscottrunningphoto.shutterfly.com

Thomas Polalrd-Gilbert-ISU
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The No. 5 Iowa State cross country team finished third place at the John McNichols Invitational on Saturday. It was a stacked field that the Cyclones ran against as five of the Nation’s top-25 teams were in attendance.

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The Cyclones finished with 66 team points behind first-place Northern Arizona (31) and second-place Stanford (51).

The Cyclones were led by All-American Edwin Kurgat. Kurgat ran an outstanding race and finished first individually in a time of 23:47. It was a battle down the last 400 meters, but Kurgat outlasted Stanford’s Thomas Ratcliffe, crossing the finish line four seconds ahead of him.

Transfers Addison Dehaven and Mitchell Day were making their Iowa State cross country debuts on Saturday morning. Dehaven, a two-time All-American, finished 11th individually in 24:19. Day, the 2017 ACC Freshman of the Year, took 15th in a time of 24:35.

Sophomore Chad Johnson and junior Thomas Pollard also posted top-20 performances. Johnson finished 19th in 24:50, followed closely by Pollard who finished 20th in 24:51. Junior Milo Greder was also in that pack, and finished 21st in 24:53.

The Cyclones will be off for a bit before returning to the course on Oct. 18 at the annual Wisconsin Nuttycombe Invitational in Madison, Wis.

Individual Results
1. Edwin Kurgat, 23:47
11. Addison Dehaven, 24:19
15. Mitchell Day, 24:35
19. Chad Johnson, 24:50
20. Thomas Pollard, 24:51
21. Milo Greder, 24:53

Top-10 Team Scores
1. Northern Arizona, 31
2. Stanford, 51
3. Iowa State, 66
4. Purdue, 70
5. Indiana, 174
6. Eastern Michigan, 204
7. Illinois, 226
8. IUPUI, 309
9. Eastern Illinois
10. Central Arkansas

Brittney Brown-Iowa
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Hawk’s Brown Readies For World Championships

Brittany Brown-Iowa ©Darren Miller hawkeyesports.com

Brittany Brown-Iowa
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Former University of Iowa All-American Brittany Brown has added red, white, and blue to her wardrobe in 2019.

Courtesy Hawkeye Athletics, click here! Feature photo: Brittney Brown-Iowa ©Hawkeyesports.com 2019

Brown represents Team USA at the 2019 World Championships next week in Doha, Qatar. She is racing the 200 meters beginning Monday, Sept. 30. The semifinals are Oct. 1, and the finals are Oct. 2.

Brown was an 11-time All-American for the Hawkeyes from 2014-18. She is a Big Ten champion and school record holder in the 200 meters (22.30). She graduated in 2018, and qualified for the World Championships in July at the 2019 World Team Trials.

It is a path she never saw coming.

“When I was here as a student I was just running,” Brown said. “I didn’t think I would be able to reach this level, but now that I am I’m grateful and thankful for all of the support Iowa gave me.”

Since earning a spot on Team USA, Brown has been training in Iowa City and making trips to Europe. Earlier this month, she won the 200 meters at an event billed as “The Match,” a track meet in Belarus pitting Team USA against Europe.

“I am building off of that. A win always makes you a little more confident going into your next race. I felt really good coming off the curve,” Brown said. “It’s always a good feeling to put on that USA uniform and run for your country. It gives you a little bit more confidence going into the World Championships.”

Brown is joined on Team USA by former teammate and NCAA champion Laulauga Tausaga, who will throw discus for Team USA  in the qualifying round Oct. 2.

The 2019 World Championships are Sept. 27-Oct. 6 at Doha, Qatar. More information can be found on iaaf.org.

Karson Sommer-PV-Iowa
©Mike Byrnes 2018

Big Efforts For Hawks’ Karson Sommer

Karson Sommer-Pleasant Valley-Iowa ©Mike Brynes 2018

Karson Sommer-Pleasant Valley-Iowa
©Mike Brynes 2018

If it’s a big race, the University of Iowa knows it will receive a big effort from Karson Sommer.

“When the lights go on, I don’t have to worry about who will show up,” said Randy Hasenbank, Iowa’s associate head coach for cross country/track and field.

Courtesy Darren Miller/Hawkeyesports.com, click here! Feature photo: Karson Sommer-PV-Iowa©Mike Byrnes 2018

Sommer, a senior from Bettendorf, Iowa, is in his final season of collegiate cross country, but he has two seasons left for both indoor and outdoor track and field. As a senior at Pleasant Valley High School, Sommer placed fifth in the Class 4A state cross country meet and concluded an injury-riddled track season by placing eighth in the Class 4A 1,600 run.

He wanted to stay close to the Quad-Cities for college, and Iowa, with its engineering department, was a good fit. Sommer will earn a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering after the spring semester, then he plans to pursue a master’s in business analytics. He is an Academic All-Big Ten and Dean’s List student.

“My time at Iowa has been great,” Sommer said. “I have developed a lot as a runner, moving more toward distance. Coming out of high school I was lower mileage and now I’m doing probably twice as many miles as I was in high school. Academically, I have learned a lot being in electrical engineering that I can hopefully apply to wherever my career takes me.”

Sommer has completed two internships, the first doing data analytics for the Department of Defense at the Rock Island Arsenal, the second was designing tolerance analysis software for a company called Inventive Engineering.

It is his reputation as a big-race competitor that impresses Hasenbank.

In 2018, when the Hawkeyes placed sixth as a team at the Big Ten Championships in cross country, Sommer was 39th with an 8,000-meter time of 24:40.4. That was 43 spots higher than he finished the previous season. Twelve days later at the NCAA Regional, he finished 35th with a 10K time of 31:47.9. That was 58 spots higher than he finished as a sophomore.

“He is a fearless competitor and doesn’t care what the stat sheet says,” Hasenbank said. “If he is racing sub-4 (minute mile) guys, he is going to race them all. He has a great attitude and is easy to coach. He finishes workouts and sets a high standard.”

Sommer says he is in the best shape of his life as he covers 70-85-mile weeks. In the season opening Hawkeye Invitational on Sept. 6, Sommer was Iowa’s eighth runner (22nd overall) with a 6K time of 19:00.9. Don’t check the final results, it will be confusing. Sommer’s younger brother, Konnor, is also on Iowa’s team, and somehow Karson wore Konnor’s timing chip and vice-versa. While the results say Karson was 25th in 19:09, he actually finished three positions higher.

Having a brother on the roster has advantages, despite an occasional case of misidentification. Konnor is a sophomore, and the duo was used to the sibling running dynamic when they competed together in high school. In college, they have a go-to running buddy.

“It is nice to have a training partner who can be reliable,” Karson said. “Konnor is someone to do workouts with if other people on the team can’t train with you for whatever reason.”

In his first three seasons as a Hawkeye, Sommer has experienced plenty of highlights. None were more memorable than being part of a Big Ten Conference championship track and field team in May; he was 20th in the 1,500 with a time of 3:52.17. Last fall, the Hawkeyes were sixth as a team at Big Ten cross county, their best finish since 2009.

Like he did a season ago, Sommer aims to continue improving his finishes at meets from a year ago, especially in the postseason. He is looking for top 15 individual and top five team placings at Big Ten and regionals.

“For whatever reason, even though I come into the season in good shape, the results at (early) meets don’t show for me because we aren’t tapered,” Sommer said. “At the end of the year is where I have better performances.”

Hasenbank will rely on Sommer’s record of steadiness to lead the Hawkeyes to big results.

“To reach our potential, we need him to be battling in our top three,” Hasenbank said. “He will, he can, and he has.”

The Hawkeyes will compete at the Greeno/Dirksen Invitational on Saturday at Mahoney Golf Course in Lincoln, Nebraska. Last season Iowa finished runner-up with 68 points; Sommer was 28th with an 8K time of 25:53.7.

Panthers' Men Cross Country
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Iowans Propel Panthers in Normal

CJ May-App. Parkersburg-UNI ©Jim Kirby 2017

CJ May-App. Parkersburg-UNI
©Jim Kirby 2017

Wal Khat finished seventh to lead the UNI men to a fifth-place finish, and Katie Nimrod finished 15th to lead UNI to a sixth-place finish at the Illinois State Invite at the Weibring Golf Club in Normal.

Feature photo:Panthers’ Men Cross Country©Panthers Athletics 2019     Courtesy Panthers Athletics, click here!

 

Khat finished the 8K course in 24:55.3 to lead the way for UNI. CJ May followed up his strong week at the Hawkeye Invite with a 13th-place finish and a time of 25:11.0. Logan Murray finished 31st with a time of 25:47.6, David Holesinger was 37th with a time of 25:57.3 and Drake Henrichsclosed the scoring for UNI with a 45th-place finish and a time of 26:03.9.

On the women’s side, Nimrod finished with a time of 18:14.3. Freshman Cassidy Ihns was just two spots behind in 17th place with a time of 18:19.9. Paige Holub finished 31st with a time of 18:51.8, Tess Roorda finished 45th with a time of 19:057 and Haylee Luna closed out the scoring with a 54th-place finish and a time of 19:17.8. UNI’s top two runners, McKayla Cole and Gabby Champion did not run Saturday.

The Panthers now have two weeks off before returning to action on Sept. 28 at the Roy Griak Invitational hosted by the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis.

Mizzou Women
@Tigers Athletics 2019

Kleve and Thomas Lead Mizzou to Victory

Jordyn Kleve-Johnston-Mizzou ©Jim Kirby 2016

Jordyn Kleve-Johnston-Mizzou
©Jim Kirby 2016

Mizzou Cross Country continued the 2019 season in Nashville, Tenn., on Saturday morning, competing in the Commodore Classic. The Tigers had both the men’s and women’s teams post top-5 finishes as the women placed fourth with 141 team points while the men came in fifth with 136. Junior Sarah Chapman (Maidenhead, England) finished 11th overall for the Mizzou women while redshirt senior Thomas George (Gloucester, England) and senior Kieran Wood (Cambridge, England) led the men’s side by both posting top-15 finishes.

Feature photo: Mizzou Women©Tigers Athletics    Courtesy Mizzou Athletics, click here!

 

NOTABLE TIGERS

The Mizzou women placed a trio of runners in the top 25 as Chapman, redshirt senior Jordyn Kleve (Urbandale, Iowa) and freshman Jenna Schwartz (Waterloo, Iowa) paced the Tigers. In their first 6K races with the Tigers, Chapman and Schwartz put up times of 21:34.3 and 22:00.6, respectively. Meanwhile, junior Lexi Maddox (Riverside, Mo.) set a personal best by posting a time of 22:57.1, topping her 23:18.5 mark at the Bradley Pink Classic on October 12 last season.

On the men’s side, George and Wood led the Tigers to a fourth-place finish overall with George finishing 11th overall with a time of 24:44.8 while Wood came in 14th place at 24:52.7. Redshirt junior Dylan Quisenberry (Wildwood, Mo.) set a personal record with a 26:18.0 finish, his best in the 8,000m topping a 27:00.9 time at the Cowboy Jamboree on September 30, 2017.

With team finishes of fourth and fifth place, the Tigers placed second among all SEC competition at the meet. The Tigers slightly trailed Ole Miss (Women: 1st – 76 points, Men: 4th – 128 points) while finishing ahead of Georgia, Vanderbilt and Auburn.

QUOTABLES

“Both teams battled hard today,” said Head Coach Marc Burns. “Our men executed the game plan well with Thomas and Kieran up front and Martin, Victor and Oaklee working up over the second half of the race. We were in seventh place midway through the race so we moved up quite a bit.

“Our women showed how deep we are today. Sarah did a great job up front for us and then it got interesting. Jordyn finished strong and had a great kick to be our number two. Jenna, Isabelle, Sophia and Hannah really stepped up to help the team today. We will get better throughout the year as we get some people healthy and our training progresses. I am proud of how both teams battled today in some hot conditions. We are looking forward to the next two weeks of training and opening up our new course on Friday the 27th.”

UP NEXT

Mizzou returns home for the Mizzou Cross Country Challenge on Friday, September 27 at the brand-new Gans Creek Cross Country Course in Columbia, Mo. The meet will be the second and final home competition of the 2019 season. The Tigers will then head to the Nuttycombe Wisconsin Invitational and the Bradley Pink Classic on Friday, October 18 before postseason competition begins on Friday, November 1 with the SEC Championships.

For all the latest on Mizzou Track & Field, stay tuned to MUTigers.com and follow the team on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram(MizzouTFXC).

MEN’S 8K RESULTS – 5th  Place (132 points, 11-14-31-33-47)

  1. Thomas George, 24:44.8 // 14. Kieran Wood, 25:52.7 // 36. Martin Prodanov, 25:25.1 // 39. Victor Mugeche, 25:28.3 // 55. Oaklee Hauschild, 25:47.5 // 82. Dylan Quisenberry, 26:18.0 // 84. Michael Widmann, 26:20.5 // 104. Marquette Wilhite, 26:53.4

WOMEN’S 6K RESULTS – 4th Place (141 points, 11-20-22-41-47)

  1. Sarah Chapman, 21:34.3 // 21. Jordyn Kleve, 21:58.8 // 23. Jenna Schwartz, 22:00.6 // 42. Sophia Racette, 22:27.3 // 48. Hannah Thomas, 22:31.5 // 49. Isabelle Christiansen, 22:32.5 // 64. Melissa Menghini, 22:48.4 // 74. Lexi Maddox, 22:57.1 // 76. Mikayla Reed, 22:58.5 // 96. Ginger Murnieks, 23:17.7 // 101. Reilly Revord, 23:20.9
UNI Women's Cross Country Team
©Panthers Athletics 2018

Iowans Help Panthers in Season Opener

UNI Men's Cross Country 2018 ©Panthers Athletics

UNI Men’s Cross Country 2018
©Panthers Athletics

UNI cross country opened the season at the Iowa Hawkeye Invitational in breezy conditions at the Ashton Cross Country Course in Iowa City.

Courtesy Panthers Athletics, click here! Feature photo: UNI Women’s Cross Country Team ©Panthers Athletics 2018

 

For the men, senior CJ May led the way, finishing ninth with a time of 18:28.3, a personal record for the senior in the 6,000-meter event. Senior Wal Khat finished 13th with a time of 18:41.8, just seconds behind May. Junior Logan Murray also cracked the top 30 by finishing 29th with a time of 19:14.9.

Freshman David Holesinger made his collegiate debut and finished 39th with a time of 19:49.9. Sophomore Sam McCool finished 42nd with a time of 20:06.8 and Zach Krogmann finished 55nd with a time of 20:52.7. Overall placing the panther men at fifth.

Freshman Cassidy Inhs finished 14th with a time of 14:43.0 to lead the way for UNI. Sophomore Gabby Champion finished 15th with a time of 14:44.9. Fellow sophomore Paige Holub finished 24th with a time of 15:03.7.

Junior Tess Roorda finished 35th with a time of 15:29.5, junior Haylee Luna takes 39th with a time of 15:34.4, sophomore Maddie Block finishes 47th with a time of 16:00.3 and Freshman Abby Rileyfinished at 56th with a time of 16:27.0 to make her collegiate debut. The women finish 4th as a team.

The Panthers travel to Normal, Illinois on Friday, Sept. 15, to race in the Illinois State Cross Country Invitational.

Iowa Men's Cross Country
©Brian Ray/Hawleyesports.com 2018

Hawks Sweep Their Invitational

Megan Schott-Roosevelt-Iowa  ©Brian Ray 2018

Megan Schott-Roosevelt-Iowa
©Brian Ray 2018

The University of a Iowa men’s and women’s cross country teams opened the season by sweeping team titles Friday at the Hawkeye Invitational.

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The men won with 26 points, 25 points ahead of second-place Drake. The women scored 36 points, nine points ahead of Iowa State.

Senior Nathan Mylenek led the Hawkeye men, placing second overall in the 6,000 meters. He finished in 18:16 to jump from sixth to third on Iowa’s all-time top 10 list. Daniel Murphy, Luke Sampson and Spencer Smith also jumped into the all-time top 10 list. Murphy’s 18:19 time ranks fifth. Sampson ranks sixth in 18:22 and Smith ranks seventh in 18:25

For the women, Senior Megan Schott led the group by placing fourth overall and recording a new personal best in 14:14. There were a total of nine women who reached a new career best in the 4,000-meters. Four Hawkeyes finished in the top 10, one of those spots was freshman Leah Kralovetz.

QUOTING HASENBANK
“Each year we are getting better and better. The women went out faster than we planned and that’s an aggressive mistake. The men went out far more                                                  conservative and kept it together. We have a lot of very specific prep and a lot of training left ahead of us. Training trumps races. You have to train well                                                    and train consistent. That will be the big difference if we can take that training to the next level.”

QUOTING MYLENEK
“I was shouting and yelling the entire race. Luke Sampson decided to take the lead so when I passed him, I made sure he wasn’t dropping. He did great. This race wasn’t about winning. It was about executing a run so we’re ready for an 8k. My goal is to eventually run an 18 flat, which is three minutes per K. The goal is hopefully to do that easily. I was just 16 seconds off.”

QUOTING SCHOTT
“We trimmed a little bit today. The course was dry and in great shape. I thought the team worked as a crew, which we haven’t seen in a couple years. We had a good pack with good energy. The girls were ready for a test. We didn’t taper anything. We had a really tough workout on Tuesday, one of the best workouts that we’ve ever had, so we were excited and tired, but we bounced back really well. It was a good start.”

FIGHT FOR IOWA

UP NEXT
The Hawkeyes return to competition at the Woody Greeno Invite on Sept. 21 in Lincoln, Neb.