Iowa State freshman Cailie Logue has been selected as a member of the United States Junior Women’s Cross Country team. Logue, along with five other athletes, will compete in the 4K race at the Simplyhealth Great Edinburgh XCountry Challenge on Jan. 13, 2018.
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“This is a tremendous opportunity for Cailie and one she has worked hard to achieve,” Andrea Grove-McDonough stated. “She’s had an outstanding freshman cross country season and this is a terrific way for her to cap that off. I am really excited for her to wear the USA jersey and represent her country at such a prestigious competition as well as gain some valuable international experience.”
The event is held in Edinburgh, Scotland at Holyrood Park. It is a unique competition that pits some of the best athletes from Great Britain against those from all over Europe and the United States. It features a men’s junior and senior race, a women’s junior and senior race and a 4x1K senior-mixed relay.
Logue is coming off an outstanding freshman campaign, where she paced the Cyclones for much of the year. The Erie, Kan., native was named the 2017 Big 12 Newcomer of the Year for her efforts.
At the NCAA Regional Championship, Logue led Iowa State to its ninth-straight NCAA Championship appearance behind an All-Region finish (third). She was also Iowa State’s top performer at the Big 12 Championship, where she finished fourth, while Iowa State won its sixth Big 12 title in the last seven seasons. She wrapped up the season with a top-100 finish at the NCAA Championships, taking 79th individually.