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Freshmen break out as stars for Iowa cross country

Lauren Swanson, Sports Reporter February 3, 2021

A select number of Hawkeye runners competed at the Big Ten Cross Country Championships in Shelbyville, Indiana, on Jan. 30. The majority of the Hawkeyes that participated in the meet were freshmen,...

University of Iowa Sophomore, Aly Weum, competes in the 400 meter dash preliminaries during the second day of the Big Ten Track and Field Outdoor Championships at Cretzmeyer Track on Saturday, May, 2019. Weum placed tenth in the 400 meter dash preliminaries.

Weum powers through uncertainty

Lauren Swanson, Sports Reporter December 10, 2020

In what might be her last season as a Hawkeye runner, senior Aly Weum has gone through her most atypical year so far. On Aug. 11, the Big Ten Conference postponed all fall sports to the spring....

The University of Iowa’s Spencer Smith attempts to pass Drake University’s Kevin Kelly during the Hawkeye Invitational on Friday, Sept. 6, 2019 at the Ashton Cross Country Course. The Hawkeyes prevailed over six other teams to win first place overall in the men’s and women’s races. Smith finished in 7th place with a time of 18:25.3, while Kelly placed 14th overall.

Junior Spencer Smith highlights his reaction to postponement of cross-country season

Lauren Swanson, Sports Reporter November 15, 2020

For junior runner Spencer Smith, the fall 2020 semester has not gone as he envisioned it would just a few months ago. On Aug. 11, the Big Ten Conference postponed all fall sports to a later date...

Iowa distance runner Gabby Skopec competes in the women’s 3000m run during the Hawkeye Invitational at the University of Iowa Recreation Building on Saturday, Jan 11, 2020. Skopec earned second with a time of 10:10.25.

Senior Gabby Skopec reflects on past seasons as a Hawkeye runner

Lauren Swanson, Sports Reporter November 10, 2020

This season has definitely not been what senior Gabby Skopec had in mind for her last year as a Hawkeye runner. The Big Ten Conference voted to postpone all fall sports to a later date on Aug. 11...

Runners compete in the mile run premier during the Black and Gold Invitational at the University of Iowa Recreation Building on Saturday, Feb. 1, 2020. Grace Rowan of Eastern Illinois led the field with a time of 4:56.26.

Tosic’s Hawkeye career off to odd start

Lauren Swanson, Sports Reporter November 3, 2020

This fall has not gone exactly as freshman cross country and track runner Kelli Tosic had envisioned. Starting her career as a collegiate runner in the midst of a pandemic has made things less than...

The women’s 4k begins at the Hawkeye Invitational at Ashton Cross Country Course on Friday, September 6, 2019. Iowa State senior Abby Caldwell went on to win the race with a time of 14:02.0. The Hawkeyes defeated six other teams to finish first overall for both men’s and women’s races.

Sophomore runner Leah Kralovetz reflects on this fall’s postponed cross country season

Lauren Swanson, Sports Reporter October 7, 2020

Runner Leah Kralovetz made her mark on the cross-country team very early last season. As a freshman, she quickly became a star. She is a leader at both group practices and meets and Kralovetz continues...

Iowa runner Mary Arch hugs her teammate after the 3000m run at the Musco Twilight Invitational at the Cretzmeyer Track on Saturday, April 13, 2019. Arch finished fourth with a time of 10:23:58. The Hawkeyes won 10 events during the meet. The Iowa women ranked first with 183 points, and the men ranked fifth 76 points.

Iowa women’s cross country musters up motivation amid pandemic

Lauren Swanson, Sports Reporter September 28, 2020

Since the Big Ten Conference made the decision on Aug. 11 to postpone all fall sports, Iowa’s cross country team has had to adjust. Different training regimens, assigned by head coach Randy Hasenbank,...

The Iowa men’s team huddle up before starting the 6k during the Hawkeye Invitational at Ashton Cross Country Course on Friday, September 6, 2019. The Hawkeyes defeated six other teams to finish first overall for both men’s and women’s races.

Max Murphy ready to shine for Iowa

Isaac Goffin, Assistant Sports Editor September 27, 2020

Max Murphy won the Iowa Class 4A state cross country meet by two-tenths of a second Last November, representing Pleasant Valley High School in Bettendorf, Iowa. Before becoming a member of the Iowa...

Iowa setter Brie Orr celebrates a point during the Iowa volleyball game against Indiana at Carver Hawkeye Arena on Sunday, Oct. 20, 2019. The Hawkeyes defeated the Hoosiers 3-1.

NCAA Division I Board of Directors announces dates for fall sports in spring

Isaac Goffin, Assistant Sports Editor September 23, 2020

The NCAA Division I Board of Directors decided when NCAA Division I fall championships and sports will take place in the spring Tuesday. This decision impacts men’s and women’s cross country,...

The University of Iowa’s Jessica McKee leads a pack of runners during the Hawkeye Invitational on Friday, Sept. 6, 2019 at the Ashton Cross Country Course. The Hawkeyes prevailed over six other teams to win first place overall in the men’s and women’s races. McKee finished in 20th place with a time of 14:53.

Iowa’s McKee sisters happily back on same team

Isaac Goffin, Assistant Sports Editor September 13, 2020

RELATED:  Iowa women’s cross country team features strong, local incoming freshmen class When freshman Brooke McKee starts competing at Iowa, she looks forward to doing a stretching routine that...

Iowa associate head coach Randy Hasenbank cheers on 3000m runners during the Hawkeye Invitational at the University of Iowa Recreation Building on Saturday, Jan 11, 2020.

Iowa cross country adapts training regimen to face unique challenges amid pandemic

Lauren Swanson, Sports Reporter September 13, 2020

RELATED: Hasenbank elevates Iowa cross country Along with every other sport in the Big Ten this fall, Iowa cross country’s season was postponed on Aug. 11 due to the coronavirus. Although not...

Kinnick Stadium is seen fom the north end zone at Iowa Football Media Day on Friday, August 9, 2019.

Big Ten postpones fall 2020 sports

Isaac Goffin, Assistant Sports Editor August 11, 2020

The Big Ten Conference announced on Tuesday that it is postponing all fall sports for the 2020 season due to concerns from the COVID-19 pandemic. The decision includes regular-season competitions...

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