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

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.
Spencer Smith reflects on his past athletic achievements and how he is staying in shape, despite the postponement of the cross country season.
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...

Senior Gabby Skopec reflects on past seasons as a Hawkeye runner

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.
Skopec highlights how this season stacks up against her previous years as a Hawkeye.
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...

Tosic’s Hawkeye career off to odd start

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.
After a successful high school career, the freshman runner is ready to make her mark as Hawkeye.
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...

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

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.
Leah Kralovetz highlights what her cross country season looked like last year and her reaction to the complications that have come with COVID-19.
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 women’s cross country musters up motivation amid pandemic

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.
Hawkeye runners reflect on how they’ve stayed motivated despite the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
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,...

Max Murphy ready to shine for Iowa

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.
An Iowa state champion in cross country last year, the Bettendorf, Iowa, native is training hard for the track and field season.
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...

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

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.
The decision impacts all fall sports besides FBS football.
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,...

Iowa’s McKee sisters happily back on same team

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.
After excelling in their two years together on the cross country and track and field teams in high school, Brooke and Jessica are now both Hawkeyes.
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 cross country adapts training regimen to face unique challenges amid pandemic

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 women’s cross country head coach, Randy Hasenbank, details new training strategies to fit pandemic landscape.
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...

Big Ten postpones fall 2020 sports

Kinnick Stadium is seen fom the north end zone at Iowa Football Media Day on Friday, August 9, 2019.
The Big Ten announced that fall sports, including football, have been postponed. Fall sports being played in the spring is a possibility.
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...

Big Ten Conference releases COVID-19 medical protocols

Big Ten Conference Commissioner Kevin Warren addresses reporters regarding the cancellation of the 2020 Big Ten men's basketball tournament at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, on Thursday, March 12, 2020.
Big Ten athletes will be required to be tested for COVID-19 at least once weekly.
August 5, 2020

Along with its new 2020 football schedule, the Big Ten announced the conference's COVID-19 medical protocols Wednesday morning. The protocols were jointly authored by the Big Ten Task Force for...

Big Ten Commissioner Kevin Warren sends letter to conference’s ADs addressing fall sports, training camps

Big Ten Conference Commissioner Kevin Warren addresses reporters regarding the cancellation of the 2020 Big Ten men's basketball tournament at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, on Thursday, March 12, 2020.
Iowa and other Big Ten football teams are scheduled to start fall training camp Aug. 7.
July 31, 2020

According to a letter that was reportedly sent to Big Ten athletic directors Thursday by Commissioner Kevin Warren and Dr. Chris Kratochvil, the chair of the conference's Task Force for Emerging Infectious...

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