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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.

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 to impress, even during the pandemic. Kralovetz placed fifth at the Hawkeye Invitational meet ...

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.

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, are only a small part of the challenge the team faces going forward. The athletes themselves are s...

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.

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 cross country and track and field teams this fall, however, Murphy accomplished more. He participated in th...

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.

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, field hockey, FCS football, men’s and women’s soccer, women’s volleyball, and men’s water...

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.

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 she hasn’t done with her sister since her sophomore year of high school. Before races with her ...

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.

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 much has changed drastically since then, the team faces a new workout regimen to follow. “Fartlek in...

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.

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 and Big Ten championships and tournaments. The conference will consider the possibility of playing these...

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.

Robert Read, Sports Editor

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 Emerging Infectious Diseases and the Big Ten Sports Medicine Committee in an effort to mitigate risk ...

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.

Robert Read, Sports Editor

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 Diseases, medical policies and COVID-19 testing procedures for the conference will be relea...

NCAA Division I Coordination Committee issues waiver on minimum contests

Fan watch during Iowa's match against Illinois State on Sunday, September 1, 2019. The Hawkeyes defeated the Red Birds 4-3.

Robert Read, Sports Editor

July 27, 2020

The NCAA Division I Council Coordination Committee announced Monday that it has granted a blanket waiver that reduces the current legislated minimum number of contests that teams in fall sports other than football must play by 50 percent. The waiver is available for men’s and women’s cross...

Former Iowa prep and current professional runner Shelby Houlihan reflects on setting new American 5,000-meter record

Former Sioux City East High School prep Shelby Houlihan competes in an event. Houlihan broke her own American record in the 5k on July 10, 2020. Contributed by Cortney White.

Jordan Winke, Sports Reporter

July 21, 2020

Ten years ago, Shelby Houlihan was gearing up for her senior cross-country season at Sioux City East High School. This year, Houlihan is breaking U.S. records and training for her second Olympic Games. On July 10, Houlihan – a professional runner for the Bowerman Track Club and Arizona State...

Iowa men’s cross country recruiting class brings depth, talent to the team

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.

Jordan Winke, Sports Reporter

July 14, 2020

Iowa’s 2020 men’s cross-country freshman class features seven talented runners from Iowa, Illinois, and New York. Two are Cedar Rapids preps. The freshman class adds a range of talents from quarter-mile speed to national championship-level cross country performances. Dylan Dolezal Dolezal is an accomplished cro...