October 2014

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51 course. He has seen men running in packs and training "appropriately" hard. He's waiting for the women, however, to replicate their training numbers on the competition course. e women are without an experienced leader — redshirt freshman Courtney Bruns, sophomore Katie Adams, and junior Jocelyn Todd have paced the Hawkeyes in three races this season — but Anderson said he sees progress and is encouraged by their weekly approach. "We have put together workouts that are superior to what I have witnessed in the race," he said. "I think the girls see that, they understand it, and more importantly they believe it. ey're realizing right now that we're building a bridge. We're racing there and training here, and we need to build a bridge where the two merge." Iowa's next test is Oct. 3 at the Notre Dame Invitational. e regular season concludes Oct. 18 at the Pre-National Invitational in Terre Haute, Indiana. I t has been a familiar tune for the men, and three new singles for the women in 2014. Senior Kevin Lewis has led the University of Iowa men's cross country team in both races he has competed in this season. He placed fourth at the Illinois State Invite and third at the Big Ten Preview, leading all Hawkeyes and extending his streak of consecutive top finishes to six. On the flip side, the University of Iowa women have had four different top finishers in those six races, including three new leaders in as many races this season. UI head coach Layne Anderson said that is a result of two things. e first is pack running, the second is Kevin Lewis. "We're seeing some strong pack running in our training," said Anderson, "but Kevin is starting to break away from the group he's been with. He's sensing it's time to assert himself." Anderson said the men have been true to form when moving from the training to the competition Junior Jocelyn Todd, sophomore Samantha Zishka, junior Courtney Martin, and sophomore Tess Wilberding compete at the Big Ten Preview on Sept. 20, in Iowa City, Iowa. The Hawkeyes host the 2014 Big Ten Championships on Nov. 2. (Photo by Margaret Kispert) 2014 SCHEDULE Oct. 3 Notre Dame Invitational Oct. 18 Pre-National Inviational Nov. 2 Big Ten Championships (IOWA CITY, Iowa) Nov. 14 NCAA Midwest Regional Nov. 22 NCAA Championships

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