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Iowa State distance runner Cailie Logue nears the finish line after running a 6k during the NCAA Cross Country Midwest Regional held at Iowa State on Nov. 10. Logue placed 3rd overall for the women's division with a time of 20:14. The women's team placed first overall with a score of 90.

A big Friday awaits for Iowa State Cross Country. 

The men's and women’s cross country teams will travel to Madison, Wisconsin, for the 10th-annual Nuttycombe Invitational. The invitational will be held on Friday at 10 a.m.

All races will be held on Thomas Zimmer Championship Cross Country course, which opened in 2009 and is located right next to the University Ridge Golf Course in Madison.

This year’s meet will consist of two races per team with a max of 31 teams in each “A” race. The women’s “B” race will take place at 11 a.m. with the men’s “B” race to follow at 11:40 a.m. The women’s “A” race will begin at 12:20 p.m. and the men’s “A” race will start at 1 p.m.

The men’s and women’s teams have been nationally ranked and are looking to stand on the NCAA Championships podium this November. After the dominating performance they put on in Iowa City last month — when both men and women finished in first place — the Cyclones have high hopes.

For the third straight week, the Iowa State men’s cross country team is ranked No. 5 in the United States Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) National Coaches’ Poll. The Cyclones remain at the top spot in the Midwest Regional Rankings and are the No. 1-rated team in the Big 12.

After the month-long break, Iowa State is coming back rested and eager to start running against the 39 other teams at the Nuttycombe in order to build momentum as the season picks up. 

Results will be updated on the Iowa State track and field Twitter account, @CycloneTrackXC.

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