Entries by nextleveliowa

“Running in Faith” by Colette Gnade

Running to Faith Reflecting back on my last few years is a nauseating, frightful, humbling, exciting, and satisfying experience all at once. I am extremely thankful that I had the opportunity to compete against such outstanding middle distance athletes during my high school years. The blue oval will forever hold a special place in my […]

“Pursuing Greatness” by Shelby Houlihan

I knew since I was 5 years old, when my mom started putting me in one mile cross country races that I wanted to run. My dream ever since then has been to compete in the Olympics and to be one of the best female runners in the world. No one ever told me that […]

“5 Good Minutes With Knoxville’s Randy Wilson!”

Knoxville native, Randy Wilson, is without a doubt, our states best ever 800 meter runner. What I find so unique about Randy is that he WAS NOT a half-miler in high school! He was a Cross Country champion, a Mile champion and High Hurdle champion! In addition, Randy is still the Drake Relays Invitational 800 […]

“To Run” by Abbie Smith

To run is to just let go. To run is to pray in thanksgiving for your glorious surroundings and just be thankful. To run is to pray in lieu of your sadness. To run is to be completely out of your control and in HIS. Running has taught me more in life, than I could […]

Living Faith In The Public Eye: Randy Whitsel

Friends: The name Tim Tebow is recognized by almost every American household these days.  The world seemed  surprised that as a NFL player for the Denver Broncos Tim would continue his strong witness for his Christian faith that he gave as a Heisman winning quarterback for his University of Florida team.  Raised by a missionary […]

The Next Level Iowa:FAITH

“The Grand Plan” by Ashley Miller 15-time Iowa State High School track & field champion; two-time Iowa State High School cross country champion; University of Nebraska track & field and cross country captain; All-American in indoor and outdoor track & field. The instant after crossing the finish line of the Iowa Class 2A girls 1,500-meter […]

The Next Level Iowa:Faith “Sarah Yeager”

“A Good Neighbor” Drake junior Sarah Yeager (Ottumwa, Iowa) was one of 10 Missouri Valley Conference athletes to be honored with the MVC State Farm Good Neighbor Award, Commissioner Doug Elgin announced Tuesday. Yeager, a sprinter and hurdler on the track squad, serves as the co-president of the Drake Student-Athlete Advisory Council and represented Drake […]