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Conference Wrap-up!

THE BIG TEN Iowa University of Iowa graduate student Mareike Schrulle recorded a second place finish at the Big Ten Cross Country Championships on Sunday. Both UI teams earned 10th place finishes. The event was hosted by Michigan State University at the Forest Akers East Golf Course.  Michigan won the 6,000-meter women’s event with a […]

Previews of the Weekend Meets

Here is columnist Paul Merca’s preview of the upcoming West Coast Conference Meets involving some of our native Iowans.  CLICK HERE! Here is a video of how the Minnesota Golden Gopher’s XC see the Big Ten Conference Meet unfolding this coming weekend.  CLICK HERE!  

Hawkeye Teams Brace For Conference Showdowns!

The University of Iowa men’s and women’s cross country teams head to the Big Ten Cross Country Championships this weekend. The championships will be held Sunday in East Lansing, Mich.   2012 BIG TEN CHAMPIONSHIPS The 2012 Big Ten Championships will be hosted by Michigan State University. The women’s 6K race is set to begin […]

DII Rankings Are Out!

As college teams prepare for Conference Championship Weekend, only D-2 came out with new National Rankings this week. Teams making the national rankings, with Iowa kids running varsity are: Men: #4-Augustana, South Dakota, led by All American Paul Yak of Storm Lake St. Mary’s. #12-Minnesota State Mankato, led by Devin Allbaugh of Pleasant Valley.  Also […]

Our New All Iowan Fantasy XC Team!

The Next Level Iowa will be creating a mythical “All Native Iowan” collegiate men’s and women’s cross country team and project how a team made of only our native Iowans would fair in meets coming up this season, including the National Championships.  We think it would be a fun yet interesting way to see how […]

Bill, Herrick and Kresser Run “Smart” Races at DM Marathon!

Smart running on a perfect marathon morning produced good results for a trio of team members.  Randy Bill ran almost even splits (1:12:27, 1:12:45) finishing 5th in 2:25:12 at the IMT Des Moines Marathon (Oct. 21).  Danna Herrick (Kelly) was also 5th in 2:46:24 slowing only a minute in the second half of the race.  Traci Kresser was […]


It seems as though only the Dowling Catholic Girls and the Minnesota Golden Gophers have contributed posters to The Next Level Iowa Track & Xc shed. I’m just sayin’. Help decorate our shed! The Next Level Iowa 1139 65th st Windsor Heights, IA 50324

Conference Meets Are Comin’!

Next weekend, October 27-29 is College Cross Country Conference Championship weekend across the country! Teams are racing their best kids, some for the first time, trying to win a coveted conference championship and continue the “tune-up” process as they look forward to Regional’s and Nationals. Here are four websites you can go to, to follow […]