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OLYMPIC TRACK AND FIELD STARTS FRIDAY!!!

We are one day away (Friday, August 3) from the start of Track and Field competition at the 2012 London Olympic Games!!  Two Iowans will be in competition Friday; AG Kruger and Lisa Koll Uhl. Kruger, Sheldon/Morningside, will be in Group B of the Hammer Throw qualifying.  Here are the qualifying standards to make it […]

More Academic Honors for the University of Iowa!

The University of Iowa women’s track and field team has been named an all-academic team by the United States Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) for the eighth consecutive season. The Hawkeyes combined for a team grade point average of 3.18 through the 2012 indoor and outdoor seasons. To qualify for this […]

Olympic Track and Field-“Coming to ya!”

Track and Field at the Olympic Games starts this week!!  The “real” events begin Friday August 3.   Two of our native Iowans will begin their quest for gold on Friday.  AG Kruger will be in the Hammer Throw qualifying round and Lisa Koll Uhl will be in the 10k final. IAAF has a great website with […]

BIX 7: A Nice Break From the Track

One of the largest road races in America was held today in Davenport, Iowa.  The Quad City Times Bix 7 had over 10,000 finishers and many of the top place winners were former Iowa preps.   Just a few those who did extremely well in the inviting conditions were: Name, High School, College, Overall Place and […]

Ashley Miller Ends Her Pro Rookie Year

Ashley Miller, Tipton/Nebraska, wraps up her fist European tour as a professional by finishing 5th in the 800M in Gent, Belgium.  Lemlem Bereket of Canada was the winner in 2:03.23.  The USA, led by Erica Moores 2nd place finish in 2:03.26 finished 2-5. Ashley Miller’s senior year at Nebraska was a whirlwind.  Big 10 champion, […]

Miranda Leek Update: By Teresa Ianconi

London, United Kingdom – An estimated 500 reporters lining a field 70 meters deep, coupled with lots of hype around the first arrows shot in the 2012 Olympic Games, didn’t seem to rattle the members of the U.S. Olympic Archery Team: both the women’s and men’s teams clinched byes into the quarterfinals of their respective […]

Former Iowa State Olympian elected vice president of IOC

  Nawal El Moutawakel of Morocco and Britain’s Craig Reedie have been elected vice presidents of the International Olympic Committee. Both members were elected unopposed Thursday to fill two vacancies, moving up from their regular positions on the 15 member executive board. El Moutawakel, who studied at Iowa State, received 81 votes in favor and 10 against. […]