Entries by nextleveliowa

Iowans on Nationally Ranked Teams!

State of Iowa universities and other universities with former Iowa preps on their rosters dot the most recent D-1 Regional Cross Country rankings. Iowa State women, with a number of Iowans on the roster, including returning All American Meaghan Nelson, CR Xavier, and Morgan Casey of NE Goose Lake, is #1 in the Midwest.  Washington women, […]

ISU’s Andrea Toppin Rising to Meet Expectations

There were 37 students in Andrea Toppin’s graduating class at Ventura High School.  She developed a penchant for running even though her school didn’t have enough runners to be a scoring cross country team after her freshman season. She is still running, now as a member of Iowa State’s cross country team and distance unit. […]

Marathons, Road Racing and a “real sport” Cross Country . . .

Three team members took on the Iowa State XC course (Heartland Classic, Sept. 15) in the college division 8K.  Mason Frank ran a 26:29, new team member David Sevcik a 26:38 and Chris Robertson 27:38.  ISU runner Mohamen Hrezi won in 25:21.  Cross Country running is a fall tradition, at least with high school and college runners – as thousands […]

Catholic Championships!

Both Loras and Mt. Mercy took part in the 33rd running of the Catholic National Championships, held at the University of Notre Dame .  These Iowa schools, with many Iowa preps on their rosters, ran very well against competition from D-1, D-2, D-3 and NAIA divisions. Recap CLICK HERE!

Heartland Classic

Iowa State Coach Corey Ihmels held most of his varsity runners out of their 7th Heartland Classic on the southwest corner of the Iowa State campus but the Cyclones still competed very well.  Their women were victorious and the men were 2nd.   A large contingent of former Iowa preps were in Ames representing Wartburg, NIACC, Iowa Cenral, Indian Hills, […]