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Former prep Stars Shine in D2 & D3 Pre-Nats!

A total of 30 NAIA, D-2 and D-3 teams took part in the Cross Country Pre-Nationals hosted by Rose-Hulman at the Laverne Gibson Course in Terre Haute, Indiana. A number of former Iowa preps took part, competing for several teams. The Augustana, Illinois men, currently ranked 12th in D-3, fiinished 2nd overall.  Augustana has 3 Iowa natives […]

Former Iowa Preps Shine at the Lamb-Kowhawk Invitational

Coe College hosted the annual Lamb-Kowhawk Invitational at Noelridge Park in Cedar Rapids Saturday. In the Women’s 6k race, Cornell of Mt. Vernon, put 5 runners in the top six to come away with the team title.  The top finishing former Iowa preps was Kalli McCann, Clarke-Osceola/SW Community College, with her 3rd place finish.  Simpson College […]

Weekend Results!

Sam Read, Marion and Bennet Moser, Wapello, paced the Warturg Knights to a 4th place finish at their own Dan Huston Invitational.  Augustana, South Dakota, rated 6th in D-II, went 1-7 to win the title.  The Vikings top 4 runners, which included Storm Lake St. Mary’s Paul Yak, crossed the finish line together in 24:58. CLICK HERE […]

Drake Alum Casey McDermott to Help Bulldogs

  Casey McDermott knows Drake University. The 2011 psychology graduate competed for four years on the cross country and track teams for the Bulldogs. After a year away, she has returned in a different role as a coach. McDermott was hired in August to be an assistant coach for the men’s and women’s cross country teams. […]

Jason Fogel – Best Since 1989 at Pursuit

Des Moines – September 24, 2012 Phil Coppess is featured in today’s NY Time (Oct. 4) written by ISU grad Sarah Barker and married to Dennis Barker, coach for Team Minnesota.  The highlight of Phil’s races was the 1985 Twin Cities Marathon when he set the race record of 2:10:05.  The article is titled, “27 […]

City High Alum Emily Fagen Helps College Team at Griak

The Lewis & Clark, (Portland, Oregon), women’s cross country team placed fourth out of 29 teams at the Griak Invitational in Minneapolis, Minn. this Saturday, September 29th.The men’s team placed 15th out of 27 teams. For the women, Emily Thomas led the way, finishing 12th with a time of 22:54.5. Also finishing in the top five […]


Although we follow, primarily, Iowa Colleges and Universities and former Iowa preps, we know that there are a number of you out there, just as crazy as we are! For you, here is a link to a “nationwide” Cross Country weekend schedule: CLICK HERE!

D2-D3 Latest Rankings

Many teams with former Iowa preps in the latest D-2 and D-3 Regional XC rankings. They are: D-2 Men: Central Region-1) Augustana, SD, 2) MN St. Mankato 7) NW Missouri St 8) Central Missouri 10) Pittsburg St. D-2 Women: Central Region- 5) MN St. Mankato D-3 Men: Central Region-1) Central 2) Loras 3) Wartburg 5) Luther […]


The latest D-1 XC rankings are out.  On the Women’s side, the University of Washington has moved to #3 from their #1 spot of a week ago.  The Huskies, led by Dowling Catholic’s Katie Flood ran without fellow AA and #2 runner Megan Goethals and finished 3rd at Louisville last weekend. Iowa State, fresh off […]

Where Are They Now? Missy (Buttry) Rock

I was announcing at the Roy Griak Invitational recently when a still young looking, fit blonde with a toddler on each hip, walked past my announcers stand.  She looked very familiar, so I shouted out. “Missy”! She turned around, and I was right, it was Missy Buttry, the former Shenandoah state champion and 14 time […]