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Kleve Off to a Great Start For 2018

The Mizzou Cross Country team opened its season on Saturday at the Brooks Twilight Classic in Memphis, Tenn., as the women’s team took first place while the men’s team place second. Junior Melissa Menghini (Fenton, Mo.) placed second at the meet, and was the top attached scorer, while five other Tigers placed in the top-five. […]

Mustangs Take Team Titles at Mustang Gallop

The Mount Mercy women’s cross country team won the team and individual titles while the Mustang men were runner-up at the 25th Annual Mustang Gallop on Friday night at Seminole Valley Park. Courtesy Mustangs Athletics, click here! Feature photo: ©Mustangs Athletic 2018   Mount Mercy’s Andrea Ertz captured the women’s 4K race by a three-second margin […]

Guess Who’s Back?!

After deciding to take a redshirt year specifically to train, junior Rebekah Topham has her sights on becoming the next NCAA All-American for the Wichita State cross country team. Read the full Kansas.com, article, click here! Feature photo: Rebekah Topham-Griswold-WSU©Jim Kirby Topham came agonizingly close to a NCAA championship berth in cross country and outdoor track and […]

Shocker’s Topham and Ready to Romp

After deciding to take a redshirt year specifically to train, junior Rebekah Topham has her sights on becoming the next NCAA All-American for the Wichita State cross country team. Read full article, click here! Feature photo: Rebekah Topham-Griswold-Wichita State ©Jim Kirby-2016    Topham came agonizingly close to a NCAA championship berth in cross country and […]

Panthers Open Season Ranked

UNI women’s Cross Country opens the season ranked eighth in the Midwest Region of the USTFCCA Cross Country Preseason rankings, released Monday by the association. Courtesy Panthers Athletics, click here! Feature photo: UNI Women’s Cross Country-2017©Panthers Athletics The Panthers are coming off of a second-place finish at the Missouri Valley Conference Championship and McKayla Cole is […]

Next Level Iowa Podcast August 28, 2018: Joe Dunham

On this edition of the Next Level Iowa Podcast we talk with Head Cross Country and Associate Head Track Coach Joe Dunham about Mark Fairley’s-Dubuque Senior-Central and the upcoming season. Feature photo: Joe Dunham-Central©Jim Kirby 2017 We also preview this weekend’s opening cross country meets featuring our Iowans and Iowa teams.  All this and more, on […]

Full Slate of XC Meets This Weekend

The 2018 Cross Country season will begin for most Iowa colleges and universities this weekend. The following is a list of the meets that we are aware of and the Iowa schools listed to attend them. If you know of changes, please send them our way: mikejay59@gmail.com Feature photo: Simpson Women’s XC©Jim Kirby 2017 Friday, August […]

Next Level Iowa Podcast August 22, 2018: Amy Rudolph

On this edition of the Next Level Iowa Podcast we talk with new Associate Women’s Head Track/Field and Cross Country Coach Amy Rudolph.  We also talk about the early cross country meets happening this week, involving our Iowans at all levels. We also continue our discussion about Iowa high school athletes who qualified for the Drake […]

Hawks to Open Season by Hosting the Hawkeye Invitational

The University of Iowa cross country team opens its 2018 season hosting the Hawkeye Invitational on Friday, Aug. 31 at the Ashton Cross Country Course. Courtesy Hawkeye Athletics, click here! Feature photo: Iowa Cross Country Course©Jim Kirby The women’s 4,000 meters starts at 6 p.m. (CT), and the men’s 6,000-race follows at 6:45 p.m. Admission is […]

Coach Rudolph Set to Lead Cyclone Women

Amy Rudolph, one of America’s greatest female long distance runners, has been named Iowa State’s Associate Head Women’s Cross Country Coach/Assistant Track and Field Coach. Senior Associate Athletics Director Dr. Calli Sanders made the announcement Tuesday. Courtesy Cyclones Athletics, click here! Feature photo: © Cyclones Athletic Rudolph is a two-time United States Olympian (5,000 meters), seven-time […]