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Next Level Iowa Podcast For August 9, 2017: Josh Hildebrand New XC Coach at Liberty High School

On this week’s edition of the Next Level Iowa Podcast we talk about the World Championships that are going on this week in London, featuring our Iowans. We also talk with newly named boys cross country coach Josh Hildebrand, who takes over at the new Liberty High School in the Iowa City Area. All this […]

Jenny Simpson Surprises Herself For Silver at Worlds

Our own Jenny Simpson surprised even herself at the end of the World Championship Women’s 1500m in London on Monday. Below is an excerpt of Deadspin’s Dan McQuade article covering Simpson’s shock at her late race heroics. For the complete story at Deadspin.com, click here! Feature photo: Jenny Simpson-Webster City-Colorado ©Paul Merca 2017 The women’s 1500 meters headlined the […]

Phelps Ready For Sophomore Year For the Ducks!

Kiana Phelps-Kingsley-Pierson/Woodbury Central-Oregon has been patient, but is ready to attack year two.  Kiana explained how things were going in an article by Jason Cowley in the Sioux Journal. Below is an excerpt of the article.  For the full article click here! Feature photo: Kiana Phelps-Kingsley-Pierson/Woodbury Central High School ©Jim Kirby. Article excerpt ©JASON COWLEY jcowley@siouxcityjournal.com  The four-time […]

Iowans to Compete at the 2017 World Championships

The 2017 Outdoor Track and Field World Championships begin TODAY in London! We have 3 Iowans/Iowa connections on Team USA: Jenny Simpson, Webster City, 2016 Olympic Bronze medalist.  Drake Relayts champion.  Round 1 of 1500M, today August 4. IAAF Womens 1500M preview, click here!   Hillary Bor, Iowa State, 2016 Olympian. Round 1 of Steeplechase, […]

Next Level Iowa Podcast For August 1, 2017: Shelby Houlihan

On this week’s edition of the Next Level Iowa Podcast we talk with Olympian Shelby Houlihan-SC East-ASU (and huge Harry Potter fan!)  as she prepares for the World Championship coming up later this month. We also talk about how Kurtis Brondyke and Alex Gochenour fared in Germany’s Thorpe Cup last week. All this and more on this […]

Good Times and Good Grades From Panthers

Ten Panthers and the UNI women’s track and field team earned USTFCCCA academic honors. Courtesy Panther Athletics, click here! Feature photo: Lindsie Shinkel-Ankeny-UNI ©Jim Kirby 2017 The women’s track and field team earned a cumulative 3.43 GPA. In order to be in contention for Scholar Team of the Year, a program must finish highly at the respective […]

DuHawks Reap Academic Awards

The United States Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) announced its 2017 All-Academic awards on Thursday, July 27. Included among the recipients were members of the men’s and women’s teams. In addition, the women’s team was recognized as an All-Academic Team. Courtesy DuHawks Athletics, click here! In order for a team to […]

Three Dutch Honored Academically

The Central College men’s track and field program had three individuals named to the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association All-Academic Team. Will Daniels (freshman, Geneseo, Ill.), Mark Fairley (junior, Dubuque) and Ryan Kruse (junior, St. Clair, Minn.) earned the distinction, Fairley and Kruse were also recipients in 2016. Daniels was a […]

Iowans Among Cyclones Recognized For Academics

The Iowa State track and field squads were recognized for their strong work in the classroom by the United States Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) Friday. Courtesy Cyclones Athletics, click here! Feature photo: Jasmine Staebler-Clayton Ridge-ISU ©Jim Kirby Both the Iowa State men’s and women’s track and field teams were bestowed with the […]

Plenty of Iowans Earn Honors For BVU

The 2017 Spring Academic All-Iowa Conference Team has been announced with Buena Vista landing 16 student-athletes on this year’s list. Courtesy Beavers Athletics, click here! Feature photo: Mallory Spear-Gilbert BVU ©Beavers Athletics The Beavers were represented across four of its spring teams, including seven from softball and six from men’s and women’s track & field combined. To […]