Entries by nextleveliowa

HERSOM: Houlihan Seeks Sophomore Breakthrough

(Thanks to Fitness Sports’ Steve Bobenhouse for bringing this story from The Sioux City Journal) August 06, 2012 9:14 pm SIOUX CITY | Friday morning, she’ll load her car and begin the long drive back to Tempe, Ariz. Shelby Houlihan can’t wait to rejoin the new friends who helped make her first year at Arizona […]

Ashley Miller to Race in Falmouth!

Now back in the states, Ashley Miller resumes her pro career and is traveling to Massachusetts to take part in the famous Falmouth Mile, a part of the big Falmouth Road Race and festivities.  For information and results of the Falmouth Road Race CLICK HERE!

A Recovery Run: Good Friday and Easter Sunday

When I look back at my involvement in running I’ve come to the conclusion that in life, more things have to do with running than do not.  In running, I have found a good teacher, a good friend, a mentor, an honest critic and a benevolent judge. In running I have also found a great […]

Three Days Left in Olympic Track and Field

The 2012 Olympic Games are down to 3 full days of competition and the men’s marathon on Sunday.   Our four Iowans, Kruger, Jones, Uhl and Simpson are no longer alive in the competition but they gave us some memorable moments and reason to look ahead to Rio DeJaneiro in 2016. This afternoon will be awesome […]

M.J. on Lolo

There seems to be so much being said, in a negative tone, about what Lolo Jones did or did not accomplish in London.  The media made her a “darling”, they put her on a pedestal.  Everyone wanted some of her time.  Then when she doesn’t win the gold, against the toughest Olympic field EVER, people […]

Coach Roberts to Lindenwood

Former Iowa State assistant and Muscatine native Scott Roberts takes over as Track and Field and Cross Country coach at Division 2 Lindenwood in St. Charles, Missouri. CLICK HERE for a complete story:

We Love LOLO!

Despite what the New York Times says and all of the shrill voices of those nay sayers who have never left their couch without breaking a sweat, The Next Level Iowa LOVES LOLO and how she goes about her business.  Lolo always has been a model of grace and a great example for young girls. […]


Des Moines Roosevelt and LSU alum Lolo Jones opened her run at Olympic redemption during Monday’s qualifying action at the Olympic Stadium as she dominated the sixth and final prelim heat of the women’s 100-meter hurdles while running a 2012 seasonal best of 12.68 seconds to advance to the semifinal round. Jones, who lined up in […]

Olympic Marathon

Diane Nukuri Johnson, originally from Burundi, ran track for Coach Layne Anderson at the University Iowa  finished 31st in today’s Women’s Olympic Marathon in a time of 2:30.13.  Diane spent much of her post collegiate time training in Iowa City along side Betsy Flood and the other Iowa Women.  This past June Diane won the […]