Sometimes we all need a little kick in the butt to get us back to where we’re supposed to be. That’s how it was for me, anyways. I was fortunate enough to make it all the way through high school without a single injury. Yep, you heard me right. I’ll never forget my last high […]
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(Garret Ehlers is a former 3200M and XC Champion at OA-BCIG. Now is a NAIA All American in the Steeplechase at Morningside.) God tends to work in amazing ways and can transform your life at any moment through the smallest actions. I know this all to well as my life was forever transformed the day I discovered […]
Today, Betsy Flood was one of 24 Big Ten student-athletes named “Outstanding Sportsmanship Award Winners” for the 2011-12 academic year. She was chosen from a group of 300 student-athletes honored throughout the academic year who had displayed positive sportsmanship. PARK RIDGE, Ill. — University of Iowa seniors Betsy Flood and Matt Gatens are two of 24 […]
Renewed Strength, Faith, and Other Blessings by Alana Enabnit Before the school year started, if someone would have asked me what God would teach me during my first cross country season, I would have said perseverance. Perseverance is the only thing that ran through my mind after I received the call about my stress fracture. […]
The U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) announced on Friday the nation’s top leaders as voted by the coaches of NCAA’s Division III for the 2012 outdoor season. McMurry’s Barbara Crousen and Wartburg’s Marcus Newsom were named National Coaches of the Year while North Central’s Tim Winder and Illinois Wesleyan’s Greg […]
Click here to read the USTFCCCA story about Wartburg’s award of Track Program of the Year!! Knights, Iowa is proud of you!!!!!
I’ve always felt more things applied to running than not, at least symbolically. In many ways, my involvement in running has helped me to preserver in different aspects of my life such as enduring suffering, understanding the work needed to achieve a goal, appreciate delayed gratification and the need to see the big picture and […]
Folks, “Would you be willing to be a “Sponsor” or place an ad? When The Next Level Iowa came about, Jim Kirby and I knew it had potential. It has outgrown what we had hoped for already! The number of “hits” and comments we get on a daily basis is beyond what we had dreamed […]
The Dream of the Blue Oval when talking about Iowa, many people are unsure of where it is located, at least outside the context of The Drake Relays. For many years The Drake Relays have attracted national attention and has become one of Iowa’s greatest sources of honor and pride. It has become many high […]
Running to Faith Reflecting back on my last few years is a nauseating, frightful, humbling, exciting, and satisfying experience all at once. I am extremely thankful that I had the opportunity to compete against such outstanding middle distance athletes during my high school years. The blue oval will forever hold a special place in my […]