Entries by nextleveliowa

Nerud Breaks National High School Record at World Juniors

We are kind of between seasons as we await the Olympic Games to close out this 2012 Track and Field campaign and prepare for the upcoming Cross Country season.   With that we will be posting some stories/results of other big meets around the world that may or may not have native Iowans involved.  The first is the […]

NBC’s Olympic Web Site

The following is the NBC Olympic Games website: http://www.nbcolympics.com/ It is very helpful and easy to navigate.  You can get bio’s on all Olympic athletes, medal count, event schedules and TV schedules per sport etc. Check it out!

100 degree days – too hot for running?

  Des Moines – July 9, 2012 – – Learn more about the team, visit the web site Runablaze.com   The 27th Fifth Season (Cedar Rapids, July 4) was held during the hottest Iowa week in many decades.  Erin Moeller finished 10th in 28:49.  Diane Nukuri-Johnson of Iowa City set the race record of 25:50.  She also […]

Ashley Miller Wins Her Debut as a Pro!

Ashley Miller, Tipton/Nebraska won her professional track and field career opener today in Belgium!  Miller won the 1500M in 4:13.72, in her overseas debut, in Heusden.   Lydia Chepkurui of Kenya was 2nd in the 12 woman field.  Miller a 15 time Iowa high school champ at Tipton and a conference champion and All American at Nebraska will race 2 […]

Team USA Olympic Track and Field Roster Announced!

Powerful Team USA roster on tap for London INDIANAPOLIS – Four reigning Olympic Champions and eight current world champions highlight the Team USA roster nominated to the U.S. Olympic Committee by USA Track & Field. A roster of 127 men and women stands ready represent the U.S. in track competition August 3 – 12 in […]

Olympic Links

The following is a great link for Olympic Games info.  Schedules for all sports, bios on athletes etc.  Track and Field to us is known as “Athletics” to most of the world.  So look under the “Athletics” tab for Track and Field info.http://www.london2012.com/

In Between Time: Trials to London

Outside of tonight’s runoff for an Olympic team spot in the women’s 100 meters and the London Olympics itself, the 2012 track season is all but over.  What a great season it has been for former Iowa preps. We want to invite you to continue to check in with The Next Level Iowa on a […]

An Olympic Story: Miranda Leeks

I am well aware that our site is dedicated to track and field and cross country, but I can’t help feel that we need to show a little love to one of our own who is already on the USA Olympic Team for archery.  Miranda (Dowling Catholic) finds herself in one of those sports that […]

“An Honorable Run”: Shayla Houlihan

After a, somewhat, disappointing time and finish in the prelims of the Steeplechase Monday at the Olympic Trials, former SC East/UNI standout Shayla Houlihan has decided that it is time to hang up the spikes and move on with her life.  Houlihan has agreed to write a story about the ups and downs of her running career, which include running […]