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Miranda Leek Update: “Another Great Day in London”

Another great day in London! Today started out with a press conference, which I’m told I handled pretty well, so that’s definitely a plus! Then we shot in the afternoon at Lord’s Cricket Ground, our official venue, and I had a pretty good day of training. I’ve been shooting really strong recently and figuring out […]

Lolo-Time

Courtesy: LSU SPORTS INFORMATION OLYMPIC HOPEFUL LOLO JONES ON TIME MAGAZINE COVER  With the opening ceremony of the 2012 Olympic Games now just one week away, Lady Tiger great Lolo Jones, DM Roosevelt, is one of three U.S. Olympians gracing the cover for the July 30 issue of TIME Magazine that hit newsstands across the […]

Matt Clark-Ames-UNI Chasing His Olympic Dream!

Mat Clark was an outstanding high school athlete at Ames High, then went on to UNI where he became a Missouri Valley Conference Champion and a 3 time All American in the Combined Events.  The 2 time Drake Relays champion still chases his Olympic dream and will compete on Team USA, in the Decathlon, this […]

Miranda Leek’s Olympic Competition Schedule!

Miranda Leek, Dowling Catholic, will be making her Olympic debut in London one week from today.  On Friday July, 27, Miranda will compete in both the individual and team Archery competition.  The Archery competition begins at 7:00 AM on the 27th.  If things go well for Miranda on the 27th, she could compete for the […]

We Claim Jenny Simpson as Our Own!!!!

Jenny Barringer Simpson was born in Webster City and still has quite a number of relatives who call Iowa home.  Barringer-Simpson had an outstanding career at Colorado, winning 3 NCAA titles, and has been even more impressive as a professional.  She is a 5 time USA champion (1500m/steeplechase), a 2008 Olympian in the steeplechase and […]

Our Iowa Olympians Competition Schedule!

We are 1 week (July 27) away from the opening ceremonies for the 2012 Olympic Games being held in London,  and 2 weeks from the first track event (August 3).  We have 4 native Iowans competing and they will compete on the following days, at least.  (More if they qualify to the finals). August 3-AG […]

Ashley’s Big Year!

Ashley Miller’s senior year at Nebraska was a whirlwind.  Big 10 champion, indoors and out.  Indoor All American.  Olympic Trials semi finalist.  First place in her professional debut. Now the former Tipton prep garners yet another honor!  CLICK HERE!

Tyler Mulder: What’s Next?

Tyler Mulder, Unity Christian/UNI, fresh off a 1:44.75 PB in Lignano, Italy, will be running against another tough 800 field in Warsaw, Poland this Saturday the 21st. Among the field of 11 will be NCAA Champion Charles Jock and Kenyan Boaz Lalang. The 2010 season was a very successful year for Lalang, setting all of […]

“The Idea of a Recovery Run”

Anyone who discovers running and dares to embrace it has the potential and possibilities of learning some incredible life lessons at some point will become familiar with the idea of the recovery run.  For non-runners, the concept of running more miles in order to recover from other, more intense running activities likely sounds counter intuitive, […]