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Preseason D3 rankings now posted!

The first D-3 National rankings have been released.   In the Men’s rankings, Loras starts the season at #16 and Luther is #22.  On the Women’s side,  Middlebury featuring junior Madie Hubbell- DSM Roosevelt is the preseason No. 1 team on the women’s side, with seven of eight first place votes. Wartburg is 9th and Luther is […]

Are You Ready For Some XC?!

The first collegiate Cross Country rankings are out for the 2012 season:  the D-3 Regional rankings.  Iowa schools with rosters loaded with former Iowa preps are well represented in both the Men’s and Women’s rankings. Iowa schools will be ranked in the Central Region for D-3 and the Wartburg women come in as number 1!  […]

Iowans at the Olympics or Iowa Connections

 Des Moines – August 21, 2012 Robyn Friedman, Jason Flogel,  Danna Kelly, Erin Moeller and Ashley Tollakson qualified and ran in the US Olympic Marathon Trials (Houston, Jan. 14). The Olympic story doesn’t end there, as follows Iowa “connections” at the Olympics . . Diane Nukuri-Johnson (Iowa City) won Dam to Dam 20K and Fifth Season 8K this year, preparing for the […]

Become a Member of “The Next Level Iowa Team?”

We, (www.thenextleveliowa.com), are looking for individuals who would be willing to help us cover our former Iowa preps participating in college cross country meets this fall. We are looking for college students, family members or interested track and cross country fans who are planning to go watch a sibling, a son or daughter, friend or […]

Jenny Simpson in Stockholm!

Webster City Native and 2 time Olympian, Jenny Simpson ran well in Stockholm over the weekend.  The reigning 1500M World Champion ran a seasons best 4:04.71 to finish 5th in a very competitive field.  The two time Olympian, will continue post Olympic competition in the Diamond League this week.  Simpson ran 4:04.71 in Stockholm, Sweden this […]

A Recovery Run: “Boston and Life”

The Boston Marathon has always been a favorite of mine ever since I began running. I thought it would be so cool to run the Boston Marathon some day if I ever qualified.  I felt there were so much tradition; history and atmosphere surrounding the marathon and it became first a goal and then a […]

The Diamond League Post OLympic Season!

The Diamond League of Track and Field begins it’s post Olympic schedule in earnest this weekend in Stockholm. Webster City native and 2 time Olympian will be competing in the 1500 Saturday.  Check out the meet schedule and start lists CLICK HERE!


The 2012 Cross Country season is about to begin!!  In an effort to make collegiate schedules, involving Iowa kids available, here is a preliminary list: Iowa State: CLICK HERE! Iowa: CLICK HERE! Midwest Collegiate Conference: CLICK HERE! GPAC: CLICK HERE! Iowa Conference: CLICK HERE! Northern Sun: CLICK HERE! Drake: CLICK HERE! UNI: CLICK HERE! Heart of […]

OLYMPIC Replays!

Did you miss a particular event during the Olympic TV coverage?  Or do you want to watch it again?  Check out these websites, perhaps they can help you out;     NBC Network is replaying some of its coverage from London over the next few days(weeks?) CLICK HERE! To find out the NBC Sports Network channel in your area, […]