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5 Good Minutes With Our Very Own A.G. Kruger

AG Kruger, a Sheldon, Iowa native and former Morningside All American, has qualified for his 3rd US Olympic Team in the Hammer Throw.  Kruger was the 3A runner-up in the discus at the 1997 state meet with a best throw of 155-5. While at Morningside, Kruger was a hammer, weight throw and discus thower as well […]

More info on this weekend’s European meets:

Ashley Miller, Tipton/Nebraska will be running the 1500M at the Flanders Cup in Kortrijk, Belgium on July 14. This meet is loaded with talent and the 1500M is no exception.  Miller will be competing against the likes of: Gabrielle Anderson, Katie Mackey, Sheila Reed, Molly Huddle and Emily Infeld. For complete info on the meet […]

Ashlie Decker Named to Big Ten Distinguished Scholar List

Ashlie Decker Dowling Catholic/Minnesota was named to the Big Ten Distinguished Scholar list along with 22 other members of her Gopher Track team.  To be considered a Big Ten Distinguished Scholar, student-athletes must earn a minimum grade-point average (GPA) of 3.7 or higher for the previous academic year. The Distinguished Scholar program was established in […]

Gunnar Nixon: World Champion Decathlete!

Travis Goepfert, Panora Linden-Panorama/UNI is one of the top field event/multi event coaches in the nation.  Goepfert solidified that opinion this week by coaching University of Arkansas freshman Gunnar Nixon  of Edmond, OK to the World Junior Championship in the Decathlon.  Nixon finished the 2 day event today with 8018 points.  Jake Stein, Australia, was 2nd […]

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 […]