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M.J. on Lolo

There seems to be so much being said, in a negative tone, about what Lolo Jones did or did not accomplish in London.  The media made her a “darling”, they put her on a pedestal.  Everyone wanted some of her time.  Then when she doesn’t win the gold, against the toughest Olympic field EVER, people […]

Coach Roberts to Lindenwood

Former Iowa State assistant and Muscatine native Scott Roberts takes over as Track and Field and Cross Country coach at Division 2 Lindenwood in St. Charles, Missouri. CLICK HERE for a complete story:

We Love LOLO!

Despite what the New York Times says and all of the shrill voices of those nay sayers who have never left their couch without breaking a sweat, The Next Level Iowa LOVES LOLO and how she goes about her business.  Lolo always has been a model of grace and a great example for young girls. […]


Des Moines Roosevelt and LSU alum Lolo Jones opened her run at Olympic redemption during Monday’s qualifying action at the Olympic Stadium as she dominated the sixth and final prelim heat of the women’s 100-meter hurdles while running a 2012 seasonal best of 12.68 seconds to advance to the semifinal round. Jones, who lined up in […]

Olympic Marathon

Diane Nukuri Johnson, originally from Burundi, ran track for Coach Layne Anderson at the University Iowa  finished 31st in today’s Women’s Olympic Marathon in a time of 2:30.13.  Diane spent much of her post collegiate time training in Iowa City along side Betsy Flood and the other Iowa Women.  This past June Diane won the […]

A Final Word From Our Olympian Miranda Leek

I proudly represented my country in the Olympic Games. Am I bringing home an Olympic medal? No, not this time. However, I shot my heart out in that stadium and gave all I had to offer. I did have success here, including shooting just 2 points under my personal best in the ranking round, shooting […]

Flogel 22nd Male at Bix-7

Des Moines – July 30, 2012 Jason Flogel was 23rd overall at the 38th Bix-7 (Davenport, July 28) running 36:35.  He was followed closely by Randy Bill in 29th at 37:01,Joe Aulwes in 49th at 37:57 and Chris Robertson in 60th at 38:26.  The race was held in 70 degrees temperatures.  Chris commented, “I would have liked a faster time, but […]


We are one day away (Friday, August 3) from the start of Track and Field competition at the 2012 London Olympic Games!!  Two Iowans will be in competition Friday; AG Kruger and Lisa Koll Uhl. Kruger, Sheldon/Morningside, will be in Group B of the Hammer Throw qualifying.  Here are the qualifying standards to make it […]