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XC Tidbits…

The University of Northern Iowa men’s and women’s cross country teams look forward to competing in their first meet of the season with the opening of the 4k Bulldog Classic on Fri., Aug. 31 at Ewing Park, located on the south side of Des Moines. The double-dual meet will include both men and women competitions. […]


Here are few season previews of teams featuring former Iowa preps.  It is a safe bet that the state of Iowa will be well represented at the NCAA Championships in November! The Drake Bulldogs plan to make some noise in The Valley.  They open their season with a home meet Friday.  Brogan Austin, Boone, is […]

NCAA Regional Rankings!

The first edition of Regional rankings for D-1 Cross Country are out. Iowa is well represented by in state universities and by teams across the country with former Iowa preps vying for varsity spots as well. In the Midwest region, Iowa State women are #1. Minnesota is #3, Iowa is #5 and Bradley is #11. […]

Preseason XC Rankings and Yak for Augustana

Augustana College, of South Dakota, men and women’s cross country teams were the top choices in the 2012 NSIC (Northern Sun) Cross Country Preseason Coaches’ Poll. The Vikings will boast both NSIC Preseason Athletes of the Year in Paul Yak, Storm Lake and Runa Falch.  Both Yak and Falch are defending NSIC Cross Country Champions. […]

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 […]