Entries by nextleveliowa

Olympic Track and Field-“Coming to ya!”

Track and Field at the Olympic Games starts this week!!  The “real” events begin Friday August 3.   Two of our native Iowans will begin their quest for gold on Friday.  AG Kruger will be in the Hammer Throw qualifying round and Lisa Koll Uhl will be in the 10k final. IAAF has a great website with […]

BIX 7: A Nice Break From the Track

One of the largest road races in America was held today in Davenport, Iowa.  The Quad City Times Bix 7 had over 10,000 finishers and many of the top place winners were former Iowa preps.   Just a few those who did extremely well in the inviting conditions were: Name, High School, College, Overall Place and […]

Ashley Miller Ends Her Pro Rookie Year

Ashley Miller, Tipton/Nebraska, wraps up her fist European tour as a professional by finishing 5th in the 800M in Gent, Belgium.  Lemlem Bereket of Canada was the winner in 2:03.23.  The USA, led by Erica Moores 2nd place finish in 2:03.26 finished 2-5. Ashley Miller’s senior year at Nebraska was a whirlwind.  Big 10 champion, […]

Miranda Leek Update: By Teresa Ianconi

London, United Kingdom – An estimated 500 reporters lining a field 70 meters deep, coupled with lots of hype around the first arrows shot in the 2012 Olympic Games, didn’t seem to rattle the members of the U.S. Olympic Archery Team: both the women’s and men’s teams clinched byes into the quarterfinals of their respective […]

Former Iowa State Olympian elected vice president of IOC

  Nawal El Moutawakel of Morocco and Britain’s Craig Reedie have been elected vice presidents of the International Olympic Committee. Both members were elected unopposed Thursday to fill two vacancies, moving up from their regular positions on the 15 member executive board. El Moutawakel, who studied at Iowa State, received 81 votes in favor and 10 against. […]

More Academic Honors for Native Iowans

Linfield’s Catherine Street, Mount Union’s Aubree Jones, and Wartburg’s Laura Sigmund, South Hamilton and Alana Enabnit, Clear Lake were named as Scholar Athletes of the Year in Division III for the 2012 women’s track & field seasons by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA). The group represents collegiate track & […]

Huskers Named to USTFCCCA All-Academic Lists

Lincoln- The Nebraska track and field team once again set the academic standard in its sport as they produced the most USTFCCCA All-Academic women’s selections in 2012. Head Coach Gary Pepin’s women’s squad produced 15 honorees, while the Husker men posted eight selections. The women’s team has now led the nation the past four seasons […]