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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 […]

Olympic Links

The following is a great link for Olympic Games info.  Schedules for all sports, bios on athletes etc.  Track and Field to us is known as “Athletics” to most of the world.  So look under the “Athletics” tab for Track and Field info.http://www.london2012.com/

In Between Time: Trials to London

Outside of tonight’s runoff for an Olympic team spot in the women’s 100 meters and the London Olympics itself, the 2012 track season is all but over.  What a great season it has been for former Iowa preps. We want to invite you to continue to check in with The Next Level Iowa on a […]

An Olympic Story: Miranda Leeks

I am well aware that our site is dedicated to track and field and cross country, but I can’t help feel that we need to show a little love to one of our own who is already on the USA Olympic Team for archery.  Miranda (Dowling Catholic) finds herself in one of those sports that […]

“An Honorable Run”: Shayla Houlihan

After a, somewhat, disappointing time and finish in the prelims of the Steeplechase Monday at the Olympic Trials, former SC East/UNI standout Shayla Houlihan has decided that it is time to hang up the spikes and move on with her life.  Houlihan has agreed to write a story about the ups and downs of her running career, which include running […]

“A Double Blessing” with Brooke and Blaire Dinsdale

The furthest we have ever been apart in terms of statistics was when we were born 29 minutes apart. In case you were wondering, Blaire won that “race” ;). That record was finally broken when our collegiate track and field careers came to an end. Brooke moved to Urbandale, Iowa, to live with her fiance […]

Faith and Running: “Will you still love Me?”

Sometimes we all need a little kick in the butt to get us back to where we’re supposed to be.  That’s how it was for me, anyways.  I was fortunate enough to make it all the way through high school without a single injury. Yep, you heard me right.  I’ll never forget my last high […]

“God Tends to Work In Amazing Ways” by Garret Ethlers

(Garret Ehlers is a former 3200M and XC Champion at OA-BCIG. Now is a NAIA All American in the Steeplechase at Morningside.) God tends to work in amazing ways and can transform your life at any moment through the smallest actions.  I know this all to well as my life was forever transformed the day I discovered […]