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Mizzou’s Schweizer Wins, Kleve and Thomas Strong

Senior Karissa Schweizer (Urbandale, Iowa) continued her cross country dominance on Saturday at the Cowboy Jamboree in Stillwater, Okla., winning the 6k race by 29 seconds with a time of 19:56.5. The meet win is her second of the season, and her eighth since the beginning of the 2016 season. Courtesy Mizzou Athletics, click here! Feature […]

Panthers Hire Coover as Assistant Coach

After spending the past five seasons as a volunteer coach for the Panthers, Jeff Coover has been elevated to a full-time assistant coach for the University of Northern Iowa track and field program. Courtesy Panthers Athletics, click here! Feature photo: ©Panthers Athletics-2017 “We’re happy to announce that current UNI volunteer assistant coach Jeff Coover has […]

Next Level Iowa Podcast for September 26, 2017

On this edition of The Next Level Iowa Podcast, we welcome Sadie Timms-Gilbert-Simpson and Ian McKenzie-Dowling-Simpson to the show to talk about their season and running at the NCAA D3 level. Feature photo: Ian McKenzie-Dowling-Simpson and Sadie Timms-Gilbert-Simpson, doing their best to follow Mike and my banter on today’s podcast.   We will also hear from Julia […]

Yellowjackets Perform Well at BV

Graceland University traveled to the Buena Vista Cross Country Invite Saturday and put on quite the performance in both the men’s 8,000m race and the women’s 6,000m race. Courtesy Yellowjackets Athletics, click here! Feature photo: Graceland Men XC ©Yellowjackets Athletics-2016 The men’s team finished first as a team taking the top five positions in the race.  Jordan Adamsran […]

Griak Wrap

It was a hot and muggy day, Saturday, September 23, but the 4,000 (plus) athletes running in the 32nd Annual Roy Griak Invitational still performed very well. One of the most prestigious cross country meets in the country takes place each fall at the Les Bolstad Golf Course on the University of Minneapolis campus in […]

Cyclones 2nd at Griak

The No. 23 Iowa State women’s cross country team posted a runner-up finish (66) at the 32nd Roy Griak Invitational. The Cyclones toppled No. 19 Minnesota and No. 20 Michigan State en route to their best team finish at the event since 2014. Courtesy Cyclones Athletics, click here! Feature photo: ISU Women’s XC ©Cyclones Athletics-2017 […]

Knights Run a Hot 2nd Place Finish at Auggie

Wartburg’s women’s cross country team ran to a second place finish at the Augustana Invite Friday with 115 points. Courtesy Knights Athletics, click here! Feature photo: Wartburg Women XC ©Knights Athletics-2017 The top finisher for the Orange and Black was freshman Cassidy Christopher (Cedar Falls), who finished in 13th place with a time of 19:48.6. Wartburg’s competitors: […]

Fighting Bees Handle the Heat at Auggie

The St. Ambrose women’s cross country team ran one of their best races in school history. Times won’t tell the story though, becuase on a day when heat indexes went above 100 degrees, the Bees ran a smart, tough race to finish 5th at the Brissman-Lundeen Invite. The two-race meet that featured 34 total teams […]

Next Level Iowa Podcast For September 21, 2017: Mackenzie Yanek and Mason Tope

On this week’s edition of the Next Level Iowa Podcast we talk with Mackenzie Yanek-Pleasent Valley about her comeback sophomore year as a member of the Crimson Tide of Alabama and we talk with Mason Tope-Davenport Central about his fabulous senior he is having with the Duhawks of Loras. All this and more, on the Next […]

Tope Leads Non D1 Runners in DuHawk Effort

For the fourth time in program history, the Loras men’s cross country team claimed top honors at the National Catholic Championships, hosted by Notre Dame. Senior Mason Tope finished as the top non-Division I runner, running the 8k race in 25:27.2. Courtesy DuHawks Athletics, click here! Feature photo: Mason Tope-Dav. Central-Loras ©Duhawks Athletics NOTABLES -As a team, […]