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Hawks’ Laulauga Tausaga by Darren Miller For Hawkeyesports.com

There better be seaweed and Spam handy when University of Iowa sophomore Laulauga Tausaga celebrates holidays or victories in a throws ring. Courtesy Hawkeyesports.com, click here! Feature photo:  Laulauga Tausaga-Iowa©Darren Miller/Hawkeyesports.com    The following first appeared in the University of Iowa’s Hawk Talk Daily, an e-newsletter that offers a daily look at the Iowa Hawkeyes, delivered […]

Claire Jones-CB Lincoln Finalist For Army Award of Excellence

Abraham Lincoln senior Claire Jones was honored as one of 25 finalists for the U.S. Army-Pro Football Hall of Fame Award for Excellence on Tuesday. Courtesy Council Bluffs Community School District, click here! Feature photo:  Claire Jones-HS Abraham Lincoln honored as a U.S. Army-Pro Football Hall of Fame Award for Excellence©Council Bluffs Community School District  […]

World Class Vaulters Psyched For Relays Indoor Vault

Another lineup of world-class women’s pole vaulters is slated to thrill the Drake Stadium crowd at the 2018 Drake Relays presented by Hy-Vee, Blake Boldon, the Franklin P. Johnson Director of the Drake Relays announced, Tuesday, April 17. Courtesy Drake Relays, click here! Feature photo:©www.iowapublicradio.com   The lineup for the men’s pole vault was announced […]

The World Hurdlers Back For the Relays

For a generation, the Drake Relays presented by Hy-Vee has been a go-to destination for the world’s top hurdlers and 2018 will continue that tradition, according to Blake Boldon, the Franklin P. Johnson Director of the Drake Relays. Courtesy Drake Relays, click here! Feature photo: Omar McLeod-Olympic Gold Medalist ©Mike Byrnes 2017   Boldon unveiled the competitors […]

Next Level Iowa Podcast For April 17, 2018: A Little About a Lot of Things!

On this edition of the Next Level Iowa Podcast Mike and I talk weather, Drake Relays qualifying and talk to some of our Iowans like McKenzie Yanek-PV-Alabama, Nick Phelps and Kenzie Carney. We look ahead to some of the qualifying meets coming up and we can barely contain ourselves as we look ahead to the […]

Mizzou’s Schweizer Comes Back Home For the Drake Relays

Karissa Schweizer, a senior on the University of Missouri track & field team, is returning to the Drake Relays presented by Hy-Vee with hopes of etching her name into the Drake Relays record book. Courtesy Drake Relays, click here! Feature photo: Shelby Houlihan-SC EAST – ASU and Karissa Schweizer-Dowling-Mizzou©Jim Kirby 2017   The Urbandale, Iowa, native […]

Mumm Sparks Mustangs at Friends’ Open

Morningside athletes combined to win 11 events at Sunday’s Friends University Spring Open track & field meet in Wichita, Kan. Courtesy Mustangs Athletics, click here! Feature photo: Michelle Mumm-Tri Center-Morningside and Payton Boer-Sioux Center-Morningside©Mike Brynes 2017   Morningside dominated the competition in the men’s hurdle events with the top three finishers in the 110-meter hurdles and […]

Gold Medalist Crouser Leads World’s Best Again at Drake Relays

The return of the men’s invitational shot put to Drake Stadium will feature some of the world’s top throwers inside the Blue Oval for the 109th Drake Relays presented by Hy-Vee. Courtesy Drake Relays, click here! Feature photo: Ryan Crouser-Texas, Ricky Robertson-Mississippi, Erik Olson-Drake©Jim Kirby 2018 The nine-man field features the reigning Olympic gold and bronze […]

Panthers Win 9 in Terra Haute

The University of Northern Iowa track and field program won nine events on Saturday, as the men took first at the Gibson Invitational to open the outdoor season on a high note. Courtesy Panthers Athletics, click here! Feature photo: Maddie Irman-Assumption-UNI©Mike Brynes 2017   Overall, UNI won 11 events on the weekend to dominate the field […]