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Panthers Predict Big Things in 2018

The UNI women’s cross country team was picked to finish fourth in the 2018 MVC preseason poll released today by the league. The women’s team is coming off a year that saw the program’s highest finish at a regional meet after claiming seventh overall at the NCAA Midwest Regional. Courtesy Panthers Athletics, click here! Feature […]

Bulldogs Earn Academic Awards

The Drake University men’s cross country team has been honored with the NCAA Division I Public Recognition Award for ranking as one of the highest-performing teams in the nation in the Academic Progress Rate (APR). Courtesy Bulldog Athletics, click here! Feature photo: Drake Mens XC Team©Jim Kirby-2016 The Public Recognition Awards are given each year to […]

Dutch Alum Fairley Gains International Experience

While in Brazil competing at the FISU America Games last month, former Central College men’s distance runner Mark Fairley made memories both on and off the track. Courtesy Dutch Athletics, click here! Feature photo: Mark Fairley-Dubuque-Central ©Jim Crawford 2018 Sanctioned by the International University Sports Federation (FISU), the American Games are held in even numbered-years for North […]

Next Level Iowa Podcast August 10, 2018: Mike Jay’s Coaches Clinic

On this edition of the Next Level Iowa Podcast we reflect back on Mike’s Coaches Clinic that he held in his garage.  it was a great night with high school and college coach and trainers, all sharing their experiences, techniques and goals about the great sport of cross country! We also talk about Mark Fairley-Dubuque-Central […]

Storm’s Litterer Expands Portfolio For Her Major

Sport: Cross Country and Track & Field Hometown: Waverly, Iowa Class this Fall: Junior Major/Minor: Exercise Science/Biology Internship: Program Supervisor at Cedar Falls Recreation Center  Courtesy Storm Sports, click here! Feature photo: Ashlee Litterer-Wav. Shell Rock-Simpson©Jim Kirby 2017 What are your primary responsibilities? I designed an eight week track camp for 3-6 graders. I coach at […]

Next Level Iowa Podcast July 31, 2018: Tim O’Neil

Feature photo: Tim Oneil-Assumption (back row center) celebrates with New Balance Nationals winning 1600 medley team On this edition of the Next Level Iowa Podcast we talk with five time state champion coach from Assumption High School, Tim O’Neil.  Tim, is the newly elected president of the Iowa Association of Track Coaches and we talk […]

Dutch Men and Women Collect Academic Call Outs

Women Five Central College women’s track and field athletes earned individual plaudits as the entire team was given the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association All-Academic Team award Thursday. Courtesy Dutch AthleticsMen, Click Here! Women, click here! Feature photo: Mark Fairley-Dubuque-Central©Dutch Athletics-Dan L. Vander Beek-2017 In order to qualify for the team award, the […]

Wherever the Meet, Results Are the Same For Karissa Schweizer by Jim Kirby

Heusden-Zolder, Belgium may be a long way from the Dowling Catholic High School track where Karissa Schweizer first experienced success, and it may be further still from familiar “Audrey J. Walton Track” on the Mizzou campus, yet the results are still the same. Running internationally for the first time this July, Schweizer won her first […]

Hawks Wrap-Up Post season Academic Awards

Seventy-three University of Iowa student-athletes have named Big Ten Conference Distinguished Scholars, it was announced Tuesday by the league office. Courtesy Hawkeye Athletics, click here! Feature photo: Madie Waymeier-DCG-Iowa©Hawkeye Athletics-Darren Miller-2016 Among the Iowa honorees, 18 maintained a perfect 4.0 grade point average during the 2017-18 academic term, including: Talia Buss (women’s track & field) Gage […]

Cyclones Nab Nine Academic Awards

The Iowa State track and field squads were recognized for their strong work in the classroom by the United States Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) Thursday. Courtesy Cyclone Athletics, click here! Feature photo: Jasmine Staebler-Clayton Ridge-ISU©Jim Kirby Both the Iowa State men’s and women’s track and field teams were bestowed with the […]