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Panthers Men and Women Place High at Conference

The UNI men finished second, the Panther women finished fourth, Connor Ham was named the Most Outstanding Track Athlete and 14 individual and a pair of relay teams earned All-Conference honors to highlight the final day of the Missouri Valley Indoor Conference Championship Sunday at the UNI-Dome. Courtesy Panthers Athletics, click here! Feature photo: UNI Men’s […]

Next level Iowa Podcast For February 21, 2019: Indoor Conference Prep

Feature photo: Oksana Covey-DM Christian-S. Dakota St.©Jim Kirby On this edition of the Next Level Iowa Podcast, as Mike preps for his calling of the SEC Conference Championships in Fayetteville, Arkansas, we talk about all the upcoming conference meets featuring our Iowa athletes. We also look ahead to when our Iowa Pros are competing across the country […]

Next Level Iowa Podcast For February 12, 2019: Blake Boldon

Feature photo: ©Jim Kirby 2016 On this edition of the Next level Iowa Podcast we talk about results featuring the big Iowa State meet this past week in addition to all the other meets featuring our Iowa athletes. We talk with Drake Relays Director, Blake Boldon about the exciting news featuring our Iowa High School Athletes […]

Panthers Find Success at ISU Classic

UNI Track and Field concluded a successful weekend at the elite Iowa State Classic at the Leid Rec Center in Ames with 45 top eight finishes and wins by Maddie McCalla in the 400m and Evan Long in the 200m. The men’s 4×400-meter relay team took second by less than a 100th of a second […]

Cyclone Distance Runners Shine

The final day of competition at the Iowa State Classic saw the Cyclones put up many strong performances and personal bests Saturday at the Lied Recreation Athletic Center. ISU got a pair of victories on the day and a trio of impressive performances in the 800-meter run. Courtesy Cyclones Athletics, click here! Feature photo: Jasmine Staebler-Clayton […]

Big PR Weekend For the Hawks

It was a day of personal bests for the University of Iowa track and field team at the Iowa State Classic and Tyson Invitational on Friday. Courtesy Hawkeye Athletics, click here! Feature photo: Daniel Soto-WDM Valley-Iowa ©Darren Miller/Hawkeyesports.com 2019   The distance group led the Hawkeyes, seeing improved times in the 3,000 and 5,000 meters. Senior […]

Hawk’s Lilly Has High Hopes For 2020

Carter Lilly has one season of college track awaiting, the 2019 Outdoor season at the University of Iowa. Lilly, a Drake Relays High School 800 meter champion while at Sioux City East has hopes and dreams of making the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo as a part of the Philippines track and field team. Feature photo: Carter Lilly-SC […]

A True Story by David Peterson

David Peterson is a Pulitzer Prize winning photographer for the Des Moines Register.  Below is his story he originally published on Facebook.  In 2014, he published a book featuring some of his Drake Relays photos, click here!   David was one of our first guests on our Next Level Iowa Podcast.  You can see more of […]

Split Teams Perform Well For Panthers

The UNI men’s and women’s track and field teams performed admirably at during split competitions at the Notre Dame Meyo Invite and the Nebraska Husker Invite. Courtesy Panthers Athletics, click here! Feature photo: Keegan Tritle-Lisbon UNI©Darren Miller/Panther Athletics 2018 The Panthers combined for 12 top-eight finishes, highlighted by Keegan Tritle’sthird-place finish in the shot put in […]

Next Level Iowa Podcast For January 31st, 2019: Blake Bolden

Feature photo: Drake Relays’ Slam Dunk Competition featuring Blake Boldon (far left), defending champion Ricky Robertson (with flag), judges and competitions©Jim Kirby 2019    On this edition of the Next Level Iowa Podcast we again, talk with Blake Bolden and get his thoughts about the Drake Relays’ Slam Dunk Competition held at Half-time at the Drake Men’s […]