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Panthers Set For Drake

After a very successful start to the 2018 outdoor season, the University of Northern Iowa track and field program will face a big test this week as the Panthers make the short trip to Des Moines for the Drake Relays on April 25-28. Courtesy Panthers Athletics, click here! Feature photo: Jasmine Blue-CR Jeff., Maddie Bell-Hudson, Maddie […]

Hawks Set to Repeat as Relays Hy Vee Cup Winners

The University of Iowa men’s track and field team won the Drake Relays Hy-Vee Cup in 2017 and director of track and field Joey Woody isn’t content with stopping there. Courtesy Hawkeye Sports, click here! Feature photo: Joey Woody & the Iowa Hawkeyes ©Darren Miller Hawkeyesports.com 2017 Woody is not only positioning the Hawkeye men for a Hy-Vee […]

Lipari and Masters Win Grand Blue Mile

Riley Masters and Emily Lipari bested their respective fields to win the Ninth-Annual Invitational Grand Blue Mile and USATF 1-Mile Road Championship Tuesday, April 24, evening in Des Moines. Courtesy Drake Relays, click here! Feature photo: Emily Lipari The Wins Grand Blue Mile ©Jim Kirby 2018   Masters, who was second in the event last year and […]

Next Level Iowa Podcast For April 24, 2018: Drake Relays! and Jason Cowley of the S.C. Journal

On this edition of the Next Level Iowa Podcast we talk Drake Relays! “It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Our hearts will be glowing…..” Sorry about that, I get carried away sometimes! Mike and I preview the coming Drake Relays Week, who to watch and where to watch them. We also talk with […]

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 […]