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Carney’s Last Collegiate XC Meet at Nationals

McKenzie Carney placed 90th from the field of 279 competitors at the NCAA III National Cross Country Championships. Pricipia College, Elsah, Ill., hosted the national finale at the North Farm Cross Country Course. Courtesy Norse Athletics, click here! Feature photo: Kenzie Carney-Roosevelt-Luther ©Norse Athletics 2017 Carney covered the 6K course in a time of 22:10.10. This was […]

Cyclone Men and Women Run Well at Nats

The No. 13 Iowa State men’s cross country team continued their postseason success at the NCAA Championships on Saturday morning. The men finished in seventh as a team (279), which is ISU’s best finish since they won the title in 1994. Courtesy Cyclones Athletics, click here! Feature photo: Thomas Polalrd-Gilbert-ISU ©Michael Scott 2017 http://miscottrunningphoto.shutterfly.com Northern Arizona won their […]

Norem Claims MVC Good Neighbor Award

In an effort to honor the achievements of exceptional student-athletes, the Missouri Valley Conference has created the State Farm MVC Good Neighbor Award.  University of Northern Iowa cross country senior Ashley Norem was this year’s recipient, after a stellar year on the course and in the classroom. Courtesy Panthers Athletics, click here! Feature photo: Ashley Norem-Urbandale-UNI ©Panthers Athletics […]

Next Level Iowa Podcast for November 14, 2017: Augustana Coach Tracy Hellman

On this edition of the Next Level Iowa Podcast we talk about the D1, D2 and the D3 Regionals as well as the NCAA Junior College Championships. Feature photo: Augustana Mens and Women’s Cross Country Teams 2017©Vikings Athletics 2017 We talk with National Champion Head Cross Country and Track Coach at Augustana in Sioux Falls, SD, Tracy Hellman about […]

Panthers Welcome Back Brette For 7th Place Finish at Regionals

The Northern Iowa women’s cross country team held its own against some of the nation’s best competition at the NCAA Midwest Regional on Friday, as the Panthers earned the program’s highest finish at a regional meet after claiming seventh overall. Courtesy Panthers Athletics, click here! Feature photo: UNI Women’s XC 2017 ©Jim Kirby 2017 UNI’s highest finish […]

Norse’s Carney on to Nationals

The 2017 NCAA III National Cross Country Championships will be hosted by Principia College, Elsah, Ill., Saturday, Nov. 18. Courtesy Norse Athletics, click here! Feature photo: Luther Women’s Cross Country ©Norse Athletics   Both the men’s and women’s championship races will be held at the North Farm Cross Country Course. The men’s 8K race will […]

Iowans Propel Dutch to Nationals

Men Central College seniors Mark Fairley (Dubuque) and Tanner Rathje (Marion, Linn-Mar HS) weren’t ready for their cross country careers to come to an end Saturday at the NCAA Division III Central Regional. Courtesy Dutch Athletics, click here! Mark Fairley-Dubuque-Central ©Dutch Athletics-Dan L. Vander Beek-2017 Fairley became the third Dutch runner in the five years to win […]

Cyclone Men and Women are Team Regional Champions

Women The No. 20 Iowa State cross country team is headed back to the NCAA Championships for the ninth-straight year. The Cyclones won the Midwest Regional, capturing their sixth regional title since 2010 and first since 2014. Courtesy Cyclones Athletics, click here!  Dan Curts and Andrew Jordan-ISU ©Jim Kirby 2017 After unofficially trailing by a point […]

Schweizer Repeats as Regional Champion

Mizzou Cross Country senior Karissa Schweizer (Urbandale, Iowa) took first at the NCAA Midwest Regional Championships in Ames, Iowa on Friday as the Tiger senior won her second straight NCAA Midwest Regional title. Schweizer destroyed the competition, finishing more than 20 seconds ahead of the runner-up. Schweizer was one of three Mizzou runners to earn […]