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Yanek Getting Back in Form For the Tide at Regionals

In the women’s championship, junior Esther Gitahi led the Tide with a 29th-place finish in 21:16.7 over the 6,000-meter course. Fellow juniors McKenzie Yanek (21:33.4) and Rebecca Buteau (21:42.0) finished 39th and 50th, respectively, while senior Nicole Gardner (21:45.9) finished 54th and sophomore Maddie Dearborn finished 72nd in 22:11.7 to round out the scoring for […]

Iowans Help Cyclones on to Nationals

Women The No. 15 Iowa State women’s cross country team cruised to its third NCAA Midwest Regional title in a row, and its seventh in the last eight seasons. The Cyclones tallied 78 team points, which was 62 points better than second-place Oklahoma State (140). Courtesy Cyclone Athletics, click here! Feature photo: Call Logue-ISU©Michael Scott 2017 […]

Next Level Iowa Podcast For November 8, 2018: Mike Byrnes

On this edition of the Next Level Iowa Podcast we look toward the regional cross country meets for Division 1 and 3 as well as NAIA and the Junior Colleges. We explore the world of track photography through the eyes of Next Level Iowa photographer Mike Byrnes who currently has a photo exhibit on the campus […]

Thompson All-Conference On the Course and In Class

Senior cross country runner Trey Thompson has helped the Storm get to the front of the pack in the championship season. Placing sixth out of 175 runners, Thompson earned the first all-conference honors of his career and he helped the Storm place fifth overall at the American Rivers Conference Championships. Courtesy Storm Athletics by Madison DePover, […]

Photographer, Mike Byrnes Displays His Track Photos

Mike Byrnes is a photographer who has a long history of shooting sports of all kinds and all levels.  Mike, has been a great supporter and help for Next Level Iowa.  Recently, Mike and Doug Wells of Grand View College (another great supporter and contributor of NLI) teamed up to exhibit some of Mike’s best photos […]

Prescott Earns Sportsmanship Award

Gophers Bethany Hasz and Megan Haszearned All-Big Ten honors and Elyse Prescott was named Minnesota’s B1G Sportsmanship Award recipient as the Big Ten Conference announced its individual award recipients and sportsmanship honorees on Tuesday after Sunday’s Big Ten Cross Country Championship. Courtesy Golden Gophers Athletics, click here! Feature photo: Minnesota Women’s Cross Country©Golden Gophers Athletics 2017 B. Hasz earned […]

Next Level Iowa Podcast November 1, 2018: Randy Hasenbank

Feature photo: Iowa Women Cross Country 2018©Darren Miller Hawkeyesports.com On this edition of the Next Level Iowa Podcast we talk with the Iowa Hawkeyes Head Cross Country Coach Randy Hasenbank about last week’s Big Ten Conference Meet and all the Iowans that are propelling the Hawkeyes. Mike and I also review all of last week’s conference […]

Iowans Help Panthers at MVC

UNI junior Wal Khat finished eighth and sophomore McKayla Colefinished 12th to lead both teams to fifth-place finishes at the Missouri Valley Conference Championship at the Newman Golf Course Saturday. Courtesy Panthers Athletics, click here! Feature photo: UNI Women’s Cross Country Team©Panthers Athletics 2018 Khat finished with a time of 24:24.2, his fastest time of […]

Hawkeye Men Women Impress at Conference

University of Iowa junior Nathan Mylenek led the men’s cross country team to a sixth-place finish Sunday at the 2018 Big Ten Championships. Mylenek placed 11th overall (24:00.5) in the 8,000 meters, earning second team all-conference honors and leading the Hawkeyes to their best finish since 2009. Courtesy Hawkeye Athletics, click here! Feature photo: Iowa Women’s […]

Cyclone Men and Women Claim Conference Titles!

Women The No. 17 Iowa State women’s cross country team captured its seventh Big 12 Championship in the last eight seasons Friday afternoon at the ISU Cross Country Course. The Cyclones made it three consecutive conference titles, winning the 2018 crown with a team score of 35 points, 27 points clear of second place Oklahoma […]