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Pioneer Men and Women Shine at Les Duke

Women Grinnell College’s women’s cross country team found the home course much to its liking. Courtesy Pioneer Athletics, click here! Feature photo: Grinnell Women’s Cross Country 2018 ©Pioneer Athletics The Pioneers raced to victory in a 16-team field at their annual Les Duke Invitational Saturday at Grinnell College Golf Course. That marks the first time Grinnell has […]

Duhawks Place 3rd in All-American International

The men’s and women’s cross country teams each took home a third place finish at the All-American Invitational on Saturday, hosted by Luther College. The Duhawks had two top-10 finisher’s Patrick Wolak and Kassie Rosenbum. Courtesy DuHawks Athletics, click here! Feature photo: Loras Women Cross Country 2018©A&D Photo/Duhawks Athletics MEN’S TOP FINISHERS – 4 MILE 9 […]

Next Level Iowa Podcast September 4, 2018: Rachel Peters

Feature photo: Rachel Peters-PCM-Central©Special to Next Level Iowa On this edition of the Next Level Iowa Podcast we talk with Central senior Rachel Peters-PCM-Central.  Rachel realized last season that she would undergo a career threatening surgery to remove a tumor, the size of a softball from her leg.  Rachel tells us of her long road back to running […]

Storm Men and Women Sweep Bill Buxton Invite

Men: Trey Thompson and Jonathan Facio swept the top two spots and the Simpson men’s cross country team rolled to a season-opening win at its own Bill Buxton Invitational on Friday at Pickard Park. Courtesy Storm Athletics, click here! Feature photo: Simpson Women’s Cross Country©Jim Kirby 2018   Thompson ran away from the field, finishing the […]

Kleve Off to a Great Start For 2018

The Mizzou Cross Country team opened its season on Saturday at the Brooks Twilight Classic in Memphis, Tenn., as the women’s team took first place while the men’s team place second. Junior Melissa Menghini (Fenton, Mo.) placed second at the meet, and was the top attached scorer, while five other Tigers placed in the top-five. […]

Mustangs Take Team Titles at Mustang Gallop

The Mount Mercy women’s cross country team won the team and individual titles while the Mustang men were runner-up at the 25th Annual Mustang Gallop on Friday night at Seminole Valley Park. Courtesy Mustangs Athletics, click here! Feature photo: ©Mustangs Athletic 2018   Mount Mercy’s Andrea Ertz captured the women’s 4K race by a three-second margin […]

Guess Who’s Back?!

After deciding to take a redshirt year specifically to train, junior Rebekah Topham has her sights on becoming the next NCAA All-American for the Wichita State cross country team. Read the full Kansas.com, article, click here! Feature photo: Rebekah Topham-Griswold-WSU©Jim Kirby Topham came agonizingly close to a NCAA championship berth in cross country and outdoor track and […]

Shocker’s Topham and Ready to Romp

After deciding to take a redshirt year specifically to train, junior Rebekah Topham has her sights on becoming the next NCAA All-American for the Wichita State cross country team. Read full article, click here! Feature photo: Rebekah Topham-Griswold-Wichita State ©Jim Kirby-2016    Topham came agonizingly close to a NCAA championship berth in cross country and […]

Panthers Open Season Ranked

UNI women’s Cross Country opens the season ranked eighth in the Midwest Region of the USTFCCA Cross Country Preseason rankings, released Monday by the association. Courtesy Panthers Athletics, click here! Feature photo: UNI Women’s Cross Country-2017©Panthers Athletics The Panthers are coming off of a second-place finish at the Missouri Valley Conference Championship and McKayla Cole is […]

Next Level Iowa Podcast August 28, 2018: Joe Dunham

On this edition of the Next Level Iowa Podcast we talk with Head Cross Country and Associate Head Track Coach Joe Dunham about Mark Fairley’s-Dubuque Senior-Central and the upcoming season. Feature photo: Joe Dunham-Central©Jim Kirby 2017 We also preview this weekend’s opening cross country meets featuring our Iowans and Iowa teams.  All this and more, on […]