Shayla Houlihan-SC East/UNI -Brooks-Asst coach at Cal Berkley: I have a few of them but one that I will say out loud is: to stop and take in as many sunsets as I can. There are many days I drive home from work at sunset and I don’t stop to soak it all up.
Alex Gochenour. Logan Magnolia HS and U of Arkansas: I hadn’t out much thought into one… I guess if I had to have one it’d be to, enjoy and have fun every time I compete. Not over think every detail and let the season flow. And of course do my best to avoid yet another injury.
Thomas Pollard-Gilbert-Iowa St.: I’m working on going to bed earlier.
Ashley Miller-Tipton-Nebraska: My resolution is learn how to manage my new schedule to find time to train and continue to be a competitive road racer. I would love to break my half-marathon and road 5k PRs!
Alana Enabnit-Clear Lake-Warburg-California Baptist: I would like to continue to develop confidence through working on my weaknesses (i.e. speed, power and running mechanics). I also want to be a teammate that helps bring others to new levels.
Rebekah Topham-Griswald-Wichita St.: to PR in the mile (under 4:48), to be all-conference again and also all-region in XC maybe making nationals?
Mike Jay-Next Level Iowa-Voice of the Drake Relays: I want to be more relevant to those I know and love, and those I have not met yet. I feel I touched many lives in 26 years of coaching. I miss that. I want people to know that I am there for them and will help in any way I can.
Chase Madison-Iowa St., Kentucky-Pro Thrower: I strive to say “thank you” on a more frequent basis, most especially by writing actual thank you notes. I would also like to continue my efforts to read more.
Crystal Nelson- Iowa St.: I’m not able to run until March due to a heart condition so I want to do whatever I can in the meantime to help my team. That means being patient while my heart heals, staying positive, and motivating my teammates on the sidelines through workouts, races, etc.
Dave Paulsen-UNI Head Coach: My New Years resolution is to be less distracted. It’s easy in today’s world of constantly being accessible to get caught up in always being “on.” You need to find balance and make sure you don’t miss what’s going on right in front of you.
Tyler Mulder-Unity ChristianUNI-NCAA Champion at UNI. Sub 4:00 miler, one of USA’s top 800M runners: It would be to do the small things right from stretching to core, and making sure I leave everything on the table to make the Olympic team!
Zach Baker-Eddyville Blacksburg-Iowa, one of Iowa’s road racer, now training in Kenya: I hope to spend more time with family in 2016. I’m also going to strive for lots of PRs!
Layne Anderson-Head Coach Iowa: I resolve to explore new and creative ways to maximize each and every athlete in my programs training and competitive opportunities….
Betsy Saina-Iowa St.-Nike:Bowerman Track Club: Stay consistent in my races and to trust my coach!
Chandler Austin-Boone-Boise St.: I just want to be consistent and stay away from injuries.
Brogan Austin-Boone-Drake: – Top 25 at Marathon Olympic Trials; Sub 28:30 10k; Compete in road races over the summer;find a new hobby that doesn’t hurt as much.
Jim Kirby-Next Level Iowa: To help make our efforts at the Next Level Iowa give our awesome athletes and coaches the coverage and credit they deserve.