Lisa Uhl-Ft. Dodge-ISU
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Next Level Iowa Podcast For July 11, 2017: The Lisa Uhl Camp of Champions

 

Lisa Uhl-Ft. Dodge-ISU ©Jim Kirby

Lisa Uhl-Ft. Dodge-ISU
©Jim Kirby

On this edition of the Next Level Iowa Podcast we talk about high school xc camp season that is going on across the country at this time every summer.  We checked in at the Lisa Uhl Camp of Champions to talk with Lisa, her husband Kiel Uhl and some of the others that make their camp one of the best.

Alex Gouchenour-Logan Magnolia-Arkansas and Kurtis Brondyke-Clinton-Central
©Jim Kirby

Next Level Iowa Podcast For July 5, 2017: Kurtis Brondyke

Alex Gouchenour-Lofgan Magnolia-Arkansas and Kurtis Brondyke-Clinton-Central ©Jim Kirby

Alex Gouchenour-Logan Magnolia-Arkansas and Kurtis Brondyke-Clinton-Central
©Jim Kirby

On this edition of the Next Level Iowa Podcast we talk with Kurtis Brondyke-Clinton-Central as he prepares for the Thorpe Cup in Germany coming up later this summer.

Even though a large part of the official track season is completed, Mike and I also cover some of the events still taking place featuring our Iowans.

All this and more on the Next Level Iowa Podcast!

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Next Level Iowa Podcast For June 28, 2017: Alex Gouchenour and Mark Carroll

Untitled-1On this edition of the Next Level Iowa Podcast we talk with Alex Gochenour-Logan Magnolia-Arkansas who finished fourth at the USATF Nationals last weekend with a lifetime best in the heptathlon and is on her way to Germany to compete once again in the Thorpe Cup.

We also talk with newly named, Director of Track and Field/XC for Drake University, Coach Mark Carroll.

All this and more, on this week’s Next Level Iowa Podcast!

 

Laulauga Tausaga-Iowa
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Final Results For Iowans at the USATF

Hannah Truniger-UNI ©Jim Kirby

Hannah Truniger-UNI
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The 2017 USATF Junior and Senior Track and Field Championships will be held in Sacramento, California, Thursday June 22 through Sunday June, 25. The state of Iowa will be well represented in both divisions, by former Iowa preps and Iowa collegians.

Feature photo: Laulauga Tausaga-Iowa © Darren Miller/hawkeyesports.com

The Junior meet will serve as qualifying for the Pan Am Junior Championships, to be held in Peru in July. For more info, click here!

The Senior meet will serve as qualifying for the IAAF World Championships to be held in London in August. For more info, click here!

Iowa connections who have both qualified for and declared to participate in Sacramento in the Junior (U-20) division:
Athletes highlighted in BOLD will represent the USA at Pan Am Jr’s, July 21-23 in Lima, Peru.

  • 800M-Joy Ripslinger, Davenport Assumption HS-5th, 2:07.18, Iowa HS All Time Best
  • 1500M-Ryan Schweizer, Dowling Catholic/U of Notre Dame-3rd, 3:49.04
  • 5K-Hannah Truniger, UNI-2nd-17:05.37
  • 5K-McCayla Cole, UNI-3rd-17:23.56
  • 5K-Karson Sommer, Pleasant Valley/U of Iowa-12th-15:19.75
  • 5K-Luke Sampson, U of Iowa-10th-15:09.38
  • 400H-Addie Swanson-Pleasant Valley HS: 9th-1:02.50
  • Steeplechase-Nathan Mylenik, U of Iowa-2nd, 9:15.42
  • Shot Put-Erika Hammond, Clinton/U of Iowa: 20th-42-6 1/2
  • Discus-Sydney Laufenberg, Clinton/Illinois State: 14th/149-7
  • Discus-Laulauga Tausaga, U of Iowa-1st, 177-3
  • Javelin-Katelyn Gochenour, Logan, Iowa/Duke-2nd, 158-10
  • Junior competition schedule, click here!

Iowa connections who have both qualified for and declared to participate in Sacramento in the Senior division:
Athletes highlighted in BOLD will represent the USA, at the World Championships in London, August 4-13.

  • 100M-Brandon Carnes, UNI-23rd-10.23
  • 200M-Brandon Carnes, UNI-13th, 21.17
  • 200M-Brittany Brown, U of Iowa-15th, 23.40
  • 400M-Mar’yea Harris, U of Iowa-19th-45.73
  • 800M-Erik Sowinski, U of Iowa/Nike-4th-1:45.39
  • Brette Correy-Western Dubuque/UNI-25th-2:08.11
  • 1500M-Jenny Simpson, Webster City/New Balance-1st-4:06.33
  • 5K-Shelby Houlihan, SC East/Az State/Nike-1st-15:13.87
  • 5K-Karissa Schweizer-Dowling/U of Missouri-4th-15:18.69
  • 10K-Meghan Armstrong Peyton-U of Iowa/Team USA Minnesota-14th 33:46.69
  • 10K-Biya Simbassa, SC North/Iowa Central/U of Oklahoma-4th-29:03.48
  • 10K-Reed Fischer, Drake-23rd-30:53.50
  • 10K-Kevin Lewis, Ottumwa/U of Iowa/Team USA Minnesota-20th-30:14.01
  • 110 HH- Aaron Mallett, U of Iowa-6th, 13.58
  • Steeplechase-Hillary Bor, Iowa State/US Army-3rd, 8:18.83
  • Steeplechase-Alexina Wilson, Mt. Vernon-Lisbon/UNI/Oiselle-10th-10:00.58
  • Pole Vault-Jeff Coover, UNI Asst. Coach-9th-18 1/2
  • Discus-Reno Tuufuli, U of Iowa-13th-181-8
  • Discus-Brian Williams, Iowa Central/Ole Miss-4th-198-8
  • Shot Put-Christina Hillman, Iowa State-12th-55-3 1/2
  • Hammer Throw-Katelyn Weimerskirch, Dubuque Wahlert/North Dakota State-16th, 198-7
  • Heptathlon-Lindsay Lettow, Des Moines Christian/U of Central Missouri-8th, 5,774
  • Heptathlon-Alex Gochenour, Logan Magnolia/Arkansas-4th, 6,129
  • Decathlon-Kurtis Brondyke, Clinton/Central College-5th-7,746
  • Decathlon-Mat Clark, Ames/UNI/Arkansas Asst. Coach-DNF
  • Decathlon-Derek Jacobus, CR Kennedy/Arkansas-11th-7,255
  • 20K Race Walk-Anthony Peters, St. Ambrose-7th, 1:35:01.82

Senior competition schedule, click here! 

University of Iowa X competes in the X at the Division I Outdoor Track and Field Preliminary on Saturday, May 28 in Lawrence, Kansas. (Darren Miller/hawkeyesports.com)

Next Level Iowa Update: USATF Nationals Final Wrap Podcast!

Aaron Mallett-Iowa ©Jim Kirby

Aaron Mallett-Iowa
©Jim Kirby

Feature photo: Alex Gouchenour-Logan Magnolia-Arkansas ©Jim Kirby

Congratulations to all of our native Iowans and all our adopted Iowans who have made us so proud this weekend at the USATF Nationals this year!

  • 800M-Joy Ripslinger, Davenport Assumption HS
  • 1500M-Ryan Schweizer, Dowling Catholic/U of Notre Dame
  • 5K-Hannah Truniger and McCayla Cole, UNI
  • 5K-Karson Sommer, Pleasant Valley/U of Iowa and Luke Sampson, U of Iowa
  • 400H-Addie Swanson-Pleasant Valley HS
  • Steeplechase-Nathan Mylenik, U of Iowa
  • Shot Put-Erika Hammond, Clinton/U of Iowa
  • Discus-Sydney Laufenberg, Clinton/Illinois State
  • Javelin-Katelyn Gochenour, Logan, Iowa/Duke

     

    Iowa connections who have both qualified for and declared to participate in Sacramento in the Senior division:

     

  • 100M and 200M-Brandon Carnes, UNI
  • 200M-Brittany Brown, U of Iow
  • 400M-Mar’yea Harris, U of Iowa
  • 800M-Erik Sowinski, U of Iowa/Nike
  • 1500M-Jenny Simpson, New Balance
  • 5K and 10K-Biya Simbassa, SC North/Iowa Central/U of Oklahoma
  • 5K-Shelby Houlihan, SC North/Az State/Nike
  • 5K-Karissa Schweizer-Dowling/U of Missouri
  • Meghan Armsgtrong Peyton-U of Iowa/Team USA Minnesota
  • 10K-Reed Fischer, Drake
  • 10K-Kevin Lewis, Ottumwa/U of Iowa/Team USA Minnesota
  • 110 HH- Aaron Mallett, U of Iowa
  • Steeplechase-Hillary Bor, Iowa State/US Army
  • Steeplechase-Alexina Wilson, Mt. Vernon-Lisbon/UNI/Oiselle
  • Pole Vault-Jeff Coover, UNI Asst. Coach
  • Christina Hillman, Iowa State
  • Discus-Reno Tuufuli, U of Iowa
  • Discus-Brian Williams, Iowa Central/Ole Miss
  • Discus-Laulauga Tausaga, U of Iowa
  • Hammer Throw-Katelyn Weimerskirch, Dubuque Wahlert/North Dakota State
  • Heptathlon-Lindsay Lettow, Des Moines Christian/U of Central Missouri
  • Heptathlon-Alex Gochenour, Logan Magnolia/Arkansas
  • Decathlon-Kurtis Brondyke, Clinton/Central College
  • Decathlon-Mat Clark, Ames/UNI/Arkansas Asst. Coach
  • Decathlon-Derek Jacobus, CR Kennedy/Arkansas
  • 20K Race Walk-Anthony Peters, St. Ambrose
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Next Level Iowa Update: Day 4 USATF Nationals Podcast!

Ryan Schweizer-Dowling-Notre Dame with his parents Mike and Kathy Schweizer ©Special to Next Level Iowa

Ryan Schweizer-Dowling-Notre Dame with his parents Mike and Kathy Schweizer
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Feature photo: Jenny Simpson-Webster City-Colorado ©Michael Scott http://miscottrunningphoto.shutterfly.com

Today, for Day Four at the USATF Nationals, the Iowans and those with Iowa Connections competing today are…

  • Anthony Peters-St. Ambrose: Sr. 20K Race Walk
  • Brittany Brown-Iowa: Sr. 200m
  • Brandon Carnes-UNI: Sr. 200m
  • Aaron Mallett-Iowa: Sr. 110m Hurdles
  • Erik Sowinski-Iowa: Sr. 800m
  • Katelyn Weimerskirch-Dub. Wahlert-N. Dakota St.: Sr. Hammer Throw
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Next Level Iowa Update: Day 3 USATF Nationals Podcast!

Karissa Schweizer-Dowling-Mizzou ©Darren Miller/hawkeyesports.com)

Karissa Schweizer-Dowling-Mizzou
©Darren Miller/hawkeyesports.com

Feature photo: Shelby Houlihan-SC East-Arizona St
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Today, for Day Three at the USATF Nationals, the Iowans and those with Iowa Connections competing today are…

  • Lindsey Lettow-DM Christian-Central Missouri: Heptathlon
  • Alex Gouchenour-Logan Magnolia-Arkansas: Heptathlon
  • Hannah Truniger-UNI: Jr. 5K
  • Aaron Mallett-Iowa: Sr. 110m Hurdles
  • Jeffrey Coover-UNI: Sr. Pole Vault
  • Brittany Brown-Iowa: Sr. 200m
  • Christina Hillman-ISU: Shot Put
  • Reno Tuufuli-Iowa: Sr. Discus
  • Brian Williams-Iowa Central-Virginia Tech: Sr. Discus
  • Jenny Simpson-Webster City-Colorado: Sr. 1500m
  • Alex Wilson-Mt. Vernon Lisbon-UNI: Sr. 3K Steeple
  • Brandon Carnes-UNI: Sr. 200m
  • Joy Ripslinger-Dav. Assumption-Arkansas: Jr. 800m
  • Ryan Schweizer-Dowling-Notre Dame: Jr. 1500m
Laulauga Tausaga -- NCAA Track and Field Championships at Hayward Field in Eugene, Oregon, on June 10, 2017. (Darren Miller/hawkeyesports.com)

Next Level Iowa Update: Day 2 USATF Nationals Podcast!

Next Level Iowa's Mike Jay in the booth at the USATF Nationals in Sacramento, CA

Next Level Iowa’s Mike Jay in the booth at the USATF Nationals in Sacramento, CA

Feature Photo: Laulauga Tausaga-Iowa
USATF JR National Champion
© Darren Miller/hawkeyesports.com

Today, for Day Two at the USATF Nationals, the Iowans and those with Iowa Connections competing today are…

  • Hannah Truniger-UNI: Jr. 5K
  • McKayla Cole-Charles City-UNI:Jr. 5K
  • Karson Sommer-PV-Iowa: Jr.5K
  • Luke Sampson-Iowa: Jr. 5K
  • Addy Swanson-PV-Iowa: Jr. 400H
  • Erika Hammond-Clinton-Iowa: Jr. Shot
  • Joy Ripslinger-Dav. Assumption-Arkansas: Jr. 800m
  • Hillary Bore-ISU: Sr. Steeple
  • Erik Sowinski-Iowa: Sr. 800m
  • Shelby Houlihan-SC East-Arizona St: Sr. 5K
  • Karissa Schweizer-Dowling-Mizzou: Sr. 5K
  • Biya Simbassa-SC North-Iowa Cent-Oklahoma: Sr. 5K
  • Kurtis Brondyke-Clinton-Central: SR. Decathlon
  • Derek Jacobus-C.R. Kennedy-Arkansas: Sr. Decathlon
  • Mathew Clark-Ames-UNI: SR. Decathlon
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Next Level Iowa Update: Day 1 USATF Nationals Podcast!

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Today, for Day One at the USATF Nationals, the Iowans and those with Iowa Connections competing today are…

  • Sydney Laufenberg-Clinton-Ill St.: Jr. Disc
  • Laulauga Tausaga-Collins-Iowa: Jr. Disc
  • Kurtis Brondyke-Clinton-Central: SR. Decathlon
  • Derek Jacobus-C.R. Kennedy-Arkansas: Sr. Decathlon
  • Mathew Clark-Ames-UNI: SR. Decathlon
  • Erik Sowinski-Iowa: SR. 800m
  • Brette Corey-W. Dubuque-UNI: SR. 800m
  • Brandon Carnes-UNI: SR. 100m
  • Mar’yea Harris-Iowa: SR. 400m
  • Alex Wilson-Mt. Vernon Lisbon-UNI: SR. Steeplechase
  • Jenny Simpson-Webster City-Colorado: SR. 1500m
  • Meghan Peyton-Armstrong-Iowa: Sr. 10k
  • Reed Fischer-Drake: SR. 10k
  • Biya Simbassa-SC North-Iowa Cent-Oklahoma: SR 10k
Coach Dan Hostager talks with Asst. Coach Jacob Kraemmer and his Drake Bulldog greats, Brogan Austin-Boone-Drake, Conner Wells-DM Roosevelt-Drake and Reed Fischer-Drake
©Doug Wells

Next Level Iowa Podcast for June 20, 2017: Drake Bulldogs’ Coach Dan Hostager

 

Coach Dan Hostager talks with Asst. Coach Jacob Kraemmer and his Drake Bulldog greats, Brogan Austin-Boone-Drake, Conner Wells-DM Roosevelt-Drake and Reed Fischer-Drake ©Doug Wells

Coach Dan Hostager talks with Asst. Coach Jacob Kraemmer and his Drake Bulldog greats, Brogan Austin-Boone-Drake, Conner Wells-DM Roosevelt-Drake and Reed Fischer-Drake
©Doug Wells

On this edition of the Next Level Iowa Podcast we preview this weekend’s USATF Nationals taking place in Sacramento, CA and all of our Iowans competing.  We also speak with Drake Bulldogs’ Head Cross Country and Track Coach, Dan Hostager.  We talk with Coach Hostager about his Bulldogs and especially, Reed Fischer, MVC Champion and NCAA National Qualifier, who will be competing this weekend at the USATF’s.

All this and more on this week’s Next Level Iowa Podcast!