Despite what the New York Times says and all of the shrill voices of those nay sayers who have never left their couch without breaking a sweat, The Next Level Iowa LOVES LOLO and how she goes about her business. Lolo always has been a model of grace and a great example for young girls. Even as she was trying to somehow get a workout in during the Drake Relays, Lolo made time after for her adoring fans such as Grace Gibbons and Karissa Schweizer. Read more
Diane Nukuri Johnson, originally from Burundi, ran track for Coach Layne Anderson at the University Iowa finished 31st in today’s Women’s Olympic Marathon in a time of 2:30.13. Diane spent much of her post collegiate time training in Iowa City along side Betsy Flood and the other Iowa Women. This past June Diane won the Dam to Dam 20k, shattering the course record. Diane is a beautiful and dignified lady who has been such a great leader and example for many. Her time today set a all time women’s record in her Native country of Burundi. Congratulations Diane
Tiki Gelana of Ethiopia (2L) competes during the Women’s Marathon on Day 9 of the London 2012 Olympic Games on August 5, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images) 2012 Getty
I proudly represented my country in the Olympic Games. Am I bringing home an Olympic medal? No, not this time. However, I shot my heart out in that stadium and gave all I had to offer. I did have success here, including shooting just 2 points under my personal best in the ranking round, shooting on a team that qualified 2nd here, winning my first individual match with some amazing shooting, and I continued to shoot the best that I could in my last match. Read more
Jason Flogel was 23rd overall at the 38th Bix-7 (Davenport, July 28) running 36:35. He was followed closely by Randy Bill in 29th at 37:01,Joe Aulwes in 49th at 37:57 and Chris Robertson in 60th at 38:26. The race was held in 70 degrees temperatures. Chris commented, “I would have liked a faster time, but there is still a long cross country season ahead with a lot of progress to be made.”
At the 4 Seasons Fest (Polk City, July 21) Martin Popp won the 5K in 16:40 followed by Brian Werner in 2nd at 16:44. The 8K was won byJoe Aulwes in 26:36. Brian had a good battle with Martin, jokingly said, “I trained for a 3 mile race unfortunately it was a 5k”. Joe reflected, “This year I wanted to break the course record in the 8k (it’s a very hilly course). Fortunately I felt a lot stronger than last week at Midnight Madness. ”
Chris Robertson won the Solon Beef Days 5 (July 21) in 16:24.
Learn more about the team, visit the web site Runablaze.com
Correction: Danna Kelly was the second female at the Iowa Game Triathlon.
Lisa Uhl -Fort Dodge-ISU will be competing in the Olympic 10K. It is the only track and field final of the day.
Kruger, Sheldon/Morningside, will be in Group B of the Hammer Throw qualifying. Here are the qualifying standards to make it to Sunday’s finals: The qualifying qualification standard is 78.00m or at least best 12 qualified. Kruger’s seasons best is 79.20. The qualifying round begins at 6:45 AM CT, Friday morning.
Koll/Uhl, Ft. Dodge/ISU, will be in starting position 9 in the 22 woman 10K field. The 10K is run as a final only. The 10K has a history of being dominated by athletes from the African countries and this year should be no different. A top 10 finish by any one of our American entries would be huge. The 10K final will run at 3:25 PM CT Friday afternoon.
This is the Olympic Games track and field schedule. All times listed are EASTERN time zone. CLICK HERE!