Mt Mercy Cross Country 2018
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Next Level Iowa Podcast For October 18, 2018: Coach Tad Hulst

Coach Tad Hulst-Mt. Mercy ©Mustangs Athletics

Coach Tad Hulst-Mt. Mercy
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Feature photo: Mt. Mercy Cross  Country©Mustangs Athletics 

On this edition of the Next level Iowa Podcast we talk with Mt. Mercy Head Cross Country Coach Tad Hulst. Mt. Mercy is hosting the NAIA National Championships in Cedar Rapids, November 16th.  We talk with Coach Hulst about the Mustangs and what its like to host a National Championship, especially in a year with the wet weather we’ve had in Iowa.

We recap the big meets from last week and we look ahead to the conference meets and the high school regional meets held this week for Iowa runners.

All this and more on the Next Level Iowa Podcast.

Coach Bob Schultz-Loras
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Next Level Iowa Podcast for October 11, 2018: Coach Bob Schultz

 

Bob Schultz and Audrey Miller-Loras ©Jim Kirby 2017

Bob Schultz and Audrey Miller-Loras
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Feature photo: Coach Bob Schultz-Loras College ©Jim Kirby 2017

On this edition of the Next level Iowa Podcast we talk with Head Cross Country of the Loras DuHawks.  Coach Schultz’s teams are perennial, leaders on both the conference and national stages.  We talk with Coach Schultz about his teams, his philosophies and his insights regarding the fascinating world of cross country.

We also cover some of the smaller schools, featuring Iowans, out in Western Iowa, such as Morningside, Northwestern and from across “The Big Muddy” (Missouri River), Dordt College.

All this and more on the Next Level Iowa Podcast!

Michelle Mumm-Neola-Morningside
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Next Level Iowa Podcast For October 4, 2018: Dave Nash

Coach Dave Nash-Hoover-Morningside @Mustangs Athletics

Coach Dave Nash-Hoover-Morningside
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Feature photo: Michelle Mumm-Neola-Morningside©Jim Kirby 2018

On this edition of the Next Level Iowa Podcast, we talk with long time coach of Morningside, Dave Nash,  Coach Nash was an All -American as a collegiate athlete and one of the best middle distance runner Morningside has ever had.

Mike and I also talk about last week’s big meets, CRAZY WEATHER and all the meets that are suppose to take place next week!

All this and more, on the Next Level Iowa Podcast!

 

Griak Start

Next Level Iowa Podcast For September 27, 2018: Griak and Nuttycomb Preview

The Roy Griak Invitational ©Jim Kirby 2015

The Roy Griak Invitational
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Feature photo: Roy Griak Invitational Start

On this edition of the Next Level Iowa Podcast, Mike and I look back at last week’s big meets and preview the big meets looking ahead. There is plenty of XC action to see, all within a four hour drive!

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

Karissa Schweizer-Dowling-Mizzou battles Molly Huddle in Heusden-Zolder, Belgium 
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Next level Iowa Podcast For September 18, 2018: Karissa Schweizer

Karissa Schweizer-Dowling-Mizzou greats her fans in  in Heusden-Zolder, Belgium  ©Jim Kirby 2018

Karissa Schweizer-Dowling-Mizzou greats her fans in in Heusden-Zolder, Belgium
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Feature Photo: Karissa Schweizer-Dowling-Mizzou battles Molly Huddle in Heusden-Zolder, Belgium ©Jim Kirby 2018

On this edition of the Next Level Iowa Podcast we talk with National Champion and now member of the Bowerman Track Club, Karissa Schweizer.  Karissa tells us what she has been up to since the NCAA’s and since turning pro.

We also cover last week’s cross country meets and look ahead to the big invitationals coming up! All this and more on this week’s Next Level Iowa Podcast!

Arkansas Men's Cross Country 2018
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Next Level Iowa Podcast for September 11, 2018: Sam Schillinger and Ryan Murphy

Ryan Murphy-Lin Mar-Arkansas ©Razorback Athletics 2018

Ryan Murphy-Lin Mar-Arkansas
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Feature photo: Arkansas Men’s Cross Country 2018©Razorback Athletics 2018

On this edition of the Next Level Iowa Podcast we welcome two teammates of the University of Arkansas, Sam Schillinger-Cedar Falls-Arkansas and Ryan Murphy-Lin Mar-Arkansas.  We talk with Sam and Ryan about being rivals back in high school and now being teammates for the Hogs of Arkansas.

We also talk about Jenny Simpson and Shelby Houlihan on their closing of this outdoor track season and we also discuss last weekend’s DIII and NAIA meets.

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

Rachel Peters-PCM-Central
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Next Level Iowa Podcast September 4, 2018: Rachel Peters

Rachel Peters-PCM-Central ©Special to Next Level Iowa

Rachel Peters-PCM-Central
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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 and her thoughts about not only being able to run again, but also able to race again.

Mike and I also talk about the early collegiate xc races this past weekend and look ahead to this week.  Shelby Houlihan-SC East-ASU and Jenny Simpson-Webster City-Colorado were also in action last week and we cover all the Diamond League action.

All this and more, on the Next Level Iowa Podcast!

Joe Dunham-Central
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Next Level Iowa Podcast August 28, 2018: Joe Dunham

Mark Fairley-Dubuque-Central ©Jim Crawford 2018

Mark Fairley-Dubuque-Central
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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 The Next Level Iowa Podcast!

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Next Level Iowa Podcast August 22, 2018: Amy Rudolph

Amy Rudolph-ISU ©Cyclones Athletics

Amy Rudolph-ISU
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On this edition of the Next Level Iowa Podcast we talk with new Associate Women’s Head Track/Field and Cross Country Coach Amy Rudolph.  We also talk about the early cross country meets happening this week, involving our Iowans at all levels.

We also continue our discussion about Iowa high school athletes who qualified for the Drake Relays all four years of high school and then came the Drake Relays all four years while in college.  If you have suggestions of any of these athletes, let us know!   All this and more, on the Next Level iowa Podcast.

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Next Level Iowa Podcast August 10, 2018: Mike Jay’s Coaches Clinic

Coaches and trainers at Mike's Coaches Clinic ©Jim Kirby 2018

Coaches and trainers at Mike’s Coaches Clinic
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On this edition of the Next Level Iowa Podcast we reflect back on Mike’s Coaches Clinic that he held in his garage.  it was a great night with high school and college coach and trainers, all sharing their experiences, techniques and goals about the great sport of cross country!

We also talk about Mark Fairley-Dubuque-Central great international showing at the FISU American Games held in Sao Paulo, Brazil.  All this and more on the Next Level Iowa Podcast!