1985 ISU Women's Cross Country Team
©Cyclones Athletics

Archive Podcast: The Memory of the 1985 ISU XC Team: Tami Prescott

Tami Prescott-ISU along with Jim Kirby

Tami Prescott-ISU along with Jim Kirby

Every year around this time, members of the ISU family pause to remember the events surrounding the 1985 NCAA National Cross Country Championships.  What should have been a time of joy, success and love, turned into a tragic day that shocked anyone connected with collegiate cross country and the Cyclone Community. It was a day when we lost so much.

Feature photo:1985 ISU Women’s Cross Country Team©Cyclones Athletics
Link to Cyclone Athletic Department’s Documentary: “Forever True: The Story of the 1985 Cross Country Team” click here!

 

A small tribute marks the site of the plane crash of one of the planes carrying some of the 1985 ISU Cross Country Team ©Jim Kirby 2017

A small tribute marks the site of the plane crash of one of the planes carrying some of the 1985 ISU Cross Country Team
©Jim Kirby 2017

In 2016, Next Level Iowa sat down with Tami Prescott, a member of that 1985 team, and we talked about the people and the events of that tragic day. Here is that interview with Tami Prescott recorded November 20, 2015

(interview begins at 1:00 in)

 

Shelby Houlihan -SC East-ASU
© Michael Scott 2016, www.miscottrunningphoto.shutterfly.com

Catching Up With Shelby Houlihan

Shelby Houlihan -SC East-ASU
© Michael Scott 2016, www.miscottrunningphoto.shutterfly.com
© Michael Scott 2016, www.miscottrunningphoto.shutterfly.com

© Michael Scott 2016, www.miscottrunningphoto.shutterfly.com

With the USATF Nationals coming up later this month, we caught up with Shelby Houlihan training in Utah.  Last week Shelby broke 2:00 in the 800m, which puts her with Shanon Rowbury in the only two Americans who Ran under 15:00 for the 5K, under 4:00 in the 1500m and now sub 2:00 in the 800m.

We talk with Shelby about her latest 800m and about her future plans for Nationals and the rest of the year.

Grand Blue Mile 2019
©Jim Kirby 2019

Next Level Iowa Podcast For April 24, 2019: Drake Prep and Time With the Iowa Hawkeyes

Joey Woody & the Iowa Hawkeyes ©Darren Miller Hawkeyesports.com 2017

Joey Woody & the Iowa Hawkeyes
©Darren Miller Hawkeyesports.com 2017

Feature photo: Grand Blue Mile 2019 ©Jim Kirby 2019

 

On this edition of the Next level Iowa Podcast we get amped up for the Drake Relays and also stop by the Iowa Hawkeye Senior Banquet to talk with Coach Woody and some of the Hawks.  It’s going to be a great Drake relays’ weekend!

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

Karissa Schweizer-Dowling-Mizzou
©Michael Scott 2019

Next level Iowa Podcast for April 3, 2019

Karissa Schweizer-Dowling-Mizzou ©Michael Scott 2019

Karissa Schweizer-Dowling-Mizzou
©Michael Scott 2019

On this edition of the Next Level Iowa Podcast, we talk about some of the meets that took place last week.  We also talk about the IAAF World Cross Country Championships held in Denmark, featuring our own Karissa Schweizer-Dowling-Mizzou.

Mike and I also discuss the changing IAAF Olympic standards and look ahead to the Drake Relays and all the conference meets coming up.  All this and more on the Next Level Iowa Podcast!

Derek Jacobus-CR Kennedy-Arkansas
©DarrenMiller/hawkeyesports.com

Next Level Iowa Podcast For March 16, 2019: National wRAP!

Bella Solis-Dubuque Central-Loras ©DuHawks Athletics 2018

Bella Solis-Dubuque Central-Loras
©DuHawks Athletics 2018

Feature photo: Derek Jacobus-CR Kennedy-Arkansas©DarrenMiller/hawkeyesports.com

On this edition of the Next Level Iowa Podcast we cover last weekend’s Nationals for D1,2 and 3.  We also look ahead to out door season and the IAAF World Championships, featuring Karissa Schweizer-Dowling-Mizzou, keeping for Team USA in Denmark, March 30, 2019

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

 

Lavon Davis-Ames-Grand View, Coach Seth Roberson-Grand View, James Plummer-Grand View
©Doug Wells 2018

Next Level Iowa Podcast For March 6, 2019: Seth Roberson

Val Vioek-WDM Valley-GVU and Seth Roberson-GVU ©Doug Wells 2017

Val Vioek-WDM Valley-GVU and Seth Roberson-GVU
©Doug Wells 2017

Feature photo: Lavon Davis-Ames-Grand View, Coach Seth Roberson-Grand View, James Plummer-Grand View©Doug Wells 2018

On this edition of the Next level Iowa Podcast we talk with Grand View throws coach, Seth Roberson.  The vikings had an All-American weekend at Nationals and we talk with Seth about the Vikings’ performance.

We all discuss the upcoming National Indoor meets for our Iowa athletes and talk high school indoor track.  All this and more on the Next Level Iowa Podcast!

Oksana Covey-DM Christian-S. Dakota St.
©Jim Kirby

Next level Iowa Podcast For February 21, 2019: Indoor Conference Prep

Jordan Coughenour-Collins Maxwell-Simpson ©Jim Kirby 2017

Jordan Coughenour-Collins Maxwell-Simpson
©Jim Kirby 2017

Feature photo: Oksana Covey-DM Christian-S. Dakota St.©Jim Kirby

On this edition of the Next Level Iowa Podcast, as Mike preps for his calling of the SEC Conference Championships in Fayetteville, Arkansas, we talk about all the upcoming conference meets featuring our Iowa athletes.

We also look ahead to when our Iowa Pros are competing across the country and around the World!  it is a great time of the year to be a track fan! All this, on the Next Level Iowa Podcast!

 

@jim Kirby 2016

Next Level Iowa Podcast For February 12, 2019: Blake Boldon

Blake Boldon-Director of the Drake Relays ©Jim Kirby 2017

Blake Boldon-Director of the Drake Relays
©Jim Kirby 2017

Feature photo: ©Jim Kirby 2016

On this edition of the Next level Iowa Podcast we talk about results featuring the big Iowa State meet this past week in addition to all the other meets featuring our Iowa athletes.

We talk with Drake Relays Director, Blake Boldon about the exciting news featuring our Iowa High School Athletes at the Drake Relays.  We also talk, Grand Blue Mile, Drake Relays tickets and also the Track Guy events coming up!

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

 

Drake Relays' Slam Dunk Competition featuring Blake Boldon (far left), defending champion Ricky Robertson (with flag), judges and competitions
©Jim Kirby 2019

Next Level Iowa Podcast For January 31st, 2019: Blake Bolden

Ricky Robertson-USA Olympic High Jumper ©Jim Kirby 2019

Ricky Robertson-USA Olympic High Jumper
©Jim Kirby 2019

Feature photo: Drake Relays’ Slam Dunk Competition featuring Blake Boldon (far left), defending champion Ricky Robertson (with flag), judges and competitions©Jim Kirby 2019 

 

On this edition of the Next Level Iowa Podcast we again, talk with Blake Bolden and get his thoughts about the Drake Relays’ Slam Dunk Competition held at Half-time at the Drake Men’s Basketball Game vs Illinois St. We talk about all the excitement surrounding the Relays already and we talk about all the events happening during the Drake Relays and the USATF Championships held on the Blue Oval this summer!

Results and a whole lot more, on the Next Level Iowa Podcast!

Olympian Ricky Robertson Drake Relays win the 2018 Slam Dunk Competition
©Jim Kirby 2018

Next Level Iowa Podcast For January 24, 2019: Blake Boldon

Blake Boldon-Director of the Drake Relays ©Jim Kirby 2017

Blake Boldon-Director of the Drake Relays
©Jim Kirby 2017

Feature photo: Olympian Ricky Robertson Drake Relays win the 2018 Slam Dunk Competition©Jim Kirby 2018

On this edition of the Next Level Iowa Podcast, even though the weather outside is frightful talking Drake Relays is so delightful! We talk with the director of the Drake relays, Blake Boldon.  Blake makes some big announcements about the Drake Relays’ Slam Dunk Competition January 30th as well a whole boatload of announcements about this years Drake Relays! (SEE ALL THE LINKS BELOW!)

Mike and I also talk results from last weekend and what is ahead for all our Iowa athletes.  All this and more on the Next Level Iowa Podcast!

  • Des Moines Register Story about 1944 medalist, Ted Williams-Knoxville-Simpson, click here!
  • Drake Relays partners with Track Guy, click here!
  • The 51st Drake Relays Road Races Info, click here!
  • New partnership for the 2019 Road Races, click here!