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Next Level Iowa Podcast For May 16th, 2017: Conference Wrap!

Untitled-1On this week’s edition of the Next Level Iowa Podcast we wrap up all of the conference meets across the country involving all of our Iowans competing.  We have plenty to be proud of!

We also award Mary Young-Urbandale-Drake and C.J. May-Applington-Parkersburg-UNI for their conference championship titles, but even more importantly, becoming Next Level Iowa Athletes of the week!

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

 

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Next Level Iowa Podcast For May 9, 2017: Performers of the Week, Abbabiya Simbassa and the Women Throwers of Grand View

abbabiya simbassa-grand viewOn this edition of the Next Level Iowa we crown this week’s Performers of the Week:  Abbabiya Simbassa-SC North-Oklahoma and the Women Throwers of Grand View. We look ahead to the conference meets and talk about where our Iowa High School athletes may be going to continue their track and field careers at the collegiate level.

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

Feature photo: Abbabiya Simbassa ©Big 12 Athletics and Val Voiek and Seth Roberson of Grand View U. ©Doug Wells

 

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The Next Level Iowa Podcast For May 2, 2017: Blake Boldon and a Drake Relays Wrap

alex gochenour iowa On this week’s edition of the Next Level Iowa Podcast we wrap up the Drake Relays with Relays’ Director Blake Boldon and discuss this week’s performers of the week, The Iowa Hawkeyes men’s 4×4 team and Alex Gochenour-Logan Magnolia-Arkansas.  All this and more on the Next Level Iowa Podcast.

Feature photo: The Iowa Men’s 4×4 ©Darren Miller www.hawkeyesports.com and Alex Gouchenour-Logan Magnolia-Arkansa along with fellow Drake Relays’ multi champion Kurtis Brondyke ©Jim Kirby 2017 
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Next Level Iowa Podcast For April 25, 2017: Drake Relays Week!

4-25-17On this week’s edition of the Next Level Iowa Podcast we get hyped up for the greatest weekend of the year, THE DRAKE RELAYS! We also congratulate this weeks performers of the week!  This week’s  winners are the All-Iowan UNI 4×4 of Jasmine Blue-CR Jeff, Maddie Blue Hudson,Lindsey Kite- Jesup and Maddie Irmen-Dav Assumption, champions at the Musco Invite last weekend and also, C.J. May-Applington Parkersburg-UNI for his outstanding, maiden steeplechase at the same meet.

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

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The Next Level Iowa Podcast: Performers of the Week and Blake Boldon

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Simpson’s Men 4×4 and Danna Kelly Herrick-Boone Truman State
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On this edition of the Next Level Iowa Podcast Mike and I crown Danna Kelly Herrick-Boone-Truman State and the Simpson’s Men 4×4 as the Next Level Iowa Performers of the Week!  Danna for her 12th place finish Boston Marathon finish and The Simpson Men for their nation leading 4×4 performance at the Jim Duncan Meet.

We also talk with Drake Relay’s Director Blake Boldon about the upcoming Drake Relays.  All this and more on the Next Level Iowa Podcast!

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Next Level Iowa Podcast For April 11, 2017: Trina Moreno and Blake Boldon

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Trina Mareno-Urbandale-Utah
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On this edition of the Next level Iowa Podcast we catch up with former Urbandale High School standout Trina Moreno and see how she is doing during her redshirt year at Utah with Coach Kyle Kepler.

We also see what’s new with Drake Relays Director Blake Boldon as he prepares for another big Drake Relays announcement!

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

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Next Level Iowa Podcast For April 4, 2017: Big Meets Last Weekend!

 

Drake state MeetOn this week’s edition of the Next Level Iowa Podcast we take a look back at least week’s big meets, and talk about the latest Drake Relays’ Announcements.  We also look ahead to this week’s big meets involving our Iowa athletes.  All this and more, on the Next Level Iowa Podcast!

 

 

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Next Level Iowa Podcast For March 28, 2017: Drake Relays Director Blake Boldon

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Blake Boldon-Director of the Drake Relays
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On this week’s edition of the Next Level Iowa Podcast we welcome back Director of the Drake Relays, Blake Boldon.  Blake talks about a new way for the Drake Relays to give back to the community through a special program called Pinky Swear.  Pinky Swear is a program designed to support children suffering from cancer and their families with financial and emotional support.  You can find out more about Pinky Swear by clicking here.  Also, you can join the Drake Relays’ in helping by clicking here. 

 

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Next level Iowa Podcast For March 21, 2017: Diane Nukuri

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Layne Anderson and Diane Nukuri
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On this edition of the Next Level Iowa Podcast we talk with former BigTen Champion for the Iowa Hawkeyes, three-time Olympia from Burundi, Diane Nukuri.  Diane now runs professionally for Asics and finished third last weekend in the highly competitive New York City Half Marathon.  Diane talks with us about her race as she looks ahead to next month’s Boston Marathon.  All this and more on the Next Level Iowa Podcast!

Feature photo: Diane Nukuri-Iowa ©Boston Herald

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Next Level Iowa Podcast For March 14, 2017: Karissa and Frank Schweizer

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Ryan Schweizer-Dowling-Notre Dame, Frank Schweizer-Dowling-Mankato St. and Karissa Schweizer-Dowling-Mizzou

On this week’s edition of the Next Level Iowa Podcast we talk with 2-time National Champion Karissa Schweizer-Dowling-Mizzou and her grandfather, the one, the only Frank Schweizer.  Karissa also shares some exciting news!!!!

We also recap the D1 and D3 Nationals and look ahead to outdoor season.  All this and more on the Next Level Iowa Podcast!

Feature photo: Karissa Schweizer-© Kirby Clarke Onyepunuka-Olear 2017 and Ryan Schweizer ©Fighting Irish Athletics