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Next Level Iowa Podcast For May 15, 2018: Conference Wrap-Sydni Milani-Mark Fairley-Tanasha Atwater

5-15-18-1On this edition of the Next Level Iowa Podcast we look at all the conference meets that took place last weekend.  We talk with Conference champions Tanasha Atwater-Day. Central-Dubuque and Mark Fairley-Dubuque-Central.  We also talk with rising star, Sydni Milani of SE Polk as she prepares for the State Meet and joining the Cyclones next year.

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

 

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Next Level Iowa Podcast For May 1st 2018: Drake Wrap-Brenda Martinez, Alex Wilson, Brette Corey and Michelle Mumm

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Michelle Mumm-Neola-Morningside
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On this edition of the Next Level Iowa Podcast we look back at last weekend’s Drake Relays and talk to a variety of athletes such as Olympian Brenda Martinez, now professional Alex Wilson-Mt. Vernon Lisbon-UNI, Brette Corey-W. Dubuque-UNI and Michelle Mumm-Neola-Morningside.

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We also look ahead to the upcoming conference meets, regionals and the NCAA Nationals.  All this and more on this week’s Next Level Iowa Podcast.

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Next Level Iowa Podcast For April 24, 2018: Drake Relays! and Jason Cowley of the S.C. Journal

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On this edition of the Next Level Iowa Podcast we talk Drake Relays! “It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Our hearts will be glowing…..” Sorry about that, I get carried away sometimes!

Mike and I preview the coming Drake Relays Week, who to watch and where to watch them.

We also talk with long time sports reporter from the Sioux City Journal, Jason Cowley about athletes from Western Iowa and the weather they’ve faced this year.

We also take a look back at some of the other meets from last weekend.  All this more, on the Next Level Iowa Podcast!

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Next Level Iowa Podcast For April 17, 2018: A Little About a Lot of Things!

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On this edition of the Next Level Iowa Podcast Mike and I talk weather, Drake Relays qualifying and talk to some of our Iowans like McKenzie Yanek-PV-Alabama, Nick Phelps and Kenzie Carney.

We look ahead to some of the qualifying meets coming up and we can barely contain ourselves as we look ahead to the best week of the year, Drake Relays Week!

 

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Next Level Iowa Podcast: Drake Relays Announcements From Blake Boldon

 

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Jenny Simpson and Mike Mahon
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Feature photo: Jenny Simpson-Webster City-Colorado ©Jim Kirby 2017

On this edition of the Next Level Iowa Podcast Blake Boldon announces more elite track and field entries for this year’s Drake Relays!  Listen to the show and hear all about the latest Drake Relays Announcements!

We also talk about last week’s big Stanford meet, check in with Ryan Murphy-Lin Mar-Arkansas after his 10k debut and a whole lot more!

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

Next Level Iowa Podcast For March 27, 2018: Blake Bolden

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

Blake Boldon-Director of the Drake Relays
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On this edition of the Next Level Iowa Podcast, we catch up with Drake Relays Executive Director Blake Bolden and talk Relays, Relays!

We also take a look at early results from this fledgling outdoor season and look ahead to the big meets this coming week!

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

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Next Level Iowa Podcast For March 20, 2018: Mizzou Coach Marc Burns

 

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Marc Burns-Mizzou, Karissa Schweizer-Dowling-Mizzou
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Feature photo: Mizzou Coach Marc Burns hugs National Champion Karissa Schweizer-Dowling-Mizzou©Mizzou Athletics

On this edition of the Next Level Iowa Podcast Mike and I talk with Mizzou Head Cross Country and Act. Track Coach, Marc Burns. We talk about his experience coaching 5-time National Champion Karissa Schweizer.

We also talk about early outdoor season, the upcoming Drake Relays, the High School Blue Standard and the USATF Championship Meet coming to Drake this summer.

All this and more on the Next Level Iowa Podcast!

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Next Level Iowa Podcast For March 15, 2018: Indoor Natties Wrap

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This edition of the Next Level Iowa Podcast was once again put together late and a bit piecemeal as Mike and I were unable to get together as usual.  A big week for indoor nationals for the D1, D2 and D3 athletes and Mike and I do our best to keep you updated on all our Iowa Athletes performing at all levels.

 

 

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Next Level Iowa Podcast For March 8, 2018: National Indoors

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Ronnoja Ayers-Des Moines-GVU, Kennedy King -Assumption-GVU, Katie Roberts-Ankeny-GVU, and Chantel Blair-Boone-GVU
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Feature photo: Karissa Schweizer-Dowling Mizzou©Mizzou Athletics 2018

On this edition of the Next Level Iowa Podcast, Mike and I put together our podcast from different parts of the world.  We wanted to make sure and highlight our Iowans who made us proud last weekend at the Junior College and NAIA National Meets and look ahead to this week’s D1 and D3 National Meets.  Tune in for everything you need to know about our Iowan competing in the indoor track national meets across the country

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Next Level Iowa Podcast For February 27, 2018: Joe Dunham

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Joe Dunham, Head Coach Central
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On this edition of the Next Level Iowa Podcast we cover all the conference meets from last week.  We also talk with Central  Coach Joe Dunham.  We look ahead to the national indoor meets coming  up this weekend and next, as well as talk about Mike’s brand new microphone/headset!  All this and more on the Next Level Iowa Podcast!