Next Level Iowa Podcast For March 1, 2016: Interview Brette Corey

Brette Corey-W. Dubuque-UNI ©Panther Athletics

Brette Corey-W. Dubuque-UNI
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In this edition of the Next Level Iowa Podcast we cover all the conference meets from this past weekend and we talk with W. Dubuque star graduate Brette Corey. Brette is a Missouri Valley Conference Champion in the 800m from 2015 and just recently helped the Uni Panthers to a strong third place showing in the Missouri Valley Conference Indoor Championships.

Next level Iowa Podcast February 23, 2016: Blake Boldon

Blake Boldon-Clarke of Osceola-Missouri St ©Cyclones Athletics

Blake Boldon-Clarke of Osceola-Missouri St
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On this week’s podcast we invite Blake Boldon, a 1998 graduate from and State Champion in the 1600m of Clarke of Osceola High School.  Blake went on to be a five-time Missouri Valley Champion at Missouri State, a Drake Relays Champion and a sub four minute miler.  Blake is now the Executive Director of the Monumental Marathon, this November in Indianapolis, IN.

Blake talks with us about is running career and what makes The Monumental Marathon a destination Marathon for Iowans.  More information about the Monumental Marathon Click Here!  

Next Level Iowa Podcast For February 16, 2016: Issac Wendland

Mike Jay and Issac Wendland-Charles City-Liberty ©Mike Jay

Mike Jay and Issac Wendland-Charles City-Liberty
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On this edition of the Next Level Iowa podcast we talk to Issac Wendland  Isaac was a star at Charles City. Still Iowa’s ONLY 4x champ in 1600…2005-2008.  Ran track and XC at Liberty U in VA….holds Liberty school record in 1500: 3:43.91 Still training…wants to go sub 4:00

More importantly we talk with Issac and his wife Libby about their adopting their beautiful 6yr old daughter, Eden.  We talk to Issac about his track career, faith and the newest member to his family.

To read Issac and Libby’s blogs about all their experiences Click Here! and also Click Here!

Mike and I also cover the latest results.  All this on the Next Level Iowa podcast.

Next Level Iowa Podcast February 9, 2016: Thomas Pollard

Thomas Pollard-Gilbert-ISU ©Michael Scott 2016

Thomas Pollard-Gilbert-ISU
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On this week’s edition of The Next Level Iowa Podcast we talk with State Champion from Gilbert High School and just recently the National Junior USATF Cross Country Champion.  Thomas won the USTF race in Bend Oregon last weekend and is prepping for the Pan-American Games in Venezuela next month.  Mike and I also discuss the results of the weekend’s big meets and look ahead to the final meets leading up to indoor championship season.

 

The Next Level Iowa Podcast for February 2, 2016: Zach Baker

Zach Baker-Eddyville-Blakesburg Fremont ©Des Moines Register

Zach Baker-Eddyville-Blakesburg Fremont
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On this week’s edition of the Next Level Iowa Podcast we talk with Zach Baker, a 2010 graduate from Eddiesville Blakesburg Fremont, one of the best road racers in the state.  Zach recently spent several months running and living with the Kenyans runners.  Zach talks about his trip and about his spring road racing plans.  Mike and I cover last weekends meets and look ahead on this edition of the Next Level Iowa Podcast.

Next Level Iowa Podcast for January 26, 2016: Karissa Schweizer

Karissa Schweizer-Dowling-Missouri ©Michael Scott

Karissa Schweizer-Dowling-Missouri
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On this week’s Next Level Iowa podcast we welcome Karissa Schweizer-Dowling-Missouri to the show.  Karissa ran the fastest mile in the SEC last week, one of the top ten marks so far in the nation.  It is also the 5th fastest mile in Mizzou history. Mike and I will also discuss our idea to sponsor a “Beer Mile” for all candidates for the upcoming Iowa Caucus.  !

Next Level Iowa Podcast: January 19, 2016

Khanishah Williams-Burlington-Iowa ©Darren Miller

Khanishah Williams-Burlington-Iowa
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On this week’s Next Level Iowa Podcast we talk with former Burlington High School prep and now a iowa Hawkeye, Khanishah Williams.  Khanishah is a state champion in the high jump and 100m hurdles and also a Big Ten High Jump Champion.  After taking a year off, Khanishah is now back to her championship ways.  We talk results as well all sorts of exciting Next Level Iowa topics!

 

Next Level Iowa Podcast: January 12

Frank Canady-IC West-Grinnell

Frank Canady-IC West-Grinnell

On this week’s podcast we talk with Iowa City West Alum and All Region and All Conference Runner for Grinnell College Frank Canady.  Frank is recovering from surgery to remove a tumor in his brain, but through his outlook and determination he is an inspiration to many.

Mike and I also cover the first few indoor meets and look ahead to a big weekend of meets coming up.

 

Next Level Iowa Podcast: January 5, 2016

Shayla Houlihan-SC East-UNI-Ast. Coach Cal. Berkley ©Sports Image Wire

Shayla Houlihan-SC East-UNI-Ast. Coach Cal. Berkley
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On this edition of the Next Level Iowa Podcast we talk with S.C.East grad. and former UNI Panther, now the assistant track/XC coach Shayla Houlihan. We talk with Shayla about her evolution from athlete to coach and also about her Cal. Bears and the upcoming indoor season. Take a listen to the Next Level Iowa Podcast!

Next Level Iowa Podcast: December 22, 2015

-Director of the Drake Relays ©Go Bulldogs

-Director of the Drake Relays
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On this week’s Next Level Iowa Podcast we talk with Drake Relays’ Director Brian Brown.  We discuss the great relationship between Des Moines and the Drake Relays as well as the relationship with major sponsors such as Hy-Vee.  Mike and I look back at 2015 and then ahead to 2016.  Take a listen to the Next Level Iowa Podcast.