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Next Level Iowa Update: Day 1 USATF Nationals Podcast!

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Today, for Day One at the USATF Nationals, the Iowans and those with Iowa Connections competing today are…

  • Sydney Laufenberg-Clinton-Ill St.: Jr. Disc
  • Laulauga Tausaga-Collins-Iowa: Jr. Disc
  • Kurtis Brondyke-Clinton-Central: SR. Decathlon
  • Derek Jacobus-C.R. Kennedy-Arkansas: Sr. Decathlon
  • Mathew Clark-Ames-UNI: SR. Decathlon
  • Erik Sowinski-Iowa: SR. 800m
  • Brette Corey-W. Dubuque-UNI: SR. 800m
  • Brandon Carnes-UNI: SR. 100m
  • Mar’yea Harris-Iowa: SR. 400m
  • Alex Wilson-Mt. Vernon Lisbon-UNI: SR. Steeplechase
  • Jenny Simpson-Webster City-Colorado: SR. 1500m
  • Meghan Peyton-Armstrong-Iowa: Sr. 10k
  • Reed Fischer-Drake: SR. 10k
  • Biya Simbassa-SC North-Iowa Cent-Oklahoma: SR 10k
Coach Dan Hostager talks with Asst. Coach Jacob Kraemmer and his Drake Bulldog greats, Brogan Austin-Boone-Drake, Conner Wells-DM Roosevelt-Drake and Reed Fischer-Drake
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Next Level Iowa Podcast for June 20, 2017: Drake Bulldogs’ Coach Dan Hostager

 

Coach Dan Hostager talks with Asst. Coach Jacob Kraemmer and his Drake Bulldog greats, Brogan Austin-Boone-Drake, Conner Wells-DM Roosevelt-Drake and Reed Fischer-Drake ©Doug Wells

Coach Dan Hostager talks with Asst. Coach Jacob Kraemmer and his Drake Bulldog greats, Brogan Austin-Boone-Drake, Conner Wells-DM Roosevelt-Drake and Reed Fischer-Drake
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On this edition of the Next Level Iowa Podcast we preview this weekend’s USATF Nationals taking place in Sacramento, CA and all of our Iowans competing.  We also speak with Drake Bulldogs’ Head Cross Country and Track Coach, Dan Hostager.  We talk with Coach Hostager about his Bulldogs and especially, Reed Fischer, MVC Champion and NCAA National Qualifier, who will be competing this weekend at the USATF’s.

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

 

Jasmine Staebler-Clayton Ridge-ISU
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Next Level Iowa Podcast for June 13, 2017: Iowa State’s Jasmine Staebler

Jasmine Staebler-Clayton Ridge-ISU ©Darren Miller/hawkeyesports.com

Jasmine Staebler-Clayton Ridge-ISU
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On this edition of The Next Level Iowa Podcast we recap the D1 NCAA Nationals which took place in Eugene, OR last week.

We also talk with 9-time state champion from Clayton Ridge H.S., now a 2-time All-American for Iowa State, Jasmine Staebler. We talk with Jasmine about her experience on the big stage of the NCAA Nationals.

We also lookahead to the upcoming USATF Nationals taking place in Sacramento, CA.  All this and more on The Next Level Iowa Podcast

 

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Next Level Iowa Podcast for June 6, 2017: Joy Ripslinger

Fellow Razorbacks Joy Ripslinger-Dav. Assumption and Alex Gouchenour-Logan Mag. ©Jim Kirby-2017

Fellow Razorbacks Joy Ripslinger-Dav. Assumption and Alex Gouchenour-Logan Mag.
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On this week’s edition of the Next level Iowa Podcast we talk with State Champion, Drake Relays Champion, and now Arkansas Razorback, Davenport Assumption’s Joy Ripslinger.

We also preview this weekend’s D1 National Championships featuring plenty of Iowans and Iowa connections.  All this and more on this edition of the Next Level Iowa Podcast!

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Next Level Iowa Podcast for May 30, 2017: Grand View’s Seth Roberson and Drake’s Reed Fischer

seth reedOn this week’s edition of the Next Level Podcast we discuss last week’s NAIA, D2 and D3 Nationals; the D1 Regionals and look ahead to the D1 Nationals in Eugene, OR.

Feature photo: reed Fischer-Drake and Grand View Coaches Val Veiock and Seth Roberson ©Doug Wells

We also talk with Grand View University’s throws coach Seth Roberson about how his Vikings faired this season and we speak with Drake Bulldog Reed Fischer, a Multi-MVC Champion and Drake Relays Champion, about his upcoming race at Nationals.

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

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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!