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Next Level Iowa Podcast For February 20, 2018: Mason Tope and Jessica Heims

tope heims-1On this edition of the Next Level Iowa Podcast we cover last weekend’s meets leading up to the conference meets and preview the upcoming conference meets.

We talk with Mason Tope-Dav. Central-Loras about transitions from xc to indoor and outdoor seasons.  We also catch up with Rio Paralympian Jessica Heims-CR Prairie-UNI about her goals for the future Paralympics and as a collegiate runner.

All this and more on the Next Level Iowa Podcast.

Kyle Kepler--Utah
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Next Level Iowa Podcast For February 12, 2018: Coach Kyle Kepler

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Elijah Young-DM Lincoln-ISU
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On this edition of the Next Level Iowa Podcast we talk with Coach Kyle Kepler, Head Women’s Cross Country and Track Coach for the Utah Utes. We talk with Coach Kepler about Iowan Trina Marino-Urbandale-Utah and her progress in her freshman year at the D1 level.

We also talk with Elijah Young-DM Lincoln-ISU about his career as a Hurdler for the Cyclones.

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

Feature photo: Kyle Kepler-Webster City-Utah©Jim Kirby 2015 
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Next Level Iowa Podcast For February 7, 2018: UNI Week

Untitled-a1On this edition of the Next Level Iowa Podcast we feature the UNI Panthers while talking with Brette Correy-W. Dubuque-UNI, Coach Dave Paulsen-Waverly Shellrock-UNI and Alex Wilson-Mt. Vernon Lisbon.

We also talk to Johanna Topham-Griswald-Hawkeye Comm and ask her about her freshman season at the Junior College Level.

We talk results and so much more! All this on this edition of the Next Level Iowa Podcast.

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Next Level Iowa Podcast #655 January 29, 2018: Blake Bolden-Exciting News For the High School Drake Relays!

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Blake Boldon-Director of the Drake Relays
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On this edition of the Next Level Iowa Podcast, Blake Bolden, Director of the Drake Relays gives us an exclusive announcement regarding the high school athletes qualifying for the Drake Relays! Blake also gets caught up on all the Pre-Drake activities and other special announcements to follow!

If that is not enough to peak your interest, how about all the exciting news and results from last weeks meet?! All this and more on the Next Level Iowa Podcast!

Iowa's Indoor Track
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Next Level Iowa Podcast: Coach Joey Woody-Big Announcement in Iowa City!

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Coach Joey Woody-Iowa
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On this edition of the Next Level Iowa Podcast, we can barely contain ourselves with all that is going on for our state.  We talk with the Director of Track and Field at the University of Iowa about the HUGE meet taking place this weekend at the Larry Wieczorek Invitational.  It is shaping up to feel like the Indoor Drake Relays!  Coach Woody talks about the huge meet and also about his Hawkeye track team.

Feature photo: Iowa’s Indoor Track©Jack Rossi-Hawkeye Sports.com

 

If that isn’t enough, Mike and I “try” and get to all of the great things our Iowans have done already in this early indoor track and field season!  All this and more on the Next Level Iowa Podcast!

 

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Next Level Iowa Podcast For January 9, 2018: Blake Boldon

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Blake Boldon-Director of the Drake Relays
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On this edition of the Next Level Iowa Podcast, Director of the Drake Relays Blake Boldon gets us even more excited for the Drake Relays!  Blake talks about the changes to the Drake Relays Road Races and other exciting announcements for this years Relays!

Mike and I also get revved up for the coming week’s indoor track meets and we preview our 2017 NEXTIE AWARDS for 2017!  All this and more on the Next Level Iowa Podcast!

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Next Level Podcast For January 2, 2018: Casey Blake

Casey Blake-Indianola ©Indianola Athletics

Casey Blake-Indianola
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On this edition of the Next Level Iowa Podcast we welcome Indianola High School graduate, All-Star 3rd Basemen, most notably from the Cleveland Indians and Los Angeles Dodgers, Casey Blake.  We talk with Casey about his state championship DMR race of 1990, and we talk baseball, sports and a whole lot more.

We also look ahead to the high school and collegiate indoor track seasons.  All this and more on the Next LevelIowa Podcast!

Feature photo: Casey Blake Los Angeles Dodgers ©LA Times 
Mary Young-Urbandale-Drake 
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Next Level Iowa Podcast For December 28, 2017: Mary Young Show #550

Mary Young-Urbandale-Drake ©Doug Wells

Mary Young-Urbandale-Drake
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On this edition of the Next Level Iowa Podcast we talk with Urbandale State Champion and Missouri Valley Champion Drake Bulldog, Mary Young.  Mary talks about her outdoor 100m hurdles championship and how that is invigorating her for her indoor and outdoor senior year.

Mike and I also close out 2017 by highlighting some of our favorite interviews and talk about the possible 2017 “Nextie Award” winners.  All this and more on the Next Level Iowa Podcast.

 

Blake Boldon-Director of the Drake Relays
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Next Level Iowa Podcast For December 19,2017: Blake Boldon

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Blake Boldon-Director of the Drake Relays
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On this edition of the Next Level Iowa Podcast we talk with Drake Relays Director Blake Boldon who is preparing for the Relays.  We talk about all the things that make the Relays the best in the country and also the exciting possibilities for this coming year.  All this and more on this week’s Next Level Iowa Podcast!

Runners and the New York Road Runners (from left): NYRR’s Mary Wittenberg, Peter Gilmore, Hendrick Ramaala, NYRR’s Sam Grotewold, NYRR’s David Monti, Viktor Rothlin, Abdi Abdirahman, Nina Rillstone and Alan Culpepper
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Next Level Iowa Podcast For December 13, 2017: Sam Grotewold Senior Manager For the NYRR

Sam Grotewold-Senior Manager of Professional Athletes at the New York Road Runners

Sam Grotewold-Senior Manager of Professional Athletes at the New York Road Runners

On this edition of the Next Level Iowa Podcast we talk with Sam Grotewold, the Senior Manager of Professional Athletes for the New York Road Runners.  Sam is a leader in the sport at many levels, including is work with the NYRR at Races such as The New York Marathon and the 2016 Olympic Trials.  Sam is a regular contributor to Flotrack and Let’s Run websites as he is responsible for the handling of elite athletes such as Iowa’s own Jenny Simpson. Sam was born in Ames, Iowa and ran at Simpson College.

Feature photo: Runners and the New York Road Runners (from left): NYRR’s Mary Wittenberg, Peter Gilmore, Hendrick Ramaala, NYRR’s Sam Grotewold, NYRR’s David Monti, Viktor Rothlin, Abdi Abdirahman, Nina Rillstone and Alan Culpepper@sportsbusinessdailey.com

We also talk about the early indoor meets involving our Iowans as well as covering the results of the USATF Club Nationals held last week.  All this and more on this week’s Next Level Iowa Podcast!