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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

Trina Mareno-Urbandale-Utah ©Jim Kirby-2016

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

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

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

 

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Next Level Iowa Podcast For March 8, 2014: NAIA and USATF Wrap, D1,D3 Preview

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Shelby Houlihan-SC East-Arizona St
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On this edition of the Next Level Iowa Podcast we take a look back at the USATF Indoor Nationals in Albuquerque, NM featuring our Iowans such as Shelby Houlihan and adopted Iowan Erik Sowinski,  We also recap the NAIA Nationals and then look ahead to this week’s NCAA D1 and D3 Nationals.

Feature photo: Shelby Houlihan-SC East-Arizona St  ©Erik Aguilar www.painani.org

All this along with Mike and my charming wit and insight….(something like that 😉 on the Next Level Iowa Podcast!

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Next Level Iowa Podcast For March 1, 2017: Conference Wrap

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Will Teubel- Mt. Vernon-Iowa
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On this week’s edition of The Next Level Iowa Podcast we wrap up last weekend’s conference meets and look ahead to the collegiate and professional national meets involving our Iowans.  All this and more, on The Next Level Iowa Podcast!

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Next Level Iowa Podcast For February 21, 2017: Emmitt Wheatley, Dave Cleveland and Joe Dunham

Emmitt Wheatley-Adair Casey-Simpson ©Jim Kirby 2017

Emmitt Wheatley-Adair Casey-Simpson
©Jim Kirby 2017

On this week’s edition of the Next Level Iowa Podcast we talk about all of last week’s meets and we talk with Adair Casey graduate, now a Simpson Storm Sensation, Emmitt Wheatley.  We also talk with coaches Dave Cleveland of Simpson and Joe Dunham of Central.

All this and more on the Next Level Iowa Podcast!