U. Dubuque Mens and Women's XC Team 2017
©Spartans Athletics 2017

Next Level Iowa Podcast For October 17, 2017: U. of Dubuque Asst. Coach Rich Maleniak

Rich Maleniak-U. of Dubuque ©Spartan Athletics

Rich Maleniak-U. of Dubuque
©Spartan Athletics

On this edition of the Next Level Iowa Podcast we talk with, newly hired assistant track and cross country coach for the University of Dubuque, Rich Maleniak.  We talk with Coach Maleniak about his hopes in building the Spartans program for both track and cross country.

Feature photo: U. Dubuque Mens and Women’s XC Team 2017 ©Spartans Athletics 2017

Mike and I also cover last week’s big meets involving our Iowa runners and we look ahead to the high school championship cross country and the collegiate conference and regional meets.

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

Leah Seivert-Sibley-Ocheyedan-Augustana
©Vikings Athletics

Next Level Iowa Podcast for October 10, 2017 Leah Seivert

Leah Seivert-Sibley-Ocheyedan-Augustana ©Vikings Athletics

Leah Seivert-Sibley-Ocheyedan-Augustana
©Vikings Athletics

On this edition of the Next Level Iowa Podcast we talk with Leah Seivert, a state champion from Sibley Ocheyeden High School and currently a junior at Augustana College in South Dakota.  We talk with Leah about her tough transition from high school to college running as well as some of the demons she has battled recently.  Leah has a web site called “Break Free and Run,” (click here) where she is sharing how she is “Learning to break free from perfectionism and embrace the life God has given me”

Feature photo: Leah Seivert-Sibley-Ocheyedan-Augustana ©Vikings Athletics

 

Jason Thomas-Dowling Catholic-ISU Running Club
©Jim Kirby 2017

Next Level Iowa Podcast-October 3, 2017: Jason Thomas

Jason Thomas-Dowling Catholic-ISU Running Club ©Jim Kirby 2017

Jason Thomas-Dowling Catholic-ISU Running Club
©Jim Kirby 2017

On this edition of the Next Level Iowa Podcast we talk with Dowling Grad., State Champion and Drake Relays Champion, now in college and running for the Iowa State Running Club.  We talk with Jason about collegiate running clubs and his success on the roads and on the cross country course as a college running club member.

All this and results to, on the Next Level Iowa Podcast!

Ian McKenzie-Dowling-Simpson and Sadie Timms-Gilbert-Simpson, doing their best to follow Mike and my banter on today's podcast.

Next Level Iowa Podcast for September 26, 2017

Julia Noah-Urbandale-S. Dakota and Lindsey Joyce-S.C.Heelan ©Nextleveliowa.com

Julia Noah-Urbandale-S. Dakota and Lindsey Joyce-S.C.Heelan
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On this edition of The Next Level Iowa Podcast, we welcome Sadie Timms-Gilbert-Simpson and Ian McKenzie-Dowling-Simpson to the show to talk about their season and running at the NCAA D3 level.

Feature photo: Ian McKenzie-Dowling-Simpson and Sadie Timms-Gilbert-Simpson, doing their best to follow Mike and my banter on today’s podcast.  

We will also hear from Julia Noah-Urbandale-S. Dakota and Lindsey Joyce-S.C. Heelan-S. Dakota and find out how their careers are going with the Coyotes.

All this and more on The Next Level Iowa Podcast!

Mason Tope-Central Dav.-Loras and Mackenzie Yanek-PV-Alabama

Next Level Iowa Podcast For September 21, 2017: Mackenzie Yanek and Mason Tope

Mason Tope-Central Dav.-Loras and Mackenzie Yanek-PV-Alabama

Mason Tope-Central Dav.-Loras and Mackenzie Yanek-PV-Alabama

On this week’s edition of the Next Level Iowa Podcast we talk with Mackenzie Yanek-Pleasent Valley about her comeback sophomore year as a member of the Crimson Tide of Alabama and we talk with Mason Tope-Davenport Central about his fabulous senior he is having with the Duhawks of Loras.

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

 

Sarah Hopkins, Head Women's Cross Country Coach at Minnesota
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Next level Iowa Podcast for September 12, 2017: Sarah Hopkins

Sarah Hopkins, Head Women's Cross Country Coach at Minnesota ©Golden Gopher Athletics

Sarah Hopkins, Head Women’s Cross Country Coach at Minnesota
©Golden Gopher Athletics

On this edition of the Next Level Iowa Podcast we talk with the Minnesota Golden Gophers’ Head Women’s Cross Country Coach Sarah Hopkins.  We talk with Sarah about our Iowa rising stars on her team, Abby Kohut-Jackson-Ballard-Minnesota and Elyse Prescott-Urbandale-Minnesota.

We also talk rankings, results and whole lot more!  All this on this week’s edition of The Next Level Iowa Podcast!

Tyler Mulder-Joanna Topham

Next Level Iowa Podcast For September 7, 2017:Tyler Mulder and Joanna Topham

 

Joanna Topham-Griswald-Hawkeye Comm. © Jill Dahlstrom-2017

Joanna Topham-Griswald-Hawkeye Comm.
© Jill Dahlstrom-2017

Feature photo: Tyler Mulder-Unity Christian-UNI @Jill Dahlstrom, Joanna Topham-Griswold-Hawkeye Comm ©Mike Brynes

Finally!  We are back on the airwaves!  After a week of scrambling due to some moving and renovating of the Next Level Iowa Radio Studio, we are able to post our podcast with the help of the friendly folks at Simpson College!

On this week’s edition of the Next Level Iowa Podcast we catch up on some early xc results and we talk with first year, mens and women’s xc coach at Hawkeye Community College, Tyler Mulder and his #1 Women’s runner, not Rebekah Topham…but younger sister Joanna Topham!

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

Dan O'Brien-World Champion and Olympic Gold Medalist
©special to Next Level Iowa

Next Level Iowa Podcast For August 22, 2017: World and Olympic Champion Dan O’Brien

Dan O'Brien-World Champion and Olympic Gold Medalist ©special to Next Level Iowa

Dan O’Brien-World Champion and Olympic Gold Medalist
©special to Next Level Iowa

On this edition of the Next Level Iowa Podcast, we talk with World Champion and Olympic Gold Medalist in the decathlon, Dan O’Brien.  Dan’s epic story of disappointment and redemption on the world stage is one of heroism and courage.  Dan joins us and shares his story and insights on today’s athlete, the state of track and field and our Iowans who excel in the multis.

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

Jamie (Elbert) Busby-Indianola-Simpson competes with Betsy Flood-Dowling-Iowa and Katie Flood-Dowling-Washington
©Jim Kirby-2008

Next Level Iowa Podcast For August 15, 2017: Jamie (Elbert) Busby-Indianola-Simpson

 

Jamie Elbert-Indianola-Simpson ©Jim Kirby-2008

Jamie Elbert-Indianola-Simpson
©Jim Kirby-2008

Feature photo: Jamie (Elbert) Busby-Indianola-Simpson competes with Betsy Flood-Dowling-Iowa and Katie Flood-Dowling-Washington©Jim Kirby-2008

On this edition of The Next Level Iowa Podcast we talk with former Indianola High School great and Simpson College Grad. Jamie (Elbert) Busby. Jamie is now entering into a coaching career as the Simpson Mens and Women’s Asst. Cross Country Coach.

We talk with Jamie about her days of running with the greatest high school/college female runners in the history of Iowa track, not to mention the best in the country. Jamie, while at Indianola ran with Shelby Houlihan, The Flood sisters, the Dinsdale twins, Colette Gnade, Ellen Daugherty and Olivia Johnson. We also talk with Jamie about her transition to Coaching at the D3 level at Simpson.

Mike and I also talk about the World Championships, the performances of our Drake Relays alums, good bye to Usain Bolt and much much more!

Take a listen to this week’s Next Level Iowa Podcast!

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Next Level Iowa Podcast For August 9, 2017: Josh Hildebrand New XC Coach at Liberty High School

Josh Hildebrand-Decorah-Luther ©Iowa Press-Citizen

Josh Hildebrand-Decorah-Luther
©Iowa Press-Citizen

On this week’s edition of the Next Level Iowa Podcast we talk about the World Championships that are going on this week in London, featuring our Iowans.

We also talk with newly named boys cross country coach Josh Hildebrand, who takes over at the new Liberty High School in the Iowa City Area.

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