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Next Level Iowa Podcast August 10, 2018: Mike Jay’s Coaches Clinic

Coaches and trainers at Mike's Coaches Clinic ©Jim Kirby 2018

Coaches and trainers at Mike’s Coaches Clinic
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On this edition of the Next Level Iowa Podcast we reflect back on Mike’s Coaches Clinic that he held in his garage.  it was a great night with high school and college coach and trainers, all sharing their experiences, techniques and goals about the great sport of cross country!

We also talk about Mark Fairley-Dubuque-Central great international showing at the FISU American Games held in Sao Paulo, Brazil.  All this and more on the Next Level Iowa Podcast!

 

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Shelby Houlihan and Karissa Schweizer in Belgium

podfeatureOn this edition of the Next Level Iowa Podcast, we come to you from Belgium where we were on hand for the great 5K run By Shelby Houlihan and Karissa Schweizer. Mike looks back on an exciting week were our Iowa athletes performed all over the world and made us proud! We look ahead to all the track and field action coming up in the weeks ahead.

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

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Next level Iowa Podcast June 26, 2018: USATF Rap

 

Rachel Schneider, Shelby Houlihan-SC East-ASU and Karissa Schweizer-Dowling-Mizzou ©Jim Kirby

Rachel Schneider, Shelby Houlihan-SC East-ASU and Karissa Schweizer-Dowling-Mizzou
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On this, possibly our longest podcast, Mike and I TRY to summarize this past weekend’s USATF Nationals Meet held on the Blue Oval of Drake Stadium.

We talk with Anna (Holdiman)McDonald-Logan Magnolia-Boise St. and Rebekah Topham-Griswald-Wichita St after their steeplechase. We caught up with Carter Lilly-SC East-Iowa and Erik Sowinski-Iowa after their 800m races.  After his 100m and 200m races, we spoke with Brandon Carnes-UNI and finally we spent some time with Alex Gochenour after her second place finish in the heptathlon.

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

Karissa Schweizer-Dowling-Mizzou, Shelby Houlihan-SC East-ASU and Jenny Simpson-Webster City
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Next Level Iowa Podcast June 18, 2018: Blake Boldon, Shelby Houlihan and Erik Sowinski

Erik Sowinski-Iowa ©Jim Kirby

Erik Sowinski-Iowa
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Feature photo: Karissa Schweizer-Dowling-Mizzou, Shelby Houlihan-SC East-ASU and Jenny Simpson-Webster City©Mike Brynes 2017

On this edition of the Next Level Iowa Podcast we get you pumped up for the USATF Nationals taking place this weekend on the Blue Oval of Drake Stadium!

We talk with the Director of the Drake Relays Blake Boldon about the high quality of world, national and Olympic caliber athletes competing this weekend.

We talk with Olympian and National Champion Shelby Houlihan-SC East-ASU about her monster win in the 1500m at the Prefontaine Classic and her thoughts about running the 1500m and the 5k at the USATF Nationals this weekend.

We talk with World Record holder Erik Sowinski-Iowa about the importance of having the Nationals in Iowa and his hopes this coming weekend as well.

GET DOWN TO DRAKE STADIUM FOR THE USATF NATIONALS!

All this and more on the Next Level Iowa Podcast!

 

Karissa Schweizer-Dowling-Mizzou
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Next Level Iowa Podcast July 12, 2018: Natties Wrap and USATF Preview

Karissa Schweizer-Dowling-Mizzou ©Michael Scott 2018

Karissa Schweizer-Dowling-Mizzou
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Feature photo: Karissa Schweizer-Dowling-Mizzou©Michael Scott 2018
Editor’s Note: A big “thank you!” to our NCAA Nationals Photographers, Michael Scott and Darren Miller!

On this edition of the Next Level Iowa Podcast we cover last weekend’s NCAA D1 National Championships and we look ahead to the USATF National Championships coming to the Blue Oval of Drake University later this month.

All this, plus Mike and my witty, bold and often prophetic commentary on this week’s Next Level Iowa Podcast!

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Next level Iowa Podcast For June 5, 2018: NCAA D1Nationals Preview

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©Jim Kirby

On this edition on the Next Level Iowa Podcast we get you ready for D1 Nationals this week in Eugene, Oregon.  We talk about all our Iowans competing and we check in with Iowa Hawkeyes’ Director of Track and Field Joey Woody, Cyclone Assistant Coach Jeremy Sudbury and Panthers’ Head Coach Dave Paulsen.

We also talk about Karissa Schweizer-Dowling-Mizzou as she gets ready for her 5K-10K double, trying to pick up two more National Championships.  All this plus Dam to Dam and a preview of USATF’s coming to Des Moines this month on the Next Level Iowa Podcast.

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Next Level Iowa Podcast For May 28, 2018: Nationals

Mark Fairley-Dubuque-Central ©Dutch Athletics

Mark Fairley-Dubuque-Central
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Feature photo: Shelby Houlihan-SC East-Arizona St©Latinos Corriendo-2018

On this edition of the Next level Iowa Podcast we talk about the D3 and NAIA Nationals which were held last week, we look ahead to the D1 Nationals and we talk about the Prefontaine Classic.

All this and more on the Next Level Iowa Podcast!

 

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Next Level Iowa Podcast For May 15, 2018: Conference Wrap-Sydni Milani-Mark Fairley-Tanasha Atwater

5-15-18-1On this edition of the Next Level Iowa Podcast we look at all the conference meets that took place last weekend.  We talk with Conference champions Tanasha Atwater-Day. Central-Dubuque and Mark Fairley-Dubuque-Central.  We also talk with rising star, Sydni Milani of SE Polk as she prepares for the State Meet and joining the Cyclones next year.

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

 

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Next Level Iowa Podcast For May 1st 2018: Drake Wrap-Brenda Martinez, Alex Wilson, Brette Corey and Michelle Mumm

Michelle Mumm-Neola-Morningside ©Jim Kirby 2018

Michelle Mumm-Neola-Morningside
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On this edition of the Next Level Iowa Podcast we look back at last weekend’s Drake Relays and talk to a variety of athletes such as Olympian Brenda Martinez, now professional Alex Wilson-Mt. Vernon Lisbon-UNI, Brette Corey-W. Dubuque-UNI and Michelle Mumm-Neola-Morningside.

Feature photo: Olympian Brenda Martinez ©Jim Kirby 2018

We also look ahead to the upcoming conference meets, regionals and the NCAA Nationals.  All this and more on this week’s Next Level Iowa Podcast.

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Next Level Iowa Podcast For April 24, 2018: Drake Relays! and Jason Cowley of the S.C. Journal

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On this edition of the Next Level Iowa Podcast we talk Drake Relays! “It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Our hearts will be glowing…..” Sorry about that, I get carried away sometimes!

Mike and I preview the coming Drake Relays Week, who to watch and where to watch them.

We also talk with long time sports reporter from the Sioux City Journal, Jason Cowley about athletes from Western Iowa and the weather they’ve faced this year.

We also take a look back at some of the other meets from last weekend.  All this more, on the Next Level Iowa Podcast!