Augustana Mens and Women's Cross Country  Teams 2017
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Next Level Iowa Podcast for November 14, 2017: Augustana Coach Tracy Hellman

Augustana Coach Tracy Hellman receives Regional Coaching Award ©Vikings Athletics 2017

Augustana Coach Tracy Hellman receives Regional Coaching Award
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On this edition of the Next Level Iowa Podcast we talk about the D1, D2 and the D3 Regionals as well as the NCAA Junior College Championships.

Feature photo: Augustana Mens and Women’s Cross Country Teams 2017©Vikings Athletics 2017

We talk with National Champion Head Cross Country and Track Coach at Augustana in Sioux Falls, SD, Tracy Hellman about his team’s performances last Saturday at Regionals and look ahead to their D2 National Championship chances this coming weekend.

We also look ahead to championship weekend for all levels on this edition of the Next Level Iowa Podcast!

Coach Andrea Grove-McDonough and the ISU Cyclones
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Next Level Iowa Podcast for November 8, 2017: Iowa State Women’s Coach Andrea Grove-McDonough

ISU Coach Andrea Grove McDonough  ©Jim Kirby

ISU Coach Andrea Grove McDonough
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On this edition of the Next Level Iowa Podcast we talk with Iowa State’s Women’s Coach Andrea Grove-McDonough about the Cyclone men and women as they prepare for the Midwest Regional Meet in Ames this Friday.

We also talk about the NAIA conference meet results from last week and look ahead to the upcoming D1 and d3 regional meets this weekend.  All this and more, on this week’s Next Level Iowa Podcast!

Coach Bob Schultz-Loras
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Next Level Iowa Podcast for October 31st, 2017: Coach Bob Schultz

Coach Bob Schultz-Loras ©Jim Kirby 2017

Coach Bob Schultz-Loras
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On this edition of the Next Level Iowa Podcast we talk with Loras Head XC Coach Bob Schultz.  We talk with Coach Schultz about his Conference Champion Men’s Team as well as his overall successful women’s program.  Recently Coach Schultz’s mens team won the IIAC Conference Championship for the fourth year inboxed a row and consequently, Coach Schultz earned Conference Coach of the Year!

We also cover conference meets at all levels.  All this and more on the Next Level Iowa Podcast!

 

Minnesota Women's Cross Country
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Next Level Iowa Podcast for October 24, 2017: Abby Kohut Jackson and Elyse Prescott

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Abby Kohut-Jackson-Ballard-Minnesota
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Elyse Prescott-Urbandale-Minnesota ©Jim Kirby

Elyse Prescott-Urbandale-Minnesota
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On this edition of the Next Level Iowa Podcast we talk with former Iowa high school state champions, Abby Kohut-Jackson-Ballard and Elyse Prescott-Urbandale, who are now running for the University of Minnesota Golden Gophers.

Feature photo: Minnesota Women’s Cross Country©Golden Gophers Athletics

We also talk results, including the Regional Running Club Championships, NAIA, NCAA D3 and so much more on this edition of the Next Level Iowa Podcast!

U. Dubuque Mens and Women's XC Team 2017
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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
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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
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Next Level Iowa Podcast for October 10, 2017 Leah Seivert

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Leah Seivert-Sibley-Ocheyedan-Augustana
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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
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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
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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
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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!