Next Level Iowa Podcast for January 26, 2016: Karissa Schweizer

Karissa Schweizer-Dowling-Missouri ©Michael Scott

Karissa Schweizer-Dowling-Missouri
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On this week’s Next Level Iowa podcast we welcome Karissa Schweizer-Dowling-Missouri to the show.  Karissa ran the fastest mile in the SEC last week, one of the top ten marks so far in the nation.  It is also the 5th fastest mile in Mizzou history. Mike and I will also discuss our idea to sponsor a “Beer Mile” for all candidates for the upcoming Iowa Caucus.  !

Next Level Iowa Podcast: January 19, 2016

Khanishah Williams-Burlington-Iowa ©Darren Miller

Khanishah Williams-Burlington-Iowa
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On this week’s Next Level Iowa Podcast we talk with former Burlington High School prep and now a iowa Hawkeye, Khanishah Williams.  Khanishah is a state champion in the high jump and 100m hurdles and also a Big Ten High Jump Champion.  After taking a year off, Khanishah is now back to her championship ways.  We talk results as well all sorts of exciting Next Level Iowa topics!

 

Next Level Iowa Podcast: January 12

Frank Canady-IC West-Grinnell

Frank Canady-IC West-Grinnell

On this week’s podcast we talk with Iowa City West Alum and All Region and All Conference Runner for Grinnell College Frank Canady.  Frank is recovering from surgery to remove a tumor in his brain, but through his outlook and determination he is an inspiration to many.

Mike and I also cover the first few indoor meets and look ahead to a big weekend of meets coming up.

 

Next Level Iowa Podcast: January 5, 2016

Shayla Houlihan-SC East-UNI-Ast. Coach Cal. Berkley ©Sports Image Wire

Shayla Houlihan-SC East-UNI-Ast. Coach Cal. Berkley
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On this edition of the Next Level Iowa Podcast we talk with S.C.East grad. and former UNI Panther, now the assistant track/XC coach Shayla Houlihan. We talk with Shayla about her evolution from athlete to coach and also about her Cal. Bears and the upcoming indoor season. Take a listen to the Next Level Iowa Podcast!

Next Level Iowa Podcast: December 22, 2015

-Director of the Drake Relays ©Go Bulldogs

-Director of the Drake Relays
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On this week’s Next Level Iowa Podcast we talk with Drake Relays’ Director Brian Brown.  We discuss the great relationship between Des Moines and the Drake Relays as well as the relationship with major sponsors such as Hy-Vee.  Mike and I look back at 2015 and then ahead to 2016.  Take a listen to the Next Level Iowa Podcast.

Next Level Podcast: December 16, 2015

Greg Edwards and Rebekah Topham

We record this week’s podcast in the NEW Next Level Iowa Broadcast Center and our first guest in our new studio is Greg Edwards, President and CEO of Catch Des Moines.  We talk with Greg about all the things that Catch Des Moines does to bring outstanding track and field events to Des Moines as well as promoting all the great events that they help bring to Des Moines.

We also catch up with Rebekah Topham former Griswold HS prep and now a Shocker at Wichita State.  Rebekah was a multi state champion, Drake Relays Champion and now the Freshman of the Year for the Missouri Valley Conference.

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

Next Level Iowa Podcast For December 8, 2015

Coach Joey Woody-Iowa ©Darren Miller

Coach Joey Woody-Iowa
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On this week’s Next Level Iowa Podcast we talk with Iowa Hawkeye track coach Joey Woody.  We also take a look at the early indoor meets.

Next Level Iowa Podcast For December 2, 2015

Grand View U's throws coach Seth Roberson talks with Veiock-WDM-GVU ©Jim Kirby

Grand View U’s throws coach Seth Roberson talks with Veiock-WDM-GVU
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On this week’s podcast we talk to the Grand View University track coaches, head coach Jerry Monner  and assistant and throws coach Seth Roberson about the Vikings and the upcoming indoor track season.  We also talk with Sub 5 Running Camp for Girls Director Janet Leet.  Janet talks about her unique cross country camp reserved for girls.  More info can be found at www.runsub5.com

 

Next Level Iowa Special: Honoring the 1985 ISU Women’s Cross Country Team

1985 ISU Women's Cross Country Team ©Cyclones Athletics

1985 ISU Women’s Cross Country Team
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A heartfelt thank you to Tami Prescott for joining us on this special podcast.  Tami was a member on that 1985 ISU cross country team who tragically lost their head coach, assistant coach, a student trainer and three teammates who were also very close friends.  We try to honor that team and also celebrate that 1985 season where the ISU women shocked the world by finishing second at the NCAA Nationals that year.

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Next Level Iowa Podcast for November 17, 2015

Chandler Austin-Boone-Boise St. ©Ames Tribune

Chandler Austin-Boone-Boise St.
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On this week’s edition of the Next Level Iowa podcast we recap all the regional cross country meets from last weekend.  We also talk with Boone High School State Champion Chandler Austin who is now on the eve of running his first Division I NCAA Championships with the Broncos of Boise State.  Then we look ahead to nationals next weekend!