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
©Cyclones Athletics

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.
©Ames Tribune

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!

Next Level Iowa Podcast For Nov. 9, 2015

Jessica Heims- C.R. Prairie  ©TeamUsa.org

Jessica Heims- C.R. Prairie
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On this week’s addition of the Next Level Iowa Podcast we talk with Jessica Heims, a junior at Cedar Rapids Prairie High School, who finished 5th in the world at the Paralympic World Championships in Doha, Qatar.  We also talk with Boone HS graduate, Drake alum Brogan Austin who recently qualified for the Olympic Marathon Trials.    We also cover last weeks conference and regional meets and look ahead to D1 and D3 Regionals!

Next Level Iowa For November 3rd, 2015

Coach Dave Paulsen ©Panthers Athletics

Coach Dave Paulsen
©Panthers Athletics

This week on the Next Level Iowa Podcast we cover all the conference xc meets from last weekend and look ahead to the regional meets looming in the coming weeks.  We also talk with new UNI Panther Head XC, Track and Field Coach, All-American Dave Paulsen.

The Next Level Iowa Podcast For 10-27-2015

Kyle Kepler-Utah ©Jim Kirby

Kyle Kepler-Utah
©Jim Kirby

On this edition of the Next Level Iowa Podcast we will talk with Webster City/Fort Dodge Native, former UNI Panther athlete and UNI head coach, now the head women’s cross country, track field coach for the Utah Utes, Kyle Kepler.  We will also cover all the NAIA and DII conference meets from last weekend and look ahead to the DIII and DI conference meets this weekend.  We will also ask penetrating questions such as “should the Iowa High School State Meet copy the old Seminole Valley Stampede tradition of having a horse lead the races this Saturday in Fort Dodge?”  😉  We cover it all on this edition of the Next Level Iowa Podcast.

Next Level Iowa Podcast: October 20, 2015

Layne Anderson and Diane Nikuri ©Jim Kirby

Layne Anderson and Diane Nikuri
©Jim Kirby

On this edition of the Next Level iowa Podcast we cover the Wisconsin Adidas Invite, Pre-Nationals in Louisville, the Bradley Invite and the DIII meets in Wisconsin.  We also talk with University Iowa Hawkeye Head Cross Country Coach Layne Anderson about all the Iowans on the Hawkeye squad.

Next Level Iowa Podcast 10-13-15: A Talk With Zach Baker

Zach Baker-Eddyville-Blakesburg Fremont ©Des Moines Register

Zach Baker-Eddyville-Blakesburg Fremont
©Des Moines Register

On this week’s edition of the Next Level Iowa Podcast we talk with Eddysville Blakesburg Fremont alum Zach Baker about his great post high school career, his upcoming trip to Kenya and some of his struggles along the way.  This and much more on the Next Level Iowa Podcast.

Next Level Iowa Podcast October 7, 2015

Alana Enabnit-Clear Lake-Warburg-Cal. Baptist ©Jim Kirby

Alana Enabnit-Clear Lake-Warburg-Cal. Baptist
©Jim Kirby

On this edition of The Next Level Iowa Podcast we talk with Clear Lake State Champion, Wartburg All American and now Grad. student and running for Cal. Baptist College in Riverside, CA, Alana Enabnit.  Forever courageous and forever a smile on her face, Alana has endured much adversity in her running career, but now healthy again, is trying to bring herself and her new team to championship form.

Mike and I also cover last week’s meet results and talk about Obsie Birru’s sensational Twin Cities’ Marathon as well as other Iowan’s road race achievements.

 

Podcast fro September 30, 2015

Alec Baldwin-Spirit Lake-Black Hills State ©Jim Kirby

Alec Baldwin-Spirit Lake-Black Hills State
©Jim Kirby

On this week’s edition of the Next Level Iowa Podcast we cover Griak and some of the other meets taking place throughout the country featuring Iowa athletes and we talk to Black Hills State’s, and the Pride of Spirit Lake, Iowa  Alec Baldwin about his victory at The Roy Griak Invitational.

 

Next Level Iowa Podcast For September 22, 2015

The Roy Griak Invitational ©Jim Kirby

The Roy Griak Invitational
©Jim Kirby

On this week’s podcast Mike and I discuss the Augustana Twilight Meet In Sioux Falls, The St. Olaf Invite and The Woodie Greeno Meet in Lincoln, NE.  We also look ahead to Griak and anticipate the upcoming xc action involving our Iowa Athletes.