Jenny Simpson-Webster City-Colorado 
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Next Level Iowa Podcast: Drake Relays Announcements From Blake Boldon

 

Jenny Simpson and Mike Mahon ©Jim Kirby-2013

Jenny Simpson and Mike Mahon
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Feature photo: Jenny Simpson-Webster City-Colorado ©Jim Kirby 2017

On this edition of the Next Level Iowa Podcast Blake Boldon announces more elite track and field entries for this year’s Drake Relays!  Listen to the show and hear all about the latest Drake Relays Announcements!

We also talk about last week’s big Stanford meet, check in with Ryan Murphy-Lin Mar-Arkansas after his 10k debut and a whole lot more!

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

Next Level Iowa Podcast For March 27, 2018: Blake Bolden

Blake Boldon-Director of the Drake Relays ©Jim Kirby 2017

Blake Boldon-Director of the Drake Relays
©Jim Kirby 2017

On this edition of the Next Level Iowa Podcast, we catch up with Drake Relays Executive Director Blake Bolden and talk Relays, Relays!

We also take a look at early results from this fledgling outdoor season and look ahead to the big meets this coming week!

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

Mizzou Coach Marc Burns hugs National Champion Karissa Schweizer-Dowling-Mizzou
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Next Level Iowa Podcast For March 20, 2018: Mizzou Coach Marc Burns

 

Marc Burns-Mizzou, Karissa Schweizer-Dowling-Mizzou ©Jim Kirby-2016

Marc Burns-Mizzou, Karissa Schweizer-Dowling-Mizzou
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Feature photo: Mizzou Coach Marc Burns hugs National Champion Karissa Schweizer-Dowling-Mizzou©Mizzou Athletics

On this edition of the Next Level Iowa Podcast Mike and I talk with Mizzou Head Cross Country and Act. Track Coach, Marc Burns. We talk about his experience coaching 5-time National Champion Karissa Schweizer.

We also talk about early outdoor season, the upcoming Drake Relays, the High School Blue Standard and the USATF Championship Meet coming to Drake this summer.

All this and more on the Next Level Iowa Podcast!

Karissa Schweizer-Dowling-Mizzou
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Next Level Iowa Podcast For March 15, 2018: Indoor Natties Wrap

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Feature photo: Karissa Schweizer-Dowling-Mizzou©Mizzou Athletics

This edition of the Next Level Iowa Podcast was once again put together late and a bit piecemeal as Mike and I were unable to get together as usual.  A big week for indoor nationals for the D1, D2 and D3 athletes and Mike and I do our best to keep you updated on all our Iowa Athletes performing at all levels.

 

 

Karissa Schweizer-Dowling Mizzou
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Next Level Iowa Podcast For March 8, 2018: National Indoors

Ronnoja Ayers-Des Moines-GVU, Kennedy King -Assumption-GVU, Katie Roberts-Ankeny-GVU, and Chantel Blair-Boone-GVU  ©Vikings Athletics

Ronnoja Ayers-Des Moines-GVU, Kennedy King -Assumption-GVU, Katie Roberts-Ankeny-GVU, and Chantel Blair-Boone-GVU
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Feature photo: Karissa Schweizer-Dowling Mizzou©Mizzou Athletics 2018

On this edition of the Next Level Iowa Podcast, Mike and I put together our podcast from different parts of the world.  We wanted to make sure and highlight our Iowans who made us proud last weekend at the Junior College and NAIA National Meets and look ahead to this week’s D1 and D3 National Meets.  Tune in for everything you need to know about our Iowan competing in the indoor track national meets across the country

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Next Level Iowa Podcast For February 27, 2018: Joe Dunham

Joe Dunham, Head Coach Central ©Jim Kirby

Joe Dunham, Head Coach Central
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On this edition of the Next Level Iowa Podcast we cover all the conference meets from last week.  We also talk with Central  Coach Joe Dunham.  We look ahead to the national indoor meets coming  up this weekend and next, as well as talk about Mike’s brand new microphone/headset!  All this and more on the Next Level Iowa Podcast!

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Next Level Iowa Podcast For February 20, 2018: Mason Tope and Jessica Heims

tope heims-1On this edition of the Next Level Iowa Podcast we cover last weekend’s meets leading up to the conference meets and preview the upcoming conference meets.

We talk with Mason Tope-Dav. Central-Loras about transitions from xc to indoor and outdoor seasons.  We also catch up with Rio Paralympian Jessica Heims-CR Prairie-UNI about her goals for the future Paralympics and as a collegiate runner.

All this and more on the Next Level Iowa Podcast.

Kyle Kepler--Utah
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Next Level Iowa Podcast For February 12, 2018: Coach Kyle Kepler

Elijah Young-DM Lincoln-ISU ©Luke Lu-Cyclones Athletics

Elijah Young-DM Lincoln-ISU
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On this edition of the Next Level Iowa Podcast we talk with Coach Kyle Kepler, Head Women’s Cross Country and Track Coach for the Utah Utes. We talk with Coach Kepler about Iowan Trina Marino-Urbandale-Utah and her progress in her freshman year at the D1 level.

We also talk with Elijah Young-DM Lincoln-ISU about his career as a Hurdler for the Cyclones.

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

Feature photo: Kyle Kepler-Webster City-Utah©Jim Kirby 2015 
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Next Level Iowa Podcast For February 7, 2018: UNI Week

Untitled-a1On this edition of the Next Level Iowa Podcast we feature the UNI Panthers while talking with Brette Correy-W. Dubuque-UNI, Coach Dave Paulsen-Waverly Shellrock-UNI and Alex Wilson-Mt. Vernon Lisbon.

We also talk to Johanna Topham-Griswald-Hawkeye Comm and ask her about her freshman season at the Junior College Level.

We talk results and so much more! All this on this edition of the Next Level Iowa Podcast.

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Next Level Iowa Podcast #655 January 29, 2018: Blake Bolden-Exciting News For the High School Drake Relays!

Blake Boldon-Director of the Drake Relays ©Jin kirby

Blake Boldon-Director of the Drake Relays
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On this edition of the Next Level Iowa Podcast, Blake Bolden, Director of the Drake Relays gives us an exclusive announcement regarding the high school athletes qualifying for the Drake Relays! Blake also gets caught up on all the Pre-Drake activities and other special announcements to follow!

If that is not enough to peak your interest, how about all the exciting news and results from last weeks meet?! All this and more on the Next Level Iowa Podcast!