Prairie Track & Field Podcast
Episode 36: North Dakota XC State Meet Preview

Episode 36: North Dakota XC State Meet Preview

October 21, 2021

It's our favorite time of the year: championship season! Listen to Cam, Ryan, and guest host Nate Peterson break down all four championship races, predict individual and team winners, and make some interesting prop bets along the way!

Episode 35: ND High School Conference/Region Recap

Episode 35: ND High School Conference/Region Recap

October 15, 2021

The post-season is what every athlete lives for, and it's finally back! Three of North Dakota's four region meets took place this past weekend, and each of them deserves a recap. Cam & Ryan break down each conference & region meet and highlight our individual champions. Plus listen to Cam rant about just how hard it is to find meet results.

Episode 34: Griak, Tie-Breakers, and Hemoglobin

Episode 34: Griak, Tie-Breakers, and Hemoglobin

October 2, 2021

Thank goodness for the last minute, without it we would never get anything done. Last weekend was BIG for North Dakota cross country for both good and bad reasons. Cam & Ryan dissect the Griak meet, a Williston-Bismarck Century tie breaker, and more. But later than never, right?

Episode 33: Andrew Raske - All Roads Lead to Jamestown

Episode 33: Andrew Raske - All Roads Lead to Jamestown

September 24, 2021

The "biggest small town in North Dakota." That beauty of a quote is from new University of Jamestown head track and field coach Andrew Raske. Cam & Ryan got a chance to sit down with Raske and ask him about his background, his goals and vision to grow the program, and why he's the right man for the job.

Episode 32: Ida Narbuvoll

Episode 32: Ida Narbuvoll

September 17, 2021

Norway's Ida Narbuvoll has a resume you should memorize. Two NCAA titles and the NCAA Divison II 5K record. Add last weekend's Norwegian 10K national title and you're looking at one of the most-decorated athletes we've had the privilege of interviewing. Ryan & Cam ask Ida about Norway, her transition to the NCAA, and last weekend's national championship.

Episode 31: New UND Coach Jim Vahrenkamp & Cross Country One Month Review

Episode 31: New UND Coach Jim Vahrenkamp & Cross Country One Month Review

September 10, 2021

On the same day UND announced Jim Vahrenkamp as the new head track & field and cross country coach, we were able to sit down with Coach Vahrenkamp and pick his brain. Listen to him share his background, how he built University of Queens into a Division II track and field force, and the big picture he has for UND's program. Also listen as we provide an update on the cross country season one month into the season.

Episode 30: Cam Races Tracksmith Twilight 5000

Episode 30: Cam Races Tracksmith Twilight 5000

August 27, 2021

Cam & Ryan still love to compete, so when Tracksmith announced their Twilight 5000 series in Minneapolis, Cam jumped at the opportunity. Follow Cam's adventure down to the Twin Cities, his pre-race thoughts, and the journey home!

Episode 29: What‘s Happening at UND?

Episode 29: What‘s Happening at UND?

August 17, 2021

Coaching changes aren't uncommon in track and field! But what's really uncommon is an entire staff leaving! The University of North Dakota finds itself in a precarious spot with less than a week until athletes arrive on campus. Cam & Ryan dig into what's happening at "the school up north."

Bonus Episode: Celebrity Olympic Trials Picks!

Bonus Episode: Celebrity Olympic Trials Picks!

June 18, 2021

Cam & Ryan assembled the biggest cast of track nerds we could find into this very entertaining episode. Devin Monson (Director of Track & Field at Hamline), Macie Weber (former University of Iowa cross country & track athlete), Lexi Zeis (pro runner for Roots Running Project in Boulder, Colorado), and Kara Neustrom (former University of Iowa cross country & track athlete) state bold predictions, offer hot takes, and choose who will be making Team USA in several marquee events at the Olympic Trials!

Episode 26: Olympic Trials Preview

Episode 26: Olympic Trials Preview

June 17, 2021

Thought Season 2 was over? You've been mistaken! Ryan sits down with 5 athletes who will be competing in the U.S. Olympic Track and Field Trials. Listen to Alex Talley, Benji Phillips, Kari Wolfe, Payton Otterdahl, and Maddy Nilles share their experiences leading into the trials, what they hope to accomplish, and what representing their country would mean to them. Also find out what pizza they're ordering at the famous TrackTown Pizza in Eugene, Oregon!

We hope you listen to the entire episode, but listed below are the timestamp of each athlete's interview:

Alex Talley: 3:47 - 15:08

Benji Phillips: 15:35 - 29:18

Kari Wolfe: 29:45 - 39:43

Payton Otterdahl: 40:12 - 54:36

Maddy Nilles: 55:05 - 1:07:50

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