The Daily Evergreen

‘Just seeing where the road takes me’

‘Just seeing where the road takes me’

AVERY COOPER, Evergreen reporter

May 3, 2018


Filed under Co Ed, Features, Showcase, Sports

Under the hot California sun and with some speed in his step, redshirt senior Cole Smith launched the javelin a lifetime best 222 feet. The feat is a microcosm of Smith’s character and his story at WSU. The Cougars offered Smith a scholarship as a high jumper, but he also had a successful javelin...

Track and field dominates Dawgs in dual meet

Track and field dominates Dawgs in dual meet

AVERY COOPER, Evergreen reporter

April 29, 2018


Filed under Co Ed, Sports

WSU track and field beat University of Washington in a rare dual meet between track and field squads Saturday in Pullman. The Cougar men won by a score of 89-74, while the women were victorious with a score of 88-75. This is WSU’s first sweep of UW since 2010. Wayne Phipps, director of cross...

Track and field hosts sole outdoor meet of season

Track and field hosts sole outdoor meet of season

AVERY COOPER, Evergreen reporter

April 26, 2018


Filed under Co Ed, Sports

After successful meets in California, WSU track and field turns its attention to University of Washington in the WSU-UW Dual on Saturday. Wayne Phipps, director of cross-country and track and field, said they took a shotgun approach to this past weekend and tried to send athletes to as many events...

Proving his worth despite odds

Proving his worth despite odds

RYAN BLAKE, Evergreen reporter

April 18, 2018


Filed under Co Ed, Features, Sports

Sometimes coaches know talent when they see it. That was the case for Amani Brown, a redshirt junior hammer thrower on the WSU track and field team. Brown walked on the team as a freshman, having never thrown hammer before college. He had experience in discus and shotput in high school, but was told...

Cougars take on handful of meets in coming days

Cougars take on handful of meets in coming days

SAM HEIKELL, Evergreen reporter

April 18, 2018


Filed under Co Ed, Sports

WSU track and field will compete in four meets over the next three days as the Pac-12 Championships inch closer. In one of the team’s busiest weeks of the year, the Cougars will send athletes to compete in the Long Beach State Pacific Coast Intercollegiate, the Bryan Clay Invitational and the Long...

Top WSU athletes: No. 5 to 1

Top WSU athletes: No. 5 to 1

SAM HEIKELL, Evergreen columnist

April 16, 2018


Filed under Co Ed, Columns, Showcase, Sports

The following rankings of current athletes at WSU were determined based on a variety of factors, including impact on their teams on and off the playing surface, achievements in competitions and performance of the team in their absence. Andres Alvarez After transferring from Trinidad State Junior Coll...

Top WSU athletes: No. 10 to 6

Top WSU athletes: No. 10 to 6

SAM HEIKELL, Evergreen columnist

April 9, 2018


Filed under Co Ed, Columns, Showcase, Sports

The following rankings of current athletes at WSU were determined based on a variety of factors, including impact on their teams on and off the playing surface, achievements in competitions and performance of the team in their absence. Viont’e Daniels With the potential absence of junior forward Rober...

Cougars battle adverse conditions

Cougars battle adverse conditions

SAM HEIKELL, Evergreen reporter

April 8, 2018


Filed under Co Ed, Sports

Making a trip to Eugene,  Oregon, WSU track and field continued to see success at the Pepsi Team Invitational on Saturday, as athletes earned top finishes across the board. Despite the meet being delayed almost an hour due to rain and wind, redshirt juniors Brock Eager and Amani Brown got the day...

Track and field heads to Eugene

Track and field heads to Eugene

AVERY COOPER, Evergreen reporter

April 4, 2018


Filed under Co Ed, Sports

WSU track and field will send athletes to compete in two separate meets Saturday: the Pepsi Team Invitational and Spokane Community College War XI. Wayne Phipps, director of cross-country and track and field, said the Pepsi Invitational in Eugene, Oregon, is unique and gives the team a rare early...

Scharmann dreams big, aims to leave legacy at WSU

Scharmann dreams big, aims to leave legacy at WSU

AVERY COOPER, Evergreen reporter

April 2, 2018


Filed under Co Ed, Features, Showcase, Sports

Already sitting in a tie for third in the WSU all-time pole-vaulting record books as a redshirt sophomore, Molly Scharmann has even bigger goals. “Any collegiate athlete’s dream is to be a professional athlete,” Scharmann said. “If they’re not dreaming of that, then I don’t know what they’re...

Record breaking weekend for track and field

Record breaking weekend for track and field

SAM HEIKELL, Evergreen reporter

April 1, 2018


Filed under Co Ed, Sports

WSU track and field concluded a successful two days in California during which the Cougars participated in three different meets. Distance runners and throwers competed in the Stanford Invitational on Friday and Saturday. Senior Vallery Korir led the Cougars on Friday, placing 19th overall in the...

Track and field participates in trio of meets

Track and field participates in trio of meets

AVERY COOPER, Evergreen reporter

March 29, 2018


Filed under Co Ed, Sports

WSU track and field will be vaulting, throwing and sprinting at three different meets Friday and Saturday to continue the outdoor portion of its season. The first meet is the prestigious Stanford Invitational, where the Cougars’ premier distance runners and hammer throwers will compete. “You’re...

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