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Men’s XC ranked No. 13 nationally

Men’s XC ranked No. 13 nationally

RYAN MOSHER, Evergreen sports editor

August 29, 2018


Filed under Co Ed, Sports

WSU's men's cross country team was ranked 13th in the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) NCAA Division I Preseason Poll on Tuesday. This follows the Cougars No. 11 preseason ranking in the 2017 season, which was the Cougars' first time in the top 30 since 2012. This...

Cross country holds Alumni Open in Colfax

Cross country holds Alumni Open in Colfax

TY EKLUND, Evergreen reporter

August 29, 2018


Filed under Co Ed, Sports

With the cross country season starting up in over two weeks, the WSU Alumni Open in Colfax is just around the corner is. On Friday, cross country alumni will be invited back for the event along with a mixture of current athletes, students, faculty and staff. The event is an open race just for fun,...

Several Cougars head to Eugene for NCAA Championships

Several Cougars head to Eugene for NCAA Championships

DYLAN GREENE, Evergreen editor-in-chief

June 5, 2018


Filed under Co Ed, Showcase, Sports

WSU will have six athletes competing in the NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships starting Wednesday at Hayward Field in Eugene, Oregon. The six Cougar athletes competing in the championships qualified for the event by placing in the top-12 at the NCAA West Region Preliminary Rounds on May 24-26...

Brooks-Johnson claims Pac-12 heptathlon title

Brooks-Johnson claims Pac-12 heptathlon title

DYLAN GREENE, Editor-in-Chief

May 6, 2018


Filed under Co Ed, Sports

Redshirt senior Alissa-Brooks Johnson won the Pac-12 women's heptathlon title Sunday at Cobb Track and Angell Field in Stanford, California. Brooks-Johnson earned the title by tallying a lifetime best 5,977 points, the second most in WSU history and third best in Division I this season. This marks...

‘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...

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