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Cougar Crew hits water in Seattle

Cougar Crew hits water in Seattle

JACKSON GARDNER, Evergreen reporter

March 29, 2018


Filed under Club Sports, Co Ed, Sports

The men and women of the Cougar Crew club will travel west to join the WSU rowing team in Seattle to participate in the Husky Open on Saturday. After a productive offseason and an intersquad day race, the club delegation of rowers at WSU is ready for some action of its own. First-year Head Coach...

Jumper draws on heritage to succeed

Jumper draws on heritage to succeed

AVERY COOPER, Evergreen reporter

March 27, 2018


Filed under Co Ed, Features, Showcase, Sports

Redshirt senior triple jumper Greer Alsop has always been a competitor, whether in the classroom, on the track or in a race with her siblings. “I think that’s where my competitiveness came from,” Alsop said. “My sister is very intelligent, and my brother is very physical. So I always wanted...

Track and field brings home nine victories

Track and field brings home nine victories

SAM HEIKELL, Evergreen reporter

March 24, 2018


Filed under Co Ed, Sports

Despite rainy conditions, the outdoor season is underway for WSU track and field. The Cougars competed in the 13th annual Whitworth Sam Adams Classic in Spokane on Thursday and Friday, seeing impressive results across the board. The first day of action saw redshirt sophomore Aoife Martin, redshirt juni...

Track and field sends limited number of athletes to Spokane

Track and field sends limited number of athletes to Spokane

AVERY COOPER, Evergreen reporter

March 21, 2018


Filed under Co Ed, Sports

WSU track and field will send a small group of athletes to compete in the 13th annual Whitworth Sam Adams Classic on Thursday and Friday in Spokane. Other schools competing include Gonzaga University, University of Idaho and Eastern Washington University. The Cougars will send a limited number...

Track and field impresses in first outdoor meet

Track and field impresses in first outdoor meet

SAM HEIKELL, Evergreen reporter

March 18, 2018


Filed under Co Ed, Sports

WSU track and field had its first outdoor meet of the season this weekend when they traveled to Southern California to compete in the USC Trojan Invitational. The Cougars started on the right foot with redshirt junior Brock Eager, who took first in the men’s hammer throw Friday. The reigning Pac-12...

Brooks-Johnson stands out among the field

Brooks-Johnson stands out among the field

AVERY COOPER, Evergreen reporter

March 8, 2018


Filed under Co Ed, Features, Sports

Redshirt senior multi-event performer Alissa Brooks-Johnson realized track and field was for her in high school. With the help of her mother and coach, Karen Brooks, she prospered into a student-athlete who has had an illustrious career thus far. "Track was always the event that was pretty easy...

Former WSU track athlete inducted into hall of honor

DYLAN GREENE, Evergreen sports editor

February 27, 2018


Filed under Co Ed, Sports

Former WSU track and field discus thrower Laura Lavine will be inducted into the Pac-12 Hall of Honor on March 9. Lavine is one of 12 former student-athletes who will be honored during a ceremony at the Pac-12 men’s basketball tournament in Las Vegas. Lavine was part of the Cougars’ team from...

Track and field makes history at indoor championships

Track and field makes history at indoor championships

SAM HEIKELL, Evergreen reporter

February 26, 2018


Filed under Co Ed, Sports

WSU track and field wrapped up the regular indoor season with the men capturing fifth place at the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation Indoor Championships in Seattle on Friday and Saturday. It was the best finish at the event for WSU during the tenure of Wayne Phipps, director of cross country, track...

Track and field gears up for indoor championships

Track and field gears up for indoor championships

AVERY COOPER, Evergreen reporter

February 23, 2018


Filed under Co Ed, Sports

As the indoor season approaches for WSU Track and Field, the team is preparing for the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation Indoor Championships this weekend. Head Coach Wayne Phipps said the team is using the MPSF meet as a dress rehearsal for the Pac-12 Championships during the outdoor season. “It’s...

Kamara hurdling toward end of career at WSU

Kamara hurdling toward end of career at WSU

JACKSON GARDNER, Evergreen reporter

February 15, 2018


Filed under Co Ed, Features, Showcase, Sports

Born in Freetown, Sierra Leone, raised in Kent, Washington, and now in his final season as a hurdler on the track and field team at WSU, Abu Kamara certainly has a unique story. He spent the first 10 years of his life living in Africa before his parents decided to move to the U.S. to give their children...

Track and field athletes etch their names in school record books

Track and field athletes etch their names in school record books

SAM HEIKELL, Evergreen reporter

February 12, 2018


Filed under Co Ed, Sports

For the second time this season, WSU track and field split its team by sending athletes to a pair of meets this weekend, during which several athletes broke personal records. The Cougars sent their distance runners, vertical jumpers and throwers to compete in the Husky Classic at UW’s Dempsey Indoor...

Putting in the work to get the extra edge

Putting in the work to get the extra edge

DYLAN GREENE, Evergreen sports editor

February 8, 2018


Filed under Co Ed, Showcase, Sports

Silence fills the air as Ja’Maun Charles sets his feet in the blocks, cracks his neck, looks up and sees two white lines in front of him that appear to go on forever. Suddenly, a deafening bang breaks the quiet and a cloud of white smoke appears to signal the start of the race. Just under seven...

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