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Track and field impresses in first outdoor meet

Track and field impresses in first outdoor meet

SAM HEIKELL, Evergreen reporter

March 19, 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...

Track splits team for two meets away from Pullman this weekend

Track splits team for two meets away from Pullman this weekend

SAM HEIKELL, Evergreen reporter

February 8, 2018


Filed under Co Ed, Sports

After an impressive showing at the Cougar Indoor last week, WSU track and field will travel to Seattle and Albuquerque for the second time this season Friday and Saturday. Just like they did earlier in the year, they are sending their distance runners, vertical jumpers and throwers to compete in the...

Several standout performances highlight Cougar Indoor

Several standout performances highlight Cougar Indoor

AVERY COOPER, Evergreen reporter

February 5, 2018


Filed under Co Ed, Sports

Universities from the Pacific Northwest region, and as far as the University of Calgary, gathered for the Cougar Indoor track competition Friday and Saturday. Day one would include a plethora of achievements for WSU Track and Field. WSU redshirt senior Alissa Brooks-Johnson won the women’s pentathlon...

WSU getting ready to compete in Cougar Indoor

WSU getting ready to compete in Cougar Indoor

AVERY COOPER, Evergreen reporter

February 2, 2018


Filed under Co Ed, Sports

WSU track and field is preparing for the Cougar Indoor meet Friday and Saturday. Associate Head Coach Julie Taylor said she hopes to see the weight throwers continue their early-season success this weekend. “So far, we’ve done well on the throws,” Taylor said. “What I want to see is kids...

Racquetball sees decline in students enrolling for class

Racquetball sees decline in students enrolling for class

RYAN MOSHER, Evergreen reporter

January 30, 2018


Filed under Co Ed, Sports

On the ground floor of the Physical Education Building, Aziz Makhani teaches racquetball twice a week. Makhani is the only instructor for racquetball and has been playing the sport for 35 years after his wife introduced him to it. At the end of this semester, he will have been teaching racquetball...

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