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WSU cross country competes in two meets over weekend

The 2018 WSU women's cross country team and joining alumni start their race Aug. 31 at the Colfax Golf Club.

KATIE ARCHER, Evergreen reporter

October 15, 2018

The WSU men’s and women’s cross country teams competed in Madison, Wisconsin, for Pre-Nationals and Lewiston, Idaho, for the Inland Empire Championships, respectively, on Saturday. The No. 17 WSU men’s team finished 10th with senior Chandler Teigen finishing first for the team, 26th overall,...

Cross country competes twice over this weekend

WSU cross country will compete in pair of different events in two separate states Saturday.

KATIE ARCHER, Evergreen reporter

October 12, 2018

The WSU cross country team will be competing in two different states on Saturday. Some members will be in Madison, Wisconsin, for Pre-Nationals, and the others will be in Lewiston, Idaho, for the Inland Empire Championships. The Cougars going to Madison will be running the same course they saw at...

Fencing club challenges members physically, mentally

Fencing club member and coach Zach Mellin, left, fences Matthew Rosefield on Thursday night in Smith Gym.

KATIE ARCHER, Evergreen reporter

September 10, 2018

Athletes from the WSU fencing club were clashing swords as they practiced in Smith Gym on Thursday night. Fencing is an old practice with cultural references in “The Three Musketeers” and “The Parent Trap.” While it might be easy to describe fencing as sword fighting, fencing is more than...

Badminton club challenges members

Members of the WSU Badminton Club play a game Wednesday in the UREC.

JASMIN SNYDER, Evergreen reporter

September 7, 2018

Badminton may not be a sport hitting headlines at WSU, but the campus club offers students a chance to learn the game and interact with companions. The club was official in 2011 but players have been meeting informally as a team since 2004. Richard Elgar, adviser of the WSU badminton club, has...

Cross country holds Alumni ‘Rust Buster’ Open

Members on the 2018 WSU women’s cross country team and joining alumni start their 4K race Friday at the Colfax Golf Club.

JASMIN SNYDER, Evergreen reporter

September 4, 2018

It was a bright and beautiful Friday on the Palouse for the first race of the 2018 cross country season at the Colfax Golf Club. The WSU cross country team held the Alumni “Rust Buster” meet to start the season. Senior Nathan Wadhwani said the event was mostly to set a baseline for training during...

Wrestling club sets new goals

Wrestling Club President Randall Chipman speaks about the team goals he has set for this season, including community involvement, Wednesday in the Physical Education Building.

JOHN SPELLMAN, Evergreen reporter

August 31, 2018

Finishing a season one victory short of becoming an All-American would be gut-wrenching. However, Randall Chipman, WSU wrestling club president, looks to use that as fuel to help carry his club to success. The wrestling program at WSU was once an NCAA Division I program until men’s wrestling was...

Men’s XC ranked No. 13 nationally

Members of the 2016 men’s cross country team run during practice October 2016 at the Valley Road Playfields.

RYAN MOSHER, Evergreen sports editor

August 30, 2018

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

Wayne Phipps, director of WSU cross country/track & field, talks in his office Jan. 8, 2018. This Friday a mix of current athletes and alumni will meet in Colfax for an event open to anyone.

TY EKLUND, Evergreen reporter

August 30, 2018

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

Senior distance runner Devon Bortfeld competes in the women's 3000 meter steeplechase during the WSU-UW dual on April 28 at Mooberry Track.and Field Complex.

DYLAN GREENE, Evergreen editor-in-chief

June 5, 2018

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

Redshirt senior hurdler/multi-event performer Alissa Brooks-Johnson wins the women’s 4x100 meter relay as the anchor for the WSU team, adding points toward the women’s win during the WSU-UW Dual on April 28 at Mooberry Field.

DYLAN GREENE, Editor-in-Chief

May 6, 2018

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’

Cole Smith aims his javelin while demonstrating how he throws April 24 at Mooberry Track.

AVERY COOPER, Evergreen reporter

May 4, 2018

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

Redshirt senior hurdler/multi-event performer Alissa Brooks-Johnson wins the women’s 4x100 meter relay as the anchor for the WSU team, adding points toward the women’s win during the WSU-UW Dual on April 28 at Mooberry Field.

AVERY COOPER, Evergreen reporter

April 29, 2018

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...

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