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Track and field hosts sole outdoor meet of season

Freshman Sander Moldau competes in the pole vault at the Pacific Coast Intercollegiate in Long Beach, California.

AVERY COOPER, Evergreen reporter

April 27, 2018

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

Redshirt junior Amani Brown roars as he completes the final turn of his weight throw at the Cougar Indoor on Feb. 2.

RYAN BLAKE, Evergreen reporter

April 19, 2018

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

Freshman Oyinlola Akinlosotu competes in the triple jump at the Cougar Indoor on Feb. 3. She finished third in the event.

SAM HEIKELL, Evergreen reporter

April 19, 2018

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 17, 2018

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 10, 2018

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

Freshman decathalon athlete Sander Moldau clears the pole during the wet and windy Oregon Pepsi Team Invitational on April 7 in Eugene, Oregon.

SAM HEIKELL, Evergreen reporter

April 9, 2018

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

WSU sophomore sprinter Jordyn Tucker competes at the Cougar Indoor on Feb. 3.

AVERY COOPER, Evergreen reporter

April 5, 2018

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

Redshirt sophomore pole vaulter Molly Scharmann talks about competing with her siblings growing up and her goals for the remainder of the season.

AVERY COOPER, Evergreen reporter

April 3, 2018

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

Junior hurdler Christapherson Grant, left, clears the hurdles as he competes in a heat during the Cougar Indoor on Feb. 3.

SAM HEIKELL, Evergreen reporter

April 2, 2018

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

WSU redshirt junior pole vaulter Tucker Mjelde participates in the Cougar Indoor on Feb. 3.

AVERY COOPER, Evergreen reporter

March 30, 2018

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...

Cougar Crew hits water in Seattle

WSU men’s crew varsity members practice with novice rowers to assist in their learning process in September on the Snake River.

JACKSON GARDNER, Evergreen reporter

March 30, 2018

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

Redshirt senior triple-jumper Greer Alsop takes flight as she competes in a qualifying heat at the Cougar Indoor on Feb. 3.

AVERY COOPER, Evergreen reporter

March 27, 2018

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...

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