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The Daily Evergreen

The student voice of Washington State University since 1895

The Daily Evergreen

The student voice of Washington State University since 1895

The Daily Evergreen

Sam Griffith running through a water ditch during a steeplechase event

Track and Field student-athletes surpass expectations in every way

ALENA RINEHARDT, Evergreen reporter November 30, 2022

As many highschool teachers have been known to vocalize, college is hard and can be much more difficult than high school. Whether you agree with them or not, balancing school with everything else that...

Then-sophomore Mitch Jacobson attempts to clear a jump during a meet April 27, 2019 at Mooberry Track.

Cougs fight, fight, fight for PRs and glory at NCAA Track and Field Championships

SAM TAYLOR, Evergreen sports editor June 15, 2022

WSU Track and Field sent six Cougs to the 2022 NCAA Division I Track and Field Championships at Hayward Field on the campus of University of Oregon. On day one of the championships on June 8, Jacob...

WSU Track and Field Director Wayne Phipps talks about the team’s strengths and challenges looking forward on Tuesday morning at the WSU Mooberry Fields. Most of the athletes attending the invite are throwers.

Pair of WSU legends secured Hall of Fame legacy

DAYLON HICKS, Evergreen reporter June 15, 2022

Henry Rono (WSU '81) and Gerry Lindgren (WSU '68), former WSU track and field All-Americans cemented themselves as legends as they were inducted into the U.S. Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches...

Daylon Hicks prepares to jump at the Hayward Premiere in Eugene, Ore. on April 2.

Daylon’s Daily: The beginning of the end

DAYLON HICKS, Evergreen reporter June 1, 2022

As my final attempt to clear 2.08 (6’9.5) failed at the Pac-12 Track & Field Championships this weekend, the emotions of my season started to overcome me. My goal of trying to make the NCAA West...

Then-sophomore Mitch Jacobson clears the bar in the high jump at the WSU Indoor Meet January 19th 2019 at the Indoor Practice Facility.

Six Cougs qualify for National Championships

SAM TAYLOR, Evergreen sports editor May 29, 2022

Six Cougs will head to Oregon in June for the NCAA Division I Track and Field Championships including the Pac-12 freshman of the year, Micaela De Mello.  By virtue of their success at the NCAA Division...

Hicks clears the 2.05-meter bar at the WSU-UW dual meet at Mooberry Track on April 22,2022.

Daylon’s Daily: finishing on a high note

DAYLON HICKS, Evergreen reporter April 27, 2022

WSU hosted University of Washington last weekend for the first dual meet in Pullman since 2018.  It felt strange not having to wake up for an early flight or practice, but I was not as ecstatic as...

Then-freshman weight thrower Amy Kraemer competes in the women open weight throw at the WSU Open Indoor Track and Field Meet on Jan. 19, 2019 at the Indoor Practice Facility.

Track posts 13 top-three finishes

LIAM CONNORS, Deputy news editor April 14, 2022

The Cougar track and field team showed up with multiple personal bests and even a track record-breaking performance at the Whitworth Peace Meet in Spokane on April 8. Running Events: Sophomore Jared...

Daylon Hicks prepares to jump at the Hayward Premiere in Eugene, Ore. on April 2.

Daylon’s Daily: controlled chaos

DAYLON HICKS, Evergreen reporter April 6, 2022

Entering the week of the Hayward Premiere, my mind was cluttered from the frustrations of the Baldy Castillo Invitational. As I placed dead last, I felt out of tune the whole week and I could not figure...

Then-junior Christapherson Grant, left, and then-sophomore Nick Johnson prepare to jump over hurdles during the WSU-UW Dual meet on April 28, 2018 at Mooberry Track.

WSU continues outdoor track season in Spokane

TOM ABBOTT, Evergreen sports editor March 23, 2022

WSU track and field heads to Spokane today for the Buc Scoring Invitational at Puryear Field and Boppell Track. The Cougs are sending 49 athletes to the invite, including standout freshman hurdler Micaela...

Hicks prepares to jump at The Podium in Spokane.

Daylon’s Daily: two sides of the same coin

DAYLON HICKS, Evergreen reporter March 10, 2022

With the indoor season out of the way, I can finally focus on the outdoor season. You may ask, “what’s the difference, you still jump either way,” and to that, I agree with you; however, the...

Daylon Hicks jumps over the 6-foot-4 bar on Jan. 14 at The Podium in Spokane.

Daylon’s Daily: the season finale 

DAYLON HICKS, Evergreen reporter March 3, 2022

Difficult — the main word to describe my 2021-22 indoor season. From dealing with a toe injury throughout the season to losing my groove, this is the meet I was anxious for the most. Going into the...

Then-sophomore Mitch Jacobson attempts to clear a jump during a meet April 27, 2019 at Mooberry Track.

WSU track finishes indoor season

KAT MCKINNEY-ROLEY, Evergreen reporter March 3, 2022

The Cougs had a great weekend at the Pac-12 Invitational Championship Meet in Seattle. Eight Cougs placed in the top five for their events and several others had top-10 placements.  Three Cougars...

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