The student voice of Washington State University since 1895

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

Hicks prepares to jump at The Podium in Spokane.

Daylon Daily: Season gone so soon

DAYLON HICKS, Evergreen reporter March 22, 2023

The week prepping for Ken Shannon Last Chance Invite made me think about the beginning of my journey with track and field. As a kid, track was not my true first love, it was football and basketball. As...

Daylon Daily: Reaching For Ascension

DAYLON HICKS, Evergreen reporter January 20, 2023

As time moves forward to the next week of practice, I caught myself thinking about the word “ascension.” Describing the word can be as simple as just climbing to the top, but I wanted to dig deeper. I...

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

Daylon Daily: In the Present

DAYLON HICKS, Evergreen reporter January 18, 2023

While being at home and spending time with family during Christmas break, my mind kept wandering to the final school year. I loved being home in California and spending time with family. Deep down, I know...

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

Daylon Daily: Top Place Mindset

DAYLON HICKS, Evergreen reporter January 12, 2023

After the long and strenuous workout I faced throughout the fall semester, all my hard work would come to light in the Spokane Invitational. As I was laying in my bed the night before the competition,...

Hicks prepares to jump during an indoor track meet on Jan. 14 at the Podium in Spokane, Wash.

Daylon Daily: The Memories

DAYLON HICKS, Evergreen reporter November 29, 2022

Looking back at the memories I made while being at WSU is always an interesting thought to think about. There were points in my life during high school when I did not know what my future would be. I always...

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

Daylon Daily: rock ‘n’ roll, the journey within

DAYLON HICKS, Evergreen reporter November 17, 2022

Whenever I get prepared for a track meet or practice, music is my number one priority to help me get in the zone. Traveling on the bus, warming up, or even taking up warm-up jumps, music is always around...

Hicks prepares to jump at The Podium in Spokane.

Daylon Daily: Frozen weather or frozen heart

DAYLON HICKS, Evergreen reporter November 11, 2022

I’ve hit the point of having feelings of tiredness and the season has not even started yet. The main reason for this feeling comes down to the weather. Pullman weather is quite a challenge for me to...

Daylon Daily: Hardest Meet, Greatest Reward

DAYLON HICKS, Evergreen reporter October 16, 2022

Throughout life, we are presented with different challenges that we must overcome. My challenges in life have always been centered around track because that’s where I get tested through my mind, body...

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

Daylon Daily: The Test Ahead

DAYLON HICKS, Evergreen reporter October 12, 2022

After last week’s hardships of conditioning and weights, this week was the time for me to showcase how I grew from each practice month after month with testing. I was very excited for the first day...

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

Daylon Daily: New Coach, Same Expectation

DAYLON HICKS, Evergreen reporter September 28, 2022

At an early age, I learned that in order to achieve success in anything I do, I need coaches to guide me through the challenges of life. In high school, I always believed that I could do whatever I set...

Hicks prepares to jump during an indoor track meet on Jan. 14 at the Podium in Spokane, Wash.

Daylon Daily: The Conqueror or Conquered

DAYLON HICKS, Evergreen reporter September 21, 2022

Week two of practice started strong. With the much-needed rest from Sunday, I went into the second week ready for a strong week two. Monday was a light hill session where I felt explosive and was fluid...

Hicks prepares to jump during an indoor track meet on Jan. 14 at the Podium in Spokane, Wash.

Daylon Daily: Survival Of The Fittest

DAYLON HICKS, Evergreen reporter September 8, 2022

As Tuesday rolled around, the thoughts of this practice being my last first collegiate practice did not cross my mind once. I was focused on improving from last year. My mindset last year was centered...

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