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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...

WSU sprinter Jasneet Nijjar seeks to compete in the Olympics after her time at WSU.

Jasneet Nijjar hopes love for track will lead to Olympics 

ALENA RINEHARDT, Evergreen reporter November 10, 2022

Jasneet Nijjar, a 21-year-old from Canada, is much more than just the notable WSU track athlete you may know her as. Nijjar has been involved in track and field since she was just 7 years old and has chosen...

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: 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...

WSU womens rowing competed in the NCAA Championships, where each of three units secured a top 15 finish.

Cougar student athletes join Conference Honor Roll

DAYLON HICKS, Evergreen reporter July 13, 2022

A total of 71 WSU student-athletes were recognized by the Pac-12 for their success in the classroom, being named to the 2022 Spring Pac-12 Academic Honor Roll, announced by the conference office Tuesday. Student-athletes earned...

WSU wide receiver Calvin Jackson Jr. (8) lines up against USC cornerback Joshua Jackson Jr. (23) during a college football game Sept. 18, 2021, in Pullman.

Wazzu Weekly: July 4, 2022

SAM TAYLOR, Evergreen sports editor July 3, 2022

Hello and welcome to the Wazzu Weekly roundup of Washington State sports news. This is a collection of the week’s top stories and articles from your dedicated Daily Evergreen Sports Section and links...

Three events — one each in Spokane, Tri-Cities and the Seattle area — raised $300,000 for student-athlete scholarships and WSU Athletics.

Wazzu Weekly: June 27, 2022

SAM TAYLOR, Evergreen sports editor June 26, 2022

Hello, and welcome to the Wazzu Weekly roundup of Washington State sports news. This is a collection of the week’s top stories and articles from your dedicated Daily Evergreen Sports Section and links...

WSU guard Krystal Leger-Walker (4) dribbles towards the hoop during a college basketball game against San Jose State University, Tuesday, Nov. 9, 2021, in Pullman.

WSU Tom Hansen Conference Medal Award winners announced

JAKE HULL, Evergreen reporter June 26, 2022

WSU women’s basketball player Krystal Leger-Walker and distance runner Colton Johnsen are this year’s recipients of WSU’s Tom Hansen Conference Medal. The award is given out at the end of all...

A high jumper jumps over a bar with his back to the bar.

Daylon’s Daily The Highest Bar

DAYLON HICKS, Evergreen reporter June 19, 2022

Reflecting on my junior season is a process in which I’m trying to move away from. Thinking about the past and the struggles I endured was necessary, but it only makes me frustrated seeing how I didn’t...

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...

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