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Long-time Whit record falls


For 42 years, Loren McKnight’s record in the 800 meters had graced Whitworth’s track record book, challenged but never passed.

Until Brandon Howell came along. The redshirt sophomore from Clarkston High ran a 1 minute, 51.34 seconds in the college’s Sam Adams Classic to shave .14 seconds off McKnight’s record.

John Blanchette covers that and all the local college’s track news in this notebook from today’s S-R.


• The Gonzaga baseball team will officially dedicate the new Patterson Baseball Complex and Washington Trust Field this evening starting at 5:45. The ceremony will be followed by the first of a three-game West Coast Conference series with St. Mary’s. You can find more in this roundup.


• Gonzaga’s Theo Davis worked out a deal in Cheney’s Municipal Court on Thursday that could result in the misdemeanor marijuana possession charge being expunged from his record.

• Idaho and Eastern Washington announced a few women’s basketball signings.


• The Huskies are halfway through spring football, with stories from the P-I, the Times (looking at each position that has questions) and the News Tribune

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