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Area roundup: Washington State parts ways with swimming coach Tom Jager

UPDATED: Fri., June 22, 2018, 5:06 p.m.

Washington State University Director of Athletics Patrick Chun announced Friday that the university and seven-year swimming coach Tom Jager have mutually agreed to part ways.

Jager led the Cougars to 32 dual victories and coached 67 athletes to Pac-12 Conference all-academic honors.

Jager, a 1987 graduate of UCLA, coached seven seasons at Idaho before taking the WSU job.

“We thank Tom, appreciate his years of service to Washington State University and wish him great success in his future endeavors,” Chun said.

The Cougars will immediately begin a national search for Jager’s successor.

Track and field

Andrew Bloom (men’s javelin) will represent Whitworth Saturday at the USA Track and Field Championships at Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa.

Bloom, who holds the school record in the javelin, enters the meet with the 16th-best mark, having thrown 229 feet, 5 inches at the Northwest Conference Championships on April 20.

Bloom was NCAA Division III champion in 2016 and an All-American the last two seasons.


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