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UPDATED: Wed., April 18, 2018, 5:20 p.m.

Track and field notebook: Mead’s Isaiah Whitman overcomes injuries in weight room

The further Isaiah Whitman gets into the season, the more grateful he becomes. This week marks the furthest point of any season for the Mead senior pole vaulter.


U-Hi grad, Olympic champion trains WSU disciples

U-High grad Brad Walker, who holds the U.S. record for pole vault, is now coaching at WSU.


U-High junior jumps to top of list of state-best marks

Noah Martin had himself a day to remember. The University High junior literally leaped to the top of the list of state-best marks in a pair of events in a …


Carrie Jacka close to Mead’s girls pole vault record

Carrie Jacka wants to fly where no Mead female pole vaulter has flown before. She is well on her way. A State 4A champion last spring, she’s on the brink …


Bubka watches Lavillenie break his world record

With Sergei Bubka in the crowd, there was perfect symmetry as Renaud Lavillenie broke Bubka’s indoor pole vault world record in the same Ukrainian city of Donetsk more than 20 …


Brad Walker no-heights in Olympic pole vault finals

LONDON – At the 2008 Beijing Olympics, Spokane’s Brad Walker finished last after not registering a single vault in qualifying. Four years later in London, he made it through qualifying, …


Spokane Olympian Walker makes pole vault final

LONDON – It seemed like it might be the Beijing Olympic nightmare all over again for Spokane’s Brad Walker.


EWU’s Monterola withdraws from NCAAs

Due to a family emergency, Eastern Washington University All-America pole vaulter Keisa Monterola will not be compete in the NCAA Division I Outdoor Championships today in Des Moines, Iowa.


Striving for new heights

University High School junior Jay Alexander boarded the bus Wednesday, heading off to the state Class 3A track and field meet in Tacoma, feeling the pressure and trying to ignore …


EWU’s Monterola chases Olympic dream

For Keisa Monterola, the distance from Cheney to London is 3 centimeters, or barely an inch. For that inch, she’s already gone the extra mile – tens of thousands of …


Raising the bar

Joseph Aubert isn’t sure where the urge came from. It wasn’t a long-standing dream; it wasn’t a desire steeping away until an opportunity presented itself. No, it seemed to have …


Raising the bar

At 6-foot-5, Joseph Aubert figures he’s that much closer to his goal than those he competes against. It’s rare that the West Valley High School junior looks a competitor in …