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Mayer sets decathlon WR after Kipchoge runs fastest marathon

On a spectacular day for track and field fans, Kevin Mayer of France set a decathlon world record in front of a home crowd, just hours after Eliud Kipchoge smashed …


Jenny Simpson wins 5th Avenue Mile for sixth straight year

Jenny Simpson won the 5th Avenue Mile for a sixth consecutive year on Sunday, finishing the race in 4:18.8. Jake Wightman of Great Britain won the men’s race.


USA Track picks Eugene to host 2020 Olympic trials

USA Track and Field has selected Eugene, Oregon, as the new site of the 2020 U.S. Olympic trials. The organization originally awarded the trials for the Tokyo Games to Mt. …


UPDATED: Fri., July 27, 2018, 10:16 p.m.

Ex-Olympic race walker Michelle Rohl on a roll at USATF Masters Championships in Cheney

Twenty-six years ago, Michelle Rohl was among the first women to represent the United States in race walking at the 1992 Olympics in Barcelona, Spain. She still holds U.S. records …


At 100, Orville Rogers misses world record chance in Spokane but hopes for strong weekend on track

World War II veteran Orville Rogers was sidelined Thursday in an attempt to set the world record for the fastest 800-meter race by a man over the age of 100. …


UPDATED: Thu., July 26, 2018, 10:07 p.m.

World-record holder Sabra Harvey kicks off rust in Cheney at USATF Masters Championships

Hurricane Harvey and its rainfall-triggered flooding of Houston displaced thousands last year, including a decorated senior distance runner with the same namesake. Sabra Harvey, the 2017 U.S. Track and Field …


UPDATED: Wed., July 25, 2018, 8:07 p.m.

Nation’s top senior athletes in Cheney this week for USATF Masters Championships

Thursday through Sunday, the USATF Masters Outdoor Championships in Cheney will showcase around 900 athletes in 15 age divisions; 400 . have qualified for the World Masters Championships in Spain …


Noah Lyles, Aleia Hobbs claim 100 titles at U.S. outdoors

Noah Lyles won a thrilling 100-meter final Friday at the USATF Outdoor national championships, becoming the youngest title-holder in the event in 34 years. The 20-year-old Lyles finished in a …


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

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

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.


Area roundup: WSU’s Alissa Brooks-Johnson finishes sixth in NCAA heptathlon.

Washington State’s Alissa Brooks-Johnson placed fifth in the 800 with a time of 2:15.69 and finished sixth overall in the heptathlon at the NCAA Division I Track and Field outdoor …


UPDATED: Thu., June 7, 2018, 8:46 p.m.

Area roundup: WSU’s Kaile Keefe runs lifetime best, just misses NCAA finals

Keefe ran a lifetime-best 4 minutes, 15.39 seconds in a semifinal heat of the 1500-meter run at History Hayward Field, finishing sixth. The top five advance to Saturday’s final.


UPDATED: Wed., June 6, 2018, 10:17 p.m.

Mead grad Andrew Gardner reaches finals at NCAA track and field championships

Gardner, one of four local men who competed at the NCAA meet Wednesday, finished ninth overall (8:41.48) in the men’s steeplechase and will compete for a medal in Friday’s final.


UPDATED: Sat., May 26, 2018, 11:06 p.m.

Area roundup: Washington State distance runners Chandler Teigen, Kaili Keefe qualify for NCAA Championships

Washington State 1,500-meter runners Chandler Teigen and Kaili Keefe qualified for the NCAA Championships Saturday during the third and final day of the NCAA West Regional track and field meet …


UPDATED: Sat., May 26, 2018, 10:45 p.m.

State 4A track and field: Lewis and Clark’s girls tweak little things for relay championship

Don Hilsendeger was getting a little annoyed with all of the tiny things keeping his Lewis and Clark squad from gapping the fractions of seconds needed to best Tahoma.


State 3A track and field: Shadle Park’s Tony Pizzillo wins one event, places second in two others

Tony Pizzillo expressed a little bit of “what if” when reflecting the immediate aftermath of Saturday’s State 3A track and field championships.


UPDATED: Sat., May 26, 2018, 10:03 p.m.

State 2A track and field: Charles Johnson wins four titles, helps Cheney take home boys team crown

Just minutes after winning his fourth state championship event, Charles Johnson was only thinking of doughnuts. Tasty treats are a bit of a vice for the stellar senior sprinter from …


State 1A, 2B, 1B girls track and field: Ashley Sande of St. George’s finishes stellar career with four titles

Ashley Sande put a fitting bow on the end of a stellar sprint career.


UPDATED: Sat., May 26, 2018, 9:23 p.m.

State 1A, 2B, 1B boys track and field: Riverside’s Ben Shaw wins two more events on final day

Ben Shaw’s fun was spread out at the State 1A, 2B, 1B track and field championships.


Area roundup: Washington State’s Stephanie Cho qualifies for NCAA track and field championships

Washington State’s Stephanie Cho qualified for the NCAA Championships on Friday by setting a personal best in the women’s 400-meter hurdles during the NCAA West Regional in Sacramento, California.


UPDATED: Fri., May 25, 2018, 10:31 p.m.

State 3A, 2A track and field: Shadle Park’s Caleb Johnson unleashed season-best throw to win 3A discus title

Caleb Johnson knew there were small things in his technique he needed to perfect to come close to the distances required in his tosses to claim a state championship.


State 1A, 2B, 1B girls track and field: Valley Christian’s Julia Hayes earns pair of second-place finishes

Seconds never tasted any better for Julia Hayes. The Valley Christian junior finished according to seed Friday at the State 1A, 2B, 1B track and field championships at Eastern Washington …


UPDATED: Fri., May 25, 2018, 9:08 p.m.

State 4A track and field: Samara Nelson claims girls shot put title; Shamrock Campbell wins triple jump

There’s a chance Samara Nelson could have had a huge case of “fear of missing out” in March when she watched the Central Valley girls basketball team claim the title …


UPDATED: Fri., May 25, 2018, 9:15 p.m.

State 1A, 2B, 1B boys track and field: Lakeside’s Zach Annanie claims third straight javelin title

The end to the day wasn’t as good as the start for Zach Annanie on Friday. The Lakeside senior wasn’t overly disappointed, though.


UPDATED: Fri., May 25, 2018, 9:28 p.m.

Athletes ready for final Pre at historic Hayward Field

Ethiopia’s Selemon Barega takes Friday night’s two-mile race at the Prefontane Classic, which continues Saturday. South Africa’s Caster Semenya is preparing to defend her 800-meter title at the Pre amid …


Area roundup: Washington State’s Chandler Teigen moves on in men’s 1,500 meters

Washington State’s Chandler Teigen qualified for Saturday’s quarterfinal in the men’s 1,500 meters during the NCAA West Preliminary track and field meet Thursday in Sacramento, California.


4A, 3A, 2A state track and field: Pullman’s Mayyi Mahama easily wins state title in girls discus

Mayyi Mahama couldn’t look. She had little reason to be nervous, but she still couldn’t fight off the emotional jitters.


UPDATED: Thu., May 24, 2018, 8:33 p.m.

1A, 2B, 1B state track and field: Ben Shaw of Riverside wins 1A boys 1,600

Roundup of Thursday’s prep small school state track and field championships at Eastern Washington.


UPDATED: Wed., May 23, 2018, 5:16 p.m.

Prep track and field: St. George’s sprinter Ashley Sande nears finish line of stellar career

Everything is coming to a sprint finish for Ashley Sande.


UPDATED: Tue., May 22, 2018, 10:05 p.m.

Area roundup: Community Colleges of Spokane’s Micaela Kostecka wins 800 meters at conference championships

Community Colleges of Spokane’s Micaela Kostecka (Mt. Spokane High) won the women’s 800-meter run and placed second in the 1,500 as the Northwest Athletic Conference Track and Field Championships wrapped …


Prep track and field: Central Valley’s Samara Nelson aims for state titles, school records

The three to four trips to Rathdrum each week for practice, beginning last summer through the winter, and the countless repetitions have positioned Central Valley thrower Samara Nelson to go …