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  • Australian threatens to boycott Olympics, alleging racism

    SYDNEY – Australian track athlete John Steffensen has threatened to boycott the London Olympics after alleging racism because he was not selected individually to run the 400 meters. Steffensen, who …


  • Locally: Lodwick honored for academics

    Recent Washington State University men’s basketball graduate Abe Lodwick has been named to the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) Honors Court, recognizing those collegiate basketball student-athletes who excelled in …


  • Bolt’s agent claims world sprint champ feels well

    Usain Bolt (pictured right) is back in full training and “feeling good,” his agent said Tuesday, after concerns over an injury following successive defeats at the Jamaican Olympic trials. Ricky …


  • Former WSU rower named to national team

    Former Washington State University rower Liz England has been named to the 2012 U.S. Under-23 National Team and will compete with the women’s four crew at the World Rowing Under-23 …


  • Olympic gold-medal sprinter Bolt must rest

    Usain Bolt has more than Yohan Blake to worry about ahead of the London Olympics. Now he has an injury to contend with and likely won’t run again until the …


  • Johnson’s comments draw ire

    LOS ANGELES – Four-time Olympic gold medalist sprinter Michael Johnson has been quoted as saying he believes slave descendants make superior athletes – and that such a controversial topic shouldn’t …


  • U.S. team adds Tarmoh to relay pool

    EUGENE, Ore. – Jeneba Tarmoh didn’t think it was right that she had to earn her spot again in the 100 meters for the Olympics. So a day after conceding …


  • Felix captures women’s 200 meters at track trials

    EUGENE, Ore. – Allyson Felix might be grabbing all the attention at the U.S. Olympic trials. She isn’t the only one peaking there, however. Moments before Felix won the 200-meter …


  • NJCAA recognizes NIC student-athletes

    Four North Idaho College teams and six individual athletes were recognized for their academic and athletic achievements recently by the National Junior College Athletic Association. Both the North Idaho men’s …


  • Felix captures her heat in women’s 200 meters

    EUGENE, Ore. – Maybe the response just slipped. Or maybe the question completely caught her off guard. As Allyson Felix sauntered away from the crowd and toward the safety of …


  • Walker, Lagat win spots on U.S. Olympic track and field team

    EUGENE, Ore. – Brad Walker, the former University High School and University of Washington star, won his fourth U.S. pole vault title, clearing 18 feet, 7 1/4 inches at the …


  • Walker wins Olympic Trials pole vault

    EUGENE, Ore. — Brad Walker won his fourth U.S. pole vault title, clearing 18 feet, 7 1/4 inches at the Olympic track trials Thursday night for a spot on the …


  • USATF must still resolve women’s 100 tie

    EUGENE, Ore. – Justin Gatlin would pick a runoff, reluctantly. So would Maurice Greene, who would do a coin toss as a last resort. Everybody has an opinion – even …


  • U.S. team taking shape

    Nick Symmonds won his fifth straight U.S. title in the 800 meters by winning at the Olympic trials in 1 minute, 43.92 seconds on Monday night in Eugene, Ore. Symmonds …


  • Gay on way to London

    EUGENE, Ore. – Tyson Gay took a giant swig of water and then another before crouching into the starting blocks. The American record holder breathed deeply and cleared his mind …


  • Eaton sets world record in decathlon at U.S. trials

    EUGENE, Ore. – Meter by meter, Ashton Eaton kept swallowing up real estate on a track that has always felt like home. Second by second, the clock to the side …


  • Rupp sets Olympic Trials record in men’s 10,000

    EUGENE, Ore. – With water pounding on the track and the finish line in plain sight, 10,000-meter runner Galen Rupp waved to the crowd, smiled and stuck out his tongue. …


  • LC graduate Henry misses out in hammer trials

    BEAVERTON, Ore. – Britney Henry, a graduate from Lewis and Clark High School, placed ninth in the women’s hammer throw during the Olympic trials on Thursday. Henry tossed the hammer …


  • Blanchette: Dixon enters Trials as hopeful unknown

    Five-year-olds don’t bother setting ceilings on their imaginations. So when Jason Dixon played his life out in his head, he’d shoot the moon. See UCLA play basketball on television and …


  • Blanchette: Dixon enjoys dark-horse role in discus

    Five-year-olds don’t bother setting ceilings on their imaginations.


  • Tyson Gay makes successful return to track

    Former world champion Tyson Gay made a successful return to competition, running the 100 meters in 10.0 seconds into a headwind at the Adidas Grand Prix in New York. The …


  • Mead grad Maricich places 23rd in high jump

    DES MOINES, Iowa – University of Washington sophomore A.J. Maricich, out of Mead High School, placed 23rd in the men’s high jump on Thursday at the NCAA Outdoor Track and …


  • Dan O’Brien will be in inaugural track Hall of Fame

    Former Community Colleges of Spokane and University of Idaho decathlete Dan O’Brien will be among the 24 athletes inducted into the Hall of Fame being opened by track and field’s …


  • Chinese hurdler has big day at Prefontaine

    EUGENE, Ore. – Liu Xiang was giddy over his win and even more gleeful after seeing his time. The 110-meter hurdler from China bounded around the track with an unbridled …


  • Richardson will get test at Prefontaine Classic

    Jason Richardson is a thrill-seeker, vowing to one day swim with sharks, cliff dive and bungee jump. The world-champion 110-meter hurdler is a romantic as well, hoping to “slip and …


  • Mead boys take second in State 4A track

    TACOMA – Quantity trumped quality in the State 4A boys track and field championships Saturday afternoon. Gig Harbor, which had more than double the qualifiers thanks to more available state …


  • Pullman’s Mahama wins State 2A boys discus

    TACOMA – Things didn’t start well for Pullman senior Adam Mahama in the 2A discus Saturday in the final day of Star Track XXX at Mt. Tahoma High School. “When …


  • Lakeside’s Clark wins fourth pole vault, sets state mark

    Technically, you’re a record-breaker even if it’s your record you shatter. Lakeside (Nine Mile Falls) pole vaulter Anandae Clark did just that at the State 1A/2B/1B track and field championships …


  • U-Hi’s Gonzalez wins State 3A boys high jump

    TACOMA – People noticed that Eddie Gonzalez had some hops. They encouraged the University junior to turn out for track and try high jumping, so he did.


  • Freeman sprinters speed to wins; VC takes 1B boys title

    Quinn Robinson saved his best for last on Saturday at the State 1A/2B/1B track and field meet at Eastern Washington University’s Roos Field. The Freeman senior successfully defended his 400-meter …

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