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  • Mead senior Tasha Clark aims for state pole vault record

    Tasha Clark used to dream about reaching new heights under the bright lights of Nashville with guitar in hand. That changed when she discovered the pole vault, though she is …


  • WSU’s Anderson defends Pac-10 title

    BERKELEY, Calif. – Washington State junior Jeshua Anderson won his third consecutive conference intermediate hurdles title Sunday afternoon during the final day of the Pacific-10 Conference Track & Field Championships …


  • Eastern roommates swap blazing times

    Kyle King flew off with the rest of Eastern Washington University’s track team to run at the Stanford Invitational earlier this season with a mandate. “I told him if he …


  • Mead hurdles to GSL track titles

    To figure out why the Mead boys and girls wrapped up undefeated Greater Spokane League seasons Thursday afternoon, check out the hurdles. With the postseason beginning next week, some of …


  • CdA’s Shae Carson born to throw the discus

    Shae Carson became a discus thrower when she was about five weeks old, but the Coeur d’Alene senior didn’t know it until last spring. In between, she was just another …


  • Zimmerman threw in with Dawgs

    No fewer than 30 former Washington high school champions will be on the track today when Washington State hosts the University of Washington in their annual dual meet. Another eight …


  • Booth, Norris light up IEL track meet

    Kadie Booth wore an ear-to-ear smile. The leak in the clouds was about to burst but Booth, still breathless from her third race on a cold Thursday afternoon with her …


  • WSU’s Anderson has the talent to break records

    With spring football wrapping up at Washington State and the NFL draft sucking everyone’s good sense out of a fine weekend, it seemed the right time to reaffirm that Jeshua …


  • Gonzaga halts seven-game slide

    Mark Castellitto belted his 10th home run of the season, going 2 for 5 with three RBIs and a run scored as the Gonzaga baseball team hit a trio of …


  • Whitworth men roll to NWC title

    Twice an NCAA champion and twice an All-American in addition to that, Whitworth’s Emmanuel Bofa took some ribbing Saturday afternoon when – in his final opportunity – he at last …


  • CV boys win meet

    The Central Valley Bears boys breezed to a first-place finish at the Prosser Invitational track and field meet Saturday. The Bears girls placed second to Hanford.


  • Whitworth’s Turner socks track competition

    Tonya Turner has a sock fetish that’s going on five years now. Colorful, mismatched, knee-high – she loves them all and wears them in every possible combination. “If I see …


  • College roundup: Zags lose by one to No. 21 Arizona

    A five-hit, four-run sixth inning proved too much for the Gonzaga Bulldogs as visiting Arizona held on for a 5-4 non-conference win Monday at the Patterson Baseball Complex. The 21st-ranked …


  • CCS track meet offers big slice of the pie

    In these sorry economic times, here’s an endeavor that’s not just thriving, but exploding in growth. Even more amazing? It’s a track meet.


  • Preview: Track and Field

    Outlook Mead should make a spirited defense of its 4A boys title while the girls, third last year, make a run at the championship. As usual, distance events will make …


  • WSU’s Abbott wins 800M

    EUGENE, Ore. – Washington State’s Joe Abbott won the junior men’s 800 meters Sunday at the USA Track & Field Outdoor Championships at Hayward Field. Abbott, a sophomore-to-be from Reno, …


  • Ulrick will make his pitch for USA’s world track team

    It’s difficult to find headroom in anyone’s shadow when you stand 6-foot-6. But Drew Ulrick is breaking out.


  • Pope scorches 2B 1,600 field

    Jeff Pope of Valley Christian finally got what he wanted Friday afternoon – competition. Pope, a senior, defended his State 2B championship in the 1,600 meters at Eastern Washington University’s …


  • Race isn’t always to the swiftest

    Zach Robinson insisted he wasn’t fast as a youngster. That’s easy to dispute, but a check of Greater Spokane League sprint times in recent years confirms he wasn’t necessarily the …


  • College track: CCS opens with bang

    Six individual champions helped Community Colleges of Spokane open narrow leads in the team chases as the NWAACC track and field championships began at Spokane Falls Community College on Thursday. …


  • Track & Field notebook: Positive outlook benefited Kintner

    Jeff Kintner is a giant – 6-foot-4, a couple of good meals more than 300 pounds – with an equally large sense of what being positive makes possible. And why …


  • WSU comes on fast this decade

    Remember the Long Crimson Line – Washington State’s heritage of outstanding distance runners? Well, Justin Woods is looking to be the latest in the Short Crimson Line.


  • Vaulter happy with landing

    Stan Kerr, surveying track practice at Woodward Field the other day, gazed down at the pole vaulters and shook his head. “It’s always ‘just one more jump’ with those guys,” …


  • GSL pole vaulters scaling school-record heights

    When Kyle Brown joined Central Valley track and field as a freshman, he was a distance runner. Intrigued by the pole vault, four years later he’s the Bears’ school record …


  • GSL vaulters rise to occasion

    PASCO – From the start of the 48th annual Pasco Invite, when North Central erased an impressive record in the distance medley, it seemed Greater Spokane League athletes were determined …


  • CV’s Whitley excels in 3 sports, but track is No. 1

    Getting 15 minutes from Brad Whitley to sit in the sun and talk about his goals for the track season seemed easy. “Lucky” might be the more accurate description.


  • Local athletes vie for track and field titles

    Idaho, Washington State and Whitworth will combine to send 11 athletes to the NCAA indoor track and field championships this weekend. Four Whitworth men – all with good chances to …


  • Track CEO: Pay top performers

    The CEO of USA Track and Field recommended paying athletes $15,000 for setting a personal best at the Olympics, along with shortening trials for the games, as two ways of …


  • Death of college track coach stuns athletes, colleagues

    The death of a heralded running coach and Spokane Community College instructor in a bizarre bowling alley accident left the school and Northwest track community devastated Thursday. Erik Anderson, 38, …


  • Biggest vault cleared

    WICHITA, Kan. – The story of Chase Kear sounds straightforward: Pole vaulter sustains terrible injury, makes an unexpected recovery, returns home in time for Christmas. Dig deeper, beneath the basic …

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