Stories tagged: track and field
Sun., Aug. 13, 2017, 7:15 p.m.
Americans win 30 medals at world championships
Allyson Felix earned a second gold medal on Sunday and highlighted the overwhelming performance of the United States at the 10-day world championships.
Sat., Aug. 12, 2017, 8:30 p.m.
Usain Bolt ends stellar career with injury; Mo Farah loses, too
Usain Bolt ended his stellar career in excruciating pain. The Jamaican great crumpled to the track with a left-leg injury as he was chasing a final gold medal for the …
Fri., Aug. 11, 2017, 8:13 p.m.
Believe it: Americans finish historic 1-2 in steeplechase
Courtney Frerichs and Emma Coburn outran two Kenyans to the finish line Friday and ended up 1-2 in the steeplechase at world championships for the latest improbable – in this …
UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 9, 2017, 4:07 p.m.
Welcome back: Isaac Makwala stops, drops and sprints at worlds
Isaac Makwala made the most of a belated chance to compete in the 200 meters at the world championships and qualified for the final. The runner from Botswana had been …
Tue., Aug. 8, 2017, 8:05 p.m.
With challenger not admitted, Wayde van Niekerk cruises to victory
South African sprinter Wayde van Niekerk eased up before the finish line and still won his second straight 400-meter world title by .43 seconds on a chilly night in London. …
Sat., Aug. 5, 2017, 6:05 p.m.
Justin Gatlin takes gold, pays respect to Usain Bolt at worlds
Justin Gatlin may have ruined Usain Bolt’s going-away party with his surprise win in the 100 meters at the world championships. Gatlin still did his best to soften the blow …
UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 5, 2017, 11:40 p.m.
Linda Lanker had time of her life coaching U.S. Women’s Track and Field team at Pan American Games
Linda Lanker has had a 48-year nonstop association with track and field. Nothing tops her recent experience, though, as the women’s head coach for the U20 Pan American team that …
UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 5, 2017, 6:08 p.m.
Bronze and gone: In a shocker, Usain Bolt takes third at worlds
Usain Bolt’s farewell party was spoiled by a pair of Americans. The Jamaican great finished third in his final 100-meter race. Justin Gatlin and Christian Coleman took gold and silver …
UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 4, 2017, 3:17 p.m.
Slow start can’t stop Usain Bolt in debut at last worlds
The World’s Fastest Man saved his best for last. Usain Bolt lumbered out of the starting blocks and was closer to last than first for half the race. But he …
UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 2, 2017, 6:06 p.m.
Youth notebook: Spokane Diamonds wins 16U A Western national championship
For the second time in three years, Spokane has a USA Softball national-level girls fastpitch champion. Spokane Diamonds won the USA Softball 16U A Western National championship Friday following a …
Tue., Aug. 1, 2017, 4:59 p.m.
Jakobe Ford jumps where no Junior Olympian has gone before
It’s no small feat that Jakobe Ford captured the Triple Crown in jumps at the state high school meet in late May.
Sat., July 22, 2017, 3:27 p.m.
Step by halting step, Jamie Nieto walks down aisle with his wife
Step by halting step, former Olympic high jumper Jamie Nieto made good on his vow to walk wife Shevon down the aisle after their wedding and out the door to …
UPDATED: Tue., July 18, 2017, 4:58 p.m.
Youth notebook: Spokane Stars having star-studded July
The Spokane Stars Elite Blue girls club basketball team has had a terrific July. Now they’ll take a break to host their own tournament, the seventh annual Summer Heat Showcase, …
Sun., July 2, 2017, 6:13 a.m.
Then & Now: Two-time Olympic qualifier Ian Waltz loving post-competition life
The metal platter came out of Ian Waltz’ hand and soared. And soared and soared some more.
Sun., June 25, 2017, 10:21 p.m.
Aries Merritt returns to world championships after kidney transplant
Aries Merritt will be making a return to the world championships. This time, with a working kidney.
Wed., June 21, 2017, 12:15 p.m.
Gabriele Grunewald ready to race at nationals in middle of chemo
Middle-distance runner Gabriele Grunewald recently wrapped up the first round of treatment for cancer that’s spread from her salivary gland to her liver. That won’t stop her from taking the …
UPDATED: Sun., June 11, 2017, 7:10 p.m.
Fireworks, honors in Usain Bolt’s farewell in Jamaica
World record holder Usain Bolt has bid farewell to the tracks of his native Jamaica, winning a 100-meter race amid fireworks and honors.
UPDATED: Thu., June 8, 2017, 11:13 p.m.
Area roundup: EWU’s Ashli Payne signs with Australian professional league
Former Eastern Washington forward Ashli Payne has signed a contract to play basketball professionally for the Gold Coast Rollers of the Queensland Basketball League in Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia.
Wed., May 31, 2017, 3:02 p.m.
3rd annual IronWood Throws Classic this weekend
Some of the top post collegiate male and female throwers and top high school athletes will be on hand Friday and Saturday in Rathdrum for the third annual IronWood Throws …
UPDATED: Sat., May 27, 2017, 10:55 p.m.
Oakesdale, Lakeside win girls track titles
After finishing in a first-place tie with Mt. Vernon Christian in last year’s State 1A/2B/1B track and field championships, the game-planning for 2017 began early for the Oakesdale Nighthawks.
UPDATED: Sat., May 27, 2017, 11:51 p.m.
Northwest Christian boys win State 2B track championship
Jack Ammon won himself a six-pack of state championship gold medals running for Northwest Christian the last four years. But he enjoyed the bookends every bit as much.
UPDATED: Sun., May 28, 2017, 4:37 p.m.
State 2A track: EV’s Rodrick Fisher, Cheney’s Alsatta Bakana speed to titles
TACOMA – Alsatta Bakana stood at the top of the awards podium, trying to brush back tears Saturday afternoon.
UPDATED: Sun., May 28, 2017, 4:38 p.m.
State 3A track: Mt. Spokane boys capture first state title in any sport in school history
The Mt. Spokane boys track and field team now has a special place in school history. The Wildcats are the first boys team to win a state championship. And they …
UPDATED: Sat., May 27, 2017, 11:40 p.m.
State 4A track: Mead boys, behind three scorers, capture 8th title in school history
They brought five qualifiers, two alternates and three scored points – and the Mead boys track team captured the State 4A track and field championship Saturday afternoon.
UPDATED: Fri., May 26, 2017, 11:20 p.m.
State 1A/2B/1B track: Lakeside’s Zach Annanie, Sienna Swannack repeat as champions
Between the weight of expectation and the bull’s-eye on the back, there’s a price that comes with defending a championship.
UPDATED: Fri., May 26, 2017, 8:54 p.m.
Mead’s Joseph Heitman captures gold, teammate Thomas Dammarell third
TACOMA – The Mead boys team consists of five participants at the State 4A track and field meet.
UPDATED: Thu., May 25, 2017, 10:35 p.m.
State track: Mt. Spokane boys out fast behind Cade Neumann, Hayden Dressel
Cade Neumann wanted one more jump Thursday. Not that it would have made a difference in the outcome of the State 3A pole vault. The Mt. Spokane junior had it …
Wed., May 24, 2017, 5:57 p.m.
Mead’s Joseph Heitman aims to medal in four events at state track meet
Mead track and field coach John Mires has had some nice compliments paid to his program over the years.
Wed., May 24, 2017, 5:19 p.m.
Medical Lake record-breaking sprinters Lexi Rolan, Keyhon Ross vie for gold
Gene Blankenship knows he’s a blessed man. The Medical Lake track and field coach has the best male and female sprinters in school history.
Wed., May 24, 2017, 11:05 a.m.
Prep track and field honor roll
BOYS 100 – 4A: Heitman (Mead) 10.91; Tensley (Ferris) 11.00. 3A: Wick (North Central) 10.75; Pizzillo (Shadle Park) 10.89. 2A: Fisher (East Valley) 10.46; Johnson (Cheney) 10.73. 1A: Ross (Medical …