Stories tagged: track and field
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 …
Sat., May 20, 2017, 9:16 p.m.
Postseason track: Lewis and Clark girls, Ferris boys win 4A Regional titles
The Lewis and Clark girls track and field team spent the first week of the season shoveling snow off four lanes of its track. Coach Dan Hilsendeger called it conditioning. …
Sat., May 20, 2017, 5:36 p.m.
Local briefs: Linda Lanker named head coach for women’s Pan American Junior team
Linda Lanker of Coeur d’Alene, who has shared her wealth of coaching knowledge locally, nationally and internationally for more than three decades, has been named by USA Track & Field …
UPDATED: Wed., May 17, 2017, 6:18 p.m.
Prep track and field honor roll
BOYS 100 – 4A: Heitman (Mead) 10.91; Jean-Francois (Gonzaga Prep) 11.23. 3A: Wick (North Central) 10.83; Pizzillo (Shadle Park) 10.89. 2A: Fisher (East Valley) 10.46; Johnson (Cheney) 10.76. 1A: Ross …
Wed., May 17, 2017, 4:53 p.m.
Timberlake long-distance runner Kassidy Hammond overcomes health issue
Kassidy Hammond of Timberlake took second in Idaho’s State 3A cross country meet two years ago as a sophomore.
UPDATED: Wed., May 17, 2017, 4:41 p.m.
Prep track and field: Idaho state meets headline weekend’s events
A number of North Idaho high school track and field athletes will challenge for gold medals at the state meets Friday and Saturday.
Wed., May 17, 2017, 2:21 p.m.
Track and field athletes to watch at regional meets
Joseph Heitman is one hurdle away from the 4A state track and field meet in his favorite event, the 300-meter hurdles – and that hurdle comes this weekend at Richland’s …
UPDATED: Sat., May 13, 2017, 8:45 p.m.
LC’s Anna Rodgers, plagued by injuries, bounces back at district
“Welcome back,” a friend close by said after Anna Rodgers won the long jump at 19 and ¾ inch on her final attempt as the District 8 4A track and …
Sat., May 13, 2017, 8 a.m.
Elaine Thompson overcomes slow start to win 100 at Shanghai meet
Double Olympic champion Elaine Thompson of Jamaica overcame a slow start to win the women’s 100 meters at the Shanghai Diamond League on Saturday for her second victory in as …
UPDATED: Fri., May 12, 2017, 9:52 p.m.
Prep track: Mt. Spokane’s Hayden Dressel rounding into postseason form
Hayden Dressel is a known product in Washington prep running circles.
Wed., May 10, 2017, 5 p.m.
Freeman track and field coach John Hays, speedy seniors will leave together
John Hays has coached some gifted track and field athletes in his 32-year career at Freeman.
UPDATED: Fri., May 12, 2017, 9:11 a.m.
Prep track and field: Postseason meets begin Thursday
Idaho high school track and field athletes will decide state berths in two-day meets beginning Thursday and concluding Saturday.
UPDATED: Sun., May 7, 2017, 9:21 p.m.
WSU’s Alissa Brooks-Johnson wins her second Pac-12 heptathlon championship
Washington State’s Alissa Brooks-Johnson won her second Pac-12 Combined Events Championships title in three years Sunday, scoring a season-high 5,638 points in the heptathlon at Oregon State in Corvallis. Brooks-Johnson, …
UPDATED: Thu., May 4, 2017, 11:07 p.m.
Prep track: Mt. Spokane boys, Central Valley girls capture league titles
Hayden Dressel and Dillon Lionello finished their Greater Spokane League track and field careers Thursday as two-time conference champions.
Wed., May 3, 2017, 2:10 p.m.
CV’s Anna Fomin ready for fast finish to prep career
Anna Fomin’s shy, quiet personality belies a competitive, fiery spirit that bubbles beneath the surface when she steps on the track.
Wed., May 3, 2017, 8 a.m.
Pre-2005 world records to be wiped out under proposal
A proposal has been made by European Athletics to wipe out all world records achieved in the sport before 2005 in an effort to regain public trust after recent doping …
Sat., April 29, 2017, 3:39 p.m.
Jamaica sweeps final 2 races, splits with US at Penn Relays
Jamaica swept the last two relays to split six races with the United States, marking the first time that the Americans didn’t win the USA vs. the World competition at …
Sat., April 29, 2017, 2:03 p.m.
Keni Harrison wins 100-meter hurdles at Drake Relays in Iowa
Keni Harrison cruised to victory in the women’s 100-meter hurdles at the Drake Relays. She won in a world-leading 12.56 seconds despite the cold, rain and wind and a field …
Fri., April 28, 2017, 7:13 p.m.
LaShawn Merritt cruises to 400-meter win at Drake Relays
The Drake Relays served as a reunion of sorts for the 1,600-meter relay team from the U.S. that won gold at the Rio Olympics. True to form, the anchor of …
Fri., April 28, 2017, 4:55 p.m.
Oregon wins distance medley without Edward Cheserek at Penn Relays
Sam Prakel filled in for standout distance runner Edward Cheserek on the anchor 1,600-meter leg and outkicked a tightly packed Penn Relays field to lead Oregon to victory in the …
Thu., April 27, 2017, 2:19 p.m.
Olympians descend on Des Moines for Drake Relays
Dozens of Rio Olympics standouts will return to the track this weekend for the Drake Relays. The conditions won’t feel anything like sunny Brazil. Stars like LaShawn Merritt, Omar McLeod, …
UPDATED: Wed., April 26, 2017, 2:18 p.m.
Prep track notebook: Mead boys coach John Mires survived rough winter
John Mires is grateful to be coaching his Mead boys track team this spring.
UPDATED: Thu., April 27, 2017, 1:27 p.m.
Prep track honor roll
BOYS 100 – 4A: Heitman (Mead) 11.19; Jean-Francois (Gonzaga Prep) 11.23. 3A: Wick (North Central) 10.83; Epefanio (Shadle Park) 10.97. 2A: Fisher (East Valley) 10.62; Johnson (Cheney) 10.82. 1A: Holmes …
Sat., April 22, 2017, 9:02 a.m.
To Mars? The Eatons have elaborate plans in retirement
The first couple of multi-events is staying busy in retirement. Here’s a sampling: Ashton Eaton appeared on American Ninja Warrior, Brianne Theisen-Eaton started a food-education website, both are supporting a …
Sat., April 22, 2017, 9:01 a.m.
Russian doping whistleblower gets 4-year ban
A Russian sprinter who gave evidence of alleged doping involving a leading coach has been banned for 4 years for his own drug offenses. The All-Russia Athletics Federation says that …