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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 …


Two Set Pole Vault Record

Stacy Dragila of the United States and Daniela Bartova of the Czech Republic both cleared 14 feet, 8-1/4 inches to break the women’s world indoor pole vault record Sunday. Meanwhile, …


Miscellany

The U.S. soccer team, which has won a team record six straight games including a 1-0 semifinal upset of Brazil, faces Mexico in today’s CONCACAF Gold Cup championship game in …


Vandal Indoor On Fast Track Idaho Men’s Relay Team Aims To Improve Its High-Rated Time

Fifteen events in 140 minutes, and all for five bucks. That’s the way Mike Keller, Idaho’s track coach/salesman, is approaching tonight’s Vandal Indoor meet in the Kibbie Dome. “Pretty cheap …


Ferris’ Ice Tops Freshman Field

FROM SPORTS page C2 (Monday, December 8, 1997): Replay Mike Witt from Lakeside finished 79th, 16:34, and Nick Trefry from Mead finished 152nd, 17:04 in the Foot Locker West Regional …


Gunnell Hangs Up Spikes

The star of the Bupa Grand Prix track meet in Gateshead, England, was Britain’s Sally Gunnell, 31, who ran the final race of her career with a 200-meter leg on …


Jones On The Fast Track To Flo-Jo’s 100 Record

Marion Jones has victory lap down. File/Associated Press