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Cycling Hosts Omnium

Cycling Hosts Omnium

Quinn Salkind, Staff Reporter
April 13, 2017
Filed under SPORTS

Due to the school’s recent mascot change, the Whitman Cycling team had the privilege of hosting the first annual Blues Omnium in Walla Walla last weekend. The omnium, meaning a multiple race cycling event, consisted of a long distance road race, team time trial and short course race. Large schools from...

Club Sports Continue to Thrive at Whitman

Club Sports Continue to Thrive at Whitman

February 4, 2016
Filed under SPORTS, Sports Highlight

Whitman club sports offer everyone on campus a way to play a sport at an extremely high level while also giving those who are simply looking for a good time a chance to have fun and bond with new teammates. The Club Tennis team had many new players join a team that competed hard all of last year,...

Student-run cycling team finishes season strong

Student-run cycling team finishes season strong

Kendra Winchester
May 7, 2015
Filed under Front Page Slideshow, SPORTS

The cycling team here at Whitman operates at a varsity sport level; however, it is entirely student run. Because it does not have a coaching staff, the team is required to plan every single race event as well as workouts and practices. The team is also required to plan their events such as spring training...

Triathlon and Field Day

Triathlon and Field Day

Annabelle Marcovici
May 8, 2014
Filed under MEDIA, Media Highlight, Photos

Whitman's Annual Spring Triathlon was held on the morning of May 3 this year, beginning at the Harvey Pool. Participants signed up as an individual or as a team and had to complete a 500 yard swim, 10 mile bike and a 5 k run. [portfolio_slideshow]

Weigel Rides Bumpy Road to Cycling Success

Weigel Rides Bumpy Road to Cycling Success

Mitchell Smith
May 1, 2014
Filed under SPORTS

On the weekend of April 13-14, first-year cyclist Dessie Weigel celebrated a first-place finish in the criterium race and second in the road race at the Northwest Conference Championship. This weekend she will be in Virginia with her team to race in the Division II National Championship for the women's...

Cycling Team Quietly Rides Under Radar

Mitchell Smith
February 27, 2014
Filed under SPORTS

Whitman College has a secret. A club team here finished in the top five in the country for both men and women last year, and it has a defending national champion and alumni who have become some of the best riders in the United States. That secret is the Whitman cycling team, which has quietly become...

Long-Distance Cyclists of Whitman

Long-Distance Cyclists of Whitman

Isabel Mills
October 10, 2013
Filed under FEATURE, Feature Highlight

Most people are aware of Whitman's impressive cycling team. Lesser known are the handful of students, unaffiliated with the team, who have completed some pretty remarkable rides. In the past two years, three Whitman students started the school year off with a bang by riding their bikes from the...

Riding in Style

Karah Kemmerly
October 10, 2013
Filed under FEATURE, Weekly Topic

This week, The Pioneer met with three students who completed long-distance bike rides from their hometowns to Whitman at the start of this academic year. We also talked with a few members of the Whitman cycling team about several of their community service projects.

Sheriff Begins Investigation into Shooting on Lower Waitsburg Road

Sheriff Begins Investigation into Shooting on Lower Waitsburg Road

Rachel Alexander
February 7, 2013
Filed under Front Page Slideshow, NEWS, News Highlight

The Walla Walla County Sheriff's Department is currently investigating an incident in which two students were shot at while running on Saturday. The students, sophomores Joseph Heegaard and Ryan Jacobsen, were running barefoot along Lower Waitsburg Road near the intersection of Robison Ranch Road....

Doping in Sports Can’t be Stopped by Technological Means

Blair Hanley Frank
January 24, 2013
Filed under OPINION

Many moons ago, when I asked my mother about whether or not she bought the allegations of Lance Armstrong's doping, she said she thought that you either believed Lance's claims that he didn't dope, or you didn't, and she fell into the former camp. That's about how I felt, too. Whatever last shreds...

Cyclists flock to weekend Omnium

Kyle Howe
April 5, 2012
Filed under Front Page Slideshow, SPORTS, Sports Highlight

This past weekend Whitman's cycling team hosted the Missionary Omnium, a Pacific Northwest Collegiate Cycling Conference race that occurs in Walla Walla each year. The team featured 18 rides this weekend, against Division I and II schools including the University of Washington, Oregon State, Gonzaga, a...

Whitman cyclists win conference

Tyler Hurlburt
May 5, 2011
Filed under SPORTS

Led by a strong group of upperclassmen women, the Whitman cycling team took the NWCCC Division II title at the conference championships held on April 23 and 24 in Pullman, Wash. The Whitman team took second place overall at the conference race, trailing only University of Washington, a DI school....

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