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Runners Clash with Administration Over Varsity Track

Runners Clash with Administration Over Varsity Track

Jesse Sindelar, Staff Reporter
April 13, 2017
Filed under SPORTS

Frustrations have risen among Whitman’s top runners as the push to return the track team to varsity status has met strong resistance from administration. The track program currently functions as a quasi-club sport, competing in various spring meets and invitationals but barred from Conference and Region...

Cyber Security

Andrew Schwartz, Feature Writer
April 22, 2017
Filed under FEATURE

Phishing attacks – fishing is an apt analogy, as the hackers essentially just throw lines out there, hoping people will bite and reveal their passwords – are common.

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Early Season National Ranking Ups Women’s Cross-Country Confidence

Early Season National Ranking Ups Women’s Cross-Country Confidence

Cole Anderson
October 3, 2014
Filed under Cross Country, SPORTS, Varsity Sports

For the first time in four years, the Whitman women's cross country team broke into national rankings for DIII schools, ranking 34th nationally and fourth regionally. Though it is still early in the season, some of the team's top runners are already clocking faster times than ever before, and the team...

Cross country team harbors high expectations for coming year

Cross country team harbors high expectations for coming year

Mitchell Smith
September 18, 2014
Filed under SPORTS

Fans watching the Whitman cross country team's first meet on Saturday, Sept. 6 were treated to blue sky, warm weather and very fast times. The Missionaries held their own and then some in their match-up with Eastern Oregon University of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletes (NAIA). The...

Cross Country Team Unites Community for Cause

Cross Country Team Unites Community for Cause

Mitchell Smith
December 12, 2013
Filed under Front Page Slideshow, SPORTS, Sports Highlight

On the night of Thursday, Dec. 6, temperatures in Walla Walla reached 11 degrees Fahrenheit, and with the six-mile-per-hour wind blowing, it felt like one degree. Instead of curling up in their rooms like most people would, the Whitman College cross-country team was outside, running lap after lap...

Strong Results Build Confidence for Cross Country

Kelsey Peck
September 19, 2013
Filed under SPORTS

With two meets already under their belt, it's obvious that Whitman's cross country team's Wednesday-morning workouts have paid off. After already displaying great performances both as a team and individually in the first two meets of the year, it's safe to say that the cross country team is off to the...

Waivers give injured athletes an extra year of play

Pamela London
April 12, 2012
Filed under SPORTS

For many Division III student-athletes, finishing up four years of college represents the end of an era: the end of long road trips and the day-to-day grind of being a serious athlete. But what happens when injury strikes and takes one of those years away? How would you feel about the end? At an academically...

XC kicks off season with twin sweep, deep roster

XC kicks off season with twin sweep, deep roster

Libby Arnosti
September 8, 2011
Filed under SPORTS, Sports Highlight

Whitman women took eight of the top 10 spots at the finish of the women's race at the annual Whitman Invitational last Saturday. Junior Emilie Gilbert sprinted past the 6 km mark, posting a time of 23:24.89 to win the race by more than 20 seconds. Her twin sister, junior Katri Gilbert, finished second,...

Track and Field Club a training resource for variety of Whitman athletes

Matt Manley
February 10, 2011
Filed under SPORTS

Coming to Whitman as a dual-sport athlete in cross country and track, sophomore Katri Gilbert felt something missing her first spring at Whitman. "In high school, I noticed a lot of the cross country runners did track and trained for most of the year. When I came to Whitman I was wondering, 'Why don't...

Whitman women’s soccer season ends with win

Whitman women’s soccer season ends with win

Noah Mogey
November 10, 2009
Filed under Front Page Slideshow, Sports Highlight

On a lazy Friday morning the Whitman women's soccer team played their final home game. Despite an inauspicious start: referees being 45 minutes late: they comfortably beat the Lewis And Clark Pioneers 3-0. It was the last game for the team's many seniors, including Corina Gabbert, whose third hat-...

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