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Top Notch: Remembering the Year’s Greatest Performances

Ridley Eastland-Fruit, Sports Editor
May 4, 2017
Filed under SPORTS

With numerous conference and NCAA trophies headed to Sherwood Center's display cases, it has been a memorable year for Whitman varsity athletics. Here's a recap of five of the year's top team accomplishments. Swimming They were not the favorites–far from it. Going into February’s conference meet,...

Unbeatable: Whitman Teams Seize Three Conference Titles

Unbeatable: Whitman Teams Seize Three Conference Titles

Ridley Eastland-Fruit, Sports Editor
February 16, 2017
Filed under Front Page Slideshow, SPORTS

It was a breathtaking weekend for Whitman Athletics: men’s and women’s swimming broke records to each win the Northwest Conference Championship, men’s basketball clinched its first NWC title since 1987 as it continued to 23-0 overall, women’s tennis opened their spring season with a sweep of Will...

Aqua Jogging Promises Good Times

North Bennett
March 10, 2016
Filed under NEWS

Starting after spring break, Aqua Jogging Club, Whitman’s newest ASWC-funded activity, will provide a fun, inclusive, and social environment for student exercise.

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Swim season ends strong with two second place conference finishes, four NCAA bound athletes

February 25, 2016
Filed under SPORTS, Varsity Sports

After finishing the 2015 season strongly with a second place finish in the conference for the women and a conference championship for the men, expectations were fairly high going into the 2015-16 season for Whitman Swimming. Combined, the teams also lost only four seniors. During the regular ...

Select men’s swimmers compete at Nationals

Kendra Winchester
April 9, 2015
Filed under Sports Highlight, Varsity Sports

As everyone on the Whitman campus headed back home or took their two week destination vacation, five swimmers, Karl Mering, Sam Starr, Sean Terada, Clark Sun and Loic McGiverin-Ideide, made their way to Shenandoah, Texas. There, at the Conroe ISD Natatorium, they competed in the NCAA Division 3 Swim...

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]

Community Gets Big Kick Out of Swim Team Clinic

Marah Alindogan
April 10, 2014
Filed under SPORTS

After a long successful season, including record-breaking national championship appearances by All-Americans senior Claire Collins and junior Karl Mering, the Whitman College swim team continues to make its mark in a different way. From April 7 -11, the swim team is putting on a week-long swim clinic ...

Mering Makes History with Win at Nationals

Quin Nelson
March 24, 2014
Filed under SPORTS

Junior Karl Mering started nationals without his goggles and ended with a national championship. Mering had a successful stint at the Division III Swimming National Championships in Indianapolis, highlighted by a victory in the 100-yard butterfly that made him the first national champion swimmer in...

Athlete Ally Founder Hudson Taylor Comes to Campus

Athlete Ally Founder Hudson Taylor Comes to Campus

Libby Arnosti
April 4, 2013
Filed under Front Page Slideshow, SPORTS, Sports Highlight

For the first 18 years of his life, wrestler Hudson Taylor didn't think he knew anybody who was gay. Since graduating from the University of Maryland in 2010, however, he has spent much of his time standing in front of college athletes around the country discussing the importance of recognizing and supporting...

Life after Whitman Athletics

Life after Whitman Athletics

Kyle Howe
February 14, 2013
Filed under SPORTS

All varsity athletes dedicate their lives to their respective sports at Whitman, working hard to balance academics and athletics. When these athletes graduate, they go in many different directions; some pursue careers, others turn their sights to graduate school. Regardless of what they do, the same...

High School Athlete Profile: Cheyenne Schoen, DeSales Swimmer

Halley McCormick
November 26, 2012
Filed under Circuit, SPORTS, Sports Highlight

DeSales High School senior Cheyenne Schoen talks swimming and future ambitions with charming confidence and a bright smile. With just four years of competitive swimming under her belt, Schoen has excelled to become one of the top swimmers in Washington State. She is the captain of the Walla Walla Hig...

Whitman Swimmers Win Against Linfield, Willamette

Elena Aragon
November 8, 2012
Filed under SPORTS, Sports Highlight

The Whitman swim teams opened the 2012-13 Northwest Conference season at the Louise and Paul Harvey Pool with dominant victories in dual meets over Linfield College and Willamette University. Both the men's and women's teams defeated Linfield in the Friday meet, with a men's score of 140-62 and...

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