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Cross Country Bears Down on Blood-Borne Disease

Cross Country Bears Down on Blood-Borne Disease

Lennae Starr, Staff Reporter

December 7, 2018

Mud-splattered calves were a common sight last Friday as the cross-country team wrapped up their sixth annual “Who Do You Run For?” event. “Who Do You Run For?” is a 24-hour long jog-a-thon in which members of the cross-country team run laps around Ankeny. They sign up for hour-long shifts to ensu...

Cross Country Finishes Strong

Jordan O'Roy, Sports Editor

November 9, 2018

In October, Whitman’s cross country team journeyed over to the Northwest Conference Championship at McIver State Park, hosted by Lewis and Clark College in Portland Oregon. The women’s team as a whole placed third in the conference, which landed them with three all-conference spots. Maya Virshup, a...

Third Annual “Who Do You Run For?” supports cancer battles with 24-hour run

Cole Anderson, Sports Editor

November 30, 2015

“It always strikes me just how many people have been affected by cancer. This event is amazing at bringing everyone together in a cause that has affected so many of us. We run together for our loved ones who have had cancer, and also for our teammates who have been affected by cancer. It is an amazing act of solidarity that really makes me, and I hope my teammates as well, feel supported,” said Patterson

Farewell to the Fall Sports Class of 2016

Alden Glass

November 15, 2015

As the fall seasons come to a close, a number of Whitman athletes have suited up and stepped onto the field of competition for the last time. Seniors on the  men’s and women’s soccer teams, cross country teams and volleyball teams have scored their last goals, won their last races and served their...

XC succeeds at Conference

Mario Santos-Davidson, Staff reporter

November 3, 2015

This Halloween weekend, the men's and women's Cross Country teams ended their Northwest Conference season at the Conference Championships in Tacoma. Heading into the meet, Coach Scott Shields expressed his pleasure with the whole season, especially the amount of progress that has been made during...

Women’s XC sprints towards strong conference finish

Mario Santos-Davidson, Staff Writer

October 22, 2015

The Women’s Cross Country team entered the season with relatively high expectations after finishing 9th in the West Region during the 2014 season. The addition of six first-year racers helps replace the seven that graduated a year ago and provides optimism for the future of the team. After having...

Men’s XC racing for top conference honors

Men's XC racing for top conference honors

September 28, 2015

With the Whitman men's cross country season underway, the team's confidence is palpable. Several runners are enthusiastic about the start to the year and have already set high goals. The team is excited about the possibility of qualifying for Nationals at the end of the season, including team captain,...

“Who Do You Run For?” races against cancer

Cole Anderson

December 11, 2014

Often in sports, athletes will dedicate games or competitions to someone or something as a way of honoring the memory and doing what they do best with something greater in mind. That was the idea behind the "Who Do You Run For" campaign, an event put on by the Whitman Cross-Country team, in an effort...

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

Photo Nikki Antenucci.

Cole Anderson

October 3, 2014

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 Finishes Strong at Regionals

Cross Country Finishes Strong at Regionals

Marah Alindogan

November 21, 2013

The Whitman men's and women's cross country teams found great success last Saturday, Nov. 16 as they finished their season at the Division III West Regional meet. Both the men's and women's teams finished with greater success than in past years. The men finished eighth out of 18 teams, while the women finished fifth...

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