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Mering Wants More Coming Off Historic Win

Mering Wants More Coming Off Historic Win

Sarah Anderegg

April 10, 2014

Only three weeks shy of becoming Whitman College's first national champion in its Division-III history, junior two-time All-American swimmer Karl Mering already has his eye set on his next and final season. "The off season is an extremely important time for swimmers. It's not just about getting...

Mering Makes History with Win at Nationals

Quin Nelson

March 24, 2014

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...

Collins Swims Her Way to Record-Breaking Career

Collins Swims Her Way to Record-Breaking Career

Sarah Anderegg

February 27, 2014

Whitman's All-American Honorable Mention swimmer Claire Collins has every right to brag about her record-breaking accolades, but when it comes to her success, Collins offers nothing but modesty. Collins, who took first place in the 200 breaststroke at the Northwest Conference Championship last week,...

LGBTQ Athletes Still Search for Place at Whitman

Quin Nelson

February 13, 2014

LGBTQ athletes who choose to play for the Missionaries sometimes face clashing ideals. While the college prides itself on being progressive and inclusive, the sports world can often be rigid and conservative. When these perceived opposites meet, which wins out? Although Whitman's accepting environment has c...

Athlete Ally Founder Hudson Taylor Comes to Campus

Athlete Ally Founder Hudson Taylor Comes to Campus

Libby Arnosti

April 4, 2013

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...

Swimming Caps Off Season at NWC Championships

Swimming Caps Off Season at NWC Championships

Tristan Gavin

February 14, 2013

Whitman's men's and women's swimming teams finished second and third, respectively, to wrap up their season this weekend at the Northwest Conference Championships. Although the men and women finished in the same places as last year, the attitude leaving the meet was very different. "The performances this wee...

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