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Whitman athletics coaches’ perspective on remote seasons

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Tate Cadang, Sports Reporter

October 8, 2020

Whitman's athletics coaches have been working hard this semester to adapt to an online environment while continuing to offer all the necessary support for their teams. Head Coach Scott Shields of the cross country and distance track team uses online discussions to talk about topics that can be used...

Runners Clash with Administration Over Varsity Track

Runners Clash with Administration Over Varsity Track

Jesse Sindelar, Staff Reporter

April 13, 2017

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...

In It for the Long Run: Cross Country Builds toward Conference

In It for the Long Run: Cross Country Builds toward Conference

Ridley Eastland-Fruit, Sports Reporter

October 13, 2016

Any sports team has its ups and downs over the course of the season, and Whitman’s cross country program is no exception. After a productive and optimistic preseason, it’s been a bumpy road lately for both the men’s and women’s teams. Multiple runners have faced injuries that have limited or prohibited their pa...

Whitman athletics: a fall in review, strong spring to come

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December 7, 2015

Whitman Athletics got off to a strong start to the 2015-16 season as seven teams played their fall seasons. Even before the season there was excitement, as the soccer teams got to play with the members of Mumford and Sons when part of their pre-season practices overlapped with the Gentlemen of the Road...

Women’s XC sprints towards strong conference finish

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...

“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...

XC breaks school records in NW Conference

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Julian Reed

November 6, 2014

Whitman men and women placed third and fourth respectively in the NWC cross country championships in Salem, Ore. on Saturday, Nov. 1. Two men and two women finished in the top ten in the eight- and six-kilometer races. Although the team's focus is primarily on the NCAA West Regional Championship on Nov. 15, this race was an important tune-up before regionals. Senior...

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

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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 team harbors high expectations for coming year

Cross country team harbors high expectations for coming year

Mitchell Smith

September 18, 2014

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

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...

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...

Men’s Cross Country Chasing Big Goals

Men's Cross Country Chasing Big Goals

Cole Anderson

October 17, 2013

For the Whitman College men's cross country team, the 2013 season has brought a new attitude about conference, the team and each runner. New goals have been set, practices have improved and results at races both individually and team-wide have reflected this new mentality. "So far this season, the t...

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