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Cross Country Championships

Peter Clark

October 31, 2012

The sloppy, rainy conditions at the Northwest Conference Cross Country Championships in Forest Grove, Ore. highlighted what turned out to be a sub-par day for both the Whitman men's and women's cross country teams. The men finished in seventh place as a team, while the women finished in fifth. Strategy, however, has to be factored in when considering the results of the past weekend. Two week...

Cross country season preview

Pamela London

September 13, 2012

Led by strong senior leadership on both sides, the Whitman men's and women's cross country teams are already full steam ahead on the road to regionals in late October. Each team was tabbed for a fifth-place finish in the West Region in preseason polls, and Head Coach Scott Shields is looking to meet...

Athlete Ally spreads to Whitman athletics community

Libby Arnosti

October 13, 2011

With debate about gay rights dominating national politics and rainbow stickers slapped on laptops all over Whitman campus, it is clear that in recent years, Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Queer (LGBTQ) issues have been brought to the front of the American consciousness. As a nation we are moving gradually...

Athletes recommit to fitness with summer training

Libby Arnosti

May 16, 2011

For nine months of the year, groups of sweaty varsity athletes can be spotted frequenting the weight room, pool and gym as they build strength for their athletic seasons. But as the school year ends, these teammates will scatter into internships and jobs everywhere from Seattle to South Africa, and each...

Athletes feel pressure to play through injuries

Credit: Carrie Sloane

Tyler Hurlburt

February 3, 2011

Injuries are inevitable in athletics; there is no denying  this fact. What can be changed is how an athlete deals with an injury to get back to playing at the highest level. In fall 2010, sophomore soccer player Leland Matthaeus injured himself early in the season during tryouts and then tried t...

Cross country season enters home stretch

Bailey Arango

November 4, 2010

Whitman College's men's and women's cross country teams placed sixth and fourth respectively in last weekend's Northwest Conference Championships. The tournament saw all nine NWC teams travel to Tacoma, Wash. to vie for the championship title. Both teams will be sending their top seven runners, along...

Looking into varsity and club sports at Whitman College

Looking into varsity and club sports at Whitman College

Tyler Hurlburt

September 30, 2010

Every day, at least 200 Whitman College students take to the field, court, pool or slopes to train and compete in the sports that they love. Some choose to do so as part of a varsity program, while others select another route and join a club sport. According to Athletics Director Dean Snider, approximately 75 percent of the Whitman student body is involved in athletics in some form through varsity, club and intramural...

Whitman cross country opens season strong

Tyler Hurlburt

September 16, 2010

On Saturday, Sept. 4, Whitman's cross country team hosted its only home meet of the season: the annual Whitman College Invitational at Fort Walla Walla Park. Both the men and the women, under the reins of new head coach Scott Shields, ran to second place standings in the four-team invitational against...

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