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Whitman students organize and complete half-ironman

Sophomore Anneke Sherry completed a half-Ironman last Septem- ber. Photos by Dana Kendrick

Lennae Starr, Staff Reporter

February 13, 2020

In the midst of wind and rain, senior Ellen Hom was cautious about her friends undertaking such a feat as a half-ironman. "I was worried that they were going to fall during the bike ride, get frostbite on their hands or develop hypothermia," Hom said. But senior Olivia Engle and sophomore Annek...

Swimming Solo in Indianapolis

Head Coach Jennifer Blomme and Mara Selznick (‘20) enjoyed their time at the Swim- ming National Championships in Indianapolis.

Jordan O'Roy, Staff Reporter

March 29, 2018

This year the NCAA 2018 Division III Swimming and Diving Championship meet was hosted in Indianapolis at the famed Indiana University-Purdue University of Indianapolis (IUPUI) Natatorium. Making her second straight appearance at the national meet, sophomore Mara Selznick was invited to represent Whitm...

Four Swimmers Share Stories from Training Trip

Four Swimmers Share Stories from Training Trip

Ridley Eastland-Fruit, Sports Reporter

January 25, 2018

Ten days of grueling workouts in Southern California marked Whitman Swimming’s winter break training trip. Four swimmers characterize their experiences and growth, both in and out of the water.Contributed by Jill Low   Jonah Rodewald, junior   While there is no question about the brute physicality expected from each and every o...

Top Notch: Remembering the Year’s Greatest Performances

Ridley Eastland-Fruit, Sports Editor

May 4, 2017

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

Contributed by Gaby Thomas.

Ridley Eastland-Fruit, Sports Editor

February 16, 2017

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

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

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

February 25, 2016

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

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

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

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

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

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...

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