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Blues at Home: Walla Walla Hosts NWC Cross Country Championships for First Time in Ten Years

Blues at Home: Walla Walla Hosts NWC Cross Country Championships for First Time in Ten Years

Gaby Thomas, Sports Writer

November 1, 2017


Filed under Front Page Slideshow, SPORTS

Cross country is a not a sport that is easily watched. To physically watch the entire race, a spectator would have to run alongside athletes for miles, and even to that extent, would still miss the big picture. They would be unable to relish the ebb and flow of the ever changing positions of the racers...

One Kilometer In: A Look at the Blues’ Cross Country Season

One Kilometer In: A Look at the Blues’ Cross Country Season

Gaby Thomas, Sports Writer

September 28, 2017


Filed under Front Page Slideshow, SPORTS

The Cross Country team is an elusive one compared to the rest of the varsity teams at Whitman College. They have no pool, court or field to call their own; the bulk of their training is done outside the path of a typical Whitman student’s daily ventures—and unlike the basketball or tennis teams—thei...

Cross Country Reaches the Finish Line, Eyes Next Year

Ridley Eastland-Fruit, Sports Reporter

December 1, 2016


Filed under SPORTS

Nov. 12 marked the end of the season for Whitman’s cross country teams after a tough race at the NCAA Division III West Regionals in Salem, Oregon. This came two weeks after a strong showing by both the men and women at the Northwest Conference Championship. The cross country season begins in August...

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

Cole Anderson, Sports Editor

November 30, 2015


Filed under Cross Country, SPORTS, Sports Highlight

“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

Cross Country Finishes Strong at Regionals

Cross Country Finishes Strong at Regionals

Marah Alindogan

November 21, 2013


Filed under Cross Country, SPORTS, Sports Highlight, Varsity Sports

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...

Strong Results Build Confidence for Cross Country

Kelsey Peck

September 19, 2013


Filed under SPORTS

With two meets already under their belt, it's obvious that Whitman's cross country team's Wednesday-morning workouts have paid off. After already displaying great performances both as a team and individually in the first two meets of the year, it's safe to say that the cross country team is off to the...

Senior Profiles: Cross Country/Volleyball

Tristan Gavin

October 31, 2012


Filed under SPORTS

When the fall sports come to an end in the following weeks, so too will the collegiate athletic careers of many seniors. For most, this season marks the peak of an athletic career that will likely never continue at such a competitive level. For all, it is the end of an emotional roller coaster that has...

Cross Country Championships

Peter Clark

October 31, 2012


Filed under SPORTS, Sports Highlight

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...

How Whitman stacks up: A sport-by-sport look at the upcoming fall season

Matt Tesmond

September 20, 2012


Filed under SPORTS

The Whitman fall sports season heated up with the beginning of conference play last week, but how do the teams stack up compared to the rest of the Northwest Conference? The Pioneer takes a look at each sport to discover how Whitman stacks up and how the conference will shake out. Women's soccer ...

XC kicks off season with twin sweep, deep roster

XC kicks off season with twin sweep, deep roster

Libby Arnosti

September 8, 2011


Filed under SPORTS, Sports Highlight

Whitman women took eight of the top 10 spots at the finish of the women's race at the annual Whitman Invitational last Saturday. Junior Emilie Gilbert sprinted past the 6 km mark, posting a time of 23:24.89 to win the race by more than 20 seconds. Her twin sister, junior Katri Gilbert, finished second,...

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