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Blues cross country success continues in regionals, nationals

Senior cross country runner Whitman Rich competes in the NCAA Division 3 Championship Race. Photo contributed by Whitney Rich

Dylan Mathias, Sports Reporter

December 5, 2019

The women’s cross country team had a strong showing in the Northwest Conference (NWC) Championship, placing first amongst some very talented conference competition. It is the first time they have accomplished the feat since 1999. The Blues’ efforts at the NWC Championship propelled them to R...

Women’s cross country takes first in NWC conference

Senior Bryn Carlson competes in the 2019 Cross Country Northwest Conference Championship. Contributed photo by Scott Shields

Dylan Mathias , Sports Reporter

November 14, 2019

On Saturday, Nov. 2, the women’s cross country team finished first in the Northwest Conference Championship. The Blues have steadily improved their conference championship performances over the last few years, culminating in their recent first place conference finish this season. The last time the ...

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

Senior Will Mullins inches ahead of a competitor from Linfield. Photo by Natalie Mutter

Gaby Thomas, Sports Writer

November 1, 2017

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

Contributed by Lucy Sullivan. Taken after Sundodger Invite.

Gaby Thomas, Sports Writer

September 28, 2017

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

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

“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

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

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

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

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

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

Credit: Marie von Hafften

Libby Arnosti

September 8, 2011

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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