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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
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...

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
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...

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
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...

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

Contributed by Lucy Sullivan. Taken after Sundodger Invite.
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...

Cross Country Reaches the Finish Line, Eyes Next Year

Cross Country Reaches the Finish Line, Eyes Next Year
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...

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

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
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...

Strong Results Build Confidence for Cross Country

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...

Senior Profiles: Cross Country/Volleyball

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...

Cross Country Championships

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...

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

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...

XC kicks off season with twin sweep, deep roster

Credit: Marie von Hafften
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...

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