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Mommy’s medal: Mother of 2 closes worlds with hurdles title

Mommy’s medal: Nia Ali, Mother of 2, closes out world championships with hurdles title


UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 2, 2019

Sprinter wins for Britain and college star takes hurdles

Dina Asher-Smith became Britain’s first female sprint world champion, while Grant Holloway outran the demolition derby to his left to become only the sixth man to capture NCAA and world …


Track Worlds notebook: Kirani James back in blocks, back to form in 400

Kirani James barely knows the names of his fellow 400 runners anymore. They sure know him. The 2012 Olympic champion from Grenada is feeling healthier after two years of dealing …


UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 1, 2019

Suspicious athletes led to coaching great Alberto Salazar’s downfall

Alberto Salazar was so excited about a performance-enhancing supplement he was trying out on his runners, he sent an email to none other than Lance Armstrong. “Lance, call me asap!” …


UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 1, 2019

Alberto Salazar’s ban overshadows action at track championships

Not a single runner passing through the orbit of famed track coach Alberto Salazar has been implicated for doping, so when Donavan Brazier coasted in for a blowout victory Tuesday …


Norway’s Karsten Warholm defends 400-meter hurdles title at worlds

There was no way Karsten Warholm of Norway would dare be disappointed. He cleared all 10 hurdles, beat all seven guys, won his second straight gold medal at world championships …


USADA bans coach Alberto Salazar for four years

Track coach Alberto Salazar, who trained four-time Olympic champion Mo Farah and a number of other top runners, has been given a four-year ban in a case pursued by the …


UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 28, 2019

Christian Coleman outruns rival to win 100-meter world title

Everyone knew exactly where to find Christian Coleman this time.


UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 25, 2019

New sponsor but Russia doping woes linger for re-elected Sebastian Coe

With a lucrative sponsorship deal to open his second term, Sebastian Coe has one hope for the next four years leading track and field. “Not to be dominated by Russia,” …


History lesson: Christian Coleman learns from past, tries to move on

Christian Coleman never intended to take a crash course on the history of his sport. He got one anyway. Among the main lessons the sprinter learned: Anytime track fans see …


School spirit: U.S. colleges pave the road to success in track

Nobody would think of asking Jamaicans, Kenyans or other winners to play “The Star-Spangled Banner” if they capture a gold medal at world championships next week. Maybe their school’s fight …


Dalilah Muhammad breaks women’s world record in 400 hurdles at U.S. championships

In workouts, Dalilah Muhammad has often been on world-record pace. On a drizzly Sunday night, she put everything together. Muhammad broke a 16-year-old world record in the 400-meter hurdles by …


UPDATED: Thu., July 25, 2019

Allyson Felix advances in 400 at nationals in 1st race as a mom

Allyson Felix advanced out of the first-round of the 400 meters at US championships in her first race in 13 months and as a mom. It wasn’t easy. The six-time …


Pullman grad Hawa Mahama shines at U-20 Pan-Am Games

Pullman graduate Hawa (Mayyi) Mahama, an upcoming sophomore at the University of Pennsylvania, took the silver medal in the women’s hammer throw on Sunday afternoon at the Under-20 Pan-American Games …


Eastern Washington’s Keshun McGee places 18th at NCAA Track and Field Championships

Eastern Washington junior Keshun McGee placed 18th in the men’s triple jump Friday during the third day of the NCAA Track and Field Championships at Mike A. Myers Stadium.


UPDATED: Thu., June 6, 2019

Michael Norman clocks world-leading time in 200 meters in Rome

Michael Norman clocked a world-leading time in the men’s 200 meters to edge out fellow American Noah Lyles at the Golden Gala meet on Thursday. Norman’s time of 19.70 seconds …


Mt. Spokane graduate John Dressel places 10th in men’s 10,000 meters at NCAA Championships

Colorado junior John Dressel (Mt. Spokane High) placed 10th in the men’s 10,000-meter run Wednesday as the NCAA Track and Field Championships began its four-day run at Mike A. Myers …


UPDATED: Wed., May 29, 2019

Spring sports 2019 high school all-league teams

All-league teams from area baseball, softball, track and field, soccer, tennis and golf teams.


UPDATED: Sat., May 25, 2019

State 4A track and field: Mead’s Jordynn Hutchinson continues family trend of winning shot put titles

As Mead sophomore Jordynn Hutchinson received her medal Saturday after winning the State 4A girls shot put title, an announcer at Mount Tahoma HS emphatically broadcast her name through the …


UPDATED: Sat., May 25, 2019

State 2A track and field: Cheney’s Camden VerStrate leads impressive showing by Great Northern League athletes

Camden VerStrate didn’t look like a first-year high school sprinter Saturday. More like a dual-event state champion.


UPDATED: Sat., May 25, 2019

Area roundup: CC Spokane baseball defeats Mt. Hood at NWAC Championship

Brenden Duncan hit a three-run home run, and CC Spokane beat Mt. Hood 9-3 Saturday at the NWAC Championship in Longview, Washington.


UPDATED: Sat., May 25, 2019

State 3A track and field: Mt. Spokane’s Spencer Barrera claims two titles; Allie Janke breaks another meet record

Mt. Spokane senior Spencer Barrera could point to a half-dozen state medals he’d earned before Saturday, but none were the color he coveted.


UPDATED: Sat., May 25, 2019

State 1A, 2B, 1B girls track and field: Oakesdale’s Bree Rawls helps Nighthawks claim 1B team title

The future promises to be bright for Oakesdale freshman Bree Rawls. The present isn’t too shabby either.


UPDATED: Sat., May 25, 2019

State 1A, 2B, 1B boys track and field: Noah Cherrington helps Lakeside run away with 1A title

With one potential nightmare behind him, Noah Cherrington spent the rest of the State 1A track and field meet living a dream.


UPDATED: Fri., May 24, 2019

Area roundup: Washington State men cruise ahead in 110-meter hurdles at NCAA West Regional

Washington State’s Nick Johnson, Sam Brixey and Christapherson Grant all moved ahead in the men’s 110-meter hurdles after Friday’s first round at the NCAA West Regional in Sacramento, California.


UPDATED: Fri., May 24, 2019

State 4A, 3A track and field: Mt. Spokane’s Katie Rhodes defends 3A high jump title

Between clearing various heights at the state 3A track and field meet Friday at Mount Tahoma High, Mt. Spokane high jumper Katie Rhodes repeatedly jogged toward a nearby fence to …


UPDATED: Fri., May 24, 2019

State 2A track and field: Pullman’s Tyrus Thomas holds on to win 110-meter hurdles title

Tyrus Thomas stood atop the podium Friday at the State 2A track and field meet at Mount Tahoma High, his smile beaming toward the near-capacity grandstand.


UPDATED: Fri., May 24, 2019

State 1A, 2B, 1B track and field: Tekoa-Rosalia’s Garrett Naught holds off league rival to claim 2B high jump title

Kettle Falls’ Charlie Andrews needed his rival to miss just one more attempt to stake his claim to a State 2B championship in the high jump on Friday.


UPDATED: Thu., May 23, 2019

State track and field: North Central’s Allie Janke breaks 3A meet record with win in 1,600

Nobody else was going to push North Central distance sensation Allie Janke, so one of the nation’s best sophomores pushed herself.


UPDATED: Thu., May 23, 2019

Area roundup: CC Spokane wins opener at NWAC baseball tournament.

McKabe Cottrell struck out 15, Justin Lutz added a two-run home run and CC Spokane beat Edmonds 5-2 Thursday in the first round of the NWAC Tournament in Longview, Washington.