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UPDATED: Thu., June 25, 2020

Prep notebook: North Central’s Allie Janke named state Gatorade girls track athlete of the year

In its 35th year of honoring the nation’s best high school athletes, the Gatorade Co. today announced Allie Janke of North Central as its 2019-20 Gatorade Washington Girls Track & …


Lost season leaves track athletes’ potential unfulfilled

The days set aside for the state’s track and field championship meets, sometimes referred to as Memorial Day Weekend, came and went, passing with a few melancholy sighs over what …


UPDATED: Sun., May 31, 2020

Locally: Five Washington State athletes earn NCAA All-American honors in track and field

It turns out a canceled national championship didn’t prevent track and field athletes their opportunity to earn All-America recognition.


UPDATED: Sun., May 31, 2020

University runner Ian Barville keeps senior season alive by organizing his own competitive meets

Barville was primed to be one of the region’s top 800-meter runners this spring, but the coronavirus pandemic canceled his final try at a state medal.


Looking back at some of the more incredible track and field records from around the region

From Gerry Lindgren seeming to float over long distances to the power of Becca Noble blasting down the stretch, Rogers High School has two of the most iconic track and …


UPDATED: Wed., May 27, 2020

Dave Cook: Hosting state track at Eastern Washington a labor of love

This was to be the 25th year the WIAA has had one of its state high school track and field meets on the campus of Eastern Washington University and Roos …


UPDATED: Thu., May 21, 2020

Dave Trimmer: Track and field stars enriched reporting career

I was late leaving the finish line at then-Woodward Field to get to the discus circle inside the opposite corner at the Frontier League track and field meet at Eastern …


UPDATED: Thu., May 21, 2020

Senior stories: Central Valley distance runner Tyler Hunter left to wonder ‘What if’

For Central Valley distance runner Tyler Hunter, the “what if” caused by the pandemic might have been a school or league record in the 1,600- or 3,200-meter races.


UPDATED: Tue., May 19, 2020

Ferris track and field coach James Fisher’s final season cut short; colleagues miss chance to help kids

This is when the cold, windy, wet days of spring are forgotten as coaches prepare to load up their best athletes for state championships.


UPDATED: Thu., April 9, 2020

Local track and field athletes, coaches wonder what might have been after lost season

“There’s definitely going to be some goals left unchecked because of the coronavirus,” North Central standout Allie Janke said.


UPDATED: Thu., April 9, 2020

Lasting impact: Former Muckleshoot Tribal standout Rosalie Fish reflects on her message-filled 2019 state track and field weekend

When a distance runner wins four medals at the small school state track championships, it doesn’t make much of a ripple.


Track world championships rescheduled for July 2022

The track world championships have been rescheduled for July 15-24, 2022 in Eugene, Oregon.


Cheney track coach Derek Slaughter creates virtual track meet

Taking social distancing to heart, and utilizing his technology skills, a local track and field coach created the 2020 Social Distance Virtual Track Meet.


UPDATED: Sun., March 29, 2020

Lost spring: Group of Whitworth senior athletes talk about the abrupt end to their seasons

Like those on college campuses across the country, the Whitworth fields and courts are all but empty these days.


Argos Track And Field Team Signs Two New Recruits

Providence continues to hit the recruiting trail hard in 2020.


UPDATED: Fri., March 13, 2020

Spring stalled: Coronavirus concerns force area colleges to cancel or suspend spring sports

A whirlwind of a Thursday culminated with nearly every regional sporting event and season either being postponed or canceled outright because of the response to the coronavirus pandemic.


UPDATED: Fri., March 13, 2020

NCAA plans to extend eligibility of spring sports athletes whose seasons were cut short

The NCAA is planning to extend the eligibility of athletes on spring sports teams by one year to make up for the season lost to the new coronavirus.


UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 21, 2019

Top Russian track official suspended in obstruction case

The president of Russia’s track and field federation and its top anti-doping official were suspended Thursday on suspicion of obstructing an investigation, in a blow to Russia’s preparations for the …


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 …