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Biggest vault cleared

WICHITA, Kan. – The story of Chase Kear sounds straightforward: Pole vaulter sustains terrible injury, makes an unexpected recovery, returns home in time for Christmas. Dig deeper, beneath the basic …

Two Set Pole Vault Record

Stacy Dragila of the United States and Daniela Bartova of the Czech Republic both cleared 14 feet, 8-1/4 inches to break the women’s world indoor pole vault record Sunday. Meanwhile, …


The U.S. soccer team, which has won a team record six straight games including a 1-0 semifinal upset of Brazil, faces Mexico in today’s CONCACAF Gold Cup championship game in …

Vandal Indoor On Fast Track Idaho Men’s Relay Team Aims To Improve Its High-Rated Time

Fifteen events in 140 minutes, and all for five bucks. That’s the way Mike Keller, Idaho’s track coach/salesman, is approaching tonight’s Vandal Indoor meet in the Kibbie Dome. “Pretty cheap …

Ferris’ Ice Tops Freshman Field

FROM SPORTS page C2 (Monday, December 8, 1997): Replay Mike Witt from Lakeside finished 79th, 16:34, and Nick Trefry from Mead finished 152nd, 17:04 in the Foot Locker West Regional …

Gunnell Hangs Up Spikes

The star of the Bupa Grand Prix track meet in Gateshead, England, was Britain’s Sally Gunnell, 31, who ran the final race of her career with a 200-meter leg on …

Jones On The Fast Track To Flo-Jo’s 100 Record

Marion Jones has victory lap down. File/Associated Press

Kenyans Shatter Records Daniel Komen Breaks 5,000 Mark, While Tergat Runs Away In 10,000


Cheap Seats


Kipketer Wins 800

Wilson Kipketer couldn’t duplicate his 3-day-old, record-breaking performance in the 800 meters, but added to his undefeated record this season by winning at the Herculis Monte Carlo Grand Prix. In …

U.S. Hurdler Clears A Way To Top Billing Johnson Repeats World Title After Drug Tests Nail Three

American Allen Johnson (1166) floors the field in the 110-meter hurdles. Photo by Associated Press

Kenyan Runs 2 Miles In World-Record Time

For a world-record time, the timing was wrong. Kenya’s Daniel Komen pulverized the 8-minute barrier in the 2-mile run Saturday, setting a world mark of 7 minutes, 58.61 seconds in …

Bailey Meets His Match, Loses To Nigerian In Moscow


High Jumpers Featured In Pac-10 Arizona Freshman To Challenge Ucla Veteran At 6-Foot-Plus

In what promises to be one of the highlights of the meet, UCLA high jumper Amy Acuff will meet the challenge of Arizona freshman Erin Aldrich at the Pacific-10 Conference …

Widman Has Her Day In The Sun(Set)

FROM SPORTS REPLAY (Wednesday, May 28, 1997): St. George’s tied Reardan for its first boys Northeast B high school district track championship last Friday with 106 points. The story and …

Heave Anything But Discus-Ting Pecht’s Best-In-The-State Throw Highlights Frontier League Meet

Pullman’s victorious Ricardo Colon, second from left, leads an airborne foursome in the boys 100-meter dash Friday in Cheney. Sprint success helped Pullman earn 10 state berths. Photo by Christopher …

Early Riser Mawindi Will Get Up And Go After A Pac-10 Conference Title Or Two

He’s a high-flying Cougar Washington State’s Hilary Mawindi will take a flying leap at a Pacific-10 Conference championship. Photo by Dan McComb/The Spokesman-Review

Eagles, Knights Split In Frontier Wv Boys, EV Girls Grab Wins In Chilly, Tension-Filled Meet

1. East Valley’s Jerry Claridge blasts across the finish line in 11.1 seconds to win the 100-meter dash Thursday at East Valley. West Valley’s Devon Tensley, left, finished second. Photo …

Pf Races To Victory At Coed Meet Trojans’ Win Own Invitational For Fifth Consecutive Year

Katie Hawn and Richard Novotny helped Lake City pick up second place at the Post Falls Coed invitational. Post Falls won the meet. Photo by Craig Buck/The Spokesman-Review

Mawindi Triples Fun As Coug Jumper Junk Food Aside, Zimbabwean Happy About Move To WSU


Long Jumper Returns

German long jumper Susen Tiedtke-Greene returned to international competition with the last-minute approval of track and field’s international governing body. She was surrounded by fans seeking autographs after winning with …

Irish Turban Continues Torrid Pace At Playfair

Irish Turban, My Best Habit and Quackgrass Sally conquered a muddy track and raced to victories Saturday in three of the six $10,000 added stakes races for claiming horses that …

Johnson Runs Away With Sullivan Award

Michael Johnson’s Olympic glory has earned him the 1996 Sullivan Award. Photo by Associated Press

Kwan’s Success Depends On A Cure For ‘Lutzitis’

The worst thing that happened to figure skater Michelle Kwan because of her pratfalls in the U.S. Championships on Saturday night was not losing her national title to Tara Lipinski. …

U.S. Track Stars Reach Crossroads Of Golden Careers Torrence, Devers Confront Midlife Crisis In Sport That Made Them Famous

Flamboyant Gail Devers is pressing for more success. Photo by Associated Press


Brigham Young’s Tiffany Lott set a collegiate record of 7.30 seconds in the 55-meter hurdles en route to winning the pentathlon at the Western Athletic Conference Indoor Track and Field …

Fredericks Beats Johnson

Frankie Fredericks edged double Olympic champion Michael Johnson to win the 200 meters at the ISTAF track and field Grand Prix meet. Fredericks powered home in the final 100 meters …

Life Didn’t End At The Big 3 Oh For These Folks

As a 50-something person frantically avoiding adulthood, and one who chafes at the latest AARP offering in the mail, seeing taut-bodied 30-year-olds competing at the USATF National Masters Track Meet …

Hammer Ace Now Gauges Success In A Different Way

The competition had ended, but Tom Gage decided to take a few more practice hammer throws. When done, he talked of his career.


An early morning crowd estimated at 7,500 turned out to watch Cigar breeze through his final tuneup before Saturday’s $1 million Pacific Classic at Del Mar. When Cigar appeared at …