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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 …

Heart Of Gold Gets A Bronze Joyner-Kersee Goes Out With Class

Jackie Joyner-Kersee takes the bronze. Photo by Associated Press

Lewis On Track For Relay? Signs Seem To Point Toward Him Getting Shot At 10th Gold

Carl Lewis manages a smile joking with Mike Marsh at a relay team workout Friday. Photo by Associated Press

Johnson Golden Flash In 200 Completes 200-400 Olympics Double With World-Record Sprint Of 19.32 Seconds

Michael Johnson soaks in the cheers after his world-record run in the 200 meters. Photo by Associated Press

Lewis May Have His Opening Achilles Injury Forces Burrell Out, Lewis Could Be His Replacement

1. Burrell 2. Lewis

Bailey Screams Canadian Breaks Record, But Controversy Swirls After Three False Starts

Donovan Bailey mugs for cameras after record 9.84 in 100 meters. Defending champ Linford Christie was disqualified.

Kersee Pulls The Plug Husband Insists Joyner-Kersee Withdraw From Heptathlon

Injured Jackie Joyner-Kersee wins heptathlon’s 100 hurdles despite stumbling over final hurdle. Photo by Associated Press

Johnson Tunes Up For History On Own Terms

Michael Johnson did another warmup Saturday night for what seems like an inevitable gold medal in the 400 meters, this time working on his finishing kick. Unlike his race in …

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Fredericks Snaps Johnson’s Streak American Loses First 200 Final Following 21 Straight Victories

Frankie Fredericks edged Michael Johnson at the wire Friday to win the men’s 200 meters at the Bislett Games, snapping the American world champion’s winning streak of 21 races. Fredericks, …

Fredericks Runs 100 In Just 9.87 Seconds, Beating World Champ


Johnson Blows ‘Em Away Breaks World Record In The 200 In A Blazing 19.66

Michael Johnson may have Olympic gold within his reach. Photo by Associated Press

O’Brien: Atlanta, At Last Decathlete Makes U.S. Olympic Team, Burying ‘92

O’Brien celebrates pole vault vindication. Photo by Associated Press

O’Brien Clears Pole Vault, Mind

It was 12:25 on a suffocating Saturday afternoon when time stood still. The air temperature was 106, the temperature on the track of Atlanta’s Olympic Stadium was 111, and at …

Dan On A Mission O’Brien Turns Disappointment Of ‘92 Into Motivation For ‘96

Decathlete Dan O’Brien enlisted a psychologist to help with trials, tribulations. Photo by Dan Pelle/The Spokesman-Review

Johnson Tops Pole Vaulters In Field Trials Bronson, Batten Grab 400-Meter Hurdle Titles

It’s all so easy for Lawrence Johnson now. Things should get a lot more challenging in August. Johnson easily won the pole vault at the U.S. track and field trials …