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UPDATED: Fri., April 26, 2019

Former track athlete’s 1968 Mead High School record in girls high jump is reinstated

Had Becky Nelson been born just a decade later, we just might be celebrating her as an Olympic athlete.

UPDATED: Wed., April 24, 2019

Track and field notebook: Talented transfers boost area teams

Ferris jumper Cole Omlin, Lewis and Clark sprinter Samiah Kuntz, Mt. Spokane pole vaulter Hana Hill, North Central sensation Elisa Tosseto and Central Valley sprinter Zach Jongeward are among the …

Steve Christilaw: Athletic records are for us to emulate

One thing you learn early on about sports is that the box score never, ever tells you the whole story. Neither does the record book.

UPDATED: Sat., April 20, 2019

Mead boys and girls win at Mooberry Relays

Jordyn Hutchinson won the hammer toss and shot put as Mead won both team titles at the Mooberry Relays hosted by Rogers High School on Saturday.

UPDATED: Sat., April 20, 2019

Former Olympic champion Asbel Kiprop banned for 4 years for doping

Former Olympic and three-time world champion Asbel Kiprop of Kenya was banned for four years for testing positive for the blood-boosting drug EPO after his claim that urine samples might …

UPDATED: Fri., April 19, 2019

Mooberry Relays welcomes 26 schools, competitive field for 56th edition

Second-year Rogers coach Brent Palmer has had the chore of cultivating interest in a traditionally lean track and field program.

UPDATED: Sat., April 13, 2019

Prep track and field: North Central’s Allie Janke wins girls 3,200 meters at Pasco Invitational

Allie Janke won the 3,200-meter race and the North Central girls finished fourth out of 54 teams with 31 points at the 58th annual Pasco Invitational at Edgar Brown Stadium …

UPDATED: Wed., April 10, 2019

Track and field notebook: North Central sophomore Allie Janke among the nation’s best in the 1,600

Using her tall frame and long, fluid stride, Allie Janke recently ran a career-best 4 minutes, 51.48 seconds at the Eastmont Twilight Invitational, 4 seconds faster than her state championship …

UPDATED: Wed., April 3, 2019

Track-and-field notebook: First-year Cheney sprinter Camden VerStrate already among state’s best

All Camden VerStrate did in his first meet was was clock in a 10.74 seconds in the 100, the second-best mark in program history behind 2018 state champion Charles Johnson …

UPDATED: Thu., March 28, 2019

Track and field preview: Capsules for Greater Spokane League teams

Preview capsules for track and field teams from around the region.

UPDATED: Thu., March 28, 2019

Greater Spokane League track and field: Mt. Spokane standout and Idaho signee Spencer Barrera ‘a natural’

When asked last season at a Greater Spokane League meet to try the 400-meter run, Spencer Barrera considered the request experimental, not permanent. He breezed to victory, with a winning …

Mayer sets decathlon WR after Kipchoge runs fastest marathon

On a spectacular day for track and field fans, Kevin Mayer of France set a decathlon world record in front of a home crowd, just hours after Eliud Kipchoge smashed …

Jenny Simpson wins 5th Avenue Mile for sixth straight year

Jenny Simpson won the 5th Avenue Mile for a sixth consecutive year on Sunday, finishing the race in 4:18.8. Jake Wightman of Great Britain won the men’s race.

USA Track picks Eugene to host 2020 Olympic trials

USA Track and Field has selected Eugene, Oregon, as the new site of the 2020 U.S. Olympic trials. The organization originally awarded the trials for the Tokyo Games to Mt. …

UPDATED: Fri., July 27, 2018

Ex-Olympic race walker Michelle Rohl on a roll at USATF Masters Championships in Cheney

Twenty-six years ago, Michelle Rohl was among the first women to represent the United States in race walking at the 1992 Olympics in Barcelona, Spain. She still holds U.S. records …

UPDATED: Thu., July 26, 2018

World-record holder Sabra Harvey kicks off rust in Cheney at USATF Masters Championships

Hurricane Harvey and its rainfall-triggered flooding of Houston displaced thousands last year, including a decorated senior distance runner with the same namesake. Sabra Harvey, the 2017 U.S. Track and Field …

UPDATED: Wed., July 25, 2018

Nation’s top senior athletes in Cheney this week for USATF Masters Championships

Thursday through Sunday, the USATF Masters Outdoor Championships in Cheney will showcase around 900 athletes in 15 age divisions; 400 . have qualified for the World Masters Championships in Spain …

Noah Lyles, Aleia Hobbs claim 100 titles at U.S. outdoors

Noah Lyles won a thrilling 100-meter final Friday at the USATF Outdoor national championships, becoming the youngest title-holder in the event in 34 years. The 20-year-old Lyles finished in a …

UPDATED: Fri., June 22, 2018

Area roundup: Washington State parts ways with swimming coach Tom Jager

Washington State University Director of Athletics Patrick Chun announced Friday that the university and seven-year swimming coach Tom Jager have mutually agreed to part ways.

Area roundup: WSU’s Alissa Brooks-Johnson finishes sixth in NCAA heptathlon.

Washington State’s Alissa Brooks-Johnson placed fifth in the 800 with a time of 2:15.69 and finished sixth overall in the heptathlon at the NCAA Division I Track and Field outdoor …

UPDATED: Thu., June 7, 2018

Area roundup: WSU’s Kaile Keefe runs lifetime best, just misses NCAA finals

Keefe ran a lifetime-best 4 minutes, 15.39 seconds in a semifinal heat of the 1500-meter run at History Hayward Field, finishing sixth. The top five advance to Saturday’s final.

UPDATED: Wed., June 6, 2018

Mead grad Andrew Gardner reaches finals at NCAA track and field championships

Gardner, one of four local men who competed at the NCAA meet Wednesday, finished ninth overall (8:41.48) in the men’s steeplechase and will compete for a medal in Friday’s final.

UPDATED: Sat., May 26, 2018

Area roundup: Washington State distance runners Chandler Teigen, Kaili Keefe qualify for NCAA Championships

Washington State 1,500-meter runners Chandler Teigen and Kaili Keefe qualified for the NCAA Championships Saturday during the third and final day of the NCAA West Regional track and field meet …

UPDATED: Sat., May 26, 2018

State 4A track and field: Lewis and Clark’s girls tweak little things for relay championship

Don Hilsendeger was getting a little annoyed with all of the tiny things keeping his Lewis and Clark squad from gapping the fractions of seconds needed to best Tahoma.

State 3A track and field: Shadle Park’s Tony Pizzillo wins one event, places second in two others

Tony Pizzillo expressed a little bit of “what if” when reflecting the immediate aftermath of Saturday’s State 3A track and field championships.

UPDATED: Sat., May 26, 2018

State 2A track and field: Charles Johnson wins four titles, helps Cheney take home boys team crown

Just minutes after winning his fourth state championship event, Charles Johnson was only thinking of doughnuts. Tasty treats are a bit of a vice for the stellar senior sprinter from …

State 1A, 2B, 1B girls track and field: Ashley Sande of St. George’s finishes stellar career with four titles

Ashley Sande put a fitting bow on the end of a stellar sprint career.

UPDATED: Sat., May 26, 2018

State 1A, 2B, 1B boys track and field: Riverside’s Ben Shaw wins two more events on final day

Ben Shaw’s fun was spread out at the State 1A, 2B, 1B track and field championships.

Area roundup: Washington State’s Stephanie Cho qualifies for NCAA track and field championships

Washington State’s Stephanie Cho qualified for the NCAA Championships on Friday by setting a personal best in the women’s 400-meter hurdles during the NCAA West Regional in Sacramento, California.

UPDATED: Fri., May 25, 2018

State 3A, 2A track and field: Shadle Park’s Caleb Johnson unleashed season-best throw to win 3A discus title

Caleb Johnson knew there were small things in his technique he needed to perfect to come close to the distances required in his tosses to claim a state championship.