Strong strides at nationals

Although the Falcons were outnumbered, they still managed to squeeze five of the team’s top athletes into the National Collegiate Athletic Association Outdoor Championships this past weekend. Despite the small ranks, the women’s track team took many of the top spots. Held at Angelo State University in Texas, the meet was comprised of the top […]

Felt sets bar for nationals next year

Junior Justin Felt’s story of becoming a competitive long jumper is anything but normal. As a computer science major, Felt’s time revolves around codes and software development terms, which may seem foreign to those outside the field of study. "I really like the problem-solving aspect of it," Felt said of his major. "It’s fun to […]

Falcons impress, seek national track

After having their Great Northwest Athletic Conference meet canceled due to the swine flu, the Falcons’ track and field team sought vengeance this past Friday at the Ken Foreman/Ken Shannon Invitational held at Husky Stadium. A meet usually reserved for minor tweaks and adjustments served as an opportunity for some provisional qualifying times toward the […]

Falcons impress, seek national track

After having their Great Northwest Athletic Conference meet canceled due to the swine flu, the Falcons’ track and field team sought vengeance this past Friday at the Ken Foreman/Ken Shannon Invitational held at Husky Stadium. A meet usually reserved for minor tweaks and adjustments served as an opportunity for some provisional qualifying times toward the […]

Swine flu causes cancellation of GNAC meet

SPU’s track and field team has competed against the best athletes in the region, posted nationally ranked performances and broken Great Northwest Athletic Conference records. Yet, despite all their victories, they are no match for their most recent opponent, the swine flu, which caused a cancellation to their latest conference meet this past weekend. "Everyone […]

Track athletes get GNAC Championship shot

The Falcon’s track and field team racked up solid top finishes in Friday’s Western Washington University Twilite meet held at Civic Stadium. It’s a good thing, too, as this was their last shot at making the invite list to the Great Northwest Athletic Conference Championships. Starting things off for the men’s team, the 4-by-100-meter relay […]

Great outdoors: runner’s paradise

Sophomore Jennifer Pike is involved in a multitude of activities ranging from backpacking, rock climbing and biology. Somewhere in her multifaceted life, she also became a competitive track athlete in both sprints and hurdles. Growing up in Vancouver, Wash., Pike discovered her speed at an early age. "I remember running races back in ninth grade," […]