SPU overcomes tough falls

Friday night’s meet at University of California, Davis took some unexpected falls for the Falcons, yet Tuesday’s home meet against Eastern Michigan University took expectations to a greater level. On Thursday, the Falcons placed second with a total of 186.975 while UC Davis took first with a score of 192.35. The women arrived at their […]

Gymnasts eye national competition

Despite falls on the balance beam, the Falcon gymnasts finished the rest of their events with consistent scores as sophomore Laura Willis achieved her highest all-around score of the season and placed third with 38.175. In a tri-meet against Northern Illinois University and host University of Illinois, Chicago, Friday night, the Falcons took third place […]

Hitting the ice

From her early days of sporting a pink helmet with pads on her knees and elbows, SPU freshman Chrissy Hughes has skated her way across the world and grown into a champion on ice. Her passion for skating has transformed her hobby into a career that she will forever cherish. Hughes began skating when she […]

Gymnasts strive for consistency

Flashing cameras. A booming crowd. Bright spotlights. Fans were on their feet and cheering when the Falcons entered the arena for their first road meet of the season up against three Division I teams on Friday at University of Washington’s Bank of America Arena. Falcon gymnasts placed fourth with a score of 188.425, improved from […]

Falcons soar high in opener

A bulging disk can’t stop Brianna Schwartz. During a practice last November, Schwartz felt achy and stiff, making it painful to walk, let alone workout. But even after discovering that she had a bulging disk on her lower back, she had her eyes set on competing. Despite battling injuries from last fall, senior Schwartz gave […]