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Shockers run strong in Emporia

Staff Reporter

September 30, 2013

Filed under Track And Field

Over the weekend the men and women’s cross country teams traveled to Emporia to partake in the ESU Invitational at the Jones Youth Recreation Park.Freshmen talents Brandon Lewis and Austin Sturdy both set new personal records for t...

Track team preps for long season

Staff Reporter

September 9, 2013

Filed under Track And Field

There’s no rest for the Wichita State track team.Last Friday, the WSU Track and Field team had one of their preseason conditioning practices from 6 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.It was the first morning practice of the season. However, the ...

Senior track and field athletes run final home indoor events


February 4, 2013

Filed under Track And Field

When Tanya Friesen visited Wichita State prior to her freshman year, WSU track and field coach Steve Rainbolt brought up the idea of having her compete in the pentathlon. At first, she wasn’t overly thrilled with the idea. “...

Tuliamuk hopes to end career as a champion


November 15, 2012

Filed under Track And Field

Aliphine Tuliamuk did something that she hasn’t done since the start of the cross-country season.  She took a day off.  “I feel guilty a lot when I don’t run, but sometimes you just have to push those thoughts away and t...

WSU’s track team is a hidden gem

Staff Reporter

July 11, 2012

Filed under Opinion, Track And Field

After the Wichita State men’s basketball team fell in the first round of the NCAA Tournament, WSU fans quickly shifted focus to next season. This is a reoccurring theme—only showing love for the men’s basketball team, purchasi...

Track and field star Tuliamuk leads numerous Shockers to All-America status at Nationals

Sports Editor

June 13, 2012

Filed under Track And Field

The Wichita State track and field team ended its season this past week at the NCAA Division I Outdoor Track and Field Championships at Drake Stadium.  The Shockers sent eight athletes to the meet and were led by junior Aliphine T...

Track team prepares for strong finish at NCAA Championships in Iowa

by Staff Reporter

June 6, 2012

Filed under Track And Field

At this time last year, J’Lynn Ledesma was not with her Wichita State track and field teammates at the NCAA Championships. She did not qualify, and finished her freshman year on a disappointing note.  But that was a year ago....