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Bring Back Sports… Or at Least Track

Bring Back Sports... Or at Least Track

Sam Glass, Sports Editor

April 10, 2020

Your throat gets dry and it’s hard to breath. You feel light headed and you start to sweat. Your body feels warm and you start to cough. Nope. You don’t have coronavirus, you just finished running 400 meters.  Track and field. The ultimate test of humans’ physical capabilities and a competitive...

Alex Oleson Jumps to New SLU Record

Freshman high jumper Alex Oleson is a versatile athlete, stuttering with basketball and working into track and field.

Erin McClelland, Staff Writer

April 7, 2018

Based on everything he has accomplished already in just his first year as a Billiken, it is hard to believe that freshman high-jumper Alex Oleson has been jumping for just over a year. Alex is a Political Science and Sociology major from Lenexa, Kansas, a suburb of Kansas City. Alex was mainly a bask...

Track Sets Personal Records Despite Poor Team Performance

Senior Ryan Noonan races around the track. Noonan took home three medals at the Atlantic-10 Indoor Championships.

Monica Ryan, Associate Sports Editor

February 22, 2018

This past weekend, Men's and Women's Track and Field competed at the Atlantic-10 Indoor Championships at Mackal Field House in Kingston, Rhode Island. As a collective, the men scored 51 points in the meet, giving them an eighth-place finish out of 10 teams. Junior long distance runner Manuel de Ba...

Track Breaks Individual Records

Sophomore Amanda Baker powers over a hurdle. Baker broke the pentathlon record at the Thundering Herd Invitational.

Michael Treviño, Contributor

February 13, 2018

Over the past two weeks, the Billikens have racked up podium finishes in each of their last four meets. The team has seen an upswing in performances by many members of both track and field teams with both personal and school records being bested. Jan. 26-27, the SLU track team competed at the Marshall Universi...

Track finds stars in hardship

Sophomore Hannah Pierson placed second in the mile at Eastern Illinois.

Michael Treviño, Contributor

January 30, 2018

This past Saturday, the SLU track team competed at Eastern Illinois University’s John Craft Invitational. The team this year is looking strong and continues to improve as the season progresses. This weekend, both the men’s and women’s teams each earned fourth place overall in the competition with...

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