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RP Men’s Athlete of the Year: Smith eyes Olympic, coaching future

Marcus Smith

May 7, 2013

  By Kevin Cunningham He is not your average track and field athlete. He does not dominate one single event; he dominates two. Senior standout Marcus Smith was named as the Royal Purple’s Male Athlete of the Year this past week. Smith has set multiple school records this year and will b...

Men’s Track and Field: Smith makes history

Jared Denu

May 2, 2013

  By Kevin Cunningham The Warhawks men’s track and field team took center stage at the Drake Alternative meet on Saturday, April 27, and came away with multiple first-place finishes and a new school record. No team scores were recorded at the meet, but senior Marcus Smith crushed his previous school record in the triple jump by going 52-11, passin...

Men’s Track: Team takes third at Leonard Squigg Invitational

Men's Track: Team takes third at Leonard Squigg Invitational

February 4, 2013

  By Justin St. Peter The Warhawks men’s track team, ranked No.4 in the nation, fared well in the Leonard Squigg Invitational Friday night at the Kachel Fieldhouse. They took third place out of nine teams in a stacked field that featured the top four Division III men’s track teams. The...

Successful weekend for track and field

March 14, 2012

The men’s and women’s track and field teams finished eighth and 21st respectively at the NCAA  Division-III Indoor Championships this last weekend. The Warhawks sent 10 athletes to Grinnell College for the championships in Iowa. Two of the three women and five of the seven men earned All-American...

Men’s team looking to capture first WIAC title

May 4, 2011

Some try to argue that track and field is an individual sport. However, the Warhawks are out to prove it is a team sport just like any other. Through an injury-ridden season, the men’s track and field team has turned to its depth for support. In fact, almost all of the events contain different season leaders for the ’Hawks. The four exceptions include the 110-met...

Coming back stronger than ever

March 9, 2011

If triple jumper Marcus Smith steps up onto the top of the podium at the national championships this weekend, it will be the culmination of a long and arduous personal and athletic journey. As the school record-holder in the event, Smith has never been short on confidence. For a jumper who regularl...

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