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Warhawks take home 12 first-place finishes

Warhawks take home 12 first-place finishes

February 11, 2015

Feb. 11, 2015 By Josh Sinclair The men’s and women’s track and field team combined for 12 first-place finishes. Men The No. 4 ranked UW-Whitewater men’s track and field team won six events and 13 other athletes placed in the top three in the two-day Pointer Invitational. Coach Mike J...

Track and Field: Men finish fourth, women third at Indoor

Track and Field: Men finish fourth, women third at Indoor

March 5, 2014

  March 5, 2014 By Carson Taylor Hosting the Indoor Championships, the UW-Whitewater men’s and women’s track and field teams took on the elite competition of the WIAC last weekend in the Kachel Fieldhouse. Among the nine WIAC teams, the men finished fourth and the women finished...

M/W Track & Field: UW-W records fall at WIAC Quad

M/W Track & Field: UW-W records fall at WIAC Quad

February 19, 2014

  Feb. 19 By Carson Taylor The UW-Whitewater men’s and women’s track and field teams had record-setting performances at the WIAC Quad hosted by UW-Oshkosh. Despite numerous career-best efforts, the elite competition across the WIAC got the best of the Warhawks. The men’s team placed...

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

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

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

Men’s Track and Field: Smith makes history

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...

Track and field teams ready for national championships

March 7, 2012

The men’s and women’s track and field teams will be at nationals this Friday and Saturday in Grinnell, Iowa. A total of 13 athletes will be competing for the Warhawks. Six of the 10 men competing this weekend will have already had experience in nationals. Junior Marcus Smith ran hurdles last year,...

Track and field teams host WIAC meets

February 15, 2012

UW-Whitewater men’s and women’s track and field teams competed in their first conference meet of the season Friday. The men placed first with 214 points and the women finished second with 145 points. On the men’s side, first-place finishes included: senior Luke Buchholz in the high jump; Mike Judd in the 60-meter hurdles; the 4x400 meter relay consis...

Joe Dixon: scholar, scientist, son

February 8, 2012

There are plenty of reasons for people to run. For senior Joe Dixon, running is a way to escape the struggles life throws at him and to follow his dreams. Dixon is on the men’s cross country and track and field teams at UW-Whitewater. Dixon is a runner, an honors student, an aspiring chemist, a...

Key athletes return for men’s track and field team

November 29, 2011

Last year’s men’s track and field team ended up finishing third in the WIAC for both indoor and outdoor. Although the Warhawks may not have finished first, the team ended the year behind nationally top ten ranked teams, UW-La Crosse and UW-Oshkosh. This season, the ’Hawks look to have an even...

Women look to build on last season

November 29, 2011

After one of their best finishes in program history last season, the women’s track and field team looks to contend within the conference once again.  The team opens up the indoor season with the Alumni meet on Dec. 10 in the UW-Whitewater fieldhouse. In a year when key senior leaders from last...

Augustana Invite to give Warhawks tremendous test

April 13, 2011

The outdoor season is heating up for the men’s and women’s track and field teams, as they both will travel to meet stellar competition at the Meet of Champions this weekend in Augustana, Ill. The teams will see most of their opponents from the WIAC along with some top-notch teams from Illinois. Both...

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