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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...

Float like a butterfly, sting like a Bee

March 15, 2011

When freshman sprinter Nick Bee first stepped onto the track in September, it was if he was a man in a new country. Having come to UW-Whitewater to play football in fall 2008, Bee hadn’t run for a track and field team since his sophomore year in high school. As he made his way down into the blocks,...

Disappointing finish doesn’t diminish hopes for men’s track and field

March 2, 2011

Before the season began, men’s track and field head coach Mike Johnson said one of his top goals for the season was to finally win the program’s first-ever conference championship. After a third-place finish in the WIAC championships last Saturday, the team will have to keep waiting for that opportunity....

Title hopes strong for Warhawks

February 22, 2011

Both the men’s and women’s track and field teams will try to capture each program’s very first WIAC Championship Feb. 25-26 at UW-River Falls. “It would be an incredible feeling [to win],” head women’s coach Josh Ireland said. “It’s something that has never happened before in the existence...

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