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Mens and Womens Track and Field break personal records at the 2020 CCIW Indoor Championships

Margaret Cecilio March 5, 2020

  The Vikings Men’s and Women’s Track and Field teams competed in the two-day 2020 CCIW Indoor Championships Friday, Feb. 28 and Saturday, Feb. d 29. With a team score of 73.5, the Men’s team...

Augie Talks with Michael Johnson

Alexis Jones February 20, 2020

Q: You’re off to a fast start to your season. What was your off-season preparation like? A: The summer consisted of me working out with Jeff Rose and the athletic development program. He gave me this...

Augustana Senior Joshua Thorson starts at the line of the Men’s 1500 meter race at the Augustana Viking Olympics home meet.

Track and field capture wins at Viking Olympics

Matthew McKay April 5, 2019

Wind, clouds and a slew of opposing teams were not enough to stop the Augustana Track and Field teams as both the men and women came out victorious on Saturday, Mar. 30. This meet marked the 78th annual...

Head coach Jake Shaver talks to his team.

Jake Shaver begins first season at Augustana

Madison Williams October 18, 2018

Throughout his 52-year career as men’s cross country and track head coach, there was always the thought “What if Paul Olsen retires?” When Olsen announced his retirement in 2017, the questioned shifted...

Track teams finish strong at home meet

Track teams finish strong at home meet

Madison Williams April 26, 2018

The women’s and men’s track and field teams competed at their second home meet of the season over the past weekend. The women placed second and the men placed first. The women’s Viking Invitational...

Josh Yamamoto (’18) rounds the final corner during the 4 x 400 meter relay at University of Wisconsin - Platteville. Photo by Kevin Donovan

A Reflection of Josh Yamamoto’s Augustana Track Career

Madison Williams April 12, 2018

Stepping onto the track for Nationals in Grinnell, Iowa, during his sophomore year, senior, Josh Yamamoto, was overwhelmed by the competition from other Division III schools. He had yet to earn a major...

Ehlers has record breaking outing at Viking Olympics

Matthew McKay April 12, 2018

All-American Ethan Ehlers is completing his senior year as apart of the Augustana Track and Field team. Along with winning CCIW athlete of the Week for the second time this year, Ehlers has broken the...

Track teams compete in Nationals and gains records

March 15, 2018

Over the past weekend, the Augustana men’s and women’s track and field teams participated in the NCAA Division III Indoor Track & Field Championships in Birmingham, Alabama. Both teams had participants...

Vikings look to start season strong at St. Ambrose Invite

Vikings look to start season strong at St. Ambrose Invite

Alex Riddle January 18, 2018

With Augustana being picked to finish 2nd in the CCIW this season, the Vikings look to prove the world wrong as they start their journey to winning a conference championship at the St. Ambrose Invite this...

Smith Talks Track

April 25, 2017

The Observer sat down with senior track and field captain Isaac Smith to discuss the end of the season and conference hopes. 1. How do you feel about the team’s season so far? “The season has been...

Men’s track looks for champions

April 21, 2017

As they’re coming out of the Viking Olympics, which they placed first of 10, and the University of Wisconsin-Lacrosse Invitational, which they placed second of 15, the men’s track and field team are...

Members of the Mens distance crew run a warm up lap at practice. Photo by Tawanda Mberikwazvo.

Men’s track prepares for great start at Augustana opener

March 25, 2017

When the Augustana men’s track and field team competes, they have one goal: make everything a celebration of life. This phrase can be found on the back of the track team’s t-shirts courtesy of their...

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