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Senior spring athletes cope with the cancellation of their final season

Senior spring athletes cope with the cancellation of their final season

Madison Williams April 28, 2020

Senior night is a night dedicated to showcasing the accomplishments of senior athletes each year in college sports. This is an unbreakable tradition, until this year.  When Division I schools started...

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...

The twist of a leg: How athletes recover from injuries

The twist of a leg: How athletes recover from injuries

Madison Williams April 16, 2019

It takes one slight twist of a leg to change an athlete’s life forever. While injuries of the body can be healed, an injury can cause long lasting mental side effects for the athlete. Every injury story...

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...

Abby Casey runs to victory at Augie

Abby Casey runs to victory at Augie

Clint Ugolini January 24, 2019

The track and cross country teams at Augustana College are full of fantastic athletes that are also competitors in the classroom. One athlete in particular that gets the job done on and off the course...

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...

Women’s Track & Field 4×100 relay breaks school record

Morgan Clark April 12, 2018

The men and women’s track team competed in the Augustana Viking Olympics on March 29. The men’s team placed first and the women’s team took second place. With the success at this home meet came...

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...

Women’s Track and Field prepare for D3 Select Meet

Alex Riddle January 31, 2018

After finishing 4th in the Wisconsin-Whitewater Invitation, the young Vikings keep looking forward as they prepare for the Keck DIII Select Meet on February 3, held in Bloomington, IL. Team chemistry can...

Sophomore Sofia Wajner clears the last hurdle during her race at St. Ambrose on Saturday. Photo by Kevin Donovan

Women’s track captures 2nd at St. Ambrose Opener

Clint Ugolini January 18, 2018

This past weekend on Saturday the 13th, the women's track team participated in their first indoor meet of the year at St. Ambrose. This year,the women look to improve upon their record, after finishing...

Augie alum is on track for professional career

April 6, 2017

After graduating from Augustana in 2016, former women’s track and field athlete Kayla Bushey has decided to continue her training as a professional athlete in Nashville, qualify for the Olympics...

Womens Track run during one of their practices. Photo by Tawanda.

Women’s track prepares for new competition

February 2, 2017

The last time the Augustana women’s track team had a meet at Illinois Wesleyan University, they were still under the guidance of previous head coach Fred Whiteside. Also, the last time the team was at...

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