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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...

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...

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...

Junior Ethan Ehlers practices with a shot put before the NCAA Division III Men’s Track and Field Championships at North Central College. Ehlers finished 14th in the nation on Saturday. Photo by Tawanda Mberikwazvo.

Ethan Ehlers comes off strong national meet finish

March 17, 2017

One of the top shot and disc throwers for the Augustana track team, Ethan Ehlers traveled alongside several Augustana athletes to North Central College to compete in the Division III National meet. Ehlers...

Smith talks track and field seasons

January 23, 2017

The Augustana Observer sat down with men’s track and field captain Issac Smith to discuss his role as a captain and the team’s ambitions for the season. 1. What are team’s goals for the next season?  “Definitely...

Men's track and field enter outdoor season with high expectations

March 23, 2016

This Thursday, the men's track and field team is hoping to use their CCIW Indoor Conference meet win to propel them to greater expectations as they compete at home in the Augustana Spring Opener meet. Head...

Vikings win first CCIW indoor track & field championship

February 28, 2016

The Augustana men's indoor track and field team snapped North Central's record of 15 straight CCIW championship titles by edging out the Cardinals to take the Vikings first ever championship victory on...

Lovejoy hopes to inspire

Lovejoy hopes to inspire

January 28, 2016

The Observer sat down with track and field captain Brian Love joy and asked about his senior season. 1. What are some team goals for indoor track this season? “As a team, our goal in general is always...

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