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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...

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...

Junior Brandon Wilkerson sprints the final leg of his race on Friday. Photo by Kevin Donovan

Augustana cross country teams finish strong at home meet

September 28, 2017

Even with the above 90 degree heat, both the men’s and women’s cross country teams were able to place well at their only regular season home meet for this year. The men placed 6th of 16 teams, and...

Mitchell Johnson (18) runs a corner at Luther Colleges course last week.

Men’s cross country gears up for home invitational

September 14, 2017

After a promising start to the season with a first place finish at the WIU Early Bird Invitational, the Augustana men's cross country team followed up with another strong performance at the Luther All-American...

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...

Men's cross country win first meet of the season

September 9, 2016

After winning their first meet of the season, the men’s cross country team is looking to have a successful season and earn a national bid to the NCAA Division III national meet. The Vikings were repeat...

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...

Augustana Observer File Photo.

Men's track hopes to keep momentum running

January 25, 2016

After winning the Sol Butler Invitational in Dubuque, Iowa, the men's track team look to repeat as champions at the Midwest Invitational at Monmouth College this Saturday. For the beginning of the season...

Vikings ready for home meet

Vikings ready for home meet

September 24, 2015

Having around 50 teams, including Division I schools and ranked teams, there will be a wide variety of competition for the men’s cross country team at the upcoming Brissman-Lundeen Invitational at the...

Paul Olsen enters 50th year of cross country coaching

September 11, 2015

After earning a second and first place at two invitationals, head men’s cross country coach Paul Olsen reflects on his 50th season as head coach. “I first came here and thought I’ll be here for a...

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