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Destined to compete

Destined to compete

Johnathan Zeringue, Staff Reporter

March 26, 2019

From a competitive nature to passion, different factors contribute to student-athletes’ decision to play at the collegiate level. Kia Coleman, a freshman jumper on the track and field team, knew she was meant to be an athlete from an early age. “I knew since when I was racing on the playground ...

Underdogs and life lessons: Mistretta’s coaching approach

Underdogs and life lessons: Mistretta’s coaching approach

Diamond Hollins, Staff Reporter

March 11, 2019

For Corey Mistretta, head coach of track and field, entering the coaching profession was meant to be. With his dad being a football coach and his love for sports, Mistretta always knew that coaching would be a part of his life. “My dad was my high school football coach, so coaching has been in my...