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Track and Field team wins championship

Track and Field team wins championship

Daniel McClain, Staff Reporter

March 26, 2020

Led by head coach Corey Mistretta, the university men’s indoor track team clinched a spot at the top of the Southland Conference. The team had not accomplished this goal since 2014. With the team placing second in the conference last year, Mistretta explained how incoming recruits and redshirt runner...

Finding space for the stage, the track and the classroom

Finding space for the stage, the track and the classroom

Zachary Araki, Assistant Editor

April 2, 2019

Jacquelyn Walker, a sophomore athletic training major, aims for success whether running at a meeting, competing on a stage or studying for a test. A track scholarship, the athletic training program and warmer weather brought Walker from Jefferson City, Missouri to the university. “It was an adjustmen...

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...

Coaching opposite genders

Coaching opposite genders

Zachary Araki, A&E Editor

September 19, 2018

Coaches work to connect with their athletes to optimize their training, and gender differences can be one of multiple factors that stand in their way. Although minimal women coach male sporting teams, 58.8 percent of head coaches for women’s teams are men according to the University of Minnesota’s...