The Lion's Roar

Daisha Nickelson, a sophomore hurdler on the track and field team, runs her event, the 100-meter hurdles, at the Strawberry Relays. Nickelson’s love of playing sports led her to pursue being a college athlete.

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...

Corey Mistretta, head coach of track and field, has been coaching since 2004. He began coaching at the university as the assistant coach in 2014. Mistretta is acknowledged for his loyalty and dedication by his fellow coaches.

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...

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