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Cross country runner places second at MSU invitational

Cross country runner places second at MSU invitational

Bridget Reilly, Contributor

October 19, 2018


Filed under Sports

I woke up today at 7 a.m. feeling ready to race. The chance of rain was 100 percent — again — my mindset changed from nervous to excited. I headed to the athletic training room to get my stomach taped by athletic training sophomore Hannah Hackler. After Hannah's great pep-talk I drove back...

Cross Country and Track Team donates running shoes to children in need

Cross Country and Track Team donates running shoes to children in need

Chloe Phillips and Demian Ponce

September 21, 2018


Filed under Campus, Feature, News

As a part of 24 strong week honoring late cornerback Robert Grays who died one year ago, the cross country and track team donated gently used shoes to Endurance House. Throughout the week, the athletics department have participated in a week long "24 acts of service" by giving back to the community to...

Expectations for fall season

Expectations for fall season

August 22, 2018


Filed under Sports

Everyone in the athletic department has been hard at work getting ready for the fall season and adapting to changes. “We have got a new volleyball coach, a new women’s soccer coach, as of two weeks ago Doug Edler retired and we have a new coach there as well and we have a new strength and conditioning...

Mustang athletes push for national titles

Mustang athletes push for national titles

Christian Figueredo

May 11, 2018


Filed under Sports

The goal of winning a national championship is the ultimate driving force for student athletes as they prepare for the upcoming seasons filled with 5:30 a.m. workouts, summer conditioning and endless meetings. There are 13 varsity athletic teams. However, participation doesn't stop there. The cycling...

Fall sports just around the corner

Fall sports just around the corner

Bridget Reilly

August 17, 2017


Filed under Sports

As we prepare for our first day of the fall semester, MSU’s athletic programs have already been hard at work. Football, as well as men’s and women’s soccer have been in pre-season camps this past week, preparing and refining their skills. “Because we had a lot of returners last year, all we ha...

‘I am Mexican, not an alien’

‘I am Mexican, not an alien’

The Wichitan

July 7, 2017


Filed under Guest Column, Op-Ed

I was only three years old when my father decided to migrate to the U.S. and follow the "American Dream." Just like many immigrants, he risked his life crossing the border to give us a better life. He worked hard to send us money to Mexico and better himself. He made a big sacrifice by not seeing ...

Sports continue to make history

Sports continue to make history

Mercy Yermo

May 11, 2017


Filed under Campus, News, Sports

As the school-year comes to an end, 6 a.m. practices, study-hall, long bus-rides, conference championships, endless tears, two-a-days, and glorious moments also do. However, every bit of hard work each student-athlete contributes makes a difference. Earning four Lone Star Conference championships,...

Athletes and coaches strive to succeed in post-season play

Dominick Haskins

January 25, 2017


Filed under Sports, Uncategorized

In collegiate sports one of the most common, realistic goal for any coach or player is to get to post-season play. If a team has a bad regular season but do better than expected in the post-season then the season will generally be looked back upon as a successful season. A team that has an excellent re...

Kicking off spring semester sports

Alyssa Mitchell

January 25, 2017


Filed under Campus, Feature, News

As the spring semester begins, so do the spring sports. Basketball is starting the second half of its conference, and tennis, track and softball are also in the works.“We are starting the second half of conference and we have some teams that are undefeated right now like Eastern New Mexico San Angel...

Cross-country women place fourth at home invitational

Cross-country women place fourth at home invitational

Rachel Johnson

October 13, 2015


Filed under Sports

It's the last lap of the second 3,000 meter loop and the girls are nearing the finish line. For some runners this is their last opportunity make the top 10 runners go to the Lone Star Conference Championships in Stephenville Oct. 26. "I am pleased with the effort from the girls this meet," cross-c...

Freshmen dominate cross country team

Lane Riggs

September 14, 2015


Filed under Sports

When the starting gun fires, the girls are looking so far ahead through the shimmering air that they can almost see the finish line. For freshmen Sara Smith and Alex Pearcy, cross country meets aren’t new experiences, and that can also be said for their team — almost half of which is freshmen,...

Cross Country wins home meet, works towards conference title

Cross Country wins home meet, works towards conference title

Jessalyn Castro

October 20, 2014


Filed under Sports

Spanish senior Emma Ramirez is perfectly aware her collegiate running days are almost over. “A lot of us are seniors and there’s no second chance," Ramirez said. "This is it." As one of seven seniors on the cross country team, Ramirez wants to make the most of these next few races, which is why ...

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