Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Photo Gallery: Track at Red and White Open

Great men's and women's track photo gallery from the Red and White Open held at the UW Shell. Enjoy!

Track at Red and White Open - 2/20/2010


Monday, February 22, 2010

Podcast: Softball season preview

Listen in to Edgewood College head softball coach J.P. Richards as he discusses the upcoming Eagle softball season. The Eagles will open the season over spring break at the Tuscon Spring Games in Arizona.


Friday, February 19, 2010

Podcast: Baseball season preview

Head Baseball Coach Al Brisack sits down with Sports Information Director David Petroff to preview the 2010 Eagle Baseball Season. The Eagles have been picked to place fifth in the Northern Athletics Conference in their preseason coaches' poll.


Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Capital Times: Edgewood College, a surge in minority enrollment

This story discussing the increase in Edgewood College's minority enrollment by Todd Finkelmeyer appeared in the Capital Times last week. Tiyawn Walker, the president of the Black Student Union and a member of the Eagles' track team, is quoted in the article.

Edgewood College, a surge in minority enrollment, by Todd Finkelmeyer of the Capital Times


Saturday, February 13, 2010

Williams at USA Cross Country Championships #2

This is the second entry by Josh Williams as he prepares for the USA Cross Country Championships in Spokane, Washington.

Day 2, didn’t have the pleasure of waking up as early! But considering we are still on Wisconsin time, Coach B and I woke up around 9:00 (7:00am Pacific time) and walked down to breakfast. The food was awesome!!! They had a pancake maker that make a pancake in 17 seconds! Also with breakfast we had eggs, bagels, yogurt and fruit.

After that we got in the car and went to Idaho. The sun was out and the clouds seemed to be waiting to invade until a later time. Coach Brewster and I got out of the car walking towards the trail head of a park when we saw a statue of a moose with a mouse on one of its horns. I decided that we needed to have Tato (a stuffed penguin of Alex’s) in a picture with these creatures. I took the picture and a lady walked up to us and made Coach and I take a picture of a moose with both of us in the shot. (I’ll post the pictures later). Once we got up the trail we had a wonderful view of Lake Coeur d’ Alene and the mountain range behind it. It was a very relaxing (and short because we didn’t want to waste too much energy) hike and kept my mind off of the race.

We drove back to Spokane listening to Jazz music (great stuff) and went to Gonzaga University to check out the campus. I figured the campus was going to be similar to Notre Dame with their newer buildings and great landscape, but I was wrong. It looked decent and the environment was pretty relaxed for the students. We walked over to the Athletic center to look at the basketball court. Compared to the Kohl Center, it was small, but they still get the job done.

After visiting the campus we traveled to the Riverfront Park and had lunch. Lunch consisted of Peanut Butter and Jelly sandwiches, an apple, banana, and water (my usual routine). Following that Coach and I hopped on the Skyride that took us in the air kind of like a ski lift over the waterfall that was on the river (very pretty). We got off and went into the Spokane City Hall to go to the bathroom and we got stopped at the front desk. The receptionist made us sign in to use the restrooms even though we were 2 feet from them. It probably took us longer to sign in then actually use the bathroom (they even gave us a visitor’s pass for a 3 min. pit stop…).

We drove back to the hotel for some down time and then around 4:00 went to run the course. The course was nice and flat but squishy from all the rain in the northwest. Luckily it wasn’t as wet as the National Course but it is still soggy. It was raining while we ran the course but the sun came out and we got to see a double rainbow! By that time it was 5:30. Dinner time!!!! We went to the mall where a Boston Pizza place was located. Coach looked on the map and it showed we were on the wrong side of the mall. Thinking that the restaurant was IN the mall, I said “oh let’s just walk over and leave the car for when we get back.” Bad choice…. It turns out that we had to cross a street to get to the Restaurant. Luckily Coach and I were still in our running cloths, so we started jogging there (2 min Jog…Do we get to subtract those 2 minutes from tomorrow’s morning run Coach B??)).

A quick stop back at the hotel to change and then we were off again to the hotel headquarters. Coach thought we should listen to the guest speaker for the night…Billy Mills. Perhaps everyone would think that I would/should know who that is or had at least heard of him but I had no clue. To my surprise he was the 10,000 meter champion at the Olympic Games in 1964, the first and only (so far) USA Olympic champion at that event. His presentation was awesome and I feel I had a connection with him that is hard to put into words. There is a movie and a book about him so I think I may take a look at the movie sometime in the near future. His main point was that life is really about the journey and not the destination. He had a dream back during his junior year in college that he wanted to be an Olympic Champion and he wrote that down along with the words BELIEVE three times. He said he never really cared about most of the races he ran but he always knew when it was the right time to run hard and fast. So tomorrow I’m going to enjoy the experience and go along for the ride. I’m going to focus on the present race and the opportunity I have in front of me. I’ll let you know the results….

Friday, February 12, 2010

Williams at USA Cross Country Championships #1

Edgewood College freshman Josh Williams is in Spokane, Washington preparing to compete at the USA Cross Country Championships on Saturday. This is his first blog entry on the experience of competing with some of the nation's top under-20 runners.

This morning I woke up at 5:03. It was very early and my bags were over by the door while I waited for Coach B to pick me up. She got there around 5:37 and we left my house for Milwaukee Airport. I think I stayed up for an hour then crashed when we got to Milwaukee. (what a great passenger I am…)

We got through security with only a small problem…. I brought my massage stick and they had to rescan it 3 times! After we cleared security, we got to our gate then boarded the plane. I’ve never flown Southwest before. Pretty much you got a ticket and the seats were a free for all. We flew into Las Vegas and had a 2 hour lay-over. I wanted to get a picture of coach playing the slot machines but she refused. We ate lunch at the California Pizza Kitchen… real pricey (don’t do it). After lunch we sat down by our gate and didn’t realize that they were boarding us until half the plane was full. We sat down next to a girl from California who was very nice… unfortunately I didn’t get her name but we talked a fair amount during the 2 hour flight! (real smooth Josh…)

We arrived 40 min. early to Spokane, Wash. and picked up our rental car. The second I got outside I noticed that it was rainy. I guess the Northwestern part of the US does that from time to time. Looks like the course may be a giant pile of slop. Can’t wait! We got to the hotel and went for a quick jog (less rainy). Then we traveled over to the Safeway Grocery Store and acquired some food! We made baked potatoes, green beans and a Rotisserie Chicken. Yum.

I talked with my family and wished Connor Boushon a happy birthday (HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!!!) and Coach called E-Train (Coach B’s husband).

Tomorrow we are going exploring!!!! We are probably going to Idaho and perhaps Montana. I will keep you posted on what we find and what our adventures entail.


Monday, February 1, 2010

Regional Cross Country Video

This is the 2009 NCAA Cross Country Regional Championship highlight video, first shown at the 2009 NCAA Division III Cross Country Championship banquet. Keep your eyes open for some Edgewood College Eagles in there. Very cool!