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The Cougar Chronicle

The independent student news site of San Marcos, California

The Cougar Chronicle

The independent student news site of San Marcos, California

The Cougar Chronicle

Cougars finish regular season strong at Steve Scott Invitational

Rebecca Sykes, Sports Writer May 2, 2016

The Cougars competed at the Steve Scott Invitational, named after their head coach, on April 30. It was an exciting invitational for the Cougars as they finished the regular season with two new school records, 14 personal records and more qualifiers for the California Collegiate Athletic Association...

Head Track & Field coach, Steve Scott, being interviewed alongside his Assistant coach, Wes Williams, at the 7th Annual Student Athlete Awards Banquet on April 11th.

The man, the myth, the legend: Steve Scott

Rebecca Sykes, Sports Writer April 27, 2016

  When the mile is mentioned, one legend comes to mind. Steve Scott is considered one of the greatest mile runners in American history. To this day, he holds the world record for running the mile under four minutes, 136 times. The renowned miler-turned-coach has battled and beat cancer...

Steve Scott motivating his athlete, Raelyn Werley.

More Cougars qualify for CCAA at Triton Invitational

Rebecca Sykes, Sports Writer April 27, 2016

With the women’s and men’s track and field season coming to an end, the Cougars competed at the Triton Invitational held at UCSD. The Cougars had a remarkable day at the Triton Invitational due to 24 personal records, more qualifiers for California Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA) Championships...

Werley is making her presence known at CSUSM, CCAA

Michael Tran, Health and Fitness Reporter April 13, 2016

  Track and field standout Raelyn Werley is launching a comeback campaign that has earned her the title of Athlete of the Month and March Star of the Month. Werley is only the sixth CSUSM athlete named to be named Star of the Month by the San Diego Hall of Champions during the 2015-2016...

Trent Warren with Coach Scott after his record breaking 3000m race.

Warren leads the way at CSULA Invite

Amy Chastain, Sports Editor March 9, 2016

On March 5, men’s and women’s track returned home from a successful weekend at the CSULA Invitational. Grad student Trent Warren’s first place finish in the 3000m with a time of 8:19.97 broke the school record set in 2010 by Brett Campfield. “[He] smashed our school record by 7 seconds...

Sprint training pushes Cougar runners

Michael Tran, Health and Fitness Reporter March 9, 2016

Wes Williams, an SDSU alum, is the Head Sprint Coach for the Cougars and is in charge of the sprint training regimen for athletes like Team Captain Burtland Dixon and Jasmine Oliver. “Sprinting is mostly anaerobic,” said Williams. Sprinters are essentially learning to run faster “without...

Photo courtesy of Don Franken.

This Cougar does more than trot

January 1, 2014

By Justin Donner  Sports Editor  The Pacific Marine Credit Union Oceanside Turkey Trot drew a record crowd of 10,000 runners and walkers this Thanksgiving. It was a fun run for a good cause, and CSUSM was represented by a very familiar face. The Cougar’s head cross country and track coach,...

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