WSU 4-H preps biathlete for Olympics

      METHOW VALLEY, Wash. – It takes endurance, a keen eye and an unwavering passion for physical excellence. For elite athlete Casey Smith, competing in biathlon pushes his limits and strengthens his resolve.   “It’s exciting, challenging and motivating,” said 21-year-old Smith who grew up skiing in the Methow Valley and is training full […]

Pickler a first for WSU in track and field

PULLMAN — Olympian and recent WSU graduate Diana Pickler joined Cougar Head Track and Field Coach Rick Sloan for the latest edition of Cougar Chats, presented by Northwest Dodge Dealers.    Fans can read a transcript of the chat by clicking here    Pickler, a 2007 graduate of WSU and four-time All-American, finished third in […]

Research examines biological invasion

PULLMAN -As the citizens of Beijing prepare to welcome an invasion by athletes and spectators coming to this summer’s Olympic Games, a quieter and much less welcome invasion is already under way.   According to a new study co-authored by WSU ecologist Richard Mack, China’s explosive economic growth and ambitious public-works projects have allowed non-native […]

Vet students dominate Veterinary School Olympics

Washington State University veterinary students recently brought home the 2005 gold medal for overall team competition in the national Veterinary School Olympics.“I’ve been a judge at this competition before,” said Gil Burns, associate dean for academics and student affairs in the college. “Each year this serves as an objective indication of the high quality and […]