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Short of All-American status, Dean gets feet wet at nationals

As much as he wanted to succeed, Cal State Stanislaus sophomore triple jumper Rashee Dean just had too many obstacles in front of him. He was in pain. He was competing in rain. And his return to competition was on his college level's biggest, most nerve-wracking stage.

May 31, 2011 | Chhun Sun | NCAA Track & Field


Wagner takes fourth at nationals

As soon as she threw her pole into the pole-vaulting pit, Cal State Stanislaus senior Alycia Wagner turned to a crowd of mostly familiar faces and waved. This was her farewell.

May 27, 2011 | Chhun Sun | NCAA Track & Field


High flyer

It's safe to say Cal State Stanislaus senior pole vaulter Alycia Wagner's confidence level is high-flying right now.

May 24, 2011 | Chhun Sun | NCAA Track & Field


After injury, Dean makes return at national meet

For much of this track and field season, Cal State Stanislaus sophomore triple jumper Rashee Dean has been involved in little physical activity. For a few weeks, he was limited to a stationary bike and a great amount of stretching.

May 24, 2011 | Chhun Sun | NCAA Track & Field


High jumpers know anything can happen

In the high jump, it's not just about athleticism and the natural ability to leap into the air - though those are definitely good qualities to have. It's also about an athlete's mental preparation and his or her knack of being able to overcome a lifeless, horizontal bar that sits a few feet above the ground.

May 10, 2011 | Chhun Sun | NCAA Track & Field


Giving it her all

Cal State Stanislaus senior Brittni Showers looked at the numbers on the white piece of paper as if she was trying to decipher a code. The heptathlon athlete had just wrapped up the last of her seven events at this week's California Collegiate Athletic Association Championships at Warrior Stadium on the Stanislaus campus.

May 06, 2011 | Chhun Sun | NCAA Track & Field


Discus throw allows athletes to go for a spin

With the discus throw, it's not just about strength.

May 03, 2011 | Chhun Sun | NCAA Track & Field


Soaring through the air

Luther Bell has always been known as a leaper. This skill helped during his basketball days at Granite Hills High in Apple Valley, and caught the attention of the school's track coach, who approached him with a unique proposition.

April 29, 2011 | Chhun Sun | NCAA Track & Field


Leap of faith

The triple jump is an unorthodox track and field event. The concept isn't very fluid. Almost everything an athlete does before he or she jumps into a sandpit looks strange, almost as if out of sync.

April 26, 2011 | Chhun Sun | NCAA Track & Field


Hammer throw ‘takes years to master’

The task is simple: Whoever can throw the farthest, wins.

April 22, 2011 | Chhun Sun | NCAA Track & Field


Setting the pace

It's tempting for a runner to go as hard as they can, as fast as they can in the 1,500-meter run.

April 19, 2011 | Chhun Sun | NCAA Track & Field


An all-out sprint

Don't be fooled. The 800-meter run is considered a middle-distance event in track, but that doesn't mean runners have opportunities to jog. For many, it's practically an all-out sprint to the finish.

April 15, 2011 | Chhun Sun | NCAA Track & Field


200-meter runners push the limits

There are several obvious differences between the 100-meter dash and the 200-meter dash.

April 12, 2011 | Chhun Sun | NCAA Track & Field


Catch me if you can

What does Cal State Stanislaus sprinter Lauren Young think about in a 100-meter dash when her arms are driving back and forth, her legs are rapidly moving along and her heart sounds like a million rhinoceros stomping?

April 08, 2011 | Chhun Sun | NCAA Track & Field


Clearing the air

In order for Alycia Wagner to describe the initial feeling she had during her first time pole vaulting, the Cal State Stanislaus senior traveled back to her childhood, when life seemed to be a little bit more carefree.

April 05, 2011 | Chhun Sun | NCAA Track & Field


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