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Sports Recap

By Terry Rabbitts, Writer

April 4, 2016

Men’s and Women’s Track and Field The University of Akron track and field team had several athletes place in the top 10 of the Texas Relays held over four days last week in Austin, Texas. One of the many highlights from the action was Claudia Garcia Jou recording the best jump – 6 feet, 1....

Sports Recap

By Terry Rabbitts, Writer

March 30, 2016

Women’s Basketball The University of Akron women’s basketball team had four of its student-athletes named to the Mid-American Conference All-Academic team. The announcement was made on Wednesday, March 30. Hannah Plybon, Hannah Scipio, Alli Ball, and Megan Sefcik all qualified for the 2015...

Sports Reacp

By Terry Rabbitts, Writer

March 28, 2016

Men’s and Women’s Track and Field The University of Akron track and field teams took part in the Ricardo Romo Invitational in San Antonio, Texas this past weekend. The Zips placed in the top five 24 times for the weekend. The women’s team placed third out of six teams, while the men finished i...

Zips’ Shawn Barber signs pro contract

Zips’ Shawn Barber signs pro contract

By Terry Rabbitts, Sports Editor

September 2, 2015

Shawn Barber, the University of Akron’s world champion pole vaulter, has decided to skip his final year of eligibility and turn professional. Barber, from Kingwood, Texas, has signed a professional contract with Nike, and will be represented by the Doyle Management Group and former Olympic pole...

Zips gain ground nationally

Zips gain ground nationally

By Forrest Dukes, Sports Editor

June 26, 2014

The men’s track team continued their dominance in conference play by winning yet another MAC conference championship. This is the team’s second straight championship in outdoor track while also completing a sweep for the second time by winning both indoor and outdoor championships. Dennis Mitchell,...

Olympic athlete makes stop in class

September 25, 2012

Written by: Katelyn Freil A communications class was intrigued when an Olympic athlete stopped by to talk to their class last Tuesday. Nick Symmonds, a professional track athlete and participant in the 2012 Olympics, talked to a public relations strategies class about his experiences in track and wit...

Track and field to send athletes to San Diego, Penn State, and Ashland

April 26, 2012

Written by: Parker Perry This weekend, The University of Akron track and field team will disperse team members to participate in three different meets around the country. Akron will send athletes to San Diego, Penn State and Ashland in hopes to qualify as many team members for nationals as they can. ...

UA track and field competes in All-Ohio Championships

April 23, 2012

Written by: Parker Perry The University of Akron track and field teams took home a women’s third and men’s second place finish at the All-Ohio Championships hosted by Miami University (Ohio) over the weekend. Akron faced off against Ohio State, Dayton, Cincinnati and Xavier, and the men’s team...

Track and field hosts Northeast Ohio Quads.

April 16, 2012

Written by: Parker Perry The University of Akron track and field team played host to the Northeast Ohio Quads at Lee R. Jackson Field over the weekend, where they took home 18 victories between the two squads. The Akron track and field team started strong, and excelled in the majority of events that...

Track and field competes in Tennesse Challenge

April 11, 2012

Written by: Parker Perry The University of Akron’s track and field team had four breakout athletes in their competition over the weekend in the Tennessee Challenge, pitting the Zips against The University of Tennessee, East Tennessee and Louisville. Freshman Alexis Cooks, junior Brittany Cheese, so...

Track and field team will host first outdoor meet

April 11, 2012

Written by: Parker Perry The University of Akron track and field team will host their first outdoor meet this weekend for the Northeast Ohio Quads Friday and Saturday at Lee R. Jackson Field. The Akron Zips are coming off a strong showing at the Tennessee Challenge, where the team had many members...

Track and field team to compete in Texas Relays

March 28, 2012

Written by: Parker Perry The University of Akron men’s and women’s track teams will be traveling to compete in the Texas Relays this week. Akron is coming off the LSU Relays, where they won nine events and came close to breaking school records. Head Coach Dennis Mitchell said that he is excit...

Track and field team shines in LSU Relays over weekend

March 27, 2012

Written by: Parker Parry The University of Akron men’s track team stole the show at Baton Rouge, La., at the LSU Relays over the weekend. The squad won nine events, and finished well in others. Akron won two events on the first day of the Relays and finished strong with seven wins on Saturday. Hi...