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Kent State women challenge gender norms through fitness

Madison Goerl, Reporter May 8, 2022

Between years of soccer and track, Alysha Stone never knew a life without sports. Now a Kent State sophomore public health major, Stone remembers learning to exercise without her team. "I found it hard...

Kent State women’s track and field wins first MAC championship since 2014

Mason Lawlor Sports Reporter May 9, 2021

The Kent State track and field team competed in day two of the outdoor MAC Championships on Saturday afternoon. The women’s team won the Mid-American Conference championship, with head coach Bill Lawson...

Leah Pasqualetti and her coach Mike Auble after she broke the pole vault record of the Stars and Stripes Big Red Barn Meet in Menifee, California. June, 2020.

From number one in the nation to Kent State: Leah Pasqualetti makes her mark

Pilar Lewis Sports Reporter April 11, 2021

When Leah Pasqualetti was in fifth grade, she was a committed gymnast running in her school’s spring field day for fun.That day would change her life.The Orchard Park High School track coach was there,...

Dawood Alohaly is on the powerlifting team at KSU.

Day in the life of a student athlete during a pandemic

Camryn Kocher Reporter March 11, 2021

Dawood Alohaly enjoyed training with his powerlifting team for Kent State until COVID-19 forced his team members to condition on their own.The pandemic has forced student athletes to take further precautions...

Redshirt senior distance runner Jaimie Adams runs the 5000 meter race during the Doug Raymond National Qualifier track meet on February 14, 2020. 

Several Flashes have dominant performances at the Doug Raymond Qualifiers

Sean Blevins Reporter February 15, 2020

Kent State hosted the Doug Raymond Qualifier Saturday and the men’s and women’s teams combined for six first place finishes and six runners-up. The Flashes won the men’s 4x400 relay and placed second...

Kent States TJ Lawson jumps during the 60-meter hurdles, which he finished with a time of 8.36 seconds. Lawson placed fifth in the heptathlon at the 2018 NCAA Indoor Track and Field Championships in College Station, Texas. 

MAC Championships bring conference’s best to Kent

John Conley February 20, 2019

Five years ago, Laron Brown III competed as a Kent State athlete, the last time the Flashes hosted the Mid-American Conference indoor track championships. Saturday he’ll be back at the Championships...

Barnes qualifies for Olympics at Drake and Gina Relays

Samantha Lough April 30, 2016

Senior William Barnes hit the Olympic standard in the 110-meter hurdles while placing at the Drake and Gina Relays.Barnes' time of 13 minutes 41 seconds placed second and set a new school record, previously...

Will Barnes, Monday, April 12, 2016.

Barnes leaves record-breaking legacy

Samantha Lough April 26, 2016

Nerves shaking, heart racing, senior William Barnes stepped into lane five at the 2012 Ohio High School Track and Field Championships for the 110-meter hurdles. It was at this meet that Barnes met Bill...

Kent State senior Donovan Tolbert competes in the men’s high jump during the track and field M.A.C. Championships on Saturday, Feb. 27, 2016.

Track and Field takes home Titles at Jesse O.

Samantha Lough April 24, 2016

Five athletes came away with individual titles at the Jesse Owens Track and Field Classic. Senior Dior Delophont captured first place in the triple jump, while placing fifth in the high jump. Sophomore...

Track competes in Northeast Ohio Quad

Samantha Lough April 17, 2016

The Kent State track team garnered a lot of attention on the track over the weekend at the Northeast Ohio Quad in Akron.In the sprint events on the women's side, sophomore Tyler Williams placed second...

Senior Donovan Tolbert competes in the high jump during the MAC Indoor Track and Field Championship at Stile Athletic Field House on Saturday, Feb. 27, 2016.

Track dominates Cherry Blossom Competition

Samantha Lough April 3, 2016

Kent State swept three events at the Cherry Blossom track meet on Saturday.The men swept the 1500-meter race and shot put, while the women swept the 5000-meter race.In the men’s 1500-meter race freshman...

William Barnes competes against Akron in the 200 meter dash on Jan. 22, 2016 at the Kent Fieldhouse. Barnes placed first in the event.

Senior Duo set to Compete in NCAA Nationals

Samantha Lough March 9, 2016

Seniors William Barnes and Donovan Tolbert will compete in the NCAA championships Friday in Birmingham, Alabama. Barnes will compete in the 60-meter hurdles and Tolbert will compete in the triple jump.Barnes...

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