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Columbia’s Judy Knudson had never biked until she tried to quit smoking in her mid-50s. Now she is training for a bike ride through New York’s five boroughs.
Christian Head,13, and Ashley Shelton, 14, have passed on playing other sports to focus on becoming top-flight divers.
It took Zimbabwe native Munashe Chigerwe some time to warm up to Columbia, but a group of runners helped him find his stride and make the transition into his new life.
Experience as a caddy at the U.S. Open gave the MU junior the desire to overcome what he considered two years of not-so-satisfying play.
Neville Miller nearly quit he track team his freshman year, but he now has a chance at making the Olympics.
It’s impossible not to notice Aaron Skinner at Rock Bridge tennis matches. Skinner is the shortest player on the team, one of the most talkative Bruins off the court, and is talented. All this, and he’s only a freshman.
Hickman senior also goes stands at out at the plate against No. 2 team in the state.
After two years of preparation Brett Barton is set to run in his first Boston Marathon on Monday. Seventeen other runners from Columbia wiil join him in this year's race.
The Bruins swept the dual match and Aron Franck showed off a daunting forehand.
Since its debut February, the Speedo LZR has helped set 35 world records and raised the eyebrows of some MU swimmers from their countries’ Olympic trials.
A senior at Mizzou has been bowhunting a majority of his life and turkey hunting season begins again on Monday.
Throughout most of baseball history, effectiveness has been the sole factor in determining when a pitcher exits a game. Over the past decade, other factors have begun to influence the decision-making process.
“I don’t remember even having discussions about pitch counts when I was a player,” Jamieson said of his playing days in the late ’70s and early ’80s at the University of New Orleans. “We didn’t talk about it or worry about it.”
Today, he worries about it. He does not obsess, and it isn’t his chief concern, but he is aware.