Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Katie Mahoney of Eastern Washington named Big Sky women's track athlete of the week...

OGDEN, Utah--Eastern Washington's Katie Mahoney (left/photo by Paul Merca) was selected as the Big Sky Conference women’s track athlete of the week for the week of April 22 after putting together one of the best weekends ever by an Eagle distance runner at the Mt. SAC Relays (April 18) in Walnut, California, and Beach Invitational (April 19) in Norwalk.

The Richland native wasn’t done there however, as she went on to run a time of 4:25.33 in the 1,500 at the Beach Invite Saturday, breaking another one of her school records. Mahoney capped the weekend with a time of 2:12.40 in the 800, becoming a triple Big Sky qualifier and moving her up to the No. 2 spot all-time behind school-record holder Katie Ellison (2:11.41, 2000). 


Curtis High School alum Courtney Jaworski was named head women's cross country coach at Dartmouth University, according to a release from the school.

Jaworski, who graduated from the University of Pennslyvania, comes to Dartmouth after a stint as head cross country and track coach at Division III Manhattanville College in Purchase, New York.

Prior to Manhattanville, Jaworski was an assistant coach at Smith College and the University of Puget Sound following his professional running career with the Nike Oregon Track Club Elite, from 2006-08.

Jaworski graduated from Penn in 2006 with a bachelor's degree in political science, and earned a masters' degree in exercise and sport studies from Smith College in Northampton, MA.

The Tacoma native, who was a two-time state 800 champ at Curtis, and an All-American at 800m at Penn in 2005, replaces Mark Coogan, who left for a sports marketing position with New Balance.

NOTE:  The Big Sky Conference, along with the sports information offices of Eastern Washington and Dartmouth contributed to this report.

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