Show Me Spotlight: Family support helps Palmyra’s King hit personal marks, goals

Palmyra junior Candra King unleashes a throw during the discus finals at the Class 3 girls state track and field championships at Adkins Stadium in Jefferson City, Mo. | Photo courtesy Will Johnson

PALMYRA, Mo. — Over the past couple of falls, Candra King has hardly missed a University of Central Missouri football game. “There were a couple of weekends this fall where I was on a college visit and that made it tough,” she said. Watching her older brother, Weston, finish his career at the NCAA Division…

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C-SC makes change in leadership for track and field programs, reinstates cross country program

Hunter Davis | Photo courtesy of Culver-Stockton College

CANTON, Mo. — Hunter Davis, the track and field and cross country coach at Iowa Wesleyan University, has been hired as the director of the track and field program at Culver-Stockton College. He also will re-start the cross country program after a one-year hiatus. Doug Savage will not return as head coach of the track…

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Illinois native Aschemann to take over as Quincy University’s cross country/track and field coach

Chris Aschemann, who has been named Quincy University's head coach for cross country and track and field, works with an athlete last spring during a meet while coaching for Dakota Wesleyan University. | Photo courtesy Dakota Wesleyan University

QUINCY — Quincy University is bringing an Illinois native home to be its next cross country and track and field coach. Chris Aschemann, who grew up in Carterville, Ill., was officially introduced Monday. Aschemann spent the previous three seasons as the associate head coach for both sports at Dakota Wesleyan University in Mitchell, S.D. “I’m…

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Crim: Signing with WWE’s ‘Next In Line’ program helps Pittsfield’s Hayden conquer more stereotypes

University of Tennesee thrower Chandler Hayden, who is a 2019 graduate of Pittsfield High School, recently signed a name, image and likeness agreement with WWE to be part of the "Next In Line" program. | Photo courtesy Tennessee athletics/Andrew Ferguson

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — Chandler Hayden has always defied stereotypes. “Doing things out of the norm builds confidence,” she explained. The 2019 graduate of Pittsfield High School is anything but typical. And perhaps her boldest move yet came last month when Hayden, a University of Tennessee track and field thrower, was one of 15 college athletes…

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