Campus conditioning

If you love to work out and get those endorphins rolling while dripping with sweat and the pure satisfaction of conditioning your body, then you are reading the right article. Here is a guide to everything from running places to mixed martial arts training, all on or near campus.

Something for everyone

There are almost too many clubs to choose from on campus, which guarantees at least one will suit your interest. In total, the university has 29 clubs for everything from aikido to water polo.

Cross country teams train hard

Cross country is not a sport for the faint of heart. It is a true test of the human body and how much pain it can handle.

The men and women of cross country train year round with no breaks. Track season just ended, and most of the runners took only a week off before hitting the miles again.

A beautiful game

Soccer. What seems to be a second-tier sport here in the United States—baseball is America’s favorite pastime, of course—is actually the world’s most popular, claiming die-hard fans in almost every country.

Premier players

The Portland State men’s soccer club is on break this summer after a stellar year. The Vikings had some success in the fall and spring under new head coach Luis Zambrano and a strong contingent of players.

Championship banner aspirations

Summer, once reserved for family vacations, has become the season in which the prognosticators argue about what will be made of next season’s chances. That trend extends all the way back to the Portland State campus where the Vanguard takes a look at a few of the teams that could vie for supremacy next year.

Stepping-stone to Nationals

Westin Morill, Nick Trubachik, Jernise Saunders and Kelsey Kahle competed in Eugene at the Western Regional Championships over the weekend.

Morill and Trubachik competed in the javelin, Kahle in high jump, and Saunders competed in both the 100- and 200-meter dashes.

Hayward Field showdown

Four standout athletes from Portland State will head to Eugene for an opportunity to compete at the NCAA Regional, a pre-qualifier to the NCAA Championships, scheduled for June 11-14 in Fayetteville, Ark.