Before September, Sabrina Wassmer had never pet a horse. Her only interaction with horses had been watching them pull carriages in her hometown of St. Petersburg, Florida.
The mat room, hidden in the back hallways of the University of Oregon Student Recreation Center, smells of sweat and dirty socks.
It’s 2 p.m. on a recent Friday and Spencer de Urioste and Charles Diemer drive onto Riverfront Field in a black Jeep at the banks of the Willamette River. De Urioste grabs a Bluetooth speaker from the car and plays Luke Bryan’s hit song “Huntin’ Fishin’ & Lovin’ Every Day” — country mus…
Jack Rising crossed the finish line at the the Eugene Holiday Half Marathon last month in one hour and 16 minutes, not only setting a new personal best for himself, but also a new world record.