‘Niner Notes: LBSU’s Vic Couch retires

March 25, 2014
Filed under Men's Basketball, Men's Sports, Men's Track & Field, Sports, Women's Track & Field

LBSU men’s basketball assistant coach Vic Couch retires Long Beach State assistant head coach Vic Couch announced his retirement Sunday after spending seven years with the men’s basketball team. Couch was on medical leave during the 2013-14 season, as an unspecified illness... Read more »

Long Beach State alumnus taking a break following Olympic experience

Matthew Sousa, Staff Writer
December 5, 2012
Filed under Men's Cross Country, Men's Sports, Men's Track & Field, Sports

Kenneth Medwood isn't a name that immediately comes to mind when thinking of Olympians from Long Beach State. Medwood, a hurdler who competed for Belize in the 2012 London Games, doesn't have the fame and success of Misty May-Treanor or the lengthy resumé of five-time Olympian Danielle... Read more »

LBSU track and field team well-represented at Olympic trials

LBSU track and field team well-represented at Olympic trials

Jason Clark, Sports Editor
June 27, 2012
Filed under Men's Sports, Men's Track & Field, Sports, Sports News

Eugene, Ore. is the birthplace of Nike, the home of the University of Oregon and every four years, it becomes a track and field Mecca. The Olympic trials are being held at Oregon's Hayward Field for the fifth time, and a couple of Long Beach State athletes have made the trip. Ben Woodruff... Read more »

Del Toro taking recognition in stride

Del Toro taking recognition in stride

Kierney Ross, Staff Writer
April 18, 2012
Filed under Men's Track & Field, Sports

Rosa Del Toro has all the makings of a track superstar. In fact, the senior track and field distance runner said she could describe herself in just three words: "determined, positive and focused." Nothing keeps this Van Nuys-native from going for the gold. In the 2012 season... Read more »

Woodruff finds his niche

Woodruff finds his niche

Kierney Ross, Staff Writer
April 12, 2012
Filed under Men's Track & Field, Sports

It was only three years ago that Long Beach State's two-time Big West Field Athlete of the Week, Ben Woodruff, first picked up a javelin. Now in his second season with Long Beach States track and field team, the senior ranks ninth in nation, third in the Big West Conference and second in ... Read more »

LBSU track and field breaking records

Kierney Ross, Contributing Writer
February 27, 2012
Filed under Men's Track & Field, Sports

The season may be young, but the Long Beach State track and field team has been re-writing history with each and every meet. Senior track and field Athlete Matt Maldonado broke barriers this past Saturday at the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation Indoor Championship Finals at Dempsey Indoor. Maldonado... Read more »

Senior field athlete finishes career at USA T&F Championships

Senior field athlete finishes career at USA T&F Championships

Daily 49er Sports Staff
June 29, 2011
Filed under Men's Track & Field, Sports

Long Beach State field athlete Colin Dunbar finished his collegiate career with an 11th-place finish in the hammer throw at the USA Track and Field Championships last Thursday at Hayward Field in Eugene, Ore. The senior registered a distance of 219 feet, 4 inches on his third attempt and placed... Read more »

Senior earns first-team All-America honors in women’s javelin

Daily 49er Sports Staff
June 10, 2011
Filed under Men's Track & Field, Sports

Senior Randi Hicks led the Long Beach State track and field team on the second day of the NCAA Championships as she finished eighth overall in the women's javelin Thursday at Drake Stadium. Hicks' performance earned her first-team All-America honors. She advanced to the finals with a toss... Read more »