Construction of new $3.4 million track facility in progress

Anita Wang, Sports editor
October 13, 2014
Filed under Men's Track & Field, Sports, Sports News, Women's Track & Field

The last time Long Beach State’s track and field team competed on its home turf was eight years ago. In 2005, the team was forced to perform at Cerritos Community College because the LBSU facility was deemed inadequate to host meets. Track and field/cross country head coach Andy Sythe said his team... Read more »

Track & Field team prepare for new facility

Anita Wang, Sports Editor
July 30, 2014
Filed under Men's Track & Field, Sports, Sports News, Women's Track & Field

After nearly a decade of not being able to compete on its own track, Long Beach State’s track and field team will finally be able to experience a brand new facility that can be used for home meets and practices. This project, which involves a complete replacement of the existing track and adding... Read more »

Meet Long Beach State’s NCAA track & field championship qualifiers

Meet Long Beach State’s NCAA track & field championship qualifiers

Anita Wang, Sports Editor
June 12, 2014
Filed under Men's Sports, Men's Track & Field, Showcase, Sports, Sports News

National championships — words that have crept into the veins of every competitive college athlete, a goal sought by the most elite, stirring up the greatest determination, and sometimes pain from overexertion of the body or joy from milestone victories. There aren’t many things in life that can... Read more »

The Beach stays hot

Anita Wang, Sports Editor
June 5, 2014
Filed under Baseball, Men's Sports, Men's Track & Field, Men's Volleyball, Sports, Sports News

Long Beach State continually climbs toward the top by having a respectable athletics program. Three Big West championships in the spring helped LBSU claim its fourth straight Commissioner’s Cup, an award given to the top athletics program in the conference, while women’s... Read more »

‘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 »