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Sports Picks: 3 track athletes reach NCAA qualifying marks

Sports Picks: 3 track athletes reach NCAA qualifying marks

Daily 49er sports staff

April 18, 2009

Filed under Men's Track & Field, Men's Volleyball, Men's Water Polo, Sports

Track and fieldNCAA qualifying marks reachedThree ‘Niner athletes set NCAA West Regional qualifying marks at the meet. Junior Colin Dunbar set an NCAA Regional qualifying mark in the hammer throw with a...

Three senior ‘Niners running the extra distance

Three senior ‘Niners running the extra distance

April 15, 2009

The Jack Rose Track was a bit noisy for it to be a regular day of track practice.As the women's distance team rounded the track, loud chants of support rose from several of the runners: "Good job ladie...

Sports Picks: Dirtbags to celebrate 20th anniversary

Daily 49er sports staff

April 15, 2009

Filed under Baseball, Men's Track & Field, Men's Water Polo, Softball, Sports

BaseballDirtbags host Matadors at Blair FieldThe Dirtbags (15-17, 2-4 Big West Conference) host a three-game series against Cal State Northridge that begins tomorrow at 6:30 p.m. The second game of the series will be played Saturday at 2 p.m. and will have a special ceremony commemorating the 20th anniversary of the Dirtbags name change. Former players and coaches are scheduled to be in attendance. The series wraps up on S...

Big West women’s tennis title highlights Sports Picks

Daily 49er sports staff

April 4, 2009

Filed under Men's Golf, Men's Track & Field, Men's Water Polo, Sports

Women's Tennis‘Niners complete perfect run through conferenceThe 49er women's tennis team capped off an 8-0 season in the Big West with a 5-2 win over UC Davis on Saturday. The Beach took the doubles point before going on to win four of the six singles matches. Senior Hannah Grady defeated UCD's Randi Schuler, 6-3, 6-1, to finish with a perfect 8-0 mark in Big West singles play. Freshman Anais Dallara soundly defeated H...

Freshman wins high jump at USC Invitational

Isis Roberts, Staff writer

March 22, 2009

Filed under Men's Track & Field, Sports

Freshman Janelle Coulter won the high jump Saturday as the Long Beach State track and field team competed at the USC Invitational at Loker Stadium.Coulter was the only overall champion of an event for the 49ers. Her jump of 5 1/2 feet moved her closer to NCAA Regional qualifying mark of 5-08.75.The freshman isn't shy when it comes to shining at big meets. In 2008, Coulter was the runner-up in the high jump at the Californi...

Coaches react to BLR rejection, look forward

Coaches react to BLR rejection, look forward

Danny Lee, Tracy McDannald

March 15, 2009

Filed under Men's Track & Field, Sports

The Beach Legacy Referendum's defeat in a student vote last week has the 49er women's soccer and track and field teams contemplating the future of their respective programs.A proposed 5,000-seat, lighted soccer...

Senior earns All-American honors at NCAA Indoor Championships

Isis Roberts, Contributing writer

March 13, 2009

Filed under Men's Track & Field, Sports

Sprinter Brent Gray finished his phenomenal career as a 49er Friday, earning All-American honors as he placed sixth in the 200-meter NCAA Indoor Championships. "I came in ranked 14th so to finish sixth was good," Gray said. "Although I wanted more, I'm still happy with what I got." Gray competed against 13 of the top sprinters in the country at the McFerrin Athletic Center on the campus of Texas A&M. During the race, Gray...

Several personal records broken at Ben Brown Invite

Isis Roberts, Contributing writer

March 7, 2009

Filed under Men's Track & Field, Sports

Complete resultsFULLERTON — It was a day of personal success for several Long Beach State track and field athletes Saturday as the 49ers opened up the 2009 outdoor season. Although the Ben Brown Invitational did not have a lot up for stake, many athletes still broke personal records. ThrowsJunior Colin Dunbar improved his lifetime best in the men's hammer throw invitational by more than five feet. He placed fifth with a 54.86 meter ...