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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 ...

LBSU track and field set to compete in first outdoor meet

Isis Roberts, Contributing writer

March 4, 2009

Filed under Men's Track & Field, Sports

Long Beach State track and field will make its outdoor debut Saturday at the Ben Brown Invitational in Fullerton.The men's team will be competing for the first time since winning the outdoor Big West Conference Championship last spring, while the women's team will set out to make a run for the title themselves this year. Some of the track athletes participating in the meet will be transitioning out of the indoor season. Othe...

Coach: Sprinter ‘among very best’ in LBSU history

Coach: Sprinter ‘among very best’ in LBSU history

February 25, 2009

Brent Gray — catch that name or did it run by too fast?A senior sprinter, Gray has so much speed that he just might be fast enough to run in the 2012 Olympics.Last spring, Gray competed in the outdo...

Senior races to NCAA qualifying mark

Daily 49er sports staff

January 30, 2009

Filed under Men's Track & Field, Sports

Senior Brent Gray highlighted the second and final day of the Washington Invitational for the Long Beach State track and field team Saturday afternoon.Gray posted an NCAA provisional qualifying mark in the 200-meter dash at Dempsey Indoor.He opened the meet for the 49ers with a solid performance in the 60-meter dash, as he finished first in Heat 1 of the preliminaries with a time of 6.89 seconds. In the finals, Gray placed f...