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Sprinting through

William Hernandez, Contributing Writer

May 21, 2015

Filed under Men's Sports, Men's Track & Field, Sports

Senior sprinter Jahmani Lockett’s days as a member of Long Beach State’s track and field team often started before sunrise and ended long after sunset, but he calls them “all worth it.” “Nobody else goes through the things that we go through,” Lockett said. “Even if you join a frat, you don’t get that bond that we have on the track team. Like when you’re out there and about to pass out and throwing up,...

Three-peat: LBSU crowned Big West champs

Kayce Contatore, Assistant Sports Editor

May 21, 2015

Filed under Men's Sports, Men's Track & Field, Sports, Today

The Long Beach State men’s track and field team claimed its ninth Big West Championship title and its third in a row at the UC Riverside Track Facility Saturday. The three-peat for the men’s team was the first in LBSU history and the first in the conference since former member Utah State did it in 1996. At the end Friday night’s event, the 49ers men’s team was in second place behind UC Santa Barbara. LBSU took ...

LBSU’s Jake Fraser graduates from the iron throne

LBSU’s Jake Fraser graduates from the iron throne

May 5, 2015

He twists in, and then out. Like a dancer, the swift exacting motions of the 6’4” powerhouse command silence from his onlookers as he spins into the embodiment of self-control. It all seems so elegant...

49ers’ new track and field nearly complete

49ers’ new track and field nearly complete

April 29, 2015

Wayne Stickney, the Senior Associate Athletic Director for Major Gifts and Revenue at Long Beach State, spoke to the Daily 49er about the new Track & Field located next to the Horn Center. Stickney...

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 won’t have to wait another year for a proper track. The eight-month construction process of building the Beach’s brand...

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 new bleachers, will cost around $4.5 million and is expected to be an eight month process beginning in September, according...

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

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

June 12, 2014

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...

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 tennis, softball and men’s track and field were the titleholders that helped LBSU surpass Cal Poly by one point. This marked the narrowest margin of ...