Daily 49er

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 ...

‘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 forced him to miss action. Head coach Dan Monson thanked Couch for  his assistance over the years. “I want to thank Vic [Couch] for ...

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 Scott-Arruda. What he does have, however, is the distinction of being one of the few athletes honored with the privilege of carrying his count...

LBSU track and field team well-represented at Olympic trials

LBSU track and field team well-represented at Olympic trials

June 26, 2012

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 f...

Del Toro taking recognition in stride

Del Toro taking recognition in stride

April 17, 2012

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 N...

Woodruff finds his niche

Woodruff finds his niche

April 11, 2012

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...