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LBSU track and field heading to the nationals

Seven Long Beach State track and field men’s athletes earned their ticket to the NCAA Championships.

Kayce Contatore, Assistant Sports Editor

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Four individuals and one relay team from the Long Beach State track and field team left their mark at the NCAA West Preliminary Championships and earned their bid to the NCAA National Championships in Eugene, Oregon.

Seniors Chris Low and Cameron Glasgow were the first to qualify to the national championships with stand out finishes on the first day of the preliminaries in Austin, Texas from May 28-30.

Low earned his spot for his second place finish in his heat of the 800-meter race with a 1:48.28 time. This is his second trip to the national championships after finishing seventh in the 2014 championships and claiming first-team All-America honors.

Glasgow became an automatic qualifier in the 400-meter race finishing third in his heat and 11th overall with a time of 46.61 seconds. During the second day of the preliminaries, Glasgow and his 4×400 relay team earned a spot in the nationals.

The 4×400 meter team is set to travel to Oregon after a third place finish in their heat and an 11th place finish overall with a school-record time of 3:06.20. The team consists of Glasgow, junior Dylan McCloskey, junior Michael Perez-Rogers and senior Jahmani Lockett.

The last two national qualifiers were juniors Willie Alexander and Michael Montgomery. Montgomery finished eighth out of the top-48 competitors in the West region for pole vault with a height of 17 feet and 06.5 inches, while Alexander finished third for the triple jump 51feet and 11 inches.

The trip to the nationals will be the third for Alexander, but his first in the triple jump event.

The seven athletes will travel to Hayward Field in Eugene for the NCAA track and field championships on June 10-13.

Article updated on June 3, 2015 at 8:00 p.m.

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