March 21, 2014
IRVINE, Calif. - The Long Beach State track & field team kicked off the UCI Spring Break Invitational with three events Friday at Anteater Stadium.
Senior Kylee Martin led the way with a runner-up performance in the women's 3000m steeplechase. She crossed the finish line in a lifetime-best 11:18.22, which also ranks fifth in program history. Freshman Ashley Carrera added a seventh-place showing in the 5000m (17:49.69).
Sophomore Marina Shelton was the 49ers' top finisher in the women's hammer throw as she took second with a toss of 176-10. Junior Fatima Vergara came in third (176-08), while sophomore Chaylene Bruggeman contributed a top-10 showing with a personal-record 164-04. Sophomore Brianna Viltz also notched a personal-best 136-03 to come in 11th.
On the men's side, sophomore Kody Robison and redshirt freshman Robert Marlow (169-08) were third and seventh, respectively, in the hammer throw. Robison registered a lifetime-best 195-08 and now ranks ninth among Long Beach State's all-time top-10.
Senior Andrew Garcia took fourth in the steeplechase, clocking in at 9:36.29. Freshman Emilio Nunez also led a trio of LBSU distance runners in the 5000m as he placed seventh overall with a time of 14:59.17. Junior Tim Bergstrom was right on his heels in eighth, posting a personal-record 14:59.18, and freshman Sam Bautista came in ninth (15:03.88).
Long Beach State will continue its stay in Irvine with the second and final day of the UCI Spring Break Invitational on Saturday. The 49ers will also have a contingent of athletes competing at the Baldy Castillo Invitational in Tempe, Ariz., tomorrow.
- 2016 Season
- Season Bests (Updated June 13)
- Weekly Release
- 2016 Black and Gold BBQ
- 2016 Black and Gold Schedule
- 2016 Cross Country/Track and Field Banquet
- 2016 Alumni Meet Registration
- 2016 Beach Kids Meet Registration
- 2017 Annual T&F Sports Package
- Beach Invitational Homepage
- Home Meet Information
- Black & Gold Meet Results
- Official Facebook Page
- Follow on Twitter
- Recruiting Information
- Men's Track & Field Questionnaire
- Women's Track & Field Questionnaire
- Contact Information
- Head Coach Andy Sythe - Jumps, Multis
- Shawn Winget - Distances
- LaTanya Sheffield - Sprints, Hurdles
- Cory Loebl - Throws
- Media Guides
Robert Marlow Picks Up Big West Men’s...03/21/2017 - Track
For the third consecutive week, at least one member of the Long Beach State track & field team...
Kemonie Briggs Ties School Record at USC Trojan...03/18/2017 - Track
Sophomore Kemonie Briggs tied the Long Beach State school record en route to winning the men̵...
The Beach Wins Hammer Throw on Day 1 of USC...03/17/2017 - Track
Long Beach State track & field continues its dominance in the field events as the Beach won both ...
Long Beach State Ready for USC Trojan Invitational03/16/2017 - Track
The Long Beach State track and field team is ready for competition at the USC Trojan Invitational...
De'Ondra Young Named Co-Big West Women's Field ...03/14/2017 - Track
Long Beach State junior thrower De’Ondra Young continues her tear on the field as she was...
Long Beach State Wins High Jump at Ben Brown...03/11/2017 - Track
Long Beach State concluded its appearance at the Ben Brown Invitational hosted by Cal State...