April 15, 2012
FULLERTON, Calif. - The Long Beach State men's track and field team won its fifth-straight Big West Challenge team title, while the women took second Sunday at Titan Track Complex.
The 49er men finished ahead of the pack with 222 points and the women compiled 172 points to come in behind UC Santa Barbara (212.5).
LBSU posted nine individual victories on the men's side. Ben Woodruff won the javelin with a school and conference record 243-02. He topped his previous lifetime best, which he established earlier this year at the Cal-Nevada Championships, by over seven feet.
Tyler Wallace cleared a season-high 17-00.75 to claim the pole vault title and Michael Vaughan won the triple jump with a leap of 48-00.50. Neizer was also third in the triple jump (46-08), while Josh Villalobos took third in the hammer throw with a season-long 181-07.
On the track, Elijah Landry-Zapien finished ahead of the pack in the 200m with a season-best 21.76. He was also the runner-up in the 100m (10.72).
Gabriel Hilbert had a second-place showing in the 800m (1:51.27) and Andrew Garcia added a runner-up performance in the 3000m steeplechase.
The women totaled four individual victories on the day. Emily Cooper won the 100m with the ninth-fastest time in school history as she crossed the finish line in 12 seconds flat. She was also the runner-up in the 200m at 24.46 seconds to rank 10th on the 49er all-time charts.
Jessica Barnard finished second in the 800m with a personal-record 2:10.22, ranking her fifth on the school's all-time list. Also bringing home third-place showings were Phylicia Johnson in the 100m hurdles (14.09) and Saedra Wright in the 400m (57.11).
In the field events, Kayla Kamaka led the way as she was the top performer in the pole vault at 12-05.50. Her mark was a lifetime best and ties her for third in school history. Carissa Culver came in third at 11-05.75.
Long Beach State has a busy week ahead as it hosts the annual Beach Invitational, April 20-21, while also heading to the Mt. SAC/California Multi-Events (April 18-19) and the Mt. SAC Relays (April 19-21).
- 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
- Tom Walsh - Distances
- LaTanya Sheffield - Sprints, Hurdles
- Cory Loebl - Throws
- Media Guides
Shawn Winget Hired as Cross Country/Assistant...08/08/2016 - Track
Long Beach State head coach Andy Sythe has announced the hiring of Shawn Winget as the program...
Beach Track & Field Earns Team and Individual...07/28/2016 - Track
Long Beach State track & field had four individuals receive 2016 USTFCCCA All-Academic...
Long Beach State Track & Field Alums Set for U....06/30/2016 - Track
Long Beach State has four alums who qualified for the U.S. Track & Field Olympic Trials in Eugene...
Long Beach State Track & Field Signs Three More...06/13/2016 - Track
Long Beach State track & field has announced the signing of three more student-athletes to...
LBSU Track & Field Nets Three USTFCCCA...06/13/2016 - Track
Long Beach State had three individuals earn honorable mention All-America honors the U.S. Track &...
Riley Cooks Finishes 20th in Heptathlon at NCAA...06/11/2016 - Track
Junior Riley Cooks finished 20th overall with 5,372 points in the heptathlon to wrap up the NCAA ...