May 17, 2013
LONG BEACH - The Long Beach State track & field team had 16 athletes qualify for the NCAA West Preliminary Rounds, which will be held May 23-25 in Austin, Texas.
The 49er men, who are coming off their second Big West title in three years, has 13 individuals in next week's postseason meet. Leading the way is Willie Alexander, who qualified in the long jump and triple jump. He established lifetime bests to earn all-conference honors in both events, and ranks 12th in the West Region in the triple jump (52-02.75), and 27th in the long jump (24-07.25). Alexander was recently named the Big West Men's Freshman of the Year.
Jacob Fraser is a multi-event qualifier as well, advancing to the postseason in both the shot put (56-06.5) and discus (179-00). Fraser established his top mark in the discus to win the event at the Big West Championships.
Also advancing to the West Preliminary Rounds are Big West individual champions Josh Villalobos (Hammer), Gabe Hilbert (800m) and Davon Wilson-Angel (110m Hurdes). Joining Wilson-Angel in the high hurdles will be Koree Hines and Devin Hickey. Hines is now a three-time NCAA West Regional qualifier.
On the women's side, Emily Cooper (200m, 23.92), Meghan Foley (1500m, 4:23.55) and Taylor Jackson (Long Jump, 19-07.5) qualified for the NCAA West Preliminaries. Foley established a school-record 4:23.55 in the 1500m, while Cooper and Jackson also rank among Long Beach State's all-time top-10 in their respective events.
- 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
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 ...
Cooks Sets Three Lifetime Bests, Sits in Eighth...06/10/2016 - Track
Junior Riley Cooks set three lifetime bests in four events and sits in eighth place after day one...
Fatima Vergara Concludes Decorated Career at...06/09/2016 - Track
Senior Fatima Vergara wrapped up an outstanding career at Long Beach State with a 23rd-place...
Robert Marlow Competes in Men's Hammer on First...06/08/2016 - Track
Junior Robert Marlow kicked off the NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championships for Long Beach State...