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Long Beach State's Low Claims First-Team All-American Honors

6/13/2014

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Long Beach State junior Chris Low polished off a successful run for Big West athletes at the 2014 NCAA Track & Field Championship, becoming the school’s first-ever All-American in the 800-meter run on Friday at the University of Oregon’s Hayward Field.

Low finished seventh in a time of 1:48.28 to earn first-team All-American accolades.  He became the second 49er to claim first-team All-American honors at this year’s championship, as sophomore Willie Alexander placed second in the long jump on Thursday.

The honor consummated an outstanding season for Low in which he won the Big West title, broke his own school record in the 800m and sported a top-eight finish at the national meet.  Low’s mark of 1:47.52 at the NCAA West Preliminary two weeks ago was the first sub-1:48 race in Long Beach State’s history.

The final tallies included two first-team All-Americans in Low and Alexander, five second-team All-Americans in UC Riverside’s Ted Hooper and the CSUN women’s 4x100 relay team (Le’Shel Vines, Hafsatu Kamara, Lexis Lambert, Marie Veale), and three honorable mention recipients in UC Davis teammates Raquel Lambdin and Ashley Marshall, and Long Beach State’s Chris Enriquez.

2014 BIG WEST ALL-AMERICANS
Name, School Event Honor
Willie Alexander, Long Beach State Long Jump First Team
Chris Low, Long Beach State 800 Meters First Team
Ted Hooper, UC Riverside Long Jump Second Team
CSUN Women (Vines, Kamara, Lambert, Veale) 4x100 Relay Second Team
Ashley Marshall, UC Davis 100 Meters Honorable Mention
Raquel Lambdin, UC Davis 1500 Meters Honorable Mention
Chris Enriquez, Long Beach State 10000 Meters Honorable Mention