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Long Beach State Hosts Pair Of Meets

4/15/2016

Track and Field Release No. 5

In a preview of the upcoming Big West Championships in May, Long Beach State hosts its first meets on campus as the newly renovated Jack Rose Track welcomes schools from all over the country for the Pacific Coast Invite and Beach Invitational.

BIG WEST AT A GLANCE

Long Beach State Welcomes Back Jack Rose Track: In an extremely busy week of track and field events, the highlight is Long Beach State hosting a home meet on campus for the first time in 11 years.  The Beach hosted the Pacific Coast Invite on Thursday and holds the Beach Invitational on Friday and Saturday at Jack Rose Track, which hosts a meet for the first time since 2005.  The 22nd annual Beach Invitational begins on Friday with the hammer throw, javelin and distance events.  One of the major invitationals in the country, there are over 3,000 entries with 114 colleges and universities represented in the competition.  In addition to the hosts, other participating Big West members include Cal Poly, Cal State Fullerton, UC Davis, UC Irvine, UC Riverside and Hawai‘i.

Pole Vaulters Make Mark At Pacific Coast Invite:  A pair of Long Beach State pole vaulters joined the national top 25 for best marks this season with their performances at the Pacific Coast Invite Thursday at Jack Rose Track.    Seniors Michael Montgomery and Conner Rouse both cleared 17 feet, 5.75 inches, which tie for No. 11 nationally.

Big West Represented On National Leaders List: Several Big West athletes have posted national leading marks in 2016.  They are as follows:

WOMEN
Megan George, UC Irvine – 100H (13.28, UC Riverside Spring Break Invite, Mar. 24 - No. 21)
Erika Barr, UC Davis – 3000 Steeple (10:08.63, Stanford Invitational, Apr. 1 - No. 11)
Jessica Emde, UC Santa Barbara – High Jump (5-10, Bruin Legends Invite, Apr. 2 -  No. 17)
Tayler Fleming, UC Riverside – Long Jump (20-3.5, UC Riverside Spring Break Invite, Mar. 24 - No. 24)
Jorden O’Neal, UC Riverside – Long Jump (20-3, UC Riverside Spring Break Invite, Mar. 24 - No. 25)
Breana Jemison, UC Riverside – Shot Put (54-3.75, UC Riverside Spring Break Invite, Mar. 24 - No. 19)
Brianna Cueva, CSUN – Discus (179-11, Trojan Invitational, Mar. 18 - No. 16)
Felicianna Vazquez, Hawai‘i –Javelin (163-2, Beach Pacific Coast, Apr. 14 – No. 21)
Riley Cooks, Long Beach State – Heptathlon (5569, UC Riverside Spring Break Invite, Mar. 24 - No. 14)

MEN
Trevor Halsted, UC Davis – 10,000m (29:14.73, Stanford Invitational, Apr. 1 - No. 25)
Lloyd Sicard, UC Irvine – 110H (13.84, Big West Challenge, Apr. 8 - No. 20)
Myles McDonald, UC Santa Barbara – 400H (51.55, Aztec Invitational, Mar. 24 - No. 24)
Nick Woolf, Cal Poly – 3000 Steeple (8:48.03, Stanford Invitational, Apr. 1 - No. 11)
Michael Montgomery, Long Beach State – Pole Vault (17-5.75, Beach Pacific Coast, Apr. 14 - No. 11)
Conner Rouse, Long Beach State – Pole Vault (17-5.75, Beach Pacific Coast, Apr. 14 - No. 11)
Willie Alexander, Long Beach State – Long Jump (25-10, Trojan Invitational, Mar. 18 - No. 4)
James Hubbard, Long Beach State – Discus (190-2, Trojan Invitational, Mar. 18 - No. 15)
Robert Marlow, Long Beach State – Hammer (215-2, Trojan Invitational, Mar. 18 - No. 19)
Kody Robison, Long Beach State – Hammer (214-1, Trojan Invitational, Mar. 18 - No. 23)
Herman Day, Long Beach State – Decathlon (7249, UC Riverside Spring Break Invite, Mar. 24 - No. 14)
Tyler Nelson, UC Santa Barbara – Decathlon (7097, Sam Adams Combined Events, Apr. 1 - No. 20)
Devin Bennett, Cal Poly – Decathlon (7087, Jim Klein Multi-Events, Mar. 17 - No. 21)

Renovated Jack Rose Track To Host Big West Championships: Long Beach State’s Jack Rose Track recently underwent a multi-million dollar renovation that will allow the school to host the 2016 Big West Track and Field Championships in May on FOX Sports Prime Ticket.  For the first time since 2005, the Beach will also be able to hold their annual home meet, the Beach Invitational, on campus.  The centerpiece is the track, but when all phases are complete, the stadium will sport a seating capacity for 5,000 that ultimately will be able to host major invitational meets as well as the NCAA and U.S. Track and Field Championships.