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Track star discusses style and reveals hidden musical talents By Toyibat Oridami Brooklyn born track star Kareson Barnwell is this weeks Style Scorer. When the sophomore is not practicing hard on the field, he is keeping up with the latest trends and mellowing out to the sounds of his guitar. SEAWANHAKA: How would you describe […]


Track & field’s Brendon Rodney shatters records across the board, raising the bar for his teammates and his opponents. By Toyibat Oridami Canadian sprinter, Brendon Rodney, is arguably one of the fastest men to have ever attended LIU Brooklyn. The senior track star has shattered records across the board holding the leading times in five […]

Rookie of The Week Places Second In Heptathlon

BY: SHANEL GILBERT Women’s track and field team saw decent results last Saturay at the Penn Relays Freshman Kyaira Wright-Harmon led the Blackbirds by taking fourth place in the high jump at 1.68m; a respectable result out of 24 opponents. Long Island also saw a seventh place finish in the 4×100-meter relay as freshman Anise […]

Blackbirds Take Second Straight Conference Title

BY: SHANEL GILBERT The LIU Brooklyn men’s track and field team competed at the Penn Relays but saw little success in its results. In the men’s 4×400-meter relay event, Long Islands’ teams of senior Brian Richards, classmate Chris Welch, Freshman Mica-Jonathan Petit-Homme, and sophomore Andi Augustin crossed the line with a time of 3:15.07. Sadly […]

Track Competes At The Pepsi Florida Relays

BY: SHANEL GILBERT The track and field season for LIU-Brooklyn has been full of ups and downs. Despite competing in many events the Blackbirds have not seen the greatest of results but they must compete and complete every event if they hope to see a better season. In Gainesville Fl. LIU took part in the […]

Disappointing Results For Track And Field

BY: JUSTIN ELLIS April 28 LIU track and field teams competed in the Raleigh Relay and the Monmouth season opener. Senior Dottie Vea placed sixth in the shot put at 12.93m. Also in the shot put Sophomore Niteesa Brooks had a throw of 12.03m only good enough to place 14. The sophomore also placed 15 […]

Track & Field Compete Over Spring Break

BY: JUSTIN ELLIS During spring break LIU Men and Women’s track teams participated in the Hurricane invitational in Coral Gables Florida. The women High Jump was quite successful for the Blackbirds for freshmen Shanice Grant who finished in second place at 1.62 meters. The Lady Blackbird’s then competed in the long jump finishing one after […]

Blackbirds Get Ready For NCAA

BY: SHANEL GILBERT LIU-Brooklyn’s men’s and women’s track team competed at the ECAC/IC4A championships held at the Reggie Lewis Track & Athletic Center last Sunday. Sophomore Brendon Rodney scored eight points for LIU by completing the 200-meter dash in second place with a time of 20.90. Rodney’s time breaks the Long Island Record of 21.26 […]

Track And Field Take Over

BY: JUSTIN ELLIS Friday evening a snowstorm blew through Landover Maryland but it did not stop the men’s and women’s track team from competing at the Northeast Conference indoor Championships. In the men’s 60-meter preliminaries, LIU dominated the competition by gaining five out of eight total qualifying spots. In the first of four races, LIU […]