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Photo Credit: LIU Runner Space McLean shares on Lauren London, tattoos, and 5 things you didn’t know about him By ASHLEY JARRETT SEAWANHAKA: So you’re a track athlete here at LIU. What is your major? McLEAN: My Major is Business Marketing. I picked that because I’m a people person. I like to interact with others […]

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 […]

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 […]

Gaining Ground: An Interview with Jessie Gaines

BY: JOHN TOLIS You can say that track and field is a sport that isn’t necessarily popular. People seem to know about it only when the Olympics come around or if a college athlete does something spectacular. That athlete is the phenomenal Long Island University track star, senior Jessie Gaines. It all began in Chesapeake, […]

Top Ten Finishes for Track at IC4A Championships

BY: JOHN TOLIS Over the weekend, the Long Island University men’s and women’s track teams traveled to Roxbury, Massachusetts for the ECAC and IC4A Championships. The women finished top ten in the standings, in the seventh spot with an overall score of 32. Senior Jessie Gaines once again put up another spectacular performance as her […]

Track Secures 2nd and 3rd at NEC Indoor Championship

BY: John Tolis The Long Island University men’s and women’s track teams met on Feb 11 & 12 for the Northeast Conference Indoor Championships and teams had an impressive finish to the tournament. The men were tied for third and the women finished second in the tournament. The star of the men’s and women’s track […]