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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 […]

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 […]

Shanice Grant Makes A Statement

BY: ALANA WOHLERS For the past few weeks, LIU-Brooklyn’s men’s and women’s track teams have been keeping a busy schedule. At the Terrier Classic and Metropolitan Championships the Blackbirds had its hands full in New York City and Boston. “After every practice we like to say “One team, one purpose, one goal,” said Junior Steve […]

Mens & Women’s Track Complete Albany Great Dane Classic

BY: SHANEL GILBERT At the Albany Great Dane Classic, senior Wilmot Stubblefield won the men’s triple jump event with a leap of 15.04 meters and classmate Brian Richards placed second in the long jump after he leapt 7.51 meters. For the women, Freshman Ja’mesha Richard and Kyaira Wright-Harmon placed 15th and 20th in the women’s […]

Blackbirds Shine in Final Track Meetings of 2012

BY: JOHN TOLIS The Long Island Blackbirds opened the Track and Field season on Dec 2 at the Fairleigh Dickinson Patch Track Meet hosted by Fairleigh Dickinson. The women and men’s teams did fairly well in the competition as they finished in the top spots for multiple events. On the women’s side, the Blackbirds earned […]

Cross Country & Track Stay Headstrong Despite Loss of Coach Sandiford

BY: CHRIS WELCH With the arrival of this fall semester LIU Track athletes got the news that the Cross Country and assistant track and field Coach Julia Sandiford would not be returning to LIU-Brooklyn, due to personal reasons. Which lead to the loss of this year’s cross-country season. All of the distance runners have to […]