Screen Shot 2022 05 23 At 2.54.03 Pm
Athlete of the Week Baseball Jordan Long Beach Poly Track & Field Wilson’s Athletes of the Week

The562’s Athletes of the Week is sponsored by the Long Beach Century Club.

Congratulations to our Athletes of the Week and thanks to the Long Beach Century Club and Naples Rib Company for their support.


Aujane Luckey, Wilson Track & Field

Wilson’s Aujane Luckey won the only gold medal for Long Beach at last weekend’s CIF Southern Section Masters Meet. Luckey won the 400 in 53.88 also qualified for State in the 200.

Jaelen Knox, Long Beach Poly Track & Field

Long Beach Poly senior Jaelen Knox was a double-qualifier at last weekend’s CIF Southern Section Masters Meet, finishing second in the 200 and fifth in the 100 to qualify for State in both events.

Jordan Washington, Jordan Track & Field

Jordan sophomore phenom Jordan Washington continues to make history as the school’s best male sprinter; Washington qualified for State in both sprints as he finished second in the 100 and third in the 200.


Juaron Watts-Brown, Dirtbags Baseball 

The redshirt freshman threw seven innings, securing the series victory over rival Cal State Fullerton. He struck out 11, marking the third time he has recorded double-digit strikeouts in his last four outings.

Mike Guardabascio
An LBC native, Mike Guardabascio has been covering Long Beach sports professionally for 13 years, with his work published in dozens of Southern California magazines and newspapers. He's won numerous awards for his writing as well as the CIF Southern Section’s Champion For Character Award, and is the author of three books about Long Beach history.