Track & Field

Long Beach Sports Top 10 Moments Of 2022-23: Long Beach Takes Home Hardware At CIF-SS Track & Field Finals

At the end of every school year we look back to reminisce on the accomplishments that defined Long Beach sports over the last 12 months. This year has been extra special because of the variety of schools and sports represented on this list— which is a hallmark of our diverse city and athletic community.

No. 10 – Poly Football Beats Mission Viejo

No. 9 – Poly Adds Girls’ Flag Football

No. 8 – Lakewood Hosts CIF Championship

No. 7 – Wilson Boys’ Tennis Makes School History With CIF Title

No. 6 – Millikan Girls’ Golf Wins First Ever CIF Championship

No. 5 – Long Beach Takes All The Hardware At CIF-SS Track Finals

Each year, the CIF-SS gives our four Division 1 plaques at the CIF championship meet. This year at Moorpark High, all four of those plaques were brought home to Long Beach.

The Wilson Bruins were the top girls’ team, led by standout senior Aujane Luckey and two gold-medal winning relays in the 4×100 and 4×400. It was the first CIF title for the Wilson girls since 2006, and league rivals Long Beach Poly finished runner-up.

On the boys’ side, Long Beach Poly cruised to gold with impressive depth, and individual titles for Xai Ricks and Lamarr Kirk, Jr. It was their 17th title in program history and first since 2019. The Jordan Panthers took home the runner-up plaque–an impressive encore for the defending Division 2 champs.

VIDEO: CIF-SS Track & Field Championships
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JJ Fiddler
JJ Fiddler is an award-winning sportswriter and videographer who has been covering Southern California sports for multiple newspapers and websites since 2004. After attending Long Beach State and creating the first full sports page at the Union Weekly Newspaper, he has been exclusively covering Long Beach prep sports since 2007.