Long Beach State Track & Field

Long Beach State Track Athletes Aim to Make A Difference in Legal Field

When the COVD-19 pandemic abruptly canceled the 2020 sports season, it forced athletes away from their sports and gave them an opportunity to reflect. Not just on what was happening in the world around them, but to focus on their aspirations beyond athletics. At Long Beach State, a pair of track & field athletes are […]

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St. Anthony Moving Forward With New Athletic Complex in 2021

St. Anthony High School has announced plans to break ground on a new athletic field complex at Clark Field in 2021. The $9 million project has been in the works since 2011, but was able to move forward thanks to a $6 million donation from Shea Family Charities. The project will include a new turf […]

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FEATURE: Triathlete Jocelyn Bonney Pursues Hometown Olympic Dream

A four-year-old Jocelyn Bonney sat along Ocean Boulevard watching her mom, Ann, competing in the Long Beach Triathlon. Eight years later, Jocelyn began training for triathlons herself, embarking on a journey that’s taken her around the world–and one she hopes will eventually bring her right back home. Jocelyn Bonney began her athletic career playing water […]

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Oral History: Covering Long Beach At 2012 London Olympics

It was a true team effort when The Grunion covered the 2012 London Summer Olympics and all 32 athletes and coaches who had ties to Long Beach. Long Beach State’s Misty May-Treanor and Long Beach Poly’s Bryshon Nellum were two of the headliners, and the small but significant stories that Mike Guardabascio and JJ Fiddler […]

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Moore League Assembles Condensed 2020-21 Sports Schedule

The 2020-21 high school sports season will be unlike any other that came before it. Due to the ongoing pandemic, the entire sports calendar will be condensed into 197 days from December 12, 2020 until the final day of CIF State competition on June 26, 2021. The shortened time frame forced local administrators to get […]

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PODCAST: The LB Fee Show With Track Coach LaTanya Sheffield

This week we’re talking to Long Beach State Athletes Director Andy Fee about the six phases of how the Beach will bring athletics back to campus following the COVID-19 pandemic. We’re also joined by LaTanya Sheffield to talk about how Track & Field is responding to the pandemic, the now 2021 Olympic games and her […]

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NFHS Offers Guidelines for Return of High School Sports

As the current school year comes to a close, attention has already begun to shift towards the fall, and whether high school sports can safely return across the country. On May 15, the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) released the “Guidance for Opening Up High School Athletics and Activities” in an effort […]

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Feature: Wilson’s Rachel Glenn Laments Loss Of Special Senior Season

This was supposed to be Rachel Glenn’s year, and this was supposed to be her weekend. The crown jewel of Long Beach’s high school sports landscape had spent months dreaming of what she could do at the CIF State Track & Field Championships, originally scheduled for this weekend before the COVID-19 shutdowns wiped most of […]

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PODCAST: Interviews With Rachel Glenn & Bobby Hauck

It’s running week on “What Up, Long Beach?!” and we’re updating you on the latest budget news for Long Beach schools before interviewing Wilson track star Rachel Glenn about missing her much anticipated senior season. We also catch up with local running legend Bobby Hauck. 12:00 Interview With Bobby Hauck 19:10 Interview With Rachel Glenn […]

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Writing The Story of 2020’s Missing League, CIF Championships

With this week’s scheduled CIF Southern Section championships canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic, there will officially be a blank line across the record books. Before we close the book on 2019-20, we wanted to take a look at a few of the league and CIF-SS/State championships we expected to be covering this May–just because […]