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In the living room of San Francisco State baseball coach Tony Schifano, something bigger than any game is happening with a group of athletes from Gator athletics.
Each week, these athletes meet as the Fellowship of Christian Athletes club, or FCA. Since its founding in 1954,
SF State’s track and field team will send a record nine athletes to compete at the NCAA Division II National Outdoor Championships beginning May 25 in Bradenton, Florida.
This accomplishment comes on the heels of the Gators’ record-breaking season, which continued this past weekend at
SF State’s track and field team had a record-breaking weekend as it hosted its 10th Annual Distance Carnival March 30-April 1 at Cox Stadium.
Distance runner Adriana Calva celebrated breaking her own school record in the 3000-meter steeplechase, an NCAA provisional mark time of 10:39.06, by
The moving boxes sat freshly unpacked in the offices of three recently-hired SF State head coaches after a busy summer of personnel decisions for second-year Athletic Director Charles Guthrie and the SF State Athletic Department.
Softball coach Lisa Allen, baseball coach Tony Schifano and women's soccer coach Tracy
The unassuming pursuit of personal bests aided SF State's women's track and field team as they broke multiple school records over the span of the season thus far and placed sixth overall in the California Collegiate Athletic Association.
"We had a lot of growth and
Lifting her right leg up, Alex Jones swirled in a fast motion and aimed her arm straight to the sky, launching the sphere shot put into the air before it landed in the sand pit. With cheers from the crowd and a shoulder pat from assistant throws coach Nathan
SF State's women's track and field hosted the 2015 California Collegiate Athletic Association Championships at Cox Stadium April 30 through May 2, where teams from across the conference competed in a variety of events for three days.
The first day of the CCAA Championships started off
Sharing laughs and chattering away with teammates about what the new track and field season would bring, Jordan Guerrero remembers when she first met new head coach Kendra Reimer and assistant coach Marissa Chew early this semester. With a swift hand moment, Guerrero recalls Chew snatching the roll sheet
The SF State women’s track and field squad returned from an outstanding team performance at the Chico State Distance Carnival and Twilight Meet April 11. The team placed fourth overall with a score of 84.50 points and had 11 Gators set new personal records in their
[caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="800"] Five previous record-breakers in SF State long jumping history, including Hilary King's new record jump. (Graphic by Peter Snarr, Helen Tinna and Michael Duran)[/caption]
As she steps on the track, Hilary King places her left foot on the measuring tape and focuses
Maya Cabiness started out her season with a serious injury and just recently was able to return after some time away. She only competed in half of the meets her teammates have in this outdoor season.
“My foot injury has happened before, there’s not much you
For Michelle Chung, sophomore discus and hammer thrower, things got a little strange at practice last week when she forgot how to throw.
“I took a week off because something got a little weird
SF State President Leslie E. Wong was just another fan in the crowd Friday until he proudly reached up to ring the bell that echoed across campus as the Gators looped around for their final lap of the steeplechase.
Teams from all corners of the U.S.
Volunteer Coach Moris Lozovatskiy stands on the track at Cox Stadium Monday, March 17. Photo by Jenny Sokolova / Xpress
Moris Lozovatskiy carries a folder with him wherever he goes, which these days is only to the track at SF State.
It’s stuffed with tattered newspaper
Tiana Wills practices the high jump on the track at Cox Stadium Monday, March 17. Photo by Jenny Sokolova / Xpress
Senior high-jumper Tiana Wills has been named an All-American, but she is full of disappointment.
“I was not expecting to get third place, especially knowing
[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="1024"] Tiana Wills, SF State senior and track athlete, poses at the track at SF State Tuesday, Feb. 25. Wills finished in second place in the high jump at the USATF Indoor Championships last Saturday with a new school record of 6-2.
Anna Lee McGregor (left),, Brionne Baucham (center), and Erica Hayes (right), warm up during SF State's women's track and field spring training at Cox Stadium Monday, Feb. 10. Photo by Lorisa Salvatin / Xpress
With four meets remaining before the Division II Indoor National Championships,
[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="1024"] Samantha Battles, a photojournalism major, will be moving to Fresno after graduating this Saturday to coach volleyball at the high school she once attended, Buchanan High. Battles has played volleyball since third grade and coached since high school. Photo by Dariel
[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="1024"] Kaitlin Dick runs sprints in Cox Stadium at SF State on Saturday, May 18, 2013. Photo by Mike Hendrickson / Xpress[/caption]
With the semester coming to a close, it's time for those overstressed, overworked students to unwind and kickback in the summer
[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="500" caption="SFSU track athlete Meagen Moiola, studies in the athletic study hall, April 10. Moiola, who is in her senior track season, says she will be focusing more on academics after she is done with sports. Photo by Sam Battles."][/caption]
For every student
[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="500" caption="SF State's Tom Ashby competes in a 10,000 meter run at the SF State Distance Carnival, a track and field event on Fri, April 6. The men competed in the event even though their times did not count for anything since
Hundreds of athletes came to SF State's Cox Stadium Friday, April 6 to compete in outdoor track and field event "The Distance Carnival," marking the second home meet for the Gators, who had 26 runners competing.
In the women's 10,000 meter run, Zuleima Jimenez placed seventh
When the game is on the line and the pressure is on from the opposing team, trusting teammates could be the difference between a win and a loss. Daily practices can help prepare an athlete for competition, but communication between teammates can enable them to
[caption id="" align="alignleft" width="213" caption="SF State's Keenya McDaniel, practices triple jump in Cox Stadium, Mar. 6, 2012. McDaniel will represent SF State in this year's NCAA Division II Indoor Championships in Minnesota. Photo by Hang Cheng."][/caption]
Whether they propel a metal ball or their bodies through
[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="500" caption="Shot-putter Luisa Musika practicing for her upcoming Track and Field competition in Seattle, Wash. Musika recently broke SF State’s Women’s Shot-put Indoor School record with a throw of 45.325 feet. Photo by Jeff Sandstoe / Special to Xpress."][/caption]
For a team largely
[caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="410" caption="The SF State women's cross country team, followed closely by the men's team, run in costumes at the Throw-A-Fit fundraiser at Cox Stadium, Friday, Oct. 28. Photo by Cindy Waters."][/caption]
A ballerina in a blue wig, superwoman and others joined forces Friday
The SF State women's track and field team entered the Al Brenda Track Field at Cal State Stanislaus May 6 in fifth place in the Western Index Regional for outdoor competition. With nationals just a week away, the Gators needed the momentum at the California Collegiate
[caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="580" caption="The SF State 4x100 and 4x400 relay team (left to right) Alicia Chambers, Keenya McDaniel, Maya Cabiness, and Carrie Thomas pose for a portrait at Cox Stadium Monday, April 11. Sandy Ha / staff photographer"][/caption]
The SF State women’s 4x400 relay team