track and field

Gators win it all

May 8, 2018 Sports

For the first time in SF State’s track and field program history they won the conference championship. The Gators had 11 first-place finishers over the weekend, coming from the 8th-ranked position to do so. With time spent during the season as the top-ranked team in the country, the conference title was well within reach. Head ...

Super Bowl coach back to SF beginnings

April 25, 2018 Sports

A college National Championship, Rose Bowl titles, two NFC Championships and a Super Bowl title are on the resume of SF State alum Gil Haskell. With all those accomplishments, his greatest honor will be May 19 when he is inducted into the San Francisco Prep Hall of Fame for his work as a high school ...

Track the progress, field the results

February 28, 2018 Sports

In life, we are often defined by the choices we make. Sometimes they’re small choices, like what to eat for breakfast or what shoes to put on before leaving the house. Other times, these choices can be a lot bigger, with life-altering consequences. For senior Simone Reynolds, a thrower on the women’s track and field ...

It’s mind over matter on the track

February 6, 2018 Sports

SF State’s women’s track and field team attributes this season’s steady success to hard work and calm minds. After returning from the University of Washington Invite in Seattle on Jan. 27, the team moved up in the national rankings from fifth to fourth place, simultaneously making history for SF State’s track and field program. “I ...

Record-breaking Gators look to take on Nationals

May 9, 2017 Sports

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 the CCAA Championships where the Gator women finished second with ...

Distance Carnival proves record breaking for SF State athletes

April 5, 2017 Sports

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 calling her father to share the news. “I called ...

Steeplechase record shattered during Distance Carnival

April 2, 2016 Sports

Supersonic sophomore civil engineering major Adriana Calva shattered school speed records once again at Cox Stadium during the ninth annual SF State Distance Carnival Friday, April 1. After recently destroying Joanna Luk’s previous overall SF State women’s 3,000-meter steeplechase record – held since 2003 – by more than 11 seconds during February’s Johnny Mathis Invitational, Calva crushed ...

Steeplechase record-holder unfazed by defining moment

March 15, 2016 Sports

Sophomore track athlete Adriana Calva has always been fast, even as a 7-year-old soccer player sprinting around the field and dashing past the defense. Fully aware of the natural speed she possessed, Calva decided to try out track and field her freshman year at Lynwood High School. She knew she wanted to commit to track ...

Women’s track and field athletes crack top-10 all-time lists

February 28, 2016 Sports

The SF State women’s track and field team rewrote the University record book during the 2016 Johnny Mathis Invitational at Cox Stadium Saturday, Feb. 27. First, sophomore and civil engineering major Adriana Calva decimated the first-place all-time Gator record in the women’s 3,000-meter steeplechase. “I mean, … that’s amazing,” said SF State head track and field coach ...

Shot-putter makes comeback despite academic barriers

May 6, 2015 Sports

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 DeSomber, the Gator relished in the opportunity to compete after having been away from the ...

Personal records broken at final conference meet

May 4, 2015 Sports

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. Day One: The first day of the CCAA Championships started off with the Gators ending the day with eight ...

Assistant coach helps team reach new heights in first year

April 28, 2015 Sports 1 Comment

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 from Reimer and saying a simple hello to the Gator squad. ...

Senior captain breaks school record in long jump

April 7, 2015 Multimedia Sports

As she steps on the track, Hilary King places her left foot on the measuring tape and focuses on the 86-foot runway and blocks out everything. With one last breath, she leans back, shakes her right leg and goes. In her last stride, she hits her jumping point and propels off into a pit of ...

New director sets high bar for athletics

August 28, 2014 Sports

SF State’s new athletic director began only months ago. Since then he’s hired three new coaches and reinvented the Gator image. “It has been a fun project to kick off our objective of creating a consistent brand identity for SF State athletics,” said Charles Guthrie, the new athletic director who introduced a new Gator logo ...

Track team eyes top place finish in conference championships

May 1, 2014 Sports

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…I don’t know what happened. I kept throwing it over the fence where it’s not supposed to go,” she said. “I’m trying ...

Senior high-jumper places third in championships, named All-American

March 20, 2014 Sports

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 I can go higher,” Wills said of her performance ...

Track and field senior overcomes fear, breaks record

February 26, 2014 Sports

SF State record-breaking high jumper Tiana Wills is one of the best in the nation — with a fear of her own sport. “I’m afraid of heights,” Wills admitted. “So I don’t like to know what height I’m jumping at. The less I know the more I won’t be scared.” Senior Wills leaped with the ...

Four Gator women earn a spot in Indoor Track and Field Nationals

February 10, 2014 Sports

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, talented indoor track and field female athletes emerge as promising ...

Graduating SF State athletes discuss life after college

May 26, 2013 Sports

Summer is fast approaching and graduation is lurking around the corner. Many of SF State’s graduating athletes, from cross-country to volleyball, spent most of their college lives deeply involved in their sport and are now preparing for the working world outside the University’s bubble. Life after college for Samantha Battles, a defensive specialist on the ...