Long Beach earns first in Big West Challenge

The Long Beach State track and field team kicked off its first scored meet Friday, with the men claiming first place at the 27th Annual Big West Challenge at Santa Barbara with a score of 202.5 and the women earning second with a score of 178.5.

Sports spring back into action

The Daily 49er sports staff compiled a list of sports that will be in play during the Spring 2018 semester. We did a breakdown of the following sports that are in action: women’s tennis, women’s water polo, beach volleyball, track and field, baseball and softball. Women's tennis: The Long Beach women’s tennis team started its season this past week Friday against UC Riverside. The 49ers picked up a 5-2 victory over the Highlanders for their first win of the season and in the Big West Conference. In the No. 1 spot, senior Lena Pacholski will lead Long Beach in its next game Saturday against Saint Mary’s at Rhodes Tennis Center. The 49ers will play their next conference game Feb. 10 against Hawai’i. The conference is filled with nine teams and the Big West Tournament will be held April 26 at Indian Wells, California. Women’s water polo: It’s not that often when the men’s water polo team and women’s water polo teams have the same coach. Gavin Arroyo leads both programs, but this Spring he will lead the women’s team who are coming off a 18-12 record after losing in the Big West Championship game to UC Irvine. It was the