With the coronavirus pandemic canceling sporting events worldwide, Long Beach State long jumper Jason Smith has been hopping through every hoop needed to stay positive moving forward.
Author: Mark Lindahl
Collegiate athletes across the nation have had their spring seasons ended early due to the threat of the spread of coronavirus.
The Big West Conference cancelation announcement comes a day after officials suspended conference and non-conference play “effective immediately.”
Redshirt senior catcher Abby Lockman may have played in her final collegiate softball game March 12 in what could be the NCAA’s final sports game played in the spring 2020 semester after the announcement by many conferences of the suspension of competition due to COVID-19.
Due to growing threats of the spread of coronavirus, Big West Conference officials canceled the tournament around three hours before the tip-off of the first game. The cancelation aligns with other conferences choosing to cancel tournaments.
The Beach played a close game up until the final frame, led by sophomore Justina King’s 11-point fourth quarter for a win on senior night.
The Beach found their rhythm after slow starts in each set, winning 3-0 against the Lions Friday at the Walter Pyramid.
The Beach dominated Westcliff from start to finish in a game that featured players who usually don’t see time on the court.
The Beach has already won more Big West Conference games through February than they did all of last season, showing major signs of growth for the young squad.
The Long Beach State Women’s Rowing Club gets on the water at 5:30 a.m. every weekday to practice for the peak competition season on the horizon.