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Kipruto, Rosario Pilot Long Island Effort at NJIT Sep 18, 2011

Newark, N.J. - The Long Island University men's and women's cross country teams saw four runners pick up top ten finishes at the NJIT Classic on Sunday afternoon. Senior Emily Rosario led the charge for the women, while junior Rogers Kipruto was the first male across the line for the Blackbirds.

Track and Field Announces 2011-12 Slate Sep 12, 2011

Brooklyn, N.Y. – Head coach Simon Hodnett and the Long Island University men's and women's track and field teams have announced the 2011-12 schedules for indoor and outdoor track. The lineup includes a number of local and national meets for the Blackbirds.

Kipruto Claims Fifth at Monmouth XC Kickoff Sep 3, 2011

Lincroft, N.J. – Junior Rogers Kipruto led the Long Island University cross country team on Saturday at the Monmouth XC Kickoff, taking fifth place in a field of over one hundred athletes. The Rift Valley Province, Kenya native was the first Northeast Conference athlete to cross the line, one second ahead of Wager's Zachary Spector.

Cross Country Launches 2011 Campaign at Monmouth Sep 2, 2011

Brooklyn, N.Y. – The Long Island University men's and women's cross country teams open their 2011 season Saturday at the Monmouth XC Kickoff in Lincroft, N.J. Head coach Julia Sandiford looks to continue the positive momentum shown by the Blackbirds at the 2010 Northeast Conference Championships, where eight athletes posted season-best times.

Former Blackbird, Julius Mutekanga Qualifies for World Championships Aug 17, 2011

Brooklyn, N.Y. - Former Long Island University track and field standout, Julius Mutekanga will represent his native country of Uganda in the 2011 IAAF World Championships in Daegu, Korea, on August 27 to September 4. Mutekanga qualified after posting a personal-best time at the Memorial Rasschaert - Flanders Cup in Ninove, Belgium, on Aug. 6.

Former Blackbird Julius Mutekanga Qualifies for World Championships Aug 17, 2011

Brooklyn, N.Y. - Former Long Island University track and field standout Julius Mutekanga will represent his native country of Uganda in the 2011 IAAF World Championships in Daegu, Korea, on August 27 to September 4. Mutekanga qualified after posting a personal-best time at the Memorial Rasschaert - Flanders Cup in Ninove, Belgium, on Aug. 6.

Men's Cross Country Picked 12th in Preseason NEC Poll Aug 9, 2011

Somerset, N.J. – The Long Island University men's cross country team was picked 12th in the Northeast Conference Preseason Coaches' Poll released on Tuesday. Conference rival Central Connecticut State collected 10 first-place votes from the league's head coaches and was tabbed the preseason favorite.

Former Blackbird, Julius Mutekanga Attains Olympic B-Standard Time Aug 8, 2011

Brooklyn, N.Y. - Former Long Island University track and field standout, Julius Mutekanga ran a personal-best time at a the Memorial Rasschaert - Flanders Cup in Ninove, Belgium, on Aug. 6 and recorded an Olympic qualifying B-Standard time for the 2012 London Olympics.

Former Blackbird, Julius Mutekanga, to Compete at adidas Grand Prix Jun 8, 2011

New York - Former Long Island University track and field standout, Julius Mutekanga will compete with the Central Park Track Club New Balance at the adidas Grand Prix Meet at Icahn Stadium on Saturday, June 11. The adidas Grand Prix Meet is part of the prestigious international Diamond League.

Boyd Leads Men's Track at ECAC/IC4A Meet May 16, 2011

Princeton, N.J. – The Long Island University men's and women's track and field teams capped a successful season over the weekend at the ECAC/IC4A Championships in Princeton, N.J. The postseason competition featured a number of the area's best track athletes, and saw the Blackbirds earn the top spot in the women's 4x100-meter relay.

LIU Student-Athletes Earn Academic Recognition for Winter Season May 12, 2011

Brooklyn, N.Y. – The Northeast Conference announced its Winter Academic Honor Roll on Thursday, which included 23 student-athletes from Long Island University. A total of 588 student-athletes were honored by the NEC, which also announced Scholar-Athlete award winners in each of the six championship sports from the winter season. The league also announced the 137-member Commissioner's Honor Roll, which is comprised of student-athletes who attained at least a 3.75 grade-point-average.

Women Third, Men Fifth at Northeast Conference Championships May 7, 2011

West Long Branch, N.J. – The Long Island women's track and field team took third place at the 2011 Northeast Conference Championships, while the men were fifth in the team standings. Junior Jessie Gaines was named the women's Most Valuable Performer for the second straight year, tallying 43.5 points. She was also named Most Outstanding Field Performer.

Track and Field Squads Open Competition at Northeast Conference Championships May 7, 2011

West Long Branch, N.J. – The Long Island University men's and women's track and field teams opened competition at the Northeast Conference Championships on Saturday at Monmouth University on Kessler Field. Both teams are in fourth-place after the first day of competition and got a boost by claiming the top marks in the long jump in both the men's and women's event.

Track and Field Squads to Compete for Northeast Conference Championship May 6, 2011

Brooklyn, N.Y. – After a season that saw milestones in major events like the Colonial Relays, Texas Relays and Penn Relays, the men's and women's outdoor track and field teams look to take the Northeast Conference championship crown away from last year's winner, Monmouth. Both the men's and women's teams were runners up at the 2010 Championships. This year's meet will take place on Saturday and Sunday at Kessler Field in West Long Branch, N.J.

Track Competes at Penn Relays Apr 29, 2011

Philadelphia, Pa. - The Long Island University track teams competed in the Penn Relays over the weekend at Franklin Field in Philadelphia, Pa. The Blackbirds achieved a number of season-best performances at the event.

Blackbirds Compete at Morgan State, Kipruto Wins 5K Apr 24, 2011

Baltimore, Md. – The Long Island University men's and women's track and field teams were in Baltimore, Md. on Saturday for the Morgan State Legacy Meet. The Blackbirds saw a number of strong performances from both male and female athletes.

Blackbirds Brave Wet Weather for Metropolitan Championships Apr 18, 2011

Piscataway, N.J. – The Long Island University men's and women's track and field teams braved the elements in Piscataway, N.J. over the weekend for the 2011 Metropolitan Outdoor Championships. Despite the conditions, the Blackbirds saw 17 top ten finishes en route to an eighth place finish for the men and a ninth place finish for the women.

Track Impresses at Wagner Quad Meet Apr 13, 2011

Staten Island, N.Y. – The Long Island men's and women's track and field squads were out at Wagner on Wednesday afternoon for the Wagner “Quad” Meet featuring the Wagner Seahawks and the St. Francis (N.Y.) Terriers. The Blackbirds showed strength in a number of events on both sides including the shot put, 100-meter hurdles and 400-meter dash.

Track Competes at Texas Relays Apr 9, 2011

Austin, Texas – Members from the Long Island University track and field teams have been busy in Austin, Texas competing at the 84th Annual Texas Relays. The trip so far has been highlighted by a number of strong performances from the Blackbirds.

Relays, Jumps Bolster Track at Colonial Relays Apr 3, 2011

Williamsburg, Va. – The Long Island University men's and women's track and field teams were at the College of William and Mary over the weekend for the Colonial Relays at Zable Stadium. The Blackbirds were led by strong performances on both sides in the relays and the jumps.

Track Opens Outdoor Slate in Puerto Rico Mar 21, 2011

San Juan, Puerto Rico – The Long Island University men's and women's track and field teams opened up their 2011 outdoor slate at the 6th Annual Spring Break Classic, held in San Juan, Puerto Rico. The event featured a number of Caribbean schools and well as teams from Albany, Kansas, Bethune-Cookman, Houston and Army.

Mutekanga Logs Career Best on Day One of ECAC/IC4A Meet Mar 5, 2011

Boston, Mass. – The Long Island University men's and women's track and field teams competed in the first day of the ECAC/IC4A Championships on Saturday in Boston, Mass. In a day filled with men's events, senior Julius Mutekanga, sophomore Brian Richards, and the 4x400-meter relay team anchored the Blackbirds with a number of strong performances.

Men's Track Seventh at IC4A Championships Mar 5, 2011

Boston, Mass. – The Long Island University men's track and field team competed in the IC4A Championships on Saturday and Sunday in Boston, Mass. Senior Julius Mutekanga, sophomore Brian Richards, and the 4x400 and 4x800-meter relay teams anchored the Blackbirds, adding a new school record in the process. LIU finished the two-day competition in seventh place out of a field of 50.

4x400-Meter Relays Pace Track at Armory Collegiate Classic Feb 25, 2011

New York, N.Y. – The Long Island University men's and women's track and field teams headed back to the Armory on Friday for the Armory Collegiate Classic. Both squads saw a number of strong performances, particularly in the 4x400-meter relay, long jump, and 60-meter hurdles.

NEC Announces 2011 All-NEC Indoor Track and Field Lineup Feb 25, 2011

SOMERSET, N.J. – The Northeast Conference released its lineup of All-NEC honorees on Thursday, including the all conference first team, second team, and rookie nods. First team honors went to gold medalists from the NEC Championships, and second team honors went to silver medalists. The conference-winning women's team picked up seven awards, while the men picked up ten.

Men's Indoor Track and Field Team Finishes Close Third; Women Win NEC Championship Feb 13, 2011

Landover, Md. - The Long Island University women's indoor track and field team held off Monmouth to claim its second straight team title at the 2011 Northeast Conference Indoor Track & Field Championships. The LIU men's team narrowly missed defending its own title, finishing third in the overall standings, a scant six points behind the champions Central Connecticut State. Senior Corryl Boyd won the long jump and helped the 4x400-meter relay team claim gold to lead the men's squad.

Men and Women Both Third After Day One of NEC Championships Feb 12, 2011

Landover, Md. - The Long Island University men's and women's track and field teams wrapped up day one of competition at the Northeast Conference Championships on Saturday. Both teams are currently in third place trailing Monmouth and Sacred Heart. The women trail the Hawks by six points and the Pioneers by one, while the men are 20 points out of first place.

Four School Records Broken at New Balance Collegiate Invitational Feb 5, 2011

New York, N.Y. – Two Long Island University school records were shattered on day one and two were broken on day two of the New Balance Invitational. On Friday, junior Jessie Gaines set a new mark in the 60-meter hurdles while sophomore Brian Richards set a new mark in the long jump. On Saturday, Gaines broke a second record in the triple jump, while senior Julius Mutekanga broke the school record in the 800-meter run.

LIU Student-Athletes Post High Academic Marks in Fall Semester Feb 4, 2011

Brooklyn, N.Y. – The Northeast Conference announced its Fall Academic Honor Roll on Thursday, which included 46 student-athletes from Long Island University. A total of 829 student-athletes were honored by the NEC, which also announced Scholar-Athlete award winners in each of the seven championship sports from the fall season. The league also announced the 207-member Commissioner's Honor Roll, which is comprised of student-athletes who attained at least a 3.75 grade-point-average.

Women First, Men Second in NEC Pre-Championship Track Poll Feb 3, 2011

Brooklyn, N.Y. – The Long Island University men's and women's track and field teams have been picked at or near the top of both of the Northeast Conference's Pre-Championship Predicted Order of Finish polls. The women were picked to finish first, receiving seven first place votes, while the men were picked to finish second, receiving five first place votes.

Mutekanga Nabs Third Successive Athlete of the Week Honor Feb 1, 2011

Brooklyn, N.Y. – Long Island senior Julius Mutekanga has been named Northeast Conference Co-Track Athlete of the Week, as released by the conference on Tuesday. This is the third week in a row that Mutekanga has solely held the honor or shared it with another athlete.

Richards, Gaines Lead Long Island Jumpers at Metropolitan Championships Jan 29, 2011

New York, N.Y. – The Long Island University men's and women's track and field squads were both fifth in the team standings at the Metropolitan Indoor Championships at the Armory on Saturday night. The men were bolstered by four first place finishes, while the women logged one first and four second place finishes.

Gaines, Mutekanga Sweep Conference Track Awards for Second Consecutive Week Jan 25, 2011

Brooklyn, N.Y. – Junior Jessie Gaines and senior Julius Mutekanga sit atop the Northeast Conference for the second week, with both retaining their NEC Track Athlete of the Week Honors from the week of Jan. 18. Gaines and Mutekanga led a strong Long Island showing at the Great Dane Classic at the Armory this past weekend.

Indoor Track Impresses at Great Dane Classic, Solomon Sets Triple Jump Record Jan 22, 2011

New York, N.Y. – The Long Island men's and women's track and field teams competed in the Great Dane Classic at the Armory on Friday night, where the men placed eighth and the women placed fifth in the team standings. The Blackbirds saw a number of impressive individual performances on both sides, including a new school record from junior Amire Solomon in the triple jump.

Men Set New School 4x800-meter Relay Record at NYU Gotham Cup Jan 15, 2011

New York, N.Y. – The Long Island University men's and women's track and field teams were in action at the Armory on Friday night at the NYU Gotham Cup, where three individuals qualified for the postseason ECAC/IC4A meet. The men's 4x800-meter relay team also qualified and set a new school record in the event.

Track Opens New Year at Metro Coaches Invitational Jan 8, 2011

New York, N.Y. - The Long Island men's and women's track and field teams opened 2011 with an appearance at the Metro Coaches Invitational at the Armory in New York, N.Y. Senior Corryl Boyd and sophomore Brian Richards both turned in strong performances for the Blackbirds on the men's side, while junior Jazmin Waller and sophomore Jessie Gaines impressed for the women.

Blackbirds Compete at Fordham Christmas Classic Dec 11, 2010

Bronx, N.Y. - The Long Island University men's and women's track teams competed in the Fordham Christmas Classic on Friday night at the Lombardi Fieldhouse in the Bronx, N.Y. The Blackbirds continued their early season sucess with a number of top finishes, including the number one spots in both 4x400-meter relay events.

Track Opens 2010-11 Slate at Knight Classic Dec 5, 2010

Hackensack, N.J. – The Long Island men's and women's track and field teams saw their first action of the 2010-11 season at the Knight Classic hosted by Fairleigh Dickinson University. Both sides saw a handful of impressive individual finishes as well as two first place relay team finishes.

Track Kicks Off Indoor Season Sunday, Looks to Defend NEC Crown Dec 3, 2010

Brooklyn, N.Y. – The Long Island University men's and women's track teams kick off their 2010-11 indoor season on Sunday at the FDU Patch Meet in Hackensack, N.J. While the meet may only be a warm-up for bigger events to come, the teams are looking to defend their Northeast Conference titles from last season.

Cross Country Wraps Up Season at NEC Championships Oct 30, 2010

New Britain, Conn. - The Long Island University men's and women's cross country teams closed out their 2010 season at the Northeast Conference Championships at Stanley Quarter Park on Saturday. Senior Desiree Conley led the women's team, while fellow senior Julius Mutekanga led the men.

Cross Country Set for NEC Championships Oct 29, 2010

Brooklyn, N.Y. – The Long Island University men’s and women’s cross country teams are set to wrap up their 2010 campaign at the Northeast Conference Championships on Saturday, Oct. 30, at Stanley Quarter Park in New Britain, Conn.

Cross Country Races at UAlbany Invite Oct 16, 2010

Albany, N.Y. – Highlighted by a career-best performance from senior Desiree Conley, the men’s and women’s cross country teams competed at the UAlbany Cross Country Invitational on Saturday afternoon. The women’s team finished in 21st while the men finished 25th in packed fields.

Conley Sets Career PR, XC Races at UAlbany Invite Oct 16, 2010

Albany, N.Y. – Highlighted by a career-best performance from senior Desiree Conley, the men’s and women’s cross country teams competed at the UAlbany Cross Country Invitational on Saturday afternoon. The women’s team finished in 21st while the men finished 25th in packed fields.

Cross Country Races at Metropolitan Championships Oct 9, 2010

Bronx, N.Y. - Seniors Desiree Conley and Julius Mutekanga led the men's and women's cross country teams at the Metropolitan Championships at Van Cortlandt Park on Friday afternoon. The women finished in 15th and the men finished in 14th among New York City-area teams.

Conley Leads Cross Country at CCSU Mini-Meet Sep 26, 2010

New Britain, Conn. – Senior Desiree Conley continued to lead the women’s cross country team at the CCSU Mini Meet, coming in 42nd place and logging a 20:31, her best 5k time this season. Sophomore Chris Welch led the men's team, clocking a time of 31:37. Normal 0 false false false MicrosoftInternetExplorer4

Conley, Welch Lead LIU Effort at NJIT Classic Sep 20, 2010

Bronx, N.Y. – The Long Island men’s and women’s cross country teams were back at Van Cortlandt Park on Sunday racing in the NJIT Classic. Senior Desiree Conley continued to lead the women’s team while Chris Welch was out front for the men.

Conley, Gangemi Lead Cross Country at Fordham Fiasco Sep 12, 2010

Bronx, N.Y.-Seniors Desiree Conley and Vincent Gangemi led the Long Island University cross country team in the 2010 Fordham Fiasco at Van Cortlandt Park in the Bronx. The women's squad finished in 15th place while the men finished in 12th.

Men's and Women's Cross Country Opens Season at Monmouth XC Kick-Off Sep 4, 2010

Lincroft, N.J.-The Long Island University men’s and women’s cross country teams took to the course in their first meet Saturday, with the men taking sixth place in the field and the women taking fifth at the Monmouth XC Kick-Off in Thompson Park. Senior Desiree Conley led the women’s team, while sophomore Rogers Kipruto was out front for the men.

Cross Country to Open 2010 Season at Monmouth Invite Sep 3, 2010

Lincroft, N.J.-The Long Island men’s and women’s cross country teams will open their 2010 season on Saturday at the Monmouth XC Invite in Lincroft, N.J. The gun goes off at 9:15 a.m. for the women and 9:45 a.m. for the men.

Men's Cross Country Squad Tabbed Eighth in NEC Preseason Poll Aug 10, 2010

Somerset, N.J. – The Long Island University men’s cross country team was picked eight in the Northeast Conference Preseason Coaches’ Poll released on Tuesday. Conference rival Central Connecticut State collected 10 first-place votes from the league’s head coaches and was tabbed the preseason favorite.

Women's Track & Field Team, Brian Richards Earn Academic Honors Aug 5, 2010

Brooklyn, N.Y. – The Long Island University women’s track and field team was named a Division I All-Academic Team by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association. Brian Richards, of the LIU men’s track and field squad, was named to the Division I All-Academic Track & Field Team.

Selma Babic Leads 41 LIU Student-Athletes on NEC Spring Academic Honor Roll Jun 29, 2010

Brooklyn, N.Y. – Senior Selma Babic was named the women’s tennis Scholar-Athlete to lead a group of 41 Long Island University student-athletes representing eight sports on the Northeast Conference Spring Academic Honor Roll. A total of 921 student-athletes were honored by the NEC, which also named a Scholar-Athlete award winner in each of the 10 spring sports. The league also announced the 207-member Commissioner’s Honor Roll, which is comprised of student-athletes who attained at least a 3.75 grade-point-average.

Mutekanga, Richards to Compete at NCAA East Region Track & Field Championships May 26, 2010

Brooklyn, N.Y. - Senior Julius Mutekanga and freshman Brian Richards of the Long Island University men's track and field team will compete at the NCAA East Region hosted by North Carolina A&T at Irwin Belk Track in Greensboro, N.C., on May 27-29. The pair will be competing to advance to the NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Finals in Eugene, Ore., on June 9-12.

Mutekanga Spearheads Track and Field at ECAC/IC4A Championships May 16, 2010

Princeton, N.J. – Senior Julius Mutekanga finished sixth in the 800-meter dash to lead the Long Island University men’s and women’s track and field teams at the ECAC/IC4A Championships over the weekend in Princeton, N.J. His time of 1:49.42 in the preliminaries narrowly edged his own Long Island record, breaking the previous mark by .01.

Babic, Wisseh Earn Top Honors at LIU Athletics Awards Banquet May 5, 2010

Brooklyn, N.Y. – Long Island University senior women’s tennis standout Selma Babic was named Female Athlete of the Year, while senior Jaytornah Wisseh of the men’s basketball team earned Male Athlete of the Year honors at the school’s annual athletics awards banquet held Wednesday evening at the Wellness, Recreation and Athletic Center. Seniors Christie Wienckowski of the women’s lacrosse team and Dan Wright of the men’s soccer team were named LIU’s Scholar-Athletes of the Year.

Blackbirds Set to Soar at Northeast Conference Outdoor Track and Field Championships Apr 30, 2010

Emmitsburg, Md. – The Long Island University men’s and women’s outdoor track and field teams will look to follow up the success of the indoor season when the squads travel to the Northeast Conference Outdoor Track and Field Championships on May 1 and 2. Both Blackbirds squads are coming off NEC titles from the indoor season and will look to continue the success on the campus of Mount St. Mary's.

Richards’ Record-Breaker Earns Two NEC Honors Apr 27, 2010

Brooklyn, N.Y. – With his record-breaking effort in the long jump at the Penn Relays over the weekend, freshman Brian Richards of the Long Island University men’s outdoor track and field team was named Northeast Conference Rookie of the Week and Co-Field Athlete of the Week, as announced by the league office on Tuesday.

LIU Student-Athletes Named to NEC Winter Academic Honor Roll Apr 27, 2010

Brooklyn, N.Y. - Long Island University had a total of 26 student-athletes representing five sports named to the Northeast Conference Winter Academic Honor Roll. A total of 545 student-athletes were honored by the NEC, which also named a Scholar-Athlete award winner in each of six winter sports. The total number of honorees represented a nine percent increase from the last year.

Richards Sets Long Jump Mark at Penn Relays Apr 25, 2010

Philadelphia, Pa. – Highlighted by freshman Brian Richards’ record-setting performance in the long jump, the Long Island University men’s and women’s outdoor track and field teams took part in the prestigious Penn Relays over the weekend in Philadelphia, Pa. The Blackbirds posted several stellar performances in the jump and relay events.

Blackbirds Jump to Dual Third-Place Finishes at Metropolitan Championships Apr 18, 2010

Mahwah, N.J. - The Long Island University outdoor men's and women's track and field teams both finished in third place at the Metropolitan Championships in Mahwah, N.J. over the weekend. Capped by sixth first-place performances, the Blackbirds were especially successful in the jumping events as they swept the triple jump as junior Danay Spencer (11.78 meters) and sophomore Amire Solomon (14.17 meters) both were victorious.

Track Claims Nine First-Place Finishes at Wagner Quad Meet Apr 15, 2010

Staten Island, N.Y. - Sweeping both the 100-meter dash and the long jump events, the Long Island University men's and women's outdoor track and field teams put on a show at the Wagner Quad Meet in Staten Island, N.Y., on Wednesday. The Blackbirds tallied nine first-place finishes in the competition that featured host Wagner, Fairleigh Dickinson and St. Francis (N.Y.).

Egadu Earns Northeast Conference Weekly Honor Apr 13, 2010

Brooklyn, N.Y. - Continuing a trend for the Blackbirds in recent weeks, junior Samuel Egadu became the third Long Island University track and field athlete in four weeks to be named Road Runner Sports/Northeast Conference Men's Track Athlete of the Week, as announced by the league office on Tuesday.

Gaines Leads Blackbirds at Onesty/Abramson Invitational Apr 11, 2010

Charlottesville, Va. - Sophomore Jessie Gaines led the Long Island University outdoor track and field teams at the Lou Onesty/Milton G. Abramson Invitational in Charlottesville, Va., over the weekend by collecting two first-place finishes, in the 100-meter dash and the 100-meter hurdles events. The men's side also recorded a slew of top finishes including a second-place effort from junior Samuel Egadu in the 200-meter dash.

Men's Indoor Track and Field Earns NEC Team Sportsmanship Award Apr 6, 2010

Somerset, N.J. - The Long Island University men’s indoor track and field squad was named as the sports Team Sportsmanship Award winner as announced by the Northeast Conference. The honor is the latest for the Blackbirds’ program, which won its first conference team championship in February.

Akello, Gaines, Mutekanga Collect NEC Awards Apr 6, 2010

Brooklyn, N.Y. – Completing the feat for the second time in three weeks, the Long Island University outdoor track and field teams snagged a trio of Northeast Conference weekly awards as announced by the league office. Sophomore Monica Akello took home NEC Rookie of the Week honors and classmate Jessie Gaines was tabbed Track Athlete of the week while on the men’s side senior Julius Mutekanga was also named NEC Track Athlete of the Week.

Amire Solomon Earns Jeannette K. Watson Fellowship Apr 6, 2010

Brooklyn, N.Y. - Sophomore Amire Solomon of the men’s track and field team was one of two students at Long Island University to be awarded this year’s prestigious Jeannette K. Watson. The three-year Fellowship program offers paid summer internships, mentoring, and enhanced educational opportunities to New York City undergraduates who demonstrate exceptional promise, outstanding leadership skills and commitment to the common good. Sophomore Tenyse Williams was LIU’s other recipient of the Fellowship.

Track Returns as Jumpers Shine at Colonial Relays Apr 4, 2010

Williamsburg, Va. - The Long Island University men's and women's track and field teams continued their outdoor campaign at the Colonial Relays in Williamsburg, Va., over the weekend. Sophomore Jessie Gaines finished first in the triple jump andwas second leg of LIU's 4x200-meter relay team that snagged second place.

Track Returns at Colonial and Florida Relays Apr 4, 2010

Williamsburg, Va. - The Long Island University men's and women's track and field teams continued their outdoor campaign at the Colonial Relays in Williamsburg, Va., over the weekend. Sophomore Jessie Gaines finished first in the triple jump and was the second leg of LIU's 4x200-meter relay team that snagged second place. The Blackbirds also saw several impressive individual performances in at the Florida Relays in Gainesville, Fla.

Trojan Relays Gives Blackbirds Trio of Award Winners Mar 23, 2010

Brooklyn, N.Y. – The Long Island University’s outdoor track and field opener yielded three Northeast Conference weekly awards as freshman Brian Richards, sophomore Monica Akello and senior Julius Mutekanga all took home conference honors, as announced by the league office on Tuesday. Due to their impressive performances at the Trojan Relays in Los Angeles, Calif., Mutekanga was named Men’s Track Athlete of the Week and Akello and Richard both snagged rookie of the week billing.

Akello, Mutekanga Lead Track in Outdoor Opener Mar 21, 2010

Los Angeles, Calif. – Strong individual performances from sophomore Monica Akello and senior Julius Mutekanga highlighted the Long Island University women’s and men’s outdoor track and field teams’ opening weekend at the Trojan Relays in Los Angeles, Calif. Akello snagged third in the 800-meter run after she clocked in at 2:13.07 en route to breaking an LIU record. Mutekanga earned a second-place showing in the event with a time of 1:50.6.

Jumpers Lead Blackbirds at ECAC/IC4A Championships Mar 7, 2010

Boston, Mass. - Sophomore Jessie Gaines of the Long Island University women’s indoor track and field team continued her dominant season by breaking a school record in the 60-meter hurdles at the ECAC/IC4A Championships in Boston, Mass over the weekend. The LIU men’s squad also saw impressive performances including a win in the long jump from freshman Brian Richards.

Akello Breaks 800-meter Mark NYU Fastrack Invitational Feb 26, 2010

New York, N.Y. – A week following dual triumphs at the Northeast Conference Championships, the Long Island University men’s and women’s indoor track and field teams took part in the NYU Fastrack Invitational on Friday at the Armory in New York, N.Y. Sophomore Monica Akello snagged third overall in the 800-meter run after turning in a time of 2:12.73, breaking an LIU indoor record.

Blackbirds Compete at NYU Fastrack Invitational Feb 26, 2010

New York, N.Y. – A week following dual triumphs at the Northeast Conference Championships, the Long Island University men’s and women’s indoor track and field teams took part in the NYU Fastrack Invitational at the Armory in New York, N.Y.

Indoor Track and Field Sweeps Northeast Conference Championships Feb 22, 2010

Landover, Md. - Both the Long Island University men’s and women’s indoor track and field teams won the Northeast Conference Championships on Sunday in Landover, Md., by posting totals of 147 and 149 points, respectively. Sophomore Jessie Gaines spearheaded the women’s squad as she took home awards for Most Valuable Performer, Most Outstanding Track Performer and Most Outstanding Field Performer. The championship was the first team title for the LIU men and the fifth overall for the women.

Women In Second, Men In Third After Day One At NEC Championships Feb 20, 2010

Landover, Md. - After day one of the Northeast Conference Indoor Track and Field Championships in Landover, Md., the Long Island University women's track and field team sits in second place and the men's squad is positioned in third heading to the event's final day. Junior Corryl Boyd eclipsed his own LIU record in the long jump with a leap of 7.38 meters to win the event.

Indoor Track Travels to Northeast Conference Championships Feb 19, 2010

Landover, Md. – The Long Island University men’s and women’s indoor track and field will look to capture their first team title in three years when they travel to Landover, Md. for the Northeast Conference Indoor Track and Field Championships this weekend. Sophomore Jessie Gaines leads the women’s side as she defends her crowns as the NEC Most Valuable and Outstanding Performer.

Mutekanga, Richards Take Home NEC Weekly Honors Feb 9, 2010

Brooklyn, N.Y. – Freshman Brian Richards of the Long Island University men’s indoor track and field team took home his third Road Runner Sports/Northeast Conference Field Athlete of the Week award of the season and senior Julius Mutekanga was honored as the Track Athlete of the Week, as announced by the league office of Tuesday.

Indoor Track Impresses at New Balance Invitational Feb 7, 2010

New York, N.Y. - The Long Island University men’s and women’s indoor track and field teams took part in the prestigious New Balance Invitational over the weekend at the Armory in New York, N.Y. Both squads turned in times that qualified individual athletes the postseason ECAC and IC4A Championships.

Men’s Indoor Track Takes Third at Metropolitan Championships Jan 30, 2010

New Haven, Conn. – The Long Island University men’s indoor track and field team finished third out of 13 schools from the Metropolitan area at the Metropolitan Championships hosted by Yale University in New Haven, Conn. LIU’s women posted a sixth-place in the event.

Richards Takes Home Second NEC Rookie of the Week Honor Jan 26, 2010

Brooklyn, N.Y. – For the second time in three weeks, Long Island University freshman Brian Richards of the men’s indoor track and field team was named Road Runner Sports/Northeast Conference Rookie of the Week, as announced by the league office on Tuesday

LIU Student-Athletes Named to NEC Fall Academic Honor Roll Jan 26, 2010

Brooklyn, N.Y. – Long Island University had a total of 45 student-athletes representing five sports named to the Northeast Conference Fall Academic Honor Roll. A total of 791 student-athletes were honored by the NEC, which also named a Scholar-Athlete award winner in each of seven fall sports. The total number or honorees represented a five percent increase from the fall of 2008.

Mutekanga Leads Indoor Track at UAlbany Great Dane Classic Jan 23, 2010

New York, N.Y. - The Long Island University men’s and women’s track and field teams competed in the UAlbany Great Dane Classic at the Armory in New York, N.Y. on Friday. Senior Julius Mutekanga led the men as he bested a field of 22 runners to snag the individual crown in the 500-meter dash in a time of 1:02.78.

Great Dane Classic to Offer Live Stats Jan 22, 2010

New York, N.Y. - The Long Island University men's and women's track and field teams will partake in the UAlbany Great Dane Classic on Friday, Jan. 22 at the Armory in New York, N.Y. Livestats for the event will be available to follow the Blackbirds. The last event of the meet is scheduled for 9:00 p.m. Livestats

Akello, Mahlung Snag Trio of NEC Weekly Awards Jan 19, 2010

Brooklyn, N.Y. – For the second consecutive week, sophomore Monica Akello of the Long Island University women’s track and field team took home Road Runner Sports/Northeast Conference Rookie of the Week honors. Akello was also handed the NEC Track Athlete of the Week award along with classmate Nickolei Mahlung who was given the same award on the men’s side.

Track and Field Competes at NYC Gotham Cup Jan 16, 2010

New York, N.Y. - Long Island University men’s and women’s track and field teams competed at the NYC Gotham Cup on Friday at the Armory in New York, N.Y. Freshman Amber Mitchell took second in 60-mete dash with a time of 7.71.

Akello, Richards Take Home NEC Weekly Indoor Track Honors Jan 12, 2010

Brooklyn, N.Y. - A pair of Long Island University indoor track and field athletes were honored by the Northeast Conference for their performances in last weekend’s Metro Coaches Collegiate Invitational. Freshman Brian Richards took home both the NEC Field and Rookie Athlete of the Week awards while sophomore Monica Akello collected Rookie of the Week honors.

Track and Field Opens New Year at Metro Coaches Collegiate Invitational Jan 9, 2010

New York, N.Y. - The Long Island University men’s and women’s indoor track and field teams competed at the Metropolitan Coaches Collegiate Invitational on Friday at the Armory in New York, N.Y. The men’s squad put together six top-three performances and the women’s team tallied five showings in the top-three at the prestigious event.

Men’s and Women’s Indoor Track and Field Pegged Second In NEC Preseason Poll Dec 15, 2009

Brooklyn, N.Y. – The Long Island University men’s and women’s indoor track and field squads were both voted to finish second in the Northeast Conference Preseason Poll on Tuesday, as announced by the league office. The Blackbirds’ women’s team received two first place votes, finishing behind defending champion Monmouth who garnered nine votes. Coaches were not permitted to vote for their own team.

Blackbirds Compete at Seton Hall Games Dec 14, 2009

South Orange, N.J. - The Long Island University men’s and women’s indoor track and field teams resumed their 2009-10 season at the Seton Hall Games on Sunday. The Blackbirds took 1-2-3 in the men’s 500-meter dash with junior Samuel Egadu taking first place in a time of 1:06.32.

Indoor Track and Field Opens Season at FDU Patch Meet Dec 7, 2009

Bronx, N.Y. – The Long Island University men’s and women’s indoor track and field teams opened their 2009-10 slate with six first-place finishes at the FDU Patch Meet on Sunday, Dec. 6 at the Lombardi Center Fieldhouse on the campus of Fordham University. Senior Julius Mutekanga led the men’s side by taking home two first-place finishes.

Lakritz, Kipruto Run in NCAA Northeast Regionals Nov 14, 2009

Boston, Mass. - Senior Jason Lakritz of the Long Island University men's cross country team finished in 149th place in the NCAA Northeast Regional Championships Saturday in Boston, Mass. The Blackbirds also saw freshman Rogers Kipruto compete in the event as he finished in 172nd place.

Kipruto Captures Men’s Individual Crown at NEC Championships Oct 31, 2009

Hamden, Conn. - Long Island University freshman Rogers Kipruto won the men’s individual title at the Northeast Conference Cross Country Championships, hosted by Quinnipiac. The first-year Blackbird crossed the finish line first with a time of 25:55.9 in the eight-kilometer course. Senior Selina Munoz was Long Island’s top female finisher, placing eighth in the five-kilometer race at 18:51.7. As a team, the Blackbird men placed eighth and the women finished ninth.

Blackbirds Brace for NEC Cross Country Championships Oct 30, 2009

Hamden, Conn. - The Long Island University men’s and women’s cross country teams will travel to Hamden, Conn., on Saturday to compete in the Northeast Conference Championships hosted by Quinnipiac University. The Blackbirds are coming off dual 10th place finishes in 2009 and are primed to climb the NEC ladder this weekend.

Kipruto, Munoz Lead Cross Country at CCSU Mini Meet Oct 24, 2009

New Britian, Conn. - The Long Island University men's and women's cross country teams competed at the CCSU Mini Meet on Saturday in New Britian, Conn., with both finishing in ninth. Freshman Rogers Kipruto was the men's top finisher with an eighth place showing after a five kilometer time of 15:26 while senior Selina Munoz led the women by taking 21st place in the three kilometer race with a time of 10:58.