GSU takes second in indoor meet


This past weekend, Tigers head coach Bertram Lovell and the Indoor Track and Field team finished second in the Southwestern Athletic Conference Indoor Track and Field Championships held in Birmingham Alabama at the Crossplex.

Alvarez Romero provided an overall perspective of how well the team performed at the championship. “There were a few injuries at the track meet which held us back, but overall we did well,” said Romero, one of the members on the team who were injured during the meet. “It was pretty close and we should have won but during the Outdoor SWAC we will dominate more.” 

Romero is very confident for the upcoming schedule. The potential to take first place was very high but due to the unfortunate injuries, possible points to help them to surpass the opposing lead were lost. 

 The men have not won an Indoor title since 2007, and are looking to eliminate the current winning streak by the east, putting a stop to the ascendancy of Alabama State, who won three consecutive titles. 

In addition, the women have been outlandishly dominating the track. The women are going after their third consecutive championship and fourth title, in the past five years. The first Grambling State woman’s Championship was won in 2004. Other than that year, only three other teams have claimed that title since. 

Lovell has high expectations for the SWAC Championships and despite the amount of injuries has positive outlooks on the season for the NCAA Championships. Looking to end the deficiency on the men’s side and win more championships for the woman. 

At the moment they are continuing to prepare for the Outdoor Track season, looking forward to taking home the Outdoor Championship Title. The track team’s next meet will be on March 9  at Lake Charles. 

With some very competitive meets coming up ahead, there is nothing left to do but prepare for the events coming up in March. The track teams is looking good and are persistently working hard to reach their goal and are on the road to reaching the NCAA Championships.