The Lion's Roar

Sophomore Damon Herod leaps off the board at the long jump event during May 1's pre-conference track and field meet.

Southeastern sets records in conference tuneup

Chase Gispert, Staff Reporter May 5, 2021

Track and field set several individual and stadium records in a pre-conference tournament meet.  The Lions hosted the event on campus at the Southeastern Track Complex April 30 and May 1. Teams from...

At track practice, Sophie Daigle tries to improve her times and form. She currently has the most records out of any single female track runner in university history.

Senior track runner sets new school record

Austin O'Brien, Staff Reporter May 4, 2021

As the spring 2021 semester winds down, many athletes are trying to push themselves to new heights. For one member of the track team, her goal to finish strong has become a reality. Sophie Daigle, a...

Junior Damon Herod competes in the long jump event at Friday's Southeastern Triangular against Southern and Alcorn State.

Lions track and field looks to dominate in outdoor season

Symiah Dorsey, Staff Reporter March 24, 2021

In preparation for a competitive outdoor season, Lions track and field hosted its annual Southeastern Triangular.   The Lions competed against Southern University and Alcorn State University on March...

The indoor track and field team made it to the Southland Conference Tournament for the First time since 2014. However, due to the outbreak of COVID-19, Southland sporting events have been cancelled through March 30.

Track and Field team wins championship

Daniel McClain, Staff Reporter March 26, 2020

Led by head coach Corey Mistretta, the university men’s indoor track team clinched a spot at the top of the Southland Conference. The team had not accomplished this goal since 2014. With the team placing...

Sprinter on the track and field team Devin Dixon started running track at nine years old. Dixon’s father was his first track and field coach when he was a kid. The track and field team’s next meet will be on Jan. 10 in the Purple Tiger Invitational hosted by Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge.

Devin Dixon prepares for final season of eligibility

Daniel McClain , Staff Reporter December 16, 2019

With each college athletic program, there are usually students who have played the sport for the majority of their lives. Devin Dixon, a graduate student sprinter for the track and field team, started...

Corey Mistretta, head coach of track and field, has been coaching since 2004. He began coaching at the university as the assistant coach in 2014. Mistretta is acknowledged for his loyalty and dedication by his fellow coaches.

Underdogs and life lessons: Mistretta’s coaching approach

Diamond Hollins, Staff Reporter March 11, 2019

For Corey Mistretta, head coach of track and field, entering the coaching profession was meant to be. With his dad being a football coach and his love for sports, Mistretta always knew that coaching would...

Wrapping up the fall sports for 2018

Gerard Borne, Staff Reporter December 4, 2018

Football, cross country, soccer and volleyball concluded their seasons this semester.  The football team wrapped up its season, finishing ninth in the Southland Conference with a 4-7 record. Football...

Rick Fremin, head coach of softball, works daily with female student-athletes, and prefers the work over coaching male athletes.

Coaching opposite genders

Zachary Araki, A&E Editor September 19, 2018

Coaches work to connect with their athletes to optimize their training, and gender differences can be one of multiple factors that stand in their way. Although minimal women coach male sporting teams,...

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