The Official Student News Media of Southeastern Louisiana University

The Lion's Roar

The Official Student News Media of Southeastern Louisiana University

The Lion's Roar

The Official Student News Media of Southeastern Louisiana University

The Lion's Roar

Sophomore Damon Herod leaps off the board at the long jump event during May 1s 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...

Over the weekend James Benson II and Jonathon Sawyer both broke university records in the 400 meter race. The Lions’ track and field sqaud will be back in action on April 1 in Gainesville, Fla.

Last week in Sports: March 23-30

Gerard Borne, Editor-in-Chief March 30, 2021

During the week of March 22-29, the track and field squad continued to break records, with Jonathon Sawyer breaking the university record for the 400-meter race. The senior broke James Benson’s record,...

Junior Damon Herod competes in the long jump event at Fridays 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 Lions defeated Northwestern State University 27-24 on Saturday March 13. On March 20, the Lions will hit the road to take on the University of Incarnate Word.

Last week In Sports: March 10-16

Gerard Borne, Editor-in-Chief March 16, 2021

The sports-packed spring semester continued last week with the Lions baseball team extending its win streak to eight games.  Currently sitting at 11-4, Lions baseball swept Southland Conference rival...

Although the university softball team is finished for the season, maintaining their skill level during off-season is still important for the Lady Lions. The closure of gyms and cancellation of practices has pushed student-athletes to find alternative ways to stay fit for when they are able to play again.

How student-athletes maintain momentum during pandemic

Symiah Dorsey, Staff Reporter April 1, 2020

The enforcement of social distancing has put a halt to all university athletics, leaving student-athletes with no choice but to adjust their lifestyles. With the progression of the coronavirus...

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...

Miss Title Town Jacquelyn Walker, a sophomore athletic training major, right, hands out band-aids at a tabling event for  Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals with Miss Southeastern Louisiana University Chelsey Blank, a junior accounting major.

Finding space for the stage, the track and the classroom

Zachary Araki, Assistant Editor April 2, 2019

Jacquelyn Walker, a sophomore athletic training major, aims for success whether running at a meeting, competing on a stage or studying for a test. A track scholarship, the athletic training program and...

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...

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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