Sports Briefs: COVID-19 edition

Courtesy of California Baptist Athletics

The COVID-19 pandemic disrupted the seasons of spring sports as well as the conclusion of fall season sports. In light of the suspension of athletic events, here is a recap of how each team’s season wrapped.

BASEBALL

The CBU men’s baseball season ended with 7-8 record. The highlight of the season was when the team dominated in a tournament against Houston Baptist University during Homecoming weekend. The victories included scores of 18-2, 8-2 and 13-1. The team’s record appeared promising for the rest of the season as the team aspired to become Western Athletic Conference champions.

TRACK

The track season was just underway, as CBU had only competed in two meets: the Collegiate All Comers and the Riverside City College Invitational. The team did well in both. Some highlights from the Collegiate All Comers meet include sophomore Emilie Renaud winning the Women 3000 Meter Run with a time of 9 minutes and 36 seconds and junior Ivo Balabanov winning the Men’s 3000 Meter Run with a time of 8 minutes and 21 seconds.

SWIM

The women’s swim and dive team took second place and the men’s swim and dive team took fifth at the WAC Championships. The College Swimming Coaches Association of America National Invitational Championships is where the Lancers would have ended their season had it not been suspended. Fortunately, the teams were able to complete the WAC Championship and finish well.

WATER POLO

The women’s water polo team ended its season with a 13-4 record before the rest of its season was canceled. The team dominated competition and had a promising season ahead, aiming to bring home more victories for the Lancers. The team won the Claremont Convergence March 6-7 before COVID-19 caused the cancellation of Golden Coast Conference games.

BASKETBALL

The men’s and women’s basketball team completed their seasons March 7. The men’s team ended its 2020 season achieving second place in Western Athletic Conference. The team’s overall record was a successful 21-10. The women’s basketball team also performed well, ending its season with a 16-15 overall record.

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