Lauren McGlory and her dad have hopped, stepped and jumped into the Cal State East Bay record books, more than three decades apart.
It's downright McGlorious.
Lauren, a Pioneers senior, will compete in the triple jump in the NCAA Division II championships on May 23-24 in Michigan, less than a week after her dad, Marcus, will be inducted into the Pioneer Athletic Hall of Fame on Sunday.
This season she broke two 22-year-old Pioneers records in the triple jump and long jump, with marks of 41 feet, 101/2 inches and 19-6.
Marcus was a Pioneers standout jumper from 1979 to '82 during the program's glory years in Division II. His best in the long jump of 23-91/2 is No. 10 all time at the school; and his best of 51-10 in the triple is No. 4. He was a four-time NCAA Division II meet competitor and a three-time captain.
"He's the one who got me started in track and field," said Lauren, who also competed on the powerful James Logan girls track team. "Throughout the years, going to high school and college and having different coaches, he was my assistant coach to my main coaches. He's been a very good support system for me."
Lauren said her goal is to eventually join her dad in the Pioneers Hall of Fame.
"We plan on having a little party for him at our house and then going to the Hall of Fame dinner and watching him get inducted," Lauren said.
She is recovering from ankle and knee injuries she suffered at the California Collegiate Athletic Association meet in San Diego, where she shattered Felicia Harris' old school record in the long jump by 41/4 inches. Her triple jump mark came in the Texas Relays in March, where she placed fifth competing against 27 Division I athletes. The mark qualified her for the NCAA Division II meet and earned her CCAA Women's Track and Field Athlete of the Week.
Despite her aches, Lauren says her goal is to crack the top three in the triple jump. She dropped the long jump to preserve energy for the triple.
Lauren said her dad was recording her jumps during her first day back on the track this week, which she thought was unnecessary because she was less than 100 percent.
"When I was done, he said 'OK, I sent you all the videos. I sent it in slow motion, and I sent you others not in slow motion.' I was like, 'OK, Dad.' I thought it was pointless, but I actually did watch them right before my lunch."
So, who wins a jump-off today, father or daughter?
"Of course I can outjump my dad now," she said. "He competed in the USA World Masters, like three years ago, and jumped 18 or 17 feet in the long jump. ... But I can outjump him."
Others being inducted in the Pioneers Class of 2014 are Deborah Douglas, women's tennis; Gary Hulst, men's basketball; Mark Lehnert, men's soccer; Ashley Shadd, women's soccer; and the late Tim Tierney, football and golf.
Eagle honored: Cal State Monterey Bay pitcher Josh Eagle, a former Deer Valley star, recently threw the first no-hitter in Otters history in a 4-0 win over Cal State San Bernardino. He became the first player from the West Region to be named National Pitcher of the Week on April 30.
Chabot stays hot: The top-seeded Chabot baseball team (31-8) will open a best-of-three series against Sequoias (31-10) in Hayward at 2 p.m. on Friday in the CCCAA Northern California regional finals. The winner will advance to the state Final Four from May 24-26 in Fresno. The Gladiators' Patrick Massoni, who is headed to Austin Peay (Tennessee), leads the state with 53 RBIs.
GLADS GOLFING ACES: The Chabot men's golf team finished third in the state tournament in Riverside on Monday. Aaron Bronis paced the Gladiators with a 36-hole total of 2-over 146, finishing just outside the top five. Andrew Sirowy and Cam McGregor were both at 148.