The UC Santa Barbara men's and women's track and field teams will be well-represented at the NCAA West Regional in Austin, Texas on May 23-25 as they will send 12 athletes who will compete in 14 events and two relay teams.
The UC Santa Barbara women's track and field team leads the Big West Championship after the first day at the Northridge Track and Field Complex, and the Gaucho men's team is second. Cal Poly leads the men's competition while Hawaii is second in the women's.
After a successful weekend at the Big West Multi event last weekend the UC Santa Barbara men’s and women’s track and field teams will continue to compete in the Big West Championship meet on Friday and Saturday, May 10-11, at Cal State Northridge.
Derek Masterson of UC Santa Barbara won the decathlon and two of his teammates finished among the top-six at the Big West Conference Multi-Event competition and the first leg of the 2013 Big West Track and Field Championships at Cal State Northridge on Saturday.
There will be a handful of the UC Santa Barbara men and women heading to the 55th annual track and field Mt. SAC Invitational as well as the Azusa Pacific Bryan Clay Invitational. Many of them are looking to compete among some of the best athletes in the Nation.
The UC Santa Barbara women’s track and field team claimed the 21st Big West Challenge Cup on Friday, defeating second-place Long Beach State, 187.5 to 170.0. The Gaucho men finished second to the 49ers, 213.5 to 183.0.
UC Santa BarbaraÃÂ¢Ã¢âÂ¬Ã¢âÂ¢s Mike Powers recorded a score of 6,806 in the decathlon to finish third at the Sam Adams Multi-Events Meet held on Friday and Saturday at Westmont College. Powers was the highest collegiate finisher at the meet.
UC Santa Barbara’s Marquis Caldwell and Mitchell Haag swept the men’s portion of the Big West Track and Field Athletes of the Week awards with standout performances at the Cal/Nevada Championships. As a team, UCSB finished in third at the UC San Diego hosted meet, but Caldwell and Haag both made first place efforts in their events.
The UCSB Decathletes and Heptathletes will be competing against a stellar field of top collegians, American elites and international multi-event athletes at Westmont College for the annual Sam Adams multi this Friday and Saturday. Quickly becoming one of the premier multi-event competitions in America, this year’s Sam Adams Combined Event will feature four Olympians and the world record holder and reigning Olympic Champion in the decathlon, Ashton Eaton.
Mitchell Haag won the high jump with a leap of 7’02.50” and was named the Field Athlete of the Meet, helping the UC Santa Barbara men’s team to a third-place finish at the Cal/Nevada Championships at UC San Diego on Saturday. The Gaucho women’s team finished fourth.
Northridge, Calif. – UC Santa Barbara decathletes had a strong first outing at the Northridge Invitational. Both Gauchos Billy Britt and Ike Okpara competed in the weekend’s decathlon events and finished second and third overall, respectively.
The UC Santa Barbara men’s and women’s track & field teams swept past UC Riverside in a pair of dual meets on Saturday afternoon in the Inland Empire. The Gaucho men rolled to a 112-62 victory while the women’s squad posted a 95-84 victory.
The UCSB men’s and women’s track and field teams both took 1st place last weekend, defeating UC Irvine, UC Riverside and UC San Diego at the UC Invitational in Irvine. The women finished with a final score of 220, and the men finished with a score of 228.
The annual Gaucho Track & Field Round-Up to help support the UC Santa Barbara men's and women's track & field programs is scheduled for Saturday, Feb. 16 following the program's meet against Westmont College and Pepperdine which is scheduled to take place on the Westmont track in Montecito
After a successful five-year run at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Travis Anderson has been named assistant coach at UC Santa Barbara, head coach Pete Dolan announced. Anderson, a former three-time All American sprinter at the University of Oregon will be responsible for the sprints, hurdles, horizontal jumps and pole vault.
Josh Priester, who has served as the Associate Director of Track and Field at UC Santa Barbara since August of 2008 has resigned to pursue the development of a non-profit organization, the Women’s Athletic Performance Foundation, in Santa Barbara.