UCSB Well Represented at NCAA West RegionalThe 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.
Masterson Repeats as Big West Decathlon ChampionDerek 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.
Powers Leads Gauchos at Sam Adams Multi-Events MeetUC 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.
Caldwell and Haag Named Big West Track and Field Athletes of the WeekUC 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.
UCSB Revs Up for High Powered Sam Adam MultiThe 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.
UCSB Shines at Cal/Nevada ChampionshipsMitchell 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.
UCSB's Decathletes Shine in Northridge InvitationalNorthridge, 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.
UCSB Sweeps Past UC Riverside in Dual Track MeetsThe 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.
Gauchos Cruise to Victory at UC InvitationalThe 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.
Save the Date: Annual Gaucho Track & Field Round-Up Slated for Feb. 16The 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
Travis Anderson Named Assistant Track & Field Coach at UCSBAfter 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.