Bryce Rausa
Bryce Rausa
Height: 5-6
Year: Senior
Hometown: Temecula, Calif.
High School: Vista Murrieta HS
Position: Distance

Rausa had a break through sophomore season on the track, which culminated in a third place showing at the Big West Championships in the 1500m- establishing a new lifetime best in the event by over 5 seconds. Rausa is also a key contributer in the steeplechase, an event to look for in the 2014 season.

2012-2013: Opened his 2013 campaign with a 4:15.67 showing in the mile at the Gaucho Round-up. Set a new lifetime best in the steeple at the UC Irvine Spring Break Classic with a time of 9:07.68, winning in a tight battle down the home stretch by one tenth of a second. Captured a key victory in the 1500m at the Cal Poly Dual Meet.  Took third at the Big West Championships in the 1500m, running 3:50.73 in a one heat final. Finished 8th in the steeplechase at the Big West Championships, giving UCSB four scorers in the event.

After redshirting 2011, made debut in 3,000m at the Pepperdine, UCSB, Westmont meet on 02/18/12… specialized in 3,000m steeple throughout season, competing in the Cal Poly Invitational, 2012 Cal-Nevada Championships, and Big West Challenge… Also appeared in 800m and 1,500m… personal best 1:53.46 in 800m at Azusa Pacific Bryan Clay Invitational… Competed in 2 events at Big West Championships, setting personal best 9:11.47 in 3,000m Steeple.

2010-2011: Redshirt.

Rausa was Athlete of the Year at Vista Murrieta High School...Made first team All-League...League Champion in the two mile...Placed 7th in the Nike Track National Championships for the 800m.

Major is Undeclared...Parents are Debbie and Steve Rausa...Has two brothers Stephen and Tyler...Enjoys wakeboarding, fishing and baseball outside of track...Favorite movies are "Sandlot" and "Without Limits"...Favorite genre of music is Country...Favorite book is "The Shack"...Favorite athlete is Bernard Lagat.

Collegiate Bests
800m- 1:53.46 (Azusa Pacific Invitational, 4/20/2012)
1,500m- 3:50.73 (2013 Big West Championships)
3,000m Steeplechase- 9:07.68 (2013 UCI Spring Break Classic)

Big West Championships
2013- 3,000m steeple, 8th, 9:36.21
2013- 1,500m, 3rd, 3:50.73