SANTA BARBARA, CALIF – The Gauchos began the 2017 Track and Field season in traditional fashion at the annual Round-Up hosted by Westmont College. The competition featured athletes from UC Santa Barbara, Westmont College, and Pepperdine.
JR Jenna Hinkle got things started with a dominant win the Women's Mile in 4:54.60. She came back a few hours later to win the Women's 3000m in 9:47.00, a time that places her #10 on the UCSB All-Time list.
SO Alanna Epps won the Women's 200m in 25.46, a new personal best.
SR Tori Usgaard recorded a great leap of 18'10.75" in the Women's Long Jump to take home the win and a new personal best in the event.
Jazmin Moss, in addition to helping win a relay, won the Women's Triple Jump in 38'3.25".
SR Matthew Kuskey made a big statement in the Men's Javelin with a throw of 225'8.5", moving him up to #2 UCSB All-Time.
The Men's Discus was won by JR Kordell Hampton with a heave of 164'10.5'. JR Kayla Thayer won on the Women's side with a throw of 139'5.0".
The Gauchos will next turn their attention to the All-Cal meet, hosted by UC San Diego on Saturday, March 4th, where the Women will look to defend their title and Men get redemption from a one-point loss last year.