Eleven Gauchos Qualify to NCAA West Regionals

Credit: Mike Villamor
Credit: Mike Villamor

Santa Barbara, Calif- The UC Santa Barbara Track and Field team will send 11 student-athletes to compete in next week's NCAA West Regional Championships in Austin, Texas. Athletes who achieved top 48-marks in each event from the NCAA West Region were selected for this meet. 

Competition begins Thursday, May 25th with the 400m dash and concludes Saturday, May 27th with the 4x400m Relay.

Gaucho Qualifiers

UC SANTA BARBARA MEN (5 individuals, 5 events)

Adam Avila – 3000m Steeple

Kordell Hampton – Discus 

Stephen Leach – Hammer 

Matthew Kuskey – Javelin 

Chris Ross – Javelin 

UC SANTA BARBARA WOMEN (6 individuals, 6 events)

Hope Bender – 400mH 

Shannon Trumbull – 400mH

Jenna Hinkle – 1500m

Maxine Goyette – 3000m Steeple

Tori Usgaard – Long Jump

Valerie Nestor – Hammer

The top 12 finishers in each event at the NCAA West Regionals will advance to the NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championship in Eugene, Oregon, on June 7-10.

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