Gauchos In Good Position After Day One of Conference

Gauchos In Good Position After Day One of Conference

Northridge, CA. - Seven event finals have been completed for the first day of the Big West Conference Track and Field Championships, and the UC Santa Barbara Gauchos are prime to strike with the qualifying rounds all completed for the remaining fourteen finals to take place Saturday. With the conclusion of day one along with scoring from last weeks multis, the Gauchos are currently holding down 6th place on the men's side  at 26.5 points and 5th on the women's side at 32 points. A huge bulk of points are projected to start flowing in for UCSB come day two, so the contention for a team title could still be in the works. 

Men's Team Scores Day One 

1. Long Beach St. 56.5

2. Cal Poly 49

3. UC Davis 48

4. Cal St. Northridge 38

5. Cal St. Fullerton 33

6. UC Santa Barbara 26.5

7. UC Riverside 18

8. UC Irvine 4 


Women's Team Scores Day One

1. Cal Poly 53

2. UC Davis 40

3. UC Riverside 39

4. Cal St. Fullerton 35

5. UC Santa Barbara 32

6. Cal St. Northridge 24

7. Hawaii 18

8. Long Beach St. 18

9. UC Irvine 14


First Day Short Recap 

Below is a summary of Friday's Gaucho podium finishes, point scorers, and finals qualifiers. A full recap will be released after the conclusion of the meet. The meet will also be televised on Fox Sports West starting at 2pm Saturday. Livestream link can be found here.

Women's 3000m Steeplechase FINAL

4th SO Katie Camarena 10:43.31

5th SO Celeste Wilson 10:50.02

Men's 3000m Steeplechase FINAL

4th SO Daniel Mountcastle 9:18.06

7th FR Nick Randazzo 9:38.97

8th SO Jack Rose 9:52.64 

Women's Long Jump FINAL

2nd SR Kiely Gode 6.09m (19' 11 3/4") 

8th SO Josephine Graeber 5.75m (18' 10 1/2") 

Men's Hammer Throw FINAL

6th SR Austin Sahs 54.79m (179' 9") 

Men's Shot Put FINAL 

5th SO Christopher Ruggles 16.54m (54' 3 1/4") 

7th JR Kordell Hampton 15.94m (52' 3 3/4") 

8th FR George Harris 15.85m (52' 0") 

Women's Pole Vault FINAL

7th JR Cassidy Peng 3.70m 12' 1 1/2" 

Men's High Jump FINAL

5th SR Jeff Lam 1.96m (6' 5") 

7th JR Joshua Rennick 1.96m (6' 5") 

Women's Discus Throw FINAL

7th SO Samantha Ruggles 43.14m (141' 6") 

8th SR Kayla Thayer 42.43m (139' 2") 

Women's 1500m Run PRELIM

Q SR Jenna Hinkle 4:38.96

Q JR Sabrina Janes 4:39.00

Q SO Katie Camarena 4:39.03

Q FR Kelly Bishop 4:38.32

Q FR Sienna Serrao 4:44.12

Women's 100m Hurdles PRELIM

Q JR Hope Bender 13.65

Women's 400m Dash PRELIM

Q JR Shamara Carney 56.01

Q SR Morgan Simpson 56.55 

Women's 800m PRELIM

Q Maddie Meade 2:14.52

Q Jenna Hinkle 2:14.80

Men's 800m PRELIM

Q FR Jarett Chinn 1:52.85

Women's 400m Hurdles PRELIM

Q JR Hope Bender 1:00.59

Q SO Ruby Mandell 1:02.08

Men's 400m Hurdles PRELIM 

Q SR Myles McDonald 52.73

There will be live updates and photos throughout the day on the team's FacebookTwitter, and Instagram