Samuel Pica
Samuel Pica
Year: Sophomore
Hometown: Valencia, CA
High School: Valencia HS
Position: Decathlon
Major: Biology

2017-2018 Track 

Competed in nine meets for his freshman year campaign. Started his contribution early with a win in the 4x400m relay at the Westmont/Pepperdine Tri Meet in 3:18.54. Also helped the 4x100m relay squad at the UC Riverside/Cal-Poly Tri Meet as well as the Big West Challenge to win both. Debuted in the decathlon at the Bryan Clay Invitational to take fourth overall in a personal best of 6335 points. Took down that score less than three weeks later at the Big West Multi Championship where he'd score for the first time as a Gaucho in seventh place with 6528 points, good enough for No. 10 on the UCSB all-time list for the decathlon. Finished off the season at the Big West Conference Track and Field Championships where he helped the 4x100m relay place eighth in 41.86 and the 4x400m relay place second in 3:12.20, the first time a Gaucho 4x400m squad has placed on the podium since 2013. 

Prep

Attended Valencia High School where he qualified for CIF Division 1 Finals his senior year in both the 400m and the long jump. Broke the Foothill League 400m record at his League Finals Meet with a time of 48.08. 

Personal

Parents are Paul and Kathleen Pica...has a sister Briana...Majoring in Biology...Career goal is to join the field of physical therapy...Athletic goals are to make it to the NCAA Championships...Hobbies include surfing, hiking, and being outdoors...Fun fact: has 2 dogs named Ellie and Kandy, and 1 cat named Kitty. 

Collegiate Bests

100m - 11.11 (2018 Big West Multi Championships)

400m - 48.70 (2018 Big West Multi Championshiops)

1500m - 4:30.52 (2018 Big West Multi Championships)

110m Hurdles - 15.92 (2018 Big West Multi Championships) 

High Jump - 1.89m (6' 2 1/4")(2018 Bryan Clay Invitational)

Long Jump - 6.79m (22' 3 1/2")(2018 Big West Multi Championships)

Pole Vault - 3.92m (12' 10 1/4")(2018 Big West Multi Championships)

Shot Put - 10.76m (35' 3 3/4")(2018 Bryan Clay Invitational)

Discus - 28.77m (94' 5")(2018 Bryan Clay Invitational) 

Javelin - 41.06m (134' 8")(2018 Big West Multi Championships)

Decathlon - 6528 points (2018 Big West Multi Championships)

Big West Championships 

2018 - Decathlon, 7th, 6528 points

2018 - 400m, 11th, 48.77 

2018 - 4x100m, 8th, 41.86

2018 - 4x400m, 2nd, 3:12.20

Prep Bests

400m - 48.08

800m - 1:55.76

High Jump - 6' 4" 

Long Jump - 22' 11"