Ruby Mandell
Ruby Mandell
Year: Junior
Hometown: San Diego, CA
High School: Del Norte HS
Position: Sprints
Major: Art/Communications

2017-2018 Track 

Competed in nine meets for her second season as a Gaucho. Took her first collegiate win at the UC Riverside/Cal Poly Dual in the 400m hurdles where she set a new personal best of 1:04.20. Bested that mark at the Jim Bush Invitational where she ran 1:03.96 for seventh overall. Ran another personal best in the 400m hurdles at the Big West Challenge where she finished fifth in 1:02.95, taking a full second of her previous mark. Finished first at the Cal Poly Dual in the 400m hurdles in 1:03.82. Concluded her season at the Big West Conference Championships where she stepped up big time, setting a personal best in the 400m hurdles to qualify for the final in 1:02.08, then setting another personal best in the final to finish seventh in 1:01.71. Coincidentally enough, her run in the Big West Conference Final boosted her all the way up to No. 7 on the UCSB All-Time List for the 400m hurdles. 

2016-2017 Track

Competed in six competitions for her debut season at UCSB. Set personal bests in both hurdle events at the Cal Poly Dual Meet, running 14.72 and 1:04.55 respectively. 

Prep

Graduated from Del Norte HS. Was a two time Avocado East League Champion in the 4x100, 100m hurdles, 300m hurdles, and 4x400. Four time CIF finalist in the San Diego Section. PR's of 44.1 in the 300m Hurdles and 14.92 in the 100m Hurdles. Coached by Chris Ruff.

Personal

Double majoring in Art/Communications...Wants to be an interior designer...hobbies include art and dirtbiking...has four older brothers.

Collegiate Bests 
 
100m Hurdles - 14.72 (2017 Cal Poly Dual Meet) 
 
400m Hurdles - 1:01.71 (2018 Big West Conference Championships) 
 
Big West Championships 
 
2018 - 400m Hurdles, 7th, 1:01.71
 
Prep Bests 
 
100m Hurdles - 14.92
 
300m Hurdles - 44.10