Cassidy Peng
Cassidy Peng
Year: Senior
Hometown: La Verne, CA
High School: Bonita HS
Position: Jumps
Major: Chemistry

2017-2018 Track

Competed in eleven meets for her third season. Took second at the Big West Challenge Cup in the triple jump with a new personal best of 11.81m (38' 9"). Also set a personal best in the long jump at the same meet with a jump 5.58m (18' 3 3/4"). Absolutely soared past her long jump best at the Bryan Clay Invitational in just her first attempt at 5.89m (19' 4"), tying for No. 8 on the UCSB All-Time List with fellow teammate Josephine Graeber. Took second at the Cal Poly Dual where she jumped 3.85m (12' 7 1/4"), improving on her No. 3 mark on the UCSB All-Time List by 0.05m. Finished the season at the Big West Conference Championships where she'd take seventh in both the pole vault and triple jump, scoring for the first time at the conference meet. Also just missed out on scoring in the long jump where she was ninth. 

2016-2017 Track

Competed in ten meets for here sophomore year. Set indoor bests in the long and triple jump at the Jacksons/NB Boise Invite with marks of 5.55m (18' 2 1/2") and 11.51m (37' 9 1/4") respectively. Bested her triple jump mark at the Big West Challenge Cup to take sixth in 11.54m (37' 10 1/2"). Set another personal best in the triple jump at the Bryan Clay Invitational where she took fourth overall in 11.80m (38' 8 3/4"). Took her first collegiate win at the Cal Poly Dual Meet where she put up a personal best mark of 3.80m (12' 5 1/2"). That mark capapult her all the way to No. 3 on the UCSB All-Time List in the pole vault after just missing the No. 10 spot the year prior. Concluded her season at the Big West Conference Championships where she finished 11th in the triple jump and 17th in the pole vault. 

2015-2016 Track 

Competed in eleven meets for her first season as a Gaucho. Set a personal best in the pole vault at the All-UC Championships where she finished third in 3.51m (11' 6 1/4"). Bested that mark at the UCLA Legends Invitational where she hit 3.56m (11' 8") for fifth. Set a personal best in the triple jump at the Beach Pacific Coast Meet where she jumped 11.36m (37' 3 1/4"). Took 14th at the Big West Conference Championships in the pole vault where she again set another personal best in 3.76m (12' 4").  

Prep

Attended Bonita High School where the was twice a league champion in the pole vault and once in the long jump. Coached by Shalynn Beckham, David Musa, and Derrick Gordon. 

Personal

Majoring in Chemistry...Career goals include graduate school and something in the research field...Athletic goals are to break the Taiwanese pole vault record, break 20' in the long jump, and 40' in the triple jump...Hobbies include ice skating and singing...Fun fact: was in choir for eight years and got to sing at Carnagie Hall in New York and Davies Symphony Hall in San Francisco.

Collegiate Bests 

Long Jump - 18' 2 1/2" (2017 Boise Indoor Invite) 

Triple Jump - 38' 8 3/4" (2017 Bryan Clay Invite) 

Pole Vault - 12' 5" (2017 Cal Poly Dual Meet) 

Big West Championships 

2018 - Long Jump, 7th, 5.58m (18' 3 3/4")

2018 - Triple Jump, 9th, 11.87m (38' 11 1/2")

2018 - Pole Vault, 7th, 3.70m (12' 7 1/2") 

2017 - Triple Jump, 11th, 11.39m (37' 4 1/2") 

2017 - Pole Vault, 17th, 3.62m (11' 10 1/2")

2016 - Triple Jump, 12th, 11.42m (37' 5 3/4")

2016 - Pole Vault, 14th, 3.76m (12' 4") 

Prep Bests 

Long Jump - 5.30m (17' 5") 

Triple Jump - 11.15m (36' 7")  

Pole Vault - 3.35m (11' 0")