Track Team Prepares for Ben Brown Invitational

Track Team Prepares for Ben Brown Invitational

March 4, 2010

The Schedule
Saturday March 6, 2010
UCSB Competes at the Ben Brown Invitational
at Cal State Fullerton - Fullerton, Calif.

Also Ahead
Saturday March 20, 2010
UCSB Competes at the USC Trojan Invitational
at USC - Los Angeles, Calif.

Last Time Out
This year's All-Cal Challenge was canceled due to inclement weather. Heavy rain would have caused the meet to encounter constant delays, so the organizers decided it would be best to cancel the event for the safety of the athletes and to avoid wasting time and money on travel arrangements. The Gaucho men thus retain the All-Cal Cup for at least one more year.

Before That...
UCSB kicked-off the season with the only home meet of the year - The Gaucho Round-Up. Highlights from this meet included Jane Doolittle clearing 5'11" (1.80m) in the high jump, Scott Smith winning the 1500m at 3:51.49 and the 3000m at 8:24.96, Grace Esslinger moving up to second on the UCSB javelin list with a throw of 130'9.50" (39.87m), and James Martin running an impressive 53.08 in his first career 400m hurdles race.

On The Horizon
UCSB will compete at the Ben Brown Invitational this Saturday, March 6. The meet will take place at Cal State Fullerton and will feature a main meet in the afternoon and a distance carnival in the evening. UCSB will have athletes competing in both events. Meet information can be found here.The Gauchos will then have another week off before traveling to USC for the Trojan Invitational, which will be held on March 20.

Let's Talk Some Gauchos
UCSB Athletics has a new weekly radio show called Talk'n Gauchos which airs every Tuesday from 6-7 p.m. on AM 1490 KIST. The show is broadcast live from State & A Bar and Grill, located on the corner of State Street and Anapamu Street in Santa Barbara. Fans are encouraged to attend the show for free gear and ticket giveaways or to even e-mail a question in to one of the guests and have it read live over the air. The show also airs live online via audio streaming and fans can click here to check out the entire lineup of live audio streaming online.

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