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Track and Field

During the heptathlon, Hope Bender throws the javelin. Christina DeMarzo / Daily Nexus
During the heptathlon, Hope Bender throws the javelin. Christina DeMarzo / Daily Nexus

Season in Review: UCSB Track and Field

After second-place finishes for both the men's and women's sides, the UCSB track and field team has just one athlete participating in the NCAA Championship.
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Preparing to jump, Hope Bender runs towards the sand. Christina DeMarzo / Daily Nexus

Gauchos Compete Hard at NCAA West Regionals

UCSB had 12 solid athletes that all competed at a very high level in order to advance to the NCAA championships taking place later this week.
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Preparing to jump, Hope Bender runs towards the sand. Christina DeMarzo / Daily Nexus
During the heptathlon, Hope Bender throws the javelin. Christina DeMarzo / Daily Nexus
During the heptathlon, Hope Bender throws the javelin. Christina DeMarzo / Daily Nexus

Gauchos in Kansas for NCAA West Regional

A total of 12 athletes will represent both the men's and women's sides for the UCSB track and field team in the NCAA West Regionals beginning Thursday, May 26 and ending Saturday, May 28.
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Tori Usgaard hurls herself in the air during the long jump. Christina DeMarzo / Daily Nexus

Gauchos Exceed Expectations at Big West Championships

Despite predictions of a non-top three finish, the UCSB track and field team prevailed with an overall second-place outcome in both the women and men events.
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Tori Usgaard hurls herself in the air during the long jump. Christina DeMarzo / Daily Nexus
Courtesy of Tori Tsolis
Courtesy of Tori Tsolis

From Rec Runner to Record Holder

After nearly calling it quits on the track, graduate distance runner Tori Tsolis managed to rediscover her love for the sport despite a multitude of past injuries throughout her collegiate career at U...
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During the decathlon, Tyler Nelson competes in pole vaulting. Christina DeMarzo / Daily Nexus

Gauchos Head Home with Big Victories at Big West Combined Events

The UCSB men's and women's track team scored some huge victories in the Big West Combined Events.
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During the decathlon, Tyler Nelson competes in pole vaulting. Christina DeMarzo / Daily Nexus
During the heptathlon, Hope Bender competes in the long jump. Christina DeMarzo / Daily Nexus
During the heptathlon, Hope Bender competes in the long jump. Christina DeMarzo / Daily Nexus

UCSB Visits Long Beach for Conf. Championships Preview

With the Big West Championships nearly a week away, UCSB's track and field teams will visit Long Beach State in one of their last opportunities to gear up for a surge towards the NCAA West Regionals l...
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Competing in the heptathlon, Tori Usgaard runs towards the sand to perform the long jump. Christina DeMarzo / Daily Nexus

Gauchos Continue Dominance in Rival Showdown

Having not lost in a dual meet against Cal Poly since 2010, UCSB's track and field teams defeated the Mustangs for yet another consecutive year.
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Competing in the heptathlon, Tori Usgaard runs towards the sand to perform the long jump. Christina DeMarzo / Daily Nexus
Preparing to jump, Hope Bender runs towards the sand. Christina DeMarzo / Daily Nexus
Preparing to jump, Hope Bender runs towards the sand. Christina DeMarzo / Daily Nexus

Gauchos Prepared To Dust Mustangs

After most athletes were given last week off, the UCSB Track and Field Team is ready for its annual Blue-Green meet as it travels to Cal Poly.
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Competing in pole vaulting, Wyatt Thompson-Siporen pushes himself over the pole. Christina DeMarzo / Daily Nexus

Solid Performances From Gauchos At San Diego

Although most track athletes stayed in Santa Barbara, the few that left to San Diego had some solid performances and showed some good times and distances.
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Competing in pole vaulting, Wyatt Thompson-Siporen pushes himself over the pole. Christina DeMarzo / Daily Nexus
Performing the long jump, Tori Usgaard jumps in the air. Christina DeMarzo / Daily Nexus
Performing the long jump, Tori Usgaard jumps in the air. Christina DeMarzo / Daily Nexus

Small Group Of Gauchos Head To San Diego For Invitational

This weekend, many players will be taking a bit of a break but some players will still travel to San Diego for a invitational.
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Tyler Nelson competes in pole vaulting. Christina DeMarzo / Daily Nexus

Record-Breaking Performances For Gauchos

Tori Tsolis came through with a record-breaking performance in the women’s 1500m at the Mt. Sac College Invite.
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Tyler Nelson competes in pole vaulting. Christina DeMarzo / Daily Nexus
Competing in the heptathlon, Hope Bender does performs the long jump. Christina DeMarzo / Daily Nexus
Competing in the heptathlon, Hope Bender does performs the long jump. Christina DeMarzo / Daily Nexus

UCSB On The Road For Three Different Invitationals

UCSB's women and men track team have had solid seasons so far, especially the women's perfect 9-0 record, and it will hope to continue that at the Mt. Sac and Bryan Clay Invitationals.
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During the decathlon, Jeff Oeshsli competes in pole vaulting. Christina DeMarzo / Daily Nexus

Women Extend Perfect Start; Men Lose A Heartbreaker

Gauchos continue to have memorable performances at weekend meets.
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During the decathlon, Jeff Oeshsli competes in pole vaulting. Christina DeMarzo / Daily Nexus
Performing the long jump, Tori Usgaard jumps in the air. Christina DeMarzo / Daily Nexus
Performing the long jump, Tori Usgaard jumps in the air. Christina DeMarzo / Daily Nexus

Big West Challenge Cup Awaits Gauchos in Fullerton

The Gauchos travel to Fullerton for first Big West meet of the season.
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