Several UCSB track and field members took a chance to earn some early-season experience this Saturday in the Westmont Collegiate Classic.

Three Gauchos came out on top in their events, including the only member of the women’s team that was entered in competition.

Daily Nexus File Photo

Daily Nexus File Photo

Freshman Sierra Emrick took home the victory in the women’s pole vault, clearing 3.81m.

Santa Barbara also emerged victorious in the pole vault on the men’s side, with sophomore Parker Curry finishing the event tied with Tomi Nord of Cal Poly. Both men finished with jumps of 4.71m.

Freshman Zach Nichols followed these two frontrunners with a leap of 4.25m for a third place finish.

Another UCSB freshman, James Douglass, was the winner of the 800m with a time of 1:53.58. Junior Paul Mohr finished third with a time of 1:54.07.

Also competing for the men in the 800m was sophomore Bakari Ziegler, who finished 14th in 2:02.33.

Women’s Assistant Coach Annett Fleming also got herself involved in the meet for the Gauchos, winning the women’s javelin throw with a toss of 49.41m.

UCSB track and field finished eighth with 14 points on the women’s side, and sixth with 22 points on the men’s side.

Both teams will be back in action at the Aztec Invitational this Friday, March 25 and Saturday, March 26 at San Diego State University.