Senior Hope Bender holds the conference record in the long jump (6.29m) and 400-meter hurdle (56.64).
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The Gauchos will look to close out the conference season strong as they get set to host the Big West Championships this weekend.
Most Division-I athletes have been excelling in their sport for years, but in the case of Matthew Kuskey, his transition to becoming one of the best Javelin throwers in college was a short one.
UCSB will once again have 11 Gauchos compete in the events set to take place at the University of Texas on Thursday in hopes of a top-12 finish to land a spot in the NCAA Final.
Speed kills. But how effective is the trait when seeking a second chance? Staff writer Ryan Burns explores the journey of track and field stud Sike Azu-Irondi.
Fresh off of back-to-back meet victories, the UCSB men's and women's track & field team will hope to continue its recent streak of success at the Ben Brown Invitational this weekend.
Santa Barbara was able to grab victories on both sides at the All-UC Meet.
Getting their first taste of home this weekend, both the UCSB women's and men's track and field teams will compete in the program's annual Gaucho Round Up event this Saturday at Westmont College.
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.
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.
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.