2014-15 Women's Track and Field News

  • Track and Field Announces 2016 Recruiting Class
    July 10, 2015
    UCSB Director of Track and Field/XC Pete Dolan is proud to officially welcome in 22 student-athletes who have signed NLI's to compete as Gauchos for the 2015-2016 academic year. Extending their recruiting borders to the Northwest, the Gauchos welcome in athletes from Oregon and Washington to compliment a strong class of in-state talent.
  • Nwaba Claims First USA Heptathlon Championship
    June 29, 2015
    Former UC Santa Barbara All-American Barbara Nwaba won the heptathlon at the USA Outdoor Track & Field Championships on Sunday at Hayward Field.
  • Track and Field/Cross Country Year in Review
    June 19, 2015
    Looking back on 2014-15, it was another historic and memorable year for Pete Dolan and his cross country and track and field programs. The UCSB men started the year by winning the Big West Cross Country Championship with the fifth lowest score in conference history. On the track, the Gauchos capped the year with three honorable mention All-Americans. Here is a look at the records and milestones the Gauchos reached this past year.
  • Johnson Takes Home Honorable Mention All-American Honors in 400m
    June 11, 2015
    UCSB senior Jessica Johnson earned Honorable Mention All-American honors for her performance in the women's 400m at the NCAA Championships Thursday evening. Running in the third heat of the semis, Johnson finished seventh and 20th overall, recording a time of 53.59.
  • Track Opens Day One at NCAA's; Full Athlete Resumes
    June 10, 2015
    The UCSB Gauchos will open day one of the NCAA Championships Wednesday with Albert Hughes and Thomas Gore-Schreck set to see action in the long throws. Hughes will step into the circle as the first thrower of the hammer competition at 1:30pm. Gore-Schreck will throw third in the first flight which is scheduled to go off at 5pm inside Oregon's Historic Hayward Field.
  • Gauchos Send Three to Eugene
    June 01, 2015
    The UCSB track and field teams have qualified three athletes for the NCAA Championships, which will be held in Eugene, Ore. June 10-13. Albert Hughes and Thomas Gore-Schreck, two throwers from the men's team advanced out of the NCAA West Regional in the hammer and javelin, respectively. From the women's team, Jessica Johnson will represent the Gauchos in the collegiate grand finale, running her specialty- the 400m.
  • Hughes and Johnson Qualify for the NCAA Championships
    May 29, 2015
    Albert Hughes pulled out a miraculous final attempt throw in the hammer- a mark of 208'3, qualifying him for the NCAA Final. Jessica Johnson qualified in the 400m, finishing in 52.93, earning an automatic bid to Eugene by way of a top three finish in her semi-final race.
  • Johnson and Tsolis Advance in Rounds on Day One at NCAA West Regional
    May 28, 2015
    Jessica Johnson advanced to the semi-final in the 400m after winning her heat with a strong surge over the final 25m. Tori Tsolis used a strong kick over the final 100m to move into an automatic qualifying position in the 1,500m. Both runners will compete in a semi-final field of 24 athletes vying for a top-twelve finish, and a coveted bid into the NCAA Final.
  • Eleven Gauchos Head to Austin for NCAA First Round
    May 26, 2015
    UCSB will send a group of eleven athletes to Austin, TX for the first round of NCAA qualifying this weekend. The Gauchos are scheduled to compete five newly crowned Big West Champions at the University of Texas in search of a coveted top-twelve finish and a spot in the NCAA Final. Four UCSB athletes enter the meet with a top-twenty ranking in the NCAA West Region.
  • Emde, Gore-Schreck and Johnson Win Gold; Men Second, Women Fourth at Big West Championships
    May 17, 2015
    A twenty-one point javelin performance, highlighted by Thomas Gore-Schreck's win, led the Gaucho men to a second place team showing at the Big West Championships. Event wins by Jessica Johnson in the 400m and Jessica Emde in the high jump helped the Gaucho women hold on to their fourth place position from day one all the way to the end.
  • Rausa, Moreno and Guijarro Are Golden on First Day of Big West Championships
    May 16, 2015
    Sparked by Bryce Rausa's gritty performance in the 3,000m steeplechase and in the 1,500m, the UCSB men hold the lead after the first day of the Big West Championships. Three Gauchos won individual event titles and three others captured Silver medals in an impressive first day for both squads.
  • Excitement Grows for Big West Championships
    May 14, 2015
    After eight months of preparation, the UCSB Gauchos will send their final 32 men's and women's team members to the Big West Championship in search of individual and team glory. UC Riverside will serve as the host for the eight men's and nine women's conference teams. The meet will take place on Friday and Saturday, with track prelims set to begin Friday afternoon.
  • Farkas and Tsolis Earn Big West Athlete of The Week Honors
    May 13, 2015
    Two UCSB athletes picked up Big West Athlete of The Week honors for their performances at the Occidental Invitational. Andrew Farkas, a UCSB junior from La Jolla, Ca., for his 800m clip and Tori Tsolis, a UCSB junior from San Jose, Ca., for her 1,500m personal best.
  • Track Successful in Final Tune-Up at Occidental
    May 10, 2015
    While the multi-event athletes were busy kicking off the Big West Championship season, a small contingent of Gauchos competed at the Occidental Invitational. Using the meet as a final tune-up for the Big West finale, UCSB added four marks to the All-Time list, highlighted by Tori Tsolis' #2 AT 1,500m clip of 4:21.95.
  • Big West Track and Field Championships Begin with Multi-Events
    May 06, 2015
    This weekend the Gauchos will begin the first portion of the Big West Track and Field Championships. UC Riverside will welcome in sixteen decathletes and eighteen heptathletes competing for the title of "Best All-Around Athlete" in the Big West. UCSB will send five decathletes and one heptathlete down to test their event skills over the course of the two-day, Friday-Saturday competition.
  • Track Splits Dual Meets with Cal Poly; Pick Up 19 Event Wins
    May 02, 2015
    On a beautiful sunny day at Westmont College, the UCSB track and field teams split with the Cal Poly Mustangs. The UCSB men took a convincing win by winning nine individual events to go with a sweep in the relays. The UCSB women won seven events including the 4 x 400m relay but it wasn't enough as the Mustangs pulled away late in the afternoon for the win.
  • Gauchos to Host Cal Poly Dual Meet This Weekend
    April 29, 2015
    After back to back weekends of relay and open event competition, the UCSB track and field programs will return to team scoring with the annual Cal Poly Dual this Saturday at Westmont College. Hosting the meet for the first time since 2011, the UCSB men bring an 8-1 dual meet record into the competition while the UCSB women are at 5-4 on the season.
  • Throwers Shine at Rainy Triton Invite
    April 26, 2015
    LA JOLLA, Calif. - The Gauchos sent a small contingent of throwers to the Triton Invite at UC San Diego, Friday and Saturday in search of long throws. Over 1,500 athletes were in attendance, some from across the globe, hoping for strong winds and sunny conditions. The winds were there. The sun was a different story. Regardless, Albert Hughes led the team with his 201'3 hammer throw, placing fourth in a field of 48 throwers.
  • UCSB Throwers Load Up for Triton Invite
    April 23, 2015
    The Gauchos will send a small unit of throwers to UC San Diego for the Triton Invite while the rest of the team trains through the weekend. Albert Hughes, the #1 ranked Big West hammer thrower will headline a UCSB group of mostly discus and hammer throwers. Taking advantage of the piping Pacific winds, UCSD will field a world class throws field this weekend as throwers from all levels will gather in search of big marks.
  • Gauchos Collect Season's Best Marks at Mt. Sac Relays and Bryan Clay Invite
    April 18, 2015
    With no team scoring on the line, the Gauchos made a strategic team split this week in search of improving marks on the Big West and NCAA list. They were rewarded with a wealth of season and lifetime PR's while adding seven new marks to the UCSB All-Time list. Earlier in the week, decathlete Darion Williams took the Big West lead in the decathlon with a score of 6578
  • Schreck Sets Javelin Record, Men Runner-Up, Women Third in Big West Challenge
    April 11, 2015
    Hosting the Big West Challenge Cup for the first time in three years, Cal State Fullerton put on one memorable meet. With a spirit squad, a live DJ and a knowledgeable announcer on hand, the fans in attendance were treated to a tight, high powered collegiate competition. Thomas Gore-Schreck delivered the highlight of the meet for the Gauchos with his 234'3 javelin toss, a new school record and 10th best mark in the NCAA this season.
  • Big West Challenge Cup on the Line Friday at CSUF
    April 08, 2015
    The 6-0 UCSB men and 4-2 UCSB women will travel to Cal State Fullerton this Friday for the annual Big West Challenge Cup. In attendance will be host CSUF, Long Beach State and UC Irvine. Two athletes per team will be counted in the scoring in the following format, 9-7-6-5-4-3-2-1. In addition, only one relay team per school will be allowed to score.
  • Throwers Lead Gauchos on Day Two of Stanford Invitational
    April 05, 2015
    On the final day of the Stanford Invitational, the Gaucho throwers finished strong and in doing so added several marks to the UCSB All-Time list including a new school record. On her first throw of the competition, Melissa Rake rewrote her school record in the javelin with a mark of 154'1. The junior from San Dimas, Calif., broke her previous record of 151' set at last year's Big West Championship. Rake won the meet and likely secured an NCAA qualifying bid with her effort.
  • Hughes' Big Throw Ignites Men to UCR Spring Classic Victory, Women Place Third
    March 29, 2015
    The UCSB men captured the team title in convincing fashion at the UCR Spring Track Classic. Thirty men broke into the scoring column, helping the Gauchos run their team total to 174.5, over 30 points ahead of the second place team. The UCSB women put athletes in 18 scoring positions and finished third in the eight team field and second out of five Big West teams in attendance.
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