UCSB Men's Track and Field News

June 3, 2013
Masterson Sets Career-High at Texas Greatest Athlete Meet
DALLAS, Texas – UC Santa Barbara senior Derek Masterson scored a career-best Decathlon of 7631 at the Texas Greatest Athlete meet this past weekend at the St. Mark’s School of Texas.

May 25, 2013
Gauchos Come Up Short in Second Day of NCAA West Regionals
AUSTIN, Texas – Jenn Carey clinched a spot in tomorrow’s finals as she finished third in her heat with a time of 52.72 in the NCAA West Regionals at the University of Texas, Austin.

May 24, 2013
Two Gauchos Advance After Day One of NCAA Regionals
AUSTIN, Texas – Jenn Carey and Amanda Rodriguez both earned quarterfinals appearances in their respective events on the first day of the NCAA West Regionals at the University of Texas, Austin.

May 17, 2013
UCSB Well Represented at NCAA West Regional
The UC Santa Barbara men's and women's track and field teams will be well-represented at the NCAA West Regional in Austin, Texas on May 23-25 as they will send 12 athletes who will compete in 14 events and two relay teams.

May 11, 2013
UCSB is Second in Both Track & Field Championships
The Long Beach State men and UC Davis women captured the 2013 Big West Track and Field titles on the final day of competition at Cal State Northridge's Matador Track and Field Complex.

May 10, 2013
Gaucho Men Second, Women First After Day One of Big West Championships
The UC Santa Barbara women's track and field team leads the Big West Championship after the first day at the Northridge Track and Field Complex, and the Gaucho men's team is second. Cal Poly leads the men's competition while Hawaii is second in the women's.

May 9, 2013
Defending Champion Gauchos Look for Repeat at Big West Title Meet
After a successful weekend at the Big West Multi event last weekend the UC Santa Barbara men’s and women’s track and field teams will continue to compete in the Big West Championship meet on Friday and Saturday, May 10-11, at Cal State Northridge.

May 3, 2013
Masterson Repeats as Big West Decathlon Champion
Derek Masterson of UC Santa Barbara won the decathlon and two of his teammates finished among the top-six at the Big West Conference Multi-Event competition and the first leg of the 2013 Big West Track and Field Championships at Cal State Northridge on Saturday.

May 1, 2013
Masterson, Gauchos Begin Defense of Big West Titles
UCSB multi event series athletes will be heading to the Cal State Northridge track and field complex to begin the first weekend of the Big West Conference Championship, May 4-5.

April 27, 2013
Gauchos Sweep Past Cal Poly in Blue-Green Rivalry Meet
Several strong individual performances helped UC Santa Barbara to sweep of the men’s and women’s dual meets over Blue-Green Rival Cal Poly on Saturday.

April 18, 2013
UCSB Track and Field Travels to Mt. SAC Invitational, Azusa Pacific Bryan Clay Invitational
There will be a handful of the UC Santa Barbara men and women heading to the 55th annual track and field Mt. SAC Invitational as well as the Azusa Pacific Bryan Clay Invitational. Many of them are looking to compete among some of the best athletes in the Nation.

April 12, 2013
Gaucho Women's Claim Title at Big West Challenge Cup; Men Finish Second
The UC Santa Barbara women’s track and field team claimed the 21st Big West Challenge Cup on Friday, defeating second-place Long Beach State, 187.5 to 170.0. The Gaucho men finished second to the 49ers, 213.5 to 183.0.

April 5, 2013
Powers Leads Gauchos at Sam Adams Multi-Events Meet
UC Santa Barbara’s Mike Powers recorded a score of 6,806 in the decathlon to finish third at the Sam Adams Multi-Events Meet held on Friday and Saturday at Westmont College. Powers was the highest collegiate finisher at the meet.

April 3, 2013
Caldwell and Haag Named Big West Track and Field Athletes of the Week
UC Santa Barbara’s Marquis Caldwell and Mitchell Haag swept the men’s portion of the Big West Track and Field Athletes of the Week awards with standout performances at the Cal/Nevada Championships. As a team, UCSB finished in third at the UC San Diego hosted meet, but Caldwell and Haag both made first place efforts in their events.

April 2, 2013
UCSB Revs Up for High Powered Sam Adam Multi
The UCSB Decathletes and Heptathletes will be competing against a stellar field of top collegians, American elites and international multi-event athletes at Westmont College for the annual Sam Adams multi this Friday and Saturday. Quickly becoming one of the premier multi-event competitions in America, this year’s Sam Adams Combined Event will feature four Olympians and the world record holder and reigning Olympic Champion in the decathlon, Ashton Eaton.

March 29, 2013
UCSB Shines at Cal/Nevada Championships
Mitchell Haag won the high jump with a leap of 7’02.50” and was named the Field Athlete of the Meet, helping the UC Santa Barbara men’s team to a third-place finish at the Cal/Nevada Championships at UC San Diego on Saturday. The Gaucho women’s team finished fourth.

March 24, 2013
Gauchos Have Solid Showing at UCI Spring Break Classic
The UC Santa Barbara men’s track and field team traveled to Irvine Friday and Saturday to compete in the UCI Spring Break Classic and had some solid performances.

March 17, 2013
Gauchos Claim Several Wins at Cal Poly ShareSLO.com Invitational
UC Santa Barbara won four events and had several other high finishes at the 2013 Cal Poly ShareSLO.com Invitation on Saturday in San Luis Obispo, Calif.

March 15, 2013
UCSB's Decathletes Shine in Northridge Invitational
Northridge, Calif. – UC Santa Barbara decathletes had a strong first outing at the Northridge Invitational. Both Gauchos Billy Britt and Ike Okpara competed in the weekend’s decathlon events and finished second and third overall, respectively.

March 10, 2013
UCSB Sweeps Past UC Riverside in Dual Track Meets
The UC Santa Barbara men’s and women’s track & field teams swept past UC Riverside in a pair of dual meets on Saturday afternoon in the Inland Empire. The Gaucho men rolled to a 112-62 victory while the women’s squad posted a 95-84 victory.

March 5, 2013
Gauchos Cruise to Victory at UC Invitational
The UCSB men’s and women’s track and field teams both took 1st place last weekend, defeating UC Irvine, UC Riverside and UC San Diego at the UC Invitational in Irvine. The women finished with a final score of 220, and the men finished with a score of 228.

February 16, 2013
Gauchos Fare Well at Season-Opening Gaucho Round-Up
The UC Santa Barbara track & field teams kicked-off the season with the Gaucho Round-Up on Saturday Feb. 16th and the men’s and women’s teams each came home with a victory.

December 26, 2012
Save the Date: Annual Gaucho Track & Field Round-Up Slated for Feb. 16
The annual Gaucho Track & Field Round-Up to help support the UC Santa Barbara men's and women's track & field programs is scheduled for Saturday, Feb. 16 following the program's meet against Westmont College and Pepperdine which is scheduled to take place on the Westmont track in Montecito

September 14, 2012
Travis Anderson Named Assistant Track & Field Coach at UCSB
After a successful five-year run at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Travis Anderson has been named assistant coach at UC Santa Barbara, head coach Pete Dolan announced. Anderson, a former three-time All American sprinter at the University of Oregon will be responsible for the sprints, hurdles, horizontal jumps and pole vault.

August 1, 2012
Priester Steps Down, Will Pursue Development of Local Non-Profit
Josh Priester, who has served as the Associate Director of Track and Field at UC Santa Barbara since August of 2008 has resigned to pursue the development of a non-profit organization, the Women’s Athletic Performance Foundation, in Santa Barbara.