Gauchos Sweep Northridge Multi's

Gauchos Sweep Northridge Multi's

NORTHRIDGE, Calif - The UCSB Track team sent athletes down to their first multi-event competition of the season at CSU Northridge. The meet spanned two days and featured competition from CSU Bakersfield, CSU Northridge and local junior colleges.

When all was said and done, the Gauchos would leave the track with a win in the men's competition by JR Transfer Jeff Lam and a 1-2-3 sweep in the women's competition led by SR Tori Usgaard. Tori Usgaard set the #2 All-Time mark in the Hepthatlon, now only behind Olympian Barbara Nwaba. Every athlete that competed set a personal best score. 

"Tori and Jeff came to compete and stayed consistent throughout both days." Reflected Associate Head Coach Cody Fleming.


Tori Usgaard #2 Heptathlon 5329

Jeff Lam #8 Decathlon 6616

Coach Fleming had much to say on Usgaards's dominant performance to start her last season in uniform:

"Tori's a veteran now and she looked every bit like one the whole way through. It is a stressful time for her as she had to complete a final project earlier this week and on top of that she had a final round of interviewing for a job she's going after for next year. Not only did she rock this hep, she also got the job."

When asked about Lam's first Decathlon with the Gauchos:

"This was Jeff's first decathlon in a UCSB uniform and I'm still learning how he responds in competition. He impressed me out there with the way he handled the meet."

Also debuting in uniform in the Multis was FR Aine McNulty and and SO Puck DeRoos. They would log solid marks of 4286 and 4210, indicating a promising season ahead.

Tori's Events-Marks-Points

100H Hurdles - 14.07 - 968

High Jump - 5-01.75 - 701

Shot Put - 35-06.5 - 584

200m Dash - 25.57 - 835

Day 2

Long Jump - 19-02 - 804

Javelin Throw - 123-03 - 621

800m Dash - 2:20.54 - 816


Jeff's Events-Marks-Points

100m Dash - 11.18 - 821

Long Jump - 22-11.5 - 814

Shot Put - 34-11.75 - 525

High Jump - 6-02 - 705

400m Dash - 50.36 - 798

Day 2

110m Hurdles - 16.14 - 537

Discus Throw - 110-05 - 537

Pole Vault - 14-05.25 - 731

Javelin Throw - 114-07 - 369

1500m Run - 4:53.35 - 599



The Gauchos will head to San Diego State University for the Aztec Invite. The spring break competition will span over 2 days and feature athletes from D1 programs across the country. 

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