Jeff Gardina
Jeff Gardina
Birth Date: 05/05/1982
Year: Senior
Hometown: Santa Rosa, Calif.
High School: Piner
Position: Distance
2003 Cross Country
Ground breaking season for Gardina as he stepped into the ranks of the elite level of college running. Jeff automatically qualified for the NCAA XC championships as an individual by finishing 11th at the Western Regional championships. He went on to finish 115th at the NCAA meet. The team's MVP also placed 4th at the Big West Championships and won the Riverside Invite.

2003 Track

Continued to make strides towards the upper levels of running. Won several races including his heat at Stanford Invite clocking a season best of 14:37.

2002 Cross Country
Stepped up as a solid contributor for the Gauchos, placing as the team's top five finisher in all major races...Took 55th at the NCAA regional meet covering the 10K course in 32:25, and 95th at the Pre-National NCAA meet with a 8K time of 25:23.

Coach's notes: As a freshman in 2000, led the "UCSB B-Team" at the Cal Poly SLO Invite, and ran an 8k Personal best of 25:54 at the CS Fullerton Invitational as a true freshman. Walked on to the team with little high school running experience.

2000 Cross Country
A redshirt for the Gauchos after coming out of high school with little competitive running experience...As an independent runner competing in invitational races he posted a PR of 25:54 in the 8k.

High School
Attended Piner High School with bests of 9:48 in the 3200m.

Event

High School

Freshman (track red-shirt)

Sophomore

Junior (cross red-shirt)

Senior

5th Year

1,500m

3:55.55

1,600m

4:28

3,000m

8:38.50

3,200m

9:44

9:30.47

5,000m

15:11.80

14:37.90

10,000m

32:30.80

30:07 (XC course)

UCSB 8k

27:36

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