Jeff Gardina
Jeff Gardina
Born: 05/05/1982
Height: 6-0
Year: RS Senior
Hometown: Santa Rosa, Calif.
High School: Piner HS
Position: Distance

2004 Track & Field:
Gardina ran the third best 10k in UCSB history, clocking a 29:19.32 at the Stanford Invitational...finished an All-Conference 3rd place in the 10k at the Big West Championship...missed qualifying for the NCAA National Championship by just one place on the '04 performance list...ran a lifetime best 14:24.80 for 5,000m at the Ben Brown Invitational.

2003 XC Recap:
Jeff qualified for the NCAA National Championship as an individual on the strength of his amazing 11th place finish at the West Regional Championship in Portland...went on to finish 114th at the NCAA meet in Waterloo. Gardina earned All-Conference honors with a 4th place finish at the Big West meet...won the Riverside Inv in 24:23 and finished 9th at the prestigious Notre Dame Inv. Gardina was the top UCSB finisher in 6 of his 7 meets in 2003.

2003 Track Recap:
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 XC Recap:
Stepped up as a solid contributor for the Gauchos, placing as the team's top 5 finishers in all major races. Took 55th at the NCAA regional meet covering the 10k course in 32:25, and 95th at the Pre-NCAA meet with an 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.

Event

High School

Fresh. (tf rs)

Soph. (xc rs)

Junior

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

14:24.80

10,000m

32:30.80

29:19.32

UCSB 8k

27:36

25:27

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