Mike Chavez Named Big West Athlete of the Week

Sept. 8, 2005

Mike Chavez (Jr./Anaheim,CA) was named the Big West Cross Country Athlete of the Week for winning the UCSB Home Opener versus Cal Poly SLO and UCSB Alumni last Saturday. Chavez broke the 8,000m course record set back in 2003 by six seconds racing it in 24 minutes and 29 seconds.

Chavez finished 6th place All-Conference at last year's Cross Country Big West Championships. During his 2005 Track & Field campaign he set a personal best in the 1500m with the 4th fastest UCSB mark at 3:47.61, a NCAA Regional Qualifier.

He will next race at the Stanford Invitational along with the UCSB Men's team on Saturday, September 24th. A smaller UCSB squad will compete this Saturday at Central Park in Hunington Beach, CA at the Irvine Invitational.