Gauchos sweep 4-way track meet at Westmont

Rain, wind and even thunderstorms provided the context for the Westmont Quadrangular Track and Field meet on Saturday. UCSB Claremont-Mudd-Scripps and Pepperdine joined the Warriors for the event held at the Westmont Track.

UCSB won both the men’s and women’s team competition with Westmont placing second. The Gauchos men tallied 176 points to Westmont’s 122. Third place Claremont-Mudd-Scripps recorded 103 points and Pepperdine collected just six points.

UCSB’s women dominated the competition with 227.50 points while Westmont garnered 113 points. Claremont-Mudd Scripps took third with 106.50 points and Pepperdine was fourth with 61 points.

Despite the rain, and an hour delay due to lightening, four Warriors produced NAIA Indoor National Championship qualifying marks.

Jake Jeanson took first place out a field of 21 competitors in the men’s 3,000 meters. The sophomore completed the race in an automatic qualifying time of 8:34.74, finishing nearly a second ahead of Claremont-Mudd-Scripp’s Kris Brown (8:25.72).

In the men’s 1,500 meters, Jacob Goodin finished second with a provisional qualifying time of 4:02.39. Goodin missed the automatic qualifying standard by just four-hundredths of a second. UC Santa Barbara’s Rusty Parker won the race in 4:00.34

In the women’s 3,000 meters, Chrissa Trudelle finished fifth but earned an automatic qualification with a time of 10:21.59. Amanda Moreno of UCSB finished first with a time of 9:47.48, nearly 30 seconds ahead of her nearest competitor.

Kelsey Larsen finished fifth for the Warriors in the women’s 1,500 meters, posting a provisional qualification time of 4:52.17.