UCSB’s track underwent extensive renovation to make it suitable for the conference’s flagship meet. Defending team champions are the Cal State Fullerton men and Long Beach State women, who eked out a two-point win over UCSB (122-120) last year. Erinn Beattie of UC Davis, the runner-up to Hope Bender in last week’s heptathlon, is among the nation’s leaders in the high jump (6′¾″). UCSB junior Katie Camarena has a hot rivalry with Cal Poly’s Miranda Daschian in the women’s 1,500 meters, edging her by 0.21 seconds in their dual meet. Sophomore Alex Barr is a Gaucho contender in the men’s middle distances. Fri.: Field events (women’s pole vault, long jump, high jump, javelin; men’s hammer, long jump, shot put, discus), 9am-4:30pm; track trials and finals (steeplechase, 10,000 meters), 2-7pm. Sat.: Field events (women’s hammer, triple jump, shot put, discus; men’s pole vault, javelin, high jump, triple jump), 9am-3:30pm; track finals in 20 events, 2-5:30pm. Pauley Track, UCSB. $12-$22 all sessions; $8-$13 single day. Visit ucsbgauchos.com.


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