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UC Santa Barbara Takes Home Weekly Honors


UC Santa Barbara teammates Andrew Farkas and Tori Tsolis earned the final Big West track weekly awards for the 2015 season.

Farkas (La Jolla, Calif./La Jolla HS) notched Big West Men’s Track Athlete of the Week honors as he slid into the UC Santa Barbara all-time top-10 list for his performance in the 800-meters.  Farkas ran 1:50.96 at the Occidental Invitational, a mark that puts him at No. 10 on the UCSB 800m list.  The effort also moved him to No. 6 on the Big West list for the 2015 season.

Tsolis (San Jose, Calif./Presentation HS) also performed well in a middle distance event to claim Big West Women’s Track Athlete of the Week accolades.  She placed second in the 1,500-meters with a time of 4:21.95 at the Occidental Invitational.  The performance nearly broke Lauren Christman’s school record of 4:20.90, set back in 2005.  Tsolis climbed from No. 5 to No. 2 in the Gauchos record book, and she now is ranked No. 38 in the NCAA West Region.

Others nominated (Men’s Track):

Others nominated (Women’s Track): None