Gretchen Haussler
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Santa Cruz, Calif.

High School:
Santa Cruz HS '03

Height:
5-9

Event:
Hurdles

Major:
Civil Engineering

2007: Redshirted outdoor season, competing indoors only... Raced in 60 hurdles at both meets, posting 9.16 at Husky Classic, 9.27 at Washington Indoor.

2006: Finished 5th in 100 hurdles with wind-aided 14.39 at Div. I Independent Championships... Led after prelims at 14.14 (w: +2.4), more than two-tenths faster than closest competitor... Fastest wind-legal time was 14.31 at All-Cal Challenge Cup, breaking 2004 PR by .01... Broke 14.5 barrier on seven occasions... Had meet's winning mark twice: at All-Cal and in Bulldog Dual... Set school indoor record in 55 hurdles, posting 8.38 in finals at Silver State Invite... Also raced in 60 hurdles at Husky Classic, finishing in 9.24.

2005: Placed 2nd in 100 hurdles (14.49) at Div. I Independent meet... Trailed champion Kari Snow of Utah Valley State by mere .01... Mark matched season best set at Stanford and wind-aided mark at Woody Wilson Classic... Placed 9th (14.61) at Cal-Nevada state Championships... Also competed indoors, setting school 60 hurdles record of 8.86 at MPSF Championships... Also competed in open 60, running 8.23 at Boise State's Holiday Inn Classic.

2004: Ended freshman year with season-best 100 hurdles mark of 14.32 at Aggie Twilight meet... That mark broke Celise Carroll's previous school record of 14.46, but was eclipsed by teammate Emily Azevedo's 14.27 in same race... Went 14.60 on two occasions: at Aggie Open and Oregon Twilight Invitational.

SANTA CRUZ HS '03: Starred in both track & field and soccer... Central Coast Section 100 hurdles runner-up in each of her last two years... Ran PR of 14.51 in 2003 finals... Also a member of 3rd-place 4x100 relay at CCS meet as a junior... Played forward for soccer team, helping lead SCHS to back-to-back CCS D-III championships.

PERSONAL: Born in Boulder, Colo.... Majoring in civil engineering... Parents are David & Lu Haussler... Lu graduated from UC Davis in 1974... Sports hero is Alison Felix, non-sports hero is her longtime track coach Victor Dubin.