|High School:||Highland HS|
UC Santa Barbara
Competed in the 5k and 10k at Big West Championships where he placed 8 th with
a best time of 14:44.18 and 7th with a best time of 31:40.79, respectively. Also
competed in the 3,000m throughout the season. Posted a best time in the 3,000m at
the Big West Challenge where he placed 4th with a time of 8:32.60.
Ran a personal best of 8:39.40 in the 3k at the Westmont Quadrangular...Ran 14:47.32 in the 5k for a new personal best in the 5k...Competed in the 10k at the Big West Conference Championships and finished in 32:16.35.
Acosta competed in the Big West Challenge Cup and ran 8:44.04 in the 3k...Ran 15:11.49 for a season best in the 5k against Cal Poly...Competed in 10k at the Big West Conference Championship where he finished in 31:50.63.
Competed for Highland High School in the CIF Southern Section...Was All-League from 2004-2008 and a CIF Champion in 2008...Held a personal best of 9:08 in the 3200m...Went to the state meet in cross country as a freshman...Holds course records of 14:08 at Bell-Jeff and 15:26 at Kenny Staub...His time at Bell-Jeff improved from 16:08 in his freshman season to 14:08 in his senior season.
Acosta is majoring in Religious Studies...Hopes to become an fire fighter and personal trainer...Says he enjoys collegiate track because he is driven towards improvement by racing people who are faster than him...Enjoys reading books and magazines to become more knowledgeable...Enjoys cooking, racing and giving back to others who have helped him in life..Lists Alpha Dog and Forgetting Sarah Marshall among his favorite movies.
Collegiate Career Bests
3k- 8:32.60 (Big West Challenge, 4/13/12)
5k- 14:44.18 (Big West Championships, 5/11/12)
10k- 31:40.79 (Big West Championships, 5/11/12)