Derek Masterson
Derek Masterson
Height: 6-2
Year: Senior
Hometown: Placerville, Calif.
High School: Ponderosa HS
Position: Decathlon, Pole Vault

UC Santa Barbara
Conference Champion

Masterson was a large asset in the decathlon events for the gauchos…Posted best marks in the 100m, 400m, 1,500m, long jump, shot put, discuss throw, and decathlon throughout the season...Won the decathlon at Big West Championships.

Masterson came off a redshirt season more fired up than ever...He set an all time personal best in the Decathlon with a total score of 7295 and nearly a thousand points better than his previous score he set in 2009.


Masterson took ninth at the Big West Championship decathlon with a score of 5980, which included a first-place score in the shot put of 670 (42'9.50", 13.04m)...His best score in the decathlon was 6463, which he achieved at the Sam Adams Multi-Events at UCSB's Pauley Track...Took second in the pole vault at the Big West Challenge Cup with a clearance of 15'1" (4.60m)...Also led the team in the long jump with a mark of 21'2.75" (6.47m).

High School
Was all-league in all four seasons and was All-Sac Joaquin Section one season...Holds Ponderosa High School records in the pole vault, long jump, triple jump, and 4x100m relay... Best marks in high school were 16'2" in the pole vault, 22'3" in the long jump, and 11.01 in the 100m.

Masterson is majoring in mechanical engineering...Interested in bikes, cars, skiing, snowboarding, kayaking, and soccer.

Collegiate Career Bests
100m- 11.27 (Sam Adams Invite, 4/02/12)
400m- 49.93 (Sam Adams Invite, 4/02/12)
1,500m- 4:40.53 (Sam Adams Invite, 4/02/12)
110m Hurdles- 15.13 (Big West Multi-Event Championships, 5/04/12)
Long Jump- 7.23m (Big West Multi-Event Championsihps, 5/04/12)
Shot Put- 14.21m (Big West Multi- Event Championships, 5/04/12)
Discuss Throw- 46.67 (Cal Poly Dual, (4/28/12)
Decathlon- 7558 (Sam Adams Invite, 4/02/12)