Austin Goodheart
Austin Goodheart
Year: Senior
Hometown: Glendora, Calif.
High School: Glendora HS
Position: Distance

Goodheart broke onto the conference scene as a junior, taking the 5th spot at the Big West Championships in the 3,000m steeple- one of four returning scorers for the Gauchos in the event. Look for that momentum to continue into his senior campaign. 

2012-2013
Clipped a 9:17.33 in the 3,000m steeple to take second at the Big West Challenge. Got on a roll late in the season- running a 1500m PR at the Cal Poly Dual meet and using that momentum to notch his first Big West scoring performance, taking 5th in the 3,000m steeplechase. 

2011-2012

Competed in the 1,500m and 3,000m Steeple throughout the season. Posted a
season best of 4:08.72 in the 1,500m at Bryan Clay Invitational. Ran a best time in
the 3,000m Steeple at Cal Poly where he placed fourth

2010-2011
Ran a personal best in the 1,500m at the Ben Brown Invite with a time of 4:05.90 and improving his previous high school best by more than 20 seconds...Ran 8:54.50 in the 3k at the Westmont Quadrangular meet...Also competed in the 800m where he ran 1:54.46 and placing seventh.

Prep
Austin Goodheart attended Glendora High School...Goodheart finished 32nd in the three-mile CIF Southern Section Divisional Finals meet with a time of 15:53.00...He set a personal best in the CIF Southern Section Prelims with a time of 15:44.00 good for sixth-place...Placed 65th at the CIF California State Championship meet with a peraonal best of 16:17.00 in the 5,000 meter course...Goodheart also competed in track at Glendora HS and recorded personal bests of 4:27.43 in the 1,600 meters and 1:55.56 in the 800 meters.

Personal
Son of Steven and Theresa Goodheart...Has one sister, Jessica...Majoring in Mathematics...Chose to attend UCSB because he wanted to be on a team with other people who were dedicated to running...In his free time he enjoys playing video games, swing, latin and ballroom dancing, being a part of the UCSB Gauho Locos, and Ultimate Frisbee...Likes to collect unique chess sets...Lists some of his favorite movies as The Matrix,, Kung Fu Panda and Up...Enjoys listening to Country, Big Band, Swing and International genres...Lists "Once a Runner" and "Running with Buffalos" as some of his favorite novels...Names Steve Prefontaine as his favorite athlete.

Collegiate Career Bests
800m    - 1:54.46 (Big West Challenge, 4/8/2011)
1,500m - 4:01.48 (2013 Cal Poly Dual)
3k         - 8:54.50 (Westmont Quad, 2/19/2011)
3,000m Steeple- 9:17.33 (2013 Big West Challenge)

Big West Championships 
2013- 3k Steeple, 5th, 9:26.48