Oscar Pearson
Oscar Pearson
Year: Senior
Hometown: Salinas, Calif.
High School: Alisal HS
Position: Sprints/Jumps

Pearson rose to the challenge at the Big West Championships his junior year and found a lifetime best in the triple jump at 47'7 on his last attempt, moving from eighth to sixth place overall. He will go into his senior year as the leader of the Gaucho jump crew. Look for him to challenge for spots in the UCSB all-time list in the triple jump and long jump. 

2013-2014 Track 
During his junior season, Pearson emerged as the leader of the Gaucho jump corps. On his last attempt in the triple jump at the Big West Championships he moved from 8th to 6th place with a new lifetime best leap of 47'7. Set a new lifetime best in the long jump at the Big West Challenge to take second with a leap of 23'0.5. Won both the long and triple jumps at the Cal Poly Dual for the Gauchos with marks of 23'0 and 44'8 respectively. Opened the year with a long jump win at the Gaucho-Round Up with a leap of 22'11.25. 


2012-2013 Track 
Opened the 2013 season with a lifetime best in the triple jump at 46'. Had four other competitions over 45' during the 2013 outdoor campaign, including a 45'10.5 leap to win the Cal Poly Dual Meet. Also won the UC Riverside Dual meet with a jump of 45'8.5. Set a new lifetime best in the long jump at the Cal Poly Dual Meet at 23'2.5w.

2011-2012
Pearson competed in long jump and triple jump throughout the 2012 season…Posted a season best of 6.29m in long jump and 44'4.25 in triple jump.

Prep
Pearson was Tri-County Athletic League champion in the triple jump...Second farthest jump in school history in the triple jump and second fastest in the 300m hurdles...Lettered in both track and football.

Personal
Son of Gladys Mejia...has four siblings, Jesus, Abraham, Alfonso Valdez and Alba Roland...Was on honor roll all four years of high school...Was senior class Vice President...Enjoys writing, watching movies, being active and listening to music in his free time...All six members of his family played football at the same high school and all wore the number 7...Favorite movies are "Pulp Fiction", "Fight Club"...Favorite books are "A Clockwork Orange", "Fight Club", and "Diary of a Wimpy Kid"...Favorite athletes are Adrian Peterson, Walter Payton, and Steve Prefontaine.

Collegiate Bests

Long Jump- 7.07w (2013 Cal Poly Dual Meet)
Triple Jump- 47'7w/14.50m (2014 Big West Championships)

Big West Championships
2014- Triple Jump, 6th, 47'7/14.50w
2014- LJ, 12th, 21'1.25/6.43m 

2013- Triple Jump, 10th, 45'5.25/13.85m
2013- Long Jump, 10th, 22'4.25/6.81m