Jeremy Acosta
Jeremy Acosta
Height: 5-9
Year: Junior
Hometown: Palmdale, Calif.
High School: Highland HS
Position: Distance

UC Santa Barbara


High School
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 Bests
3,000m  -  8:39 
(Westmont Quadrangular, 3/19/2011)
5,000m  - 14:47 
(Ben Brown Invitational, 4/5/2011)
10,000m - 31:50 
(Big West Championships, 5/15/2010)