Ryan Martin
Ryan Martin
Height: 6-1
Year: Junior
Hometown: Lake Forest, Calif.
High School: Santa Margarita Catholic HS
Position: Middle Distance
UC Santa Barbara
NCAA All-American
Martin broke the UCSB 800m record at the NCAA Preliminaries with a time of 1:46.71 and breaking the previous record set in 2007...Set a personal best in the 400m dash by running 47.13 and placing second at the Big West Challenge Cup...His 400m time moves him up to fourth on the UCSB all-time 400m list...Earned All-American status at the NCAA Championships in Eugene, Ore., where Martin ran a 1:47.02 in the 800m to finish fourth in the event...Finished 27th in the preliminaries at the U.S. Track and Field Championship in the 800m. 2009
NCAA Regional Qualifier
Big West Conference Champion
Martin was the Big West Champion of the 800m...He ran 1:49.85 at Conference, edging UC Irvine's Charles Jock by two hundredths of a second at the line to take the title...Martin also anchored the 4x400m relay squad at Conference, which took third place at 3:10.56 in a race that saw the top four teams separated by less than half a second...Ran a personal best in the 800m of 1:49.23 at the Occidental Invitational the week before Conference...Broke 48 seconds in the 400m for the first time at the Bryan Clay Invitational, where he ran 47.75...Was the 800m winner at the Big West Challenge Cup at 1:49.79, and at the Cal Poly dual meet at 1:53.67. 2008
Early in the season, Martin was named the Big West Athlete of the Week after taking first place at the All-Cal Challenge with a personal best of 1:52.42 in the 800m...Entered the 400m in a couple of meets and won on both occasions--48.96 at the Soka Invitational and 48.75 at the UC Davis dual meet...Picked up an injury at the USC Trojan Invitational and missed the remainder of the season on a medical redshirt. High School
Martin placed second in the 800m at the 2007 California State Meet...Was the 2007 CIF-SS Champion...Was also a big part of his school's 4x800m, 4x1600m, and Distance Medley relay teams... Was named an Orange County MVP Sprinter/Hurdler. Personal
Martin is majoring in art history.
Collegiate Career Bests
800m - 1:46.71 (NCAA Championships Round 2, 6/9/2010)
400m -   47.13 (Big West Challenge Cup, 4/9/2010)
4x400m (split) - 45.5 (NCAA Championships  Round 1)