HIGH SCHOOL: A 2012 graduate of Desert Christian High School in Lancaster ... Named the Knights' Team Captain in 2011 ... Was three-time Desert Mountain League Cross Country MVP (2009-11) and was two-time All-CIF recipient at the Division 5 Southern Section Championships, placing ninth in 2010 and fourth in 2011, among other accolades ... Recipient of the 2012 United States Army Reserve National Scholar-Athlete Award ... Team was runner-up at 2011 California Division 5 Cross Country Championships and holds fourth-fastest time ever run by a Division 5 team at the California State Meet ... Holds records at six different courses, including the Bell Jeff Invitational (14:40) ... Also ran track & field in which he participated in the mile with a personal best of 4:31, two mile (9:45), three mile (14:40), 5,000 meter (15:50) and 10,000 (32:26).
PERSONAL: Born July 21, 1994 in North Hollywood ... Parents are Ron Acton and Janene Cloud... Father ran both cross country and track at Glendale Community College ... Placing sixth while his team placed second in the 2011 California Division 5 Cross Country State Championships is his favorite cross country memory ... Golfing, reading and fishing are his hobbies ... Steve Prefontaine is his favorite athlete ... His favorite movie is Braveheart ... Enjoys listening to Christian rap and classic rock ... Supports the L.A. Lakers and Dodgers as well as the San Diego Chargers ... His father and high school cross country coaches are his greatest influences ... Is a structural engineering major in Warren College ... Plans to pursue a career in structural engineering in the San Diego area and hopes to one day go to the Olympic Trials in the marathon.