AS A SENIOR IN 2016
Won CCAA's Dr. Hal Charnofsky Memorial Award for distinguishing himself in the classroom as well as his sport ... Triton Athletes' Council (TAC) Vice President ... CCAA All-Academic ... Represented UCSD at the CCAA Championships in the 5000 (10th, 15:13.79) and the 10000 (10th, 31:59.73) ... Ran seasonal bests of 4:06.04 in the 1500 at the Aztec Invitational (3/25), 15:13.79 in the 5000 (5/7) and 31:59.73 in the 10000 (5/5), both at the CCAA Championships.
AS A JUNIOR IN 2015
Won UCSD's Karen E. Reis Award for leadership and campus and community service ... Represented UCSD at the CCAA Championships in the 5000 (15th, 15:09.73) and the 10000 (eighth, 32:07.99) ... Recorded season-best marks of 4:05.99 in the 1500 at the Aztec Invitational (3/27), 8:51.88 in the 3000 at the Pomona Preview (2/28), 15:09.73 in the 5000 (5/2) and 32:07.99 in the 10000 (5/1), both at the CCAA Championships.
AS A SOPHOMORE IN 2014
Finished the 1500 meters in 4:06.14 at the Aztec Invitational (3/28) ... Ran 8:45.88 in the 3000 at the All-Cal Championships (3/8) ... Finished in 15:29.80 in the 5000 at the CCAA Championships (5/3) ... Had the best UCSD time of the season in the 10000 with personal-record 30:51.86 at the Mt. SAC Relays which was good enough for No. 4 in program history and an NCAA provisional qualifier.
AS A FRESHMAN IN 2013
Competed in the 10000 meters at the CCAA Championships, finishing seventh in 31:53.74 ... Also competed in the 10000 at the Cal-Nevada Championships, taking eighth with a then-personal-best time of 31:28.74 ... Best marks included 4:11.25 in the 1500 at Triton Invitational, 8:48.40 in the 3000 at the All-UC Meet, and 15:09.25 in the 5000 at Occidental Distance Carnival.
A 2012 graduate of Desert Christian High School in Lancaster ... Ran track and field for the Knights, with a personal-best time in the mile of 4:31 ... Achieved a personal best in the two-mile at the California Relays, winning the race in 9:45.19 as a senior (2012) ... Also ran cross country for the Knights.
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 ... Structural engineering major with a minor in business at Warren College ... Would like to work in an engineering firm on the West Coast with an emphasis on seismic design ... Also aspires to continue running professionally after graduating from UCSD and qualify for the 2020 Olympics in the marathon ... Running 30:51 in the 10000 at the 2014 Mt. SAC Relays, fourth-best all-time at UCSD, ranks as favorite UCSD memory ... Golfing and surfing are among his hobbies ... Roots for the Los Angeles Dodgers and the San Diego Chargers ... Olympic marathon runner Ryan Hall is his favorite athlete ... His favorite movie is Braveheart ... Listens to Queen and The J. Geils Band ... Loves chicken fettuccine alfredo ... His father and grandfather are his greatest influences ... "Dabbles" in the harmonica.