UCSD Cross Country BIO
 Scott Acton

Redshirted the season ... 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.

Won UCSD's Karen E. Reis Award for leadership and campus and community service ... Finished 31st overall as the Tritons' No. 5 scorer at the CCAA Championships with a time of 26:42.8 over eight kilometers ... Finished 80th overall at the NCAA West Regionals, running the 10-kilometer course in a time of 33:15.52 ... Recorded a time of 25:07 over eight kilometers at the Stanford Invitational.

Finished 21st overall as the Tritons' No. 4 scorer at the CCAA Championships with a time of 25:50.3 ... Was 67th overall at the NCAA West Regionals in a time of 33:51.6 ... Highest finish was at the Triton Classic, with a time of 26:05.6 for a seventh-place showing.

Team's Co-Freshman of the Year ... Ran and scored in all six meets ... Finished 68th overall as the No. 4 scorer at the NCAA West Regionals in Kahuku, Hawaii, with a time of 34:52.17 ... Scored second for UCSD, placing 17th overall with a time of 26:27.8, at the CCAA Championships ... Led the Tritons with a third-place showing at the Lancer Invitational (25:33) ... Had highest finish at the UCSD Opener, where he was the overall runner-up (21:56.7) ... Finished eighth overall with a time of 26:36.9 at the Triton Classic.

A 2012 graduate of Desert Christian High School in Lancaster ... Named the Knights' team captain in 2011 ... Three-time Desert Mountain League MVP (2009-11) in cross country ... Two-time All-CIF honoree at the Southern Section Division 5 Championships, placing ninth in 2010 and sixth in 2011 ... Recipient of the 2012 United States Army Reserve National Scholar-Athlete Award ... Team was runner-up at 2011 CIFSS Division 5 Cross Country Championships with fourth-fastest combined time ever run by a Division 5 squad at the California state meet ... Set records at six different courses, including the Bell Jeff Invitational (14:40) ... Also ran track and field, participating in the mile with a personal best of 4:31, two-mile (9:45), three-mile (14:40), 5000 meters (15:50) and 10000 (32:26).

Born July 21 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 business minor 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 ... Placing sixth as a high school senior while his team finished second at the 2011 state meet is his favorite cross country memory ... Hobbies include golfing and surfing ... Roots for the Los Angeles Dodgers and the San Diego Chargers ... Steve Prefontaine is his favorite athlete ... Top movie is Braveheart ... Listens to Queen ... Favorite meal is super fries from Vallarta's ... Lists his father and grandfather are his greatest influences.

Height: 5'8"
Year: Senior
Hometown: Lancaster, CA
High School: Desert Christian HS
College: Warren
Major: Structural Engineering
Experience: 3 Letters
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