UCLA Cross Country BIO
Jacob Wood
Player Profile:
Jacob Wood 1263759
Height: 5'10"
Weight: 135
Year: Junior
Hometown: San Diego, Calif.
High School: Mt. Carmel

2013 - Competed in two races his junior year … Named to the Pac-12 All-Academic first team … Finished in 44th at the NCAA Inter-Regional with a season best time of 24:54 … Placed 61st with a time of 27:11 at the Pac-12 Championships.

2012 – Placed 51st (39:21.3) at the 2013 USA Cross Country Championships ... UCLA's No. 7 runner (232nd, 32:30.5) at the NCAA Championship, No. 6 runner (80th, 31:11) at the NCAA Regional and No. 8 finisher (56th, 25:11) at Pac-12 Championships ... The Bruins' No. 2 runner (23rd, 24:32.3) at the Bronco Invite and No. 4 (15th, 25:07) at Pac-12 Preview ... Finished third overall (16:15) at Nevada Chase ... First-team Pac-12 All-Academic ... Athletic Director’s Honor Roll.

2011 - Redshirted ... Received the Highest GPA Award for the men's team ... Athletic Director's Honor Roll.

2010 - No. 3 runner at the Titan Invite (10th, 25:00.3) ... No. 4 runner at the Bronco Invite (71st, 25:21.0) ... No. 2 runner at the Aztec Invite (9th, 26:10.3) ... Also ran at the Stanford Invite (96th, 25:30) ... Athletic Director's Honor Roll.

High School - Earned three varsity letters in cross country and track at Mt. Carmel HS ... Three-time CA State Cross Country Meet competitor, finishing 24th in 2009 ... Led his team to the CIF-SD Div. II championship crown in 2008 ... Two-time San Diego Union Tribune All-Academic honoree in cross country and track and field ... Three-time all-league honoree in cross country ... First-team All-CIF in 2008 and 2009 ... In track, was the team MVP in 2009 and Male Track Athlete of the Year in 2010 ... Led team to consecutive Valley League titles in 2009 and 2010 ... Two-time Valley League Track Athlete of the Year after winning back-to-back titles in the 1600m and 3200m in 2009 and 2010 ... Set a school record in the 3200m ... 2010 CA State meet qualifier in the 3200m after placing second at the CIF-SD meet ... Male Scholar Athlete of the Year for his high school ... Two-time recipient of the Outstanding Athlete Award for Mt. Carmel HS ... Top times of 1:56.7 in the 800m and 4:18 in the 1600m.

Personal - Born July 3, 1992 in San Diego, CA ... Son of Christopher and Elizabeth Wood ... Has a younger brother, Sean ... Aerospace Engineering major.

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