Jacob Vowels
Jacob Vowels
Height: 5-11
Year: Senior
Hometown: Upland, Calif.
High School: Damien HS
Position: Sprints

Vowels, a dynamic sprinter from Upland, CA will add a spark to the Gaucho relay squads. He was a member of the last three Big West 4 x 100m teams, including last years third place squad. A saavy vetran in the short sprints and relay, Vowles will be a key returner to a group that was .09 off the 4 x 100m school record in 2013. He is a Big West scorer in the 100m, 200m and 4 x 100m relay. 

Was a part of five winning relay teams during the 2013 campaign. Set a new PR in the 100m at the Big West Championships, firing off a 10.74 in the prelims to qualify for his first Big West 100m final. He would go on to finish 8th in the final. Also set a new PR in the 200m at the Big West Championships with a 21.77 effort in the prelims. Stepped up to see action in the 4 x 400m relay, helping the Gauchos secure a Cal-Nevada meet win in 3:12.32. 


Vowels competed in the 100m, 200m and 400m throughout the season…Posted a best time of 50.18 in the 400m at Stanford Invitational…Was a member of the 4x100m relay at Big West Championships.

Competed in the 100m, 200m, and 4x100m relay events this season...Ran a personal best time in the 100m at the Cal/Nevada Championship clocking in a time of 10.81...Placed 12th at the Bryan Clay Invite where he ran a personal best time fo 21.97...Assisted the men's 4x100m relay team to a fourth place finish at the Big West Conference Championship with a personal best relay time of 41.35.

Vowels was the school record holder in the 4x100m relay team...Sierra League Champion in 2009 and 2010...Captained the track team in 2010...Recipient of the Richard Miller Scholarship...Made Honor Roll all four years in high school.

Majoring in History...Parents are Catherine and George Vowels...Has one brother Braden and one sister Krista...Chose UCSB for the team spirit and location...In his free time Vowels enjoys riding longboards, playing Ping Pong, bodyboarding and hanging out with the team and friends...Favorite movie is "Snatch"...Listens to Third Eye Blind...Favorite books are "The Odyssey", "It's Not About the Bike"..."Chariots of the Gods".

Collegiate Career Bests
100m - 10.74 (2013 Big West Championships)
200m - 21.77 (2013 Big West Championships)
4 x 100m- 41.03 (2013 Big West Championships) 

Big West Championships
2013- 100m, 8th, 11.12
2013- 200m, 11th, 21.77
2013- 4 x 100m- 3rd, 41.03 

2012- 4 x 100m, 6th, 41.52

2011- 200m, 7th, 22.14
2011- 100m, 11th, 10.87
2011- 4 x 100m, 4th, 41.35