Aaron Sharp
Hometown: Port Hueneme, Calif.
High School: Santa Clara
Previous College: Oxnard Junior College
Position: Distance
2003 Track
Ran a personal best of 14:18 in the 5k, the 5th fastest time in UCSB history. Also ran the 6th fastest 10k time of 29:59. Took 4th in the Conference 10k and qualified for the Western Regional Championships.

2002 Track
Red-shirted, but still clocked personal bests in the 1500, 3k, 5k, and 10k...Should return to collegiate competition as one of the top Big West distance runners.

2001 Cross Country
Consistent top-7 member of key in securing the men's Big West Conference title as the team's fifth finisher, taking 11th overall.

2001 Track
Earned All-Conference honors by placing third in the 10,000m race at the Big West Championships...Doubled back for an impressive race in the 5,000m race the next day, running a lifetime best of 14:48.71, good for seventh place...Also ran a personal best of 30:15.21 in the 10K, the school's eighth fastest mark.

2000 Cross Country
Finished as the team's third man at the NCAA Regional Championships with a 32:07 10K time and a 43rd place finish...Finished 24th at the 2000 Big West Championships as the team's fifth man.

High School Won the 1997 California State Div. V Cross Country Championship with a 15:59 at Woodward Park...Also ran 9:12.06 for 3200m to qualify for the state meet out of Southern Section, finishing ninth at the state meet, running 9:20.78.

Personal Info
Has a strong history of running within his family...His mother, Debra Sharp, qualified for the 1988 U.S. Olympic trials in the marathon...She also coached Aaron in high school...Aaron's father Gene Sharp was his coach at Oxnard JC.

Personal Bests
1500m - 3:54.05 - 5/11/02
3000m - 8:24.81 - 3/2/02
5000m - 14:18.18 - 5/2/03
10,000m - 29:51.99 - 4/19/02