Josh Horton
Josh Horton
Birth Date: 06/23/1979
Hometown: Vienna, Virginia
High School: George C. Marshall HS
Previous College: Penn State

2001 XC Recap: The team's MVP became UCSB's first Cross Country All-American with a 17th individual place finish at the NCAA Championships. Also finished second behind teammate Eric Gans at the Big West Championships, and 8th at the Pre-NCAA Meet.

2001 Track: Crushed the 10,000m school record by over 20 seconds, running 29:09.85, a mark that qualified him for the NCAA championships where he finished 15th. Also led the conference with the fastest 5,000m time of 14:20.

2000 Cross Country: Won the Fresno State Invite race, ahead of Pac-10 squads from Stanford and Cal... Led the team at the Stanford Invite with a 5th place finish... 67th place finish at the Pre-NCAA meet... Earned All-Conference honors by finishing 7th at the Big West Championships... Missed earning "All-West Region" honors by one spot after taking 26th at the NCAA Western District championships.

2000 Track: 2000 Big West T&F 10,000m champion, runner up in 5,000m... Second fastest 5,000m time in school history of 14:07.11... 3rd place finish in 1500m at 2000 Cal/Nevada Championships... First place 1500m finish at All-UC meet.

1999 Cross Country: Team MVP after finishing 6th at the Big West Championships, earning him All-Conference Honors.

1999 Track: Injured for the majority of the season, but finished 9th in the Conference 10,000 meter championships, one of only three races he would run..

1998 Cross Country: A welcomed addition to the Gaucho program, led the team at the Stanford Invite with a time of 25:36... Also finished 11th at the Conference championships.

High School:

Fourth place in the 1996 Virginia State Cross Country Championships. Track PR's of 9:39 in 3200 and 4:25 in the 1600.

Personal Records By Year


Event High School Freshman Sophomore Junior Senior
1,500m 4:06.04 3:53.28
1,600m 4:25
3,000m 9:12.47 8:31.85 (during 5k)
3,200m 9:39 9:05.98 (during 5k)
5,000m 15:33.09 14:07.11
10,000m 32:14.42 31:02.40 29:09.85
UCSB 8K 26:20.7 did not race 24:43
Stanford 8k 25:36 25:38 25:24