Jake Ritter
Jake Ritter
Height: 6-1
Year: Fr.
Hometown: Citrus Heights, CA
High School: Granite Bay HS
Events: Distance
Experience: XC

2017-18 -- Cross Country: Competing on an unattached basis at the UC Santa Barbara Lagoon Open on Sept. 2, began the fall taking fourth place overall, with an 8k performance of 25:27.20 ... made scoring debut as a true freshman for the Mustangs at Oregon’s Dellinger Invitational on Sept. 29, finishing 71st at the Pac-12 course, with a time of 24:48.8 ... academically, earned Big West Conference Commissioner’s Highest Honors.

Prep -- As a senior at Granite Bay High School, finished seventh at the 2016 CIF Division 2 State Cross Country Championships, with a 5k time of 15:27.3 — after winning the Sac-Joaquin Section crown in 15:49.2 ... added an eighth-place finish at the 2016 Stanford Invitational, in 15:02.9 ... as a junior in track season, took fourth in the 3,200 meters at the sectional Masters Meet with a performance of 9:21.68 ... in 2017, finished ninth in the 1,600m at the Sacramento Meet of Champions, at 4:15.96 ... also earned the Grizzlies’ Junior and Senior Academic Merit Award, the State Seal of Biliteracy and an IB Career Diploma.

Personal -- Born on Feb. 4, 1999 in Sacramento ... also visited Cal, Portland and Lipscomb; chose Cal Poly because of the “great area, and great academic & athletic environment” ... majors in Civil Engineering, and aspires to build structures to help others, such as bridges and roads.