|Hometown:||Alta Loma, Calif|
2004 Track & Field Recap: Ben met the Olympic Trials "B" standard in the 800m running a 1:48.00 at the Cardinal Inv...won his second Big West 800m title...runner-up in the 800m at the West Region Championship and advanced to the NCAA National Championship...800m PR is #2 on all-time Gaucho list...ran 3rd leg on fastest 4x400m relay at UCSB in 17 years (3:11.32).
2003 XC Recap: Ben ran 25:38 at the Stanford Invitational and recorded a UCSB Lagoon XC 8k best of 26:15.
2003 Track & Field Recap:
Red-shirted his 3rd year but still posted a competitive 800m mark of 1:50.98 to win the Pomona Invitational.
Enjoyed a great sophomore season, clocking a provisional time of 1:48.70, ranking him 13th in the nation at one point...Finished the season ranked 22nd in the NCAA and 33rd in the country...An excellent showing at the conclusion of the seaon, individually winning the 800 meter event and assisting in the 4x400 meter relay team that took fourth place with a time of 3:13.27.
2001 Cross Country
Continued to make a case for himself as a middle distance runner with longer range, clocking 26:19 on the UCSB 8K course.
Finished fourth at the Big West Conference Championships as a true freshman....Also improved his 800m mark by two seconds from high school...Had a 3:58.37 effort in the 1500m race.
As a junior in 1999, placed third in the State Meet prelims of the 800m...Also as a junior, ran his personal best of 1:54.74 at the Southern Section Masters Meet to finish third.