Ben Parodi
Ben  Parodi

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Pacifica, Calif.

High School:
Junipero Serra HS '11

Height / Weight:
6-1 / 250

Event:
Throws

Major:
Viticulture & Enology


05/27/2015

Second season begins for UC Davis Track and Field

Aggies in action at NCAA West Region Prelim Meet at the University of Texas

05/15/2015

Steeplechasers pace UC Davis into second at Big West

Aggie women in quest to win fourth straight while men are in fourth place

05/14/2015

UC Davis heads to UC Riverside for Big West Championships

Women enter as three-time defending champs while men look to continue conference climb

05/02/2015

Aggies throwers have career-best days at Payton Jordan

UC Davis comes back strong after good showings at Causeway Dual on Friday

05/01/2015

Aggies, Hornets split exciting Causeway Dual at UC Davis

UC Davis women capture a victory while the Hornet men pull past the Aggies

Career Bests:

Event Mark Meet Date
Shot Put 17.25m Causeway Classic Dual 05-01-15
Discus 44.76m Causeway Classic 05-02-14
Hammer 59.05m Causeway Classic Dual 05-01-15

2014: Had season-best mark of 16.40m (53-9.75) while taking third in the shot put at the Causeway Classic Dual... Mark also pushed him to No. 9 on program's all-time list... Had big mark of 57.68 (189-3) in hammer at Big West Championships, finishing third and moving to No. 7 on Aggies' all-time list... Went 44.76m (146-10) at Causeway for career-best effort in discus... Finished eighth in shot at conference championships and was third at Stanford Invitational... Took second in hammer at Causeway Classic.

2013: Competed in shot put and hammer throw, posting season-best mark of 16.30 (53-5.75) in the shot put at the Causeway Classic Dual Meet... Had mark of 49.23m (161-6) in hammer at early season Aggie Open for best performance in that event... Took second in shot put at Hornet Invitational and was third at ASU Sun Angel Classic... Competed in 10 events including the Big West Championship.

2012: Finished 9th at Big West Conference Championships in shot with season-best 15.66m (51-4.5)... Broke 50-foot barrier on four occasions, starting with 50-6 at Hornet Invite... Also competed in discus (42.72m, 140-2) and hammer (39.22m, 138-0) three times each.

JUNIPERO SERRA HS '11: Three-time West Catholic Athletic League champion in shot put... Placed 4th at 2011 Central Coast Section with 12-pound implement after finishing 7th with 10-pounder as a junior... Twice selected as team's Most Valuable Field Athlete, then capped career as team MVP as a senior.

PERSONAL: Born in Pacifica, Calif.... Majoring in viticulture & enology, having chosen UC Davis for its reputation in that field... Parents are Ben & Laurie Parodi... Ben, Sr. played football at San Francisco State... Proudest personal accomplishment was winning Serra High's Shea Award as the outstanding senior male athlete.