Ben Nelson
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Vacaville, Calif.

High School:
Vacaville HS '06

Height / Weight:
6-2 / 160

Event:
High Jumps

Major:
Undeclared

2008: Did not compete.

2007: Competed at five meets, posting high jump best of 2.10m (6-10.75) at Cal-Nevada State Championships... That mark was good for T2nd in the meet and 4th all-time at UC Davis... Posted meet win (2.05m, 6-8.75) at Hornet Invitational... Set school indoor high jump record at Husky Classic, clearing 2.10m (6-10.75).

VACAVILLE HS '06: Three-sport standout, starring in track, basketball and soccer... Placed 8th in high jump (6-5) at CIF state meet as a senior... Hit prep PR of 6-10 during Aggies' own Woody Wilson Classic, which ranked 2nd in state for 2006... Won high jump at both Sac-Joaquin Section and Monticello Empire League meets to advance to state... Selected to Sacramento Bee All-Metro second team... Placed 4th at Sac-Joaquin Section meet as a junior (6-4)... Also reached sectionals in long jump and triple jump that year, posting top-three finishes in all three events at 2005 MEL Championships... Earned league's Most Valuable Defender award in soccer as a goalkeeper, helping team to No. 8 section ranking... Led MEL in free-throw percentage for basketball team... Also attended Solano College concurrently with high school, but did not compete in any sports... Earned Dean's List honors for two semesters.

PERSONAL: Born in Fairfield, Calif.... Majoring in sociology... Parents are Jeffrey & Lori Nelson... All of his older siblings attend or attended Brigham Young... Career highlight was setting UC Davis' indoor high jump mark (in 2007).