Ben Forbes
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Huntington Beach, Calif.

High School:
Marina HS '98

Last College:
Cal Poly Pomona

Height / Weight:
6-3 / 210

Event:
Decathlon

Major:
Communication/Sociology

2002: ALL-AMERICAN, placing 8th (PR of 6,943) in decathlon at NCAA Championships... Ranks 3rd in school history behind only Tim Gelonek (7,430) and Mike Kuoppamaki (7,056)... Hurdles mark is 10th in school history... Scored 13.5 points at CCAA Championships, earning All-CCAA honors with 3rd-place finish in 110 hurdles (15.06)... Added 5th-place marks in javelin (PR 169-10) and high jump (6-3.25)... Event-by-event bests: 100 (11.68), long jump (22-0), shot (45-8.5), high jump (6-6), 400 (51.25), 110 (14.88), discus (136-3), vault (13-5.25), javelin (169-10), 1,500 (4:48.92)... All four running bests came at nationals... Also competed in CCAA long jump, placing 9th (20-8).

2001: Redshirted.

CAL POLY POMONA: Placed 3rd at CCAA Championships in both the triple jump (45-2.25) and decathlon (5,892) as a sophomore in 2000.

MARINA HS ?98: Won Sunset League titles in 110 hurdles, 300 hurdles and triple jump as a senior... Placed 15th at state meet in triple... Team finished 2nd in league.

PERSONAL: Born July 27, 1980 in Long Beach, Calif.... Double-majoring in communication and sociology... Considering career in human resources...Would like to make the decathlon its own sport... Career highlight was earning All-America honors last season.