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  Ben Lindsey
Ben Lindsey
Player Profile
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Lynnwood, Wash.

High School:
Lynnwood

Event:
Throws

Birthdate:
10/05/1977

Experience:
3L

Major:
Speech Communication

1998-99: Placed 19th in the discus (165-8) at the NCAA Championships, his third straight NCAA appearance ... Finished third in the shot put (60-2), just two inches behind winner Wade Tift of UCLA, and fifth in the discus (182-9) at the Pac-10 championships ... Ranked fourth nationally in the discus and 22nd in the shot put ... Registered an NCAA automatic-qualifying discus mark (200-8) on April 10 in San Diego ... Reached the NCAA provisional shot put qualifying standard (60-4 1/2) on April 17 in Seattle ... Named the Pac-10 Men's Field Athlete of the Week on April 5, 1999.

1997-98: Placed sixth in the discus at the 1998 USATF Nationals (198-3) ... Three-time All-American who placed fifth in the discus at the 1998 NCAA outdoor meet (193-1) ... Also qualified for the outdoor shot put, but fouled on all three attempts at the NCAAs ... Had a second-place showing in the shot put (62-2 1/4) and third in the discus (195-4) at the 1998 Pac-10 Championships ... Had the top 1998 Husky mark in the shot put (65-4), discus (202-7) and hammer (170-10) ... Finished fifth in the shot put (62-5 3/4) at the 1998 NCAA Indoor Championships ... Improved his personal best by nearly 10 feet on March 28, 1998, in San Diego with a discus mark of 202-7 that is the third longest in school history ... His personal best shot put mark of 65-4, set on May 2, 1998 in Seattle, was a two-foot improvement on his career best and ranks No. 2 among all-time Huskies.

1996-97: The top freshman discus thrower in the nation during 1997, earning All-America honors with a ninth-place performance (187-2) at the 1997 NCAA championships ... Placed fourth in the discus (185-4) at the 1997 Pac-10 championships ... Finished fifth in the shot put (56-9 1/4) at the 1997 Pac-10 meet ... Reached NCAA provisional-qualifying standards in both the discus and shot put, but competed only in the discus at nationals ... Was the only freshman discus thrower in the 18-man NCAA field.

High School: One of the most decorated throwers in the nation during his prep career ... Selected to the USA Today All-USA Track and Field Team in 1994, 1995 and 1996 ... Three-time prep discus All-American, ranking among the country's top-five high school competitors each of the last three years ... Won five Class AA state championships ... Claimed the state discus title three times and the shot put crown twice ... Ranked No. 2 nationally among prep shot put and discus throwers ... Finished 13th in Track & Field News magazine's 1996 Prep Athlete of the Year balloting ... Registered best marks of 66-8 in the shot and 203-6 in the discus his senior season ... The 203-6 is the state prep discus record in Washington ... Also a football standout who twice was named all-state as a defensive lineman ... Heavily recruited to play football due to his 6-foot-6, 250-pound size, 4.78 40-yard speed and strength ... Graduated from high school with a 3.8 grade point average.

Collegiate Best Marks


Shot Put   65-4

Discus     202-7

Hammer     173-1

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