Benjamin Gardner Athlete Profile

Benjamin Gardner

Benjamin Gardner
Position: Hurdles Height: 6-0 Weight: 155 Roster Years: 2003-2006 Hometown: Kaysville



All-America

  • 2006 USTFCCCA D.M.R. (Indoor)

Personal

Born September 1981 in Salt Lake City, Utah ... parents are Dave and Anel Gardner ... served in the Minneapolis, Minnesota Mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints ... majoring in recreational management and youth leadership.

Before BYU

Three-time MVP in track ... fourth at the Golden West ... state champion in the 300mH for three years and state champ in the 110mH in 1998 and high jump in 2000.

Stats

BEST MARKS: 400mH - 50.54, 110mH - 14.32, 100m - 10.82


2003 | Freshman Year

Finished tenth in the pentathlon(2,599 pts.) at the Mountain States Games ... placed tenth in the high jump (6-04.25) at the Husker Invitational ... placed seventh in the 110mH (14.96) and fifth in the 400mH (53.50) at the Mesa Community College Meet ... finished fifth in both the 110mH (15.01) and the 400mH (52.20) at the BYU Invitational.

2004 | Sophomore Year

Ran the 60mH in 8.37 at the Olympic Oval ... had a time of 7.86 in the 60mH at the Mountain States Games ... finished fifth in the 200m (21.85), eighth in the 60mH (8.17) and 12th in the 400m (49.62) at the MWC Indoor Championships ... captured second in the 400mH with a regional qualifying time of 52.57 at the Cal Poly Invitational ... took third in the 110mH with a time of 14.44 at the Mesa Track & Field Classic ... won the 110mH and finished third in the 400mH with a time of 51.16 at the Robison Invitational ... won the 200m at the BYU Wells Fargo Invitational ... won the 200m with a time of 21.54 and the 110mH title (14.78) and came in third in the 100m (10.82) at the BYU Wells Fargo Invitational ... captured fourth in the 100mH (14.44) and the 400mH (51.84) and ninth in the 100m at the MWC Outdoor Championships ... placed eighth in the 400mH at Regionals.

2005 | Junior Year

Won the 400mH (51.55) and team took third in the 4x100 relay (41.25) at the Arizona Invitational ... finished second in the 400mH (51.38) and fifth in the 110mH (14.65) at the BYU Outdoor Invitational ... captured third in the 400mH (51.26) and eighth in the 110mH (14.63) at the UCLA Invitational ... team took second in the 4x100 relay (41.35) and third in the 4x400 relay (3:10.63) at the UCLA Invitational ... won the 110m hurdles (14.67) and the 400mH (50.98) at the Robison Invitational ... finished first in the 400mH (50.54), second in the 110mH (14.39) and team won the 4x100 and 4x400 at the MWC Outdoor Championships ... placed fourth in the 400mH at the NCAA Outdoor Regionals with a time of 51.11 ... competed at the NCAA Outdoor Championships and USA Championships.

2006 | Senior Year

Third-place finish in the 60m hurdles at the Cougar Indoor Meet with a time of 8.33 ... competed in the 60m hurdles and 200m at the Lobo Indoor Invitational ... ran in the sixth-place 4x400m relay team at the Lobo Indoor Invitational with a time of 3:18.39 ... finished 10th in the 400m and ran in the third-place 4x400m relay team at the UW Indoor Invitational ... competed in the 60m hurdles and 200m at the New Balance Indoor Invitational ... placed third in the 200m (21.86) and sixth in the 60m hurdles (8.24) at the Husky Indoor Classic ... team won 4x400m relay at the Husky Indoor Classic with a time of 3:11.38 ... finished third in the 60m hurdles (8.17) and fourth in the 200m (21.49) at the MWC Indoor Championships ... ran in the second-place 4x400m relay team at the MWC Indoor Championships with a time of 3:10.25 ... placed second in the 400 hurdles (51.62) at the BYU Invite ... ran with the first place 4x100 relay team (40.59), 4x400 relay team (3:09.36) and won third place in the 400 hurdles with a time of 51.00 and placed fifth in the 110 hurdles (14.47) at the Robison invitational ... took first in the 200 meters (21.54) and helped the 4x100 relay team win first place (40.53) at the Weber Twilight ... part of the MWC champion 4x400 relay team that won with a time of 3:06.40, placed third in the 400 hurdles (51.36) and fourth in the 110 hurdles with a time of 14.32 at the Mountain West Conference Championship meet ... named Scholar Athlete by the Student Athlete Academic Center.