Ben Gauen
Ben Gauen
Birth Date: 09/09/1981
Year: Senior
Hometown: Seattle, Wash.
High School: Seattle Preparatory
AS A SENIOR IN 2003: Earned team's Most Valuable Runner award ... finished 11th at the WCC Championships and was named honorable mention all-WCC ... selected to the WCC All-Academic Honor Team ... posted the best time ever for a Bronco at Blue Lake Regional Park course, the site of the NCAA Regionals, with a 10,000-meter time of 32:04 ... finished third at the Santa Clara Invitational with an 8,000-meter time of 25:56.6 ... ran 25:54.92 at the Willamette Invitational ... completed Crystal Springs at league championships in a time of 26:25 ... led the team in six of seven races.

AS A JUNIOR IN 2002: Was the team's third-best finisher at the West Coast Conference championships with a ninth-place effort ... was a first-team all-WCC honoree ... named to the Academic All-WCC Honor Team ... best 8,000-meter time of the season was a 25:44 effort at the Stanford Invitational ... finished in the top-20 in four of six outings on the season ... recorded best race of the year at the NCAA West Regionals posted a 10,000-meter time of 32:37 ... finished second on the team and 67th overall.

AS A SOPHOMORE IN 2001: Finished eighth and was a first-team all-West Coast Conference performer at the league championships ... posted a time of 26:16 and was SCU's number two finisher at the conference meet ... did not compete at the Bronco Invitational due to illness ... was SCU's second runner across the finish line at the NCAA West Regional with a 10,000-meter time of 34:10.0.

AS A FRESHMAN IN 2000: Competed in all seven races during his inaugural season at Santa Clara... highest finish was sixth at the Bronco Invitational... best time was 27:01 at the Aggie Invitational... finished 15th at the WCC Championships with a time of 27:13... earned All-WCC Honorable Mention.

HIGH SCHOOL INFORMATION: A 2000 graduate of Seattle Preparatory in Seattle, Washington... participated in basketball, tennis, track and cross-country... member of team that was four-time league champions and three-time district champions... team finished third in the state in 1999 and as state runners-up in 2000... earned all-league honors four times... named team MVP in 2000... was selected to participate in the Oregon/Washington Border War... finished ninth in the state in the 3200 meters... set personal bests of 9:36 in the 3200 meters, 4:27 in the 1600 meters, and 16:01 in the 5K... was a member of the National Honor Society.

PERSONAL DATA: Born September 9, 1981 in Seattle, Washington... parents are Andrew and Diana... has one younger brother named Nicholas... major is finance... hobbies include outdoor activities, movies and hanging out with fiends.