Ben Holcomb  
Ben  Holcomb

Class:
Sophomore

Hometown:
Germantown, Wis.

High School:
Germantown HS

Event:
Hurdles


04/23/2015

Gophers Collect Four PRs at Drake Relays

Luca Wieland finished second in the decathlon with 7,528 points - the most by a Gopher since All-American Jack Szmanda set the school record in 2012.

04/22/2015

Wieland in Second After Day One at Drake

Wieland finished among the top three in four of Wednesday's five events including a first-place finish in the long jump

04/18/2015

`U' Wins Seven Titles at Carleton Relays

Three Gophers each won a pair of titles over the weekend between the Tom Cat Twilight and the Carleton Relays.

04/16/2015

Gophers Claim 10 Titles at Tom Cat

Mitch Hechsel won the 800 meters at 1:49.65 - a new personal record and an O'Shaughnessy Stadium record.

04/11/2015

Gophers Total Seven Titles on Saturday

Goaner Deng contributed 20 points with an individual title in the 800 meters and then adding a second title as part of the 4x400 meter title squad.

Holcomb's Personal Records

2015 | SOPHOMORE SEASON

Indoor:
Took home the title in the 2015 Northwest Open in the 60 meter hurdles with a time of 8.34 seconds. • Finished 10th in the pole vault event at the 2015 Minnesota Open with a height of 3.58 meters (11-09.00 ft.). • Placed second in the 60 meter hurdles in dual competition at Wisconsin with a time of 8.39 seconds. • Finished 10th in the Heptathalon at the 2015 Jack Johnson Classic with a point total of 4657. • At the 2015 Iowa State Classic, ran the 400 meter with a time of 50.55 seconds good for 37th and jumped a mark of 6.28 meters in the long jump good for 16th overall. • Won the 60 meter hurdles at the 2015 Snowshoe Open with a time of 8.30 seconds, placed 7th in the long jump with a mark of 6.46 meters (21-02.50) and placed 13th in the shot put with a throw of 12.38 meters (40-07.50). • At the 2015 B1G Indoor Championships, finished 15th overall with a score of 4,864. Outdoor: At the 2015 Baldy Castillo Classic, finished 12th in the long jump with a mark of 6.36 meters (20-10.50). • At the same meet. finished 9th in the 110 meter hurdles with a time of 14.84 seconds. • Placed 19th in the shot put at the 2015 Baldy Castillo Invitational with a throw of 12.22 meters (40-01.25). Finished second in his heat in the 110 meter hurdles with a time of 14.87 seconds at the 2015 Stanford Invitational and fifth overall in the finals with a time of 14.75 seconds. At the 2015 Texas Invitational finished 10th in the 110 meter hurdles with a time of 15.88 seconds and eighth in the long jump with a mark of 6.47 meters (21-02.75). At the 2015 Tom Cat Twilight, finished fourth in the 100 meter dash with a time of 11.39 seconds, won the 110 meter hurdles with a time of 14.95 seconds, placed fifth in the pole vault with a mark of 4.15 meters (13-07.25), and eighth in the long jump with a mark of 6.13 meters (20-01.50). Competed in the shot put at the 2015 Carleton Relays and placed ninth in his heat with a toss of 12.10 meters (39-08.50) and won the 110 meter hurdles with a time of 14.94 seconds. At the 2015 Drake Relays finished 13th in the decathalon with a score of 6625. At the 2015 Musco Twilight Invitational finished 31st in the discus with a throw of 32.56 meters (106-10.25) and 18th in the shot put with a mark of 11.92 meters (39-01.25).

2014 | FRESHMAN SEASON
Indoor:
Finished 9th in the 60 meter hurdles with a time of 8.77 seconds at the 2014 Northwest Open. Placed 17th in the 60 meter hurdles with a time of Jack Johnson Classic. At the 2014 Bill Bergan Invitational placed 23rd in the 60 meter hurdles with a time of 9.39 seconds. Placed 2nd in the 60 meter hurdles with a time of 8.34 seconds at the 2014 Gene Glader Classic. Finished 13th in the 60 meter hurdles with a time of 8.45 seconds at the 2014 Iowa State Classic. Placed 3rd in the Snowshoe Open with a time 8.39 seconds in the 60 meter hurdles. Outdoor: At the Baldy Castillo Invitational placed 8th in the 110 meter hurdles with a time of 14.91 seconds. At the 2014 Stanford Invitational placed 31st in the 110 meter hurdles with a time of 15.12 seconds. Won the Holst Invitational 110 meter hurdles with a time of 15.73 seconds and finished second in the 400 meter hurdles with a time of 57.12 seconds. Won the 110 meter hurdles at the Hamline Invitational with a time of 14.79 seconds and placed third in the 400 meter hurdles with a time of 57.83 seconds. Finished second in the 110 meter hurdles at the Carleton Relays with a time of 14.58 seconds. Won the Tom Cat Twilight 110 meter hurdles with a time of 14.54 seconds and finished second in the 400 meter hurdles with a time of 56.80 seconds. Placed 8th in the 110 meter hurdles with a time of 14.74 seconds at the Musco Twilight. Took second at the UW La Crosse Eagle Open in the 110 meter hurdles with a time of 14.70 seconds.

PERSONAL
Pre-Dental Major. • Hometown: Germantown, Wisconsin. • Son of Amy and Randy Holcomb. • Has a brother, Nick. • Father played football at UNI, grandfather played for the Detroit Lions. • Favorite Sports Memory: winning state in the hurdles. • Enjoys snowboarding and water sports. • Was All-Conference as a junior and senior and All-State as a senior.