Ben Aragon
Ben Aragon

Player Profile

Santee, CA

High School:
West Hills

Height / Weight:
5-8 / 142



2004 Cross Country -- Was the Bruin's No. 3 runner ... Earned All-Region honors after finishing 20th (31:02) at West Region ... Placed 28th at Pac-10 (25:19).

2004 -- At the NCAA Championships, he finished ninth in his flight, 16th overall, in the 1500m with a time of 3:48.10 ... Finished fourth in the 1500m at the West Region Championships (3:45.77) ... Captured the 800m Pac-10 title with a personal best (1:48.45), qualifying him for the regional meet ... Earned all-conference honors in the 1500m at the Pac 10 Championships (3:44.16) ... Finished 11th at the NCAA Indoor Championships in the mile (4:04.42).

2003 -- Set the school record for the indoor mile at 4:00.38 ... Qualified in the mile for the NCAA Indoor Championships, where he placed fourth in his heat in 4:08.39 ... At the Pac-10 Championships, placed fourth in the 800m (1:50.42) and fifth in the 1500m (personal best 3:46.95) ... Led the Bruins against USC, winning three events (800m-1:50.35; 1500m-4:12.40; and 5000m-14:46.43) ... In cross country last fall, placed 13th (12:26) at the Stanford Invitational, 46th (26:32.1) at the Pac-10 Championships and 54th (31:04) at the NCAA West Regional.

2002 -- Placed sixth in the 1500m (3:54.17, 3:53.91Q) at the U.S. Junior National Championships, earning Verizon Junior All-America honors ... At the Pac-10 Championships, placed seventh in the 1500m in a personal best 3:48.98 ... Won the 1500m (3:53.51) at the Oxy Invitational ... Placed third in the 1500m (3:51.11) at the Mt. SAC Relays ... In cross country last fall, was UCLA's No. 2 finisher at the Pac-10 Championships (31st, 25:05) and NCAA West Region Qualifying meet (44th, 32:07).

2001 -- As a true freshman in cross country, Aragon was UCLA's No. 2 finisher at both the Pac-10 (19th) and NCAA West Region Qualifying (25th) meets ... Aragon won the CS Fullerton Invitational II on Oct. 19 ... UCLA's top finisher at the Griak Invite in Minneapolis, fourth at the ASU Invite and 25th at the Sundodger Invite in Seattle.

High School -- In track, at the CA State meet he was third in the 1600m, the CIF San Diego 1600m champion and the Mt. SAC 800m winner ... Earned All-America track prep honors on West Hills' distance medley relay that won the Arcadia meet (10:04) ... Four-year All-CIF and All-league... As a junior in 2000, Aragon placed fourth in the 1600m at the CA State meet ... In cross country, Aragon was a four-time All-League and All-CIF performer and in 1998, West Hills placed second in the CA State meet ... Best prep times of 49.9 (400m), 1:53.4 (800m), 3:05 (1200m), 4:12 (1600m) and 9:13 (3200m).

Personal -- Born May 1, 1983 ... Psychology major.

Aragon's Best Marks
800m - 1:48.48
1500m - 3:43.45
Mile - 4:00.38i SR