NORTHRIDGE - 2010
Ben Santos reached the NCAA Championships for the first time as a member of the Northridge 4x100 relay team ... the Matadors were disqualified in the preliminary round for passing out of the zone ... ran the opening-leg of the 4x100 relay that ran 39.94 to claim 10th place at the NCAA West Region Championships in Austin, Texas ... finished sixth in the 100 meter final of the Big West Championships ... clocked a time of 10.74 in the final, the same time he posted in the prelims ... ran the first leg of the conference champion 4x100 relay that set the Northridge record with a time of 39.86 ... ran a lifetime-best 10.73 in the 100 meters to finish sixth at the Cal-Nevada Championships (Mar. 28) ... clocked a career-best 22.23 in the 200 meters at the Steve Scott Invitational (May 2) ... ran an indoor career-best 6.91 in the prelims of the 60 meters at the MPSF Indoor Championships ... posted an indoor best of 22.66 in the 200 meters at the Boise State Invitational (Feb. 13).
Santos qualified for the NCAA West Regionals for the first time as a member of the 4x100 relay team ... ran the opening-leg of the relay that finished fourth in the final in a time of 40.30 ... ran a season-best 40.13 in the prelims, the sixth-best time in Matador history ... finished third in the 100 meters at his first Big West Championships ... ran 10.73 in the final ... clocked a season-best of 10.65 at the Mt. SAC Relays (Apr. 18) ... also ran a season-best 22.89 in the 200 meters at the USC Trojan Invitational (Mar. 21) ... qualified for the 60 and 200 meters at the MPSF Indoor Championships ... ran 7.09 in the 60 meters prelims but did not reach the event final ... ran 23.12 in the 200 prelims and did not advance ... ran an indoor season-best 6.96 in the 60 meters at the UW Indoor Invitational (Jan. 31) and a season-best 22.78 in the 200 at the Husky Classic (Feb. 14).
SACRAMENTO CITY COLLEGE
Spent two seasons at Sacramento City College ... finished sixth in the state in the 100 meters in both 2007 and 2008 ... ran a personal-best 10.56 in the 100 and 21.9 in the 200 ... the Panthers' track team won the state championship in 2007 and were second in 2008 ... also won conference and NorCal championships both seasons ... was coached by Rob Dewar ... earned his associate of arts degree in 2008.
GALT UNION HIGH SCHOOL
Competed in track and football at Galt Union High School in Galt, Calif. ... ran sprints for the Warriors' track team for coach Nathan Woods ... posted bests of 11.05 in the 100 meters and 22.79 in the 200 meters ... earned first team all-league honors as a running back for the football team in 2005 and was a two-time team MVP (2003, 2005) ... graduated in 2006.
Born October 21, 1987 in Galt, Calif. ... parents are Stephanie and Joseph Santos ... has two sisters, Kathryn and Reanna ... was also recruited by Cal Poly Pomona ... favorites include the Green Bay Packers, Brett Favre, actors Christian Bale and Uma Thurman, the TV show "House" and the movie "Harsh Times" ... lists winnning the state track and field championship in 2007 as his greatest moment in sports ... favorite website is espn.com ... major is Psychology.